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Oud Beersel Framboise | Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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Brouwerij Oud Beersel

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by cracker on 08-14-2005

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Ratings: 365 |  Reviews: 175
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Rutager
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a deep ruby red with a little haze and a very small, light pink head that doesn't last long.

Smell. Red raspberries and a hint of funk.

Taste. Red raspberries again. A little sweet and a little sour. Not much else going on, maybe a little wood tannin. Tastes good.

Mouthfeel. Light+ body with medium+, fine and lively carbomnation.

Overall. Really refreshing and easy drinking. I could drink this all day long during the summer heat.

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of cps98
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A – Pours with a reddish brown hue which wasn’t overly appealing. A 1 finger bright white head was present of a couple of seconds but disappeared very quickly. No lacing was seen.

S – Raspberry was the dominant factor but also had this basement mustiness present. Smelled rather nice.

T – Again raspberry was the dominant flavor along with a nice tart finish.

M – Carbonation was on the high end. Was a nice medium bodied dry lambic.

O – I really enjoyed this beer, even after the not so appealing appearance. Very nice tartness, and the raspberry flavor was perfect.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.57/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Churchkey. Served in a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a dark pink color with a short white head and just a few spots of lacing on the way down. Thin collar. The nose carries fresh raspberries along with a bit of earthy must and just a touch of acidity. The flavor is predominantly raspberries, but also has a slight medicinal quality. Body is light and dry with some medicinal character. Very light acidity. Could be a good starter lambic.

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3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured dull grapefruit juice pink into the glass with a small off white head that fell quickly. No lacing or coating.

S: Comes on strong with raspberries and strawberries. There is the slightest earthiness in the background. I can almost smell the sourness.

T: Starts out sweet with a face full of berries: raspberries, strawberries and a bit of blackberry. Then a very dry chalky note before it moves into a surging sourness that ends with an intense puckering effect. Right in the middle there is burst of whole wheat bread before the sourness begins. Almost like unripe strawberries and toast.

M: Thin and flat.

O: I think I see the appeal of this beer even though its not my personal favorite style. Seemed to hit the fruit notes and add a bit of malt and sourness for intrigue. I wish it were less sour and the juicy berries were allowed to flow more.

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4.12/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oud Beersel Framboise

Appearance: Hazy and cloudy, in a ruby hue of red. Short livid, fizzy head. Well carbonated, as the cork gave a solid pop when removed. All the senses will soon be soothed.

Smell: Perfumy, fruity, and very wine like nose. Aromas of funk, berry wine, must, and sweet old basement(?).

Taste: Sharp acidity upfront, with a raspberry tartness. Gives way to a Cabernet/Port flavor that lingers. Fleeting grain notes remind that this is a beer. Slightly pungent alcohol character and fermented berries give off winesque vibes. Not all that sweet, though fruity. Little bitterness, though perceptible. Muted funk, like when your parents tell you to turn the George Clinton records down. Oak-y and dry in the finish. Fresh berries all day. Not the most complex, but a lot going on.

Mouthfeel: Light/medium bodied, good amount of carbonation. Semi-dry champagne like finish.

Overall: This is probably the most wine-like beer I have had to date. Still, the fingerprints of Lambic are all over this one. Its the type of beer that should make fans of sweet beers, beer geeks, and sour fiends all start clamoring to get their wine glasses. Better than most.

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of falloutsnow
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375 cl bottle shared as a sampling of three fruit lambics with friends, purchased from Etre Gourmet.
Bottled in June 2011.
Poured into a New Glarus flute (courtesy of A).

Oud Beersel's Framboise was a seriously fruity lambic that downplayed the sour and tart aspects of its base and instead opted for a marginal imbalance towards the added raspberries. This was an enjoyable beer, but the plastic element in the aroma was off-putting, and I would have liked a bit more sourness/tartness in general. This could be a good transition from Lindemans fruit lambics to more sour varieties, or for one who feels like something sweeter and fruitier than a typical gueuze/lambic.

Pours, into the glass, a light red to pink head of fairly small bubbles, about 2cm tall. Head descends quickly, leaving little lacing and reducing to a ring around the glass. Body is deep red to dark magenta in color, with visibly active carbonation.

Aroma is fairly sweet, coming from fairly fresh raspberries, a bit of plastic, some mildew / unfinished old basement scents, and extremely mild vinegar.

Taste is rather sweet, at least compared to the Drie Fonteinen and Cantillon krieks. Anticipated raspberry sweetness is the dominant flavor, followed by mild tartness, light yeast, and a malt component that further tips the flavor towards sweetness and not sourness or tartness.

Body is medium-light to medium, with noticeable but not aggressive carbonation. Pleasant, excellent for sipping and trying to discern the flavors. Finish is dry.

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -59.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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3.42/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at ChurchKey poured in a sampler glass. Pours a reddish color with a pink head. Aroma is of tart raspberries, yogurt notes, light funk, some musty old aromas and subtle wood and vinegar. The flavor follows the nose, lightly sour with lots of raspberry and almost raspberry yogurt like flavor, some subtle funk like hay and some musty old notes with the vinegar. The body is light with a dry mouthfeel.

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of beerwolf77
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another bottle from Oude Beersel courtesy of me.

Dark red nearing purple. Pink head. Smells of fresh raspberries and new pool toys. Funk is rather subdued. The flavors are mostly raspberry syrup and a bit of funk. Sweet with very little sour punch. Medium body with mild carbonation. Certainly not the worst framboise out there but I've had much better.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Bitterbill
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375ml caged and corked bottle, best by Oct 6, 2013 with an abv of 5.0%.

A nice pop when the cork came out, it pours an extremely dark red with a 1 finger head of foam with some brilliant lacing.

The nose is hugely of raspberries, the sweet kind ;^), and has a bit of yeasty smell to it.

The taste is not what I expected; raspberry sweetness tempered by a mild tartness, light yeasty tones, and a somewhat earthy malt flavour. The latter is on the back end and is a let down from how the beer first tastes. I'm swishing the beer in my mouth and I can't say I get any of the oak at all. Not a bad brew but I expected more, I guess.

Medium bodied, ditto for the carbonation; a nice mouthfeel and it's easy enough to drink. I'm glad I tried it but a repeat isn't necessary.

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.31/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very pretty mostly pinkish with a slight purple edge to it, nice pink head, very frothy and big at over 1.5". Aroma was definitely sweet fruit raspberry forward.

While Oud Beersel makes great lambics and gueuze, I feel the framboise suffers the same problem that Lindemans framboise does. It forgoes a nice sour mouthfeel, for a balance of tart/sour and sweet. Too much sweetness here for my tastes. Its still good, but not as good as their other efforts.

Highly carbonated mouthfeel is nice, but I just can't get over the sweetness. Can't pull any oak out of this one.

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Oud Beersel Framboise from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 365 ratings
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