Celia Framboise | The Alchemist Pub & Brewery

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Brewed by:
The Alchemist Pub & Brewery
Vermont, United States

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by joepais on 08-17-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by BeerTruth:
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4.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I was thinking Heady Topper all the way until I saw this on tap, gimme gimme gimme.

Served in a tulip glass.

Pretty dark in the pub, but held to the light it was a ruby red with a thin half finger Kirby colored head. A bit of lacing here and there on the sides but not much. Fresh tart raspberry and pomegranate with some grassy hay in the nose. Not much of a sour smell by any means, mostly sweet red fruits. Very powerful fruit flavors up front, more pomegranate and raspberry with a bit of rhubarb. Some sourness appears midway, nothing over the top though. Overall the tongue is really about the delicious fruit flavors. An almost medium body with a fair amount of carbonation and a crisp feel in the mouth. Very surprised this beer was 7.1% because it went down much easier. Gluten free, I never would have guessed...just an excellent beer. Another place we need to revisit, sooon ;)

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Photo of Pamola
5/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of joepais
4.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I could not believe that this brew was a Gluten-free beer.
The brew was served to me in a nice challis it had a pinkish colored head with a clear red body. Tons of little bubbles were rising from the bottom of the glass, yes it was pretty.

The fruit flavor was right up front nice red raspberries and pomegranate dominated the brew I was looking for a little of the wet horse blanket aroma you normally get in a wild but this one didn't have it.

The flavor was more of the same great fresh red raspberries'. Nice and bitter sweet with a light citrus note in there as well. It had a medium to light feel in my mouth with ample carbonation for my tongue

I'll say it again this is an Incredible Gluten-free beer, I could not believe it. This beer is an awesome Framboise as well. A second glass of this brew was a given to me

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Photo of youbrewidrink
4.72/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Nice light garnet sparkling color with a pink head.

You can smell the fruit right off, nice clean bright raspberry aroma.

The taste was of pomegrante and raspberry with virtually no sweetness to muddle the wonderful flavors. I would call this beer tangy, lots of flavor and pretty amazing for a gluten free sorghum beer.

I rated the drinkability at the max, everything about this beer is inviting and enjoyable.

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Photo of Brad007
4.45/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is the color of cherries/cranberries with a thin head.

Raspberries dominate the aroma with a hint of pomegranate.

Taste starts out sour and rustic from the brett, followed by raspberry and a hint of pomegranate.

There's a hint of sweet/sour lingering in the mouth. Finishes mild (not dry nor wet).

An interesting variation on the sour ale. Very drinkable and if you're not familiar with sour ales or sorghum ales, this is a good way to start.

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Photo of thekevlarkid
4.32/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Off tap at the brewery this beer was a ruby/garnet color with decent retention of the head but limited lacing. The aroma was like raspberry candy with a hint of cranberries. The flavors were delicious! I tasted tons of raspberries, strawberries and a slightly herbal finish. Starting sweet it was well balanced by the bitter, hoppy finish. The mouthfeel was a touch watery, the body light and the carbonation frothy. Very drinkable and for a gluten-free beer in particular it was amazing.

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Celia Framboise from The Alchemist Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.68 out of 5 with 6 ratings