Oud Beersel Framboise | Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Belgium
oudbeersel.com

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by cracker on 08-14-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
364
Reviews:
175
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
13.26%
 
 
Wants:
7
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28
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Ratings: 364 |  Reviews: 175
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1.25/5  rDev -66.8%

Photo of AleWatcher
1.5/5  rDev -60.2%

Photo of YvesB
1.58/5  rDev -58.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of avaldivia
2/5  rDev -46.9%

Photo of mfc
2/5  rDev -46.9%

Photo of Guzzle_McBrew
2.25/5  rDev -40.3%

Photo of popery
2.42/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

I think it’s a 2013 bottle (expiration is 2018). The beer pours a magenta brown. Appears quite cloudy, which might be due to my handling of the bottle. Small, fizzy pinkish head, dissipates pretty quickly. The aroma is sweet with an artificial tone. It could be from the sweetening, but I’m getting something that smells a lot like a diacetyl-ish buttery popcorn flavor. There are some decent raspberries underneath all of that. The taste is flat and watery. It’s very washed out. Some nice fruitiness, but there’s zero funk or depth. Fairly sweet, which isn’t aided by the watery character. Mouthfeel is a bit spritzy but a lot flatter than expected. I’ve had this beer before and remember kinda liking it. The cork came out of this bottle with no pop, so maybe, it’s just an issue with this bottle (and I had previously ticked this beer at 4.25, so I assume it was better then). Still, this wasn’t good.

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Photo of KevMo84
2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

Photo of Geuzedad
2.55/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Had this beer on tap at The Birch in Norfolk VA. Served in a goblet. Color was dark ruby red with no head or lacing noted. Nose was raspberries with a slight hint of oak.

Taste was raspberries, much more tart than sweet with a very dry finish. No real funk or barnyard that I expected which was dissapointing.

Mouthfeel was light and clean, almost thought I was drinking wine instead of beer. Absolutely no carbonation noted whatsoever.

If you like wine then this is for you. This is a beer to get a wine drinker drinking with you and be none the wiser. It was OK but I would not order it again unless I wanted wine instead of beer.

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Photo of andrewinski1
2.55/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured gently into a goblet. Thin lacing floats on top of a mahogany colored body. The carbonation bubbles are racing to the top of this one. It's darker than I expected. Smells like sweet vinegar; not much raspberry to be detected in the nose. The taste is immediately disappointing. Too sweet for me. There is only a faint tartness that I get mostly from the raspberry flavor, not much funk in this one. The balance reminds me of a flanders red in the vane of Monk's Cafe or Duchess. I would have a hard time recommending this one to anyone.

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Photo of Birmz
2.58/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Its simply not my cup of tea tried it on tap and it was just too fruity

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Photo of jgasparine
2.58/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A- Poured a bright raspberry red with no head and no visible carbonation. The beautiful color is the only thing that saves the 'appearance' rating...

S- Smells cloyingly sweet... like raspberry Kool Aid mixed with Luden's Wild Cherry Cough Drops. None of the acidic, lactic or funky notes I would expect...

T- Overly sweet raspberry syrup with some medicinal notes. No detectable hop character. The finish is long and sweet at first, and then becomes SLIGHTLY tart... definitely not tart enough for the style.

M- Thin body with coarse carbonation... if this beer must be sweet, then I want to feel some unattenuated sugar... alas, it is thin...

D- Drinkability? Not so much. If it were to be sweet, like Lindeman's Framboise, then I'd want much more mouthfeel... on the other side of the coin, I was hoping for a nice tart raspberry flavor and didn't get that either. Ultimately, I finished the glass, but will not be ordering again anytime soon.

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Photo of Overlord
2.62/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Was looking forward to trying something from this brewery. Now, I may never go back.

Pours a pinkish raspberry red. Frothy pinkish white foam. Looks attractive.

Smells ... whoa, really sweet. Like Lindemans sweet. I thought this was an authentic Belgian lambic? Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

Tastes like artificially sweetened, Lindemans style, cough syrup added lambic. There's a hint of what might have been lurking underneath, but any sourness or actual authentic flavor has been destroyed.

Why? Why? Why?

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Photo of Crosling
2.7/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Draught. Raspberry red color, with a non-pink foam. Artificial raspberry aroma, with zero lambic qualities to back up the fruit. Flavor is unbelievably sweet, not sour, with little other character besides raspberries. Thin body. Crappy, non-traditional lambic for Lindeman’s Framboise fans and pre-teens.

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Photo of loony4lambic
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of ChrisPr
2.77/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

From bottle, 6/11/10. Nice carbonation and color. Poured with a moderate head for a lambic. Aromas are nice, sweet raspberry and syrup. Mouthfeel is OK.

However, flavor is disappointing. Syrup and artificial raspberry, even though I'm sure it's natural, right? The flavor is completely underwhelming. This beer is more Chapeau Banana than even Lindeman's Framboise. I'd like to taste the base beer without the fruit. Hugely disappointing.

Thank God for Cantillon, Girardin, Drie Fonteinen, et. al. There should be a clearer designation between authentic fruit lambics and these sodas, especially when you can buy authentic, quality lambic for the same expensive price.

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Photo of TempeBeerMan
2.8/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A friend left an unopened bottle this in my fridge after finding a first bottle not very appealing. Perfect excuse for a review! Poured into a large champagne flute.

A – Pours a cloudy brownish-mauve (never really seen this color before) with zero head and lots of tiny bubbles, like a champagne.

S – Strong aroma of raspberries, and tartness. Almost like smelling a raspberry Jolly Rancher.

T – Sweet raspberries followed by an acidic and slightly metallic grapefruit/earthy aftertaste which lingers for a long time. Not much else is there. I hate to keep comparing it like this, but everything about this Framboise is more like raspberry flavored champagne than a raspberry beer.

M – Thin and fizzy. Finishes dry like…you guessed it!

O – Not my cup of tea, and I have had much better Framboise that have stronger beer characteristics. However, if you are looking for a raspberry champagne for New Years, you could do a lot worse.

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Photo of rugbyfan13
2.98/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into a snifter.

Appearance: a good color, dark red with little bits of black around the edges. No lacing, head disappeared quickly.

Smell: Currant, currant, and currant with some basil.

Taste: Some strawberry and currants, other small fruits. Very aqueous. Flavor starts off well, but soon turns into water. A bit disappointing really.

Mouthfeel: Too much carbonation. All the gas just made the beer feel, rough. That's the only way to describe it.

Drinkability: I didn't enjoy drinking the beer. The only reason I finished the beer is that I didn't want to throw it away. Part of my displeasure was from the carbonation and the fact that there was nothing really going for it.

A disappointing beer, not a bad one necessarily, but just, disappointing.

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Photo of sweemzander
2.99/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12.7oz. corked & caged bottle poured into a stemmed glass. Best before 06-03-2012.

(A)- Pours a dark yet pale burgundy color. Produced a nice cap of white foam. Not bad retention too.

(S)- A very funky and cheesy earthy dirt aspect in front of some tart fruits.

(T)- Backwards from the smell. Some nice tart raspberry fruits. Finishes dry and rather earthy in a barnyard sense.

(M)- A nice carbonation level and balance. Smooth, with some tartness in the fruits, but overall, a dry earthy dirt character to it.

(D)- A decent lambic. Definitely on the milder side. not very sour either, but just a little bit of tartness. Easy to enjoy though.

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Photo of jaidenjb
3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of brpendergast85
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bsuedekum
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of Brew33
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Oud Beersel Framboise from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
3.77 out of 5 based on 364 ratings.
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