Oud Beersel Framboise | Brouwerij Oud Beersel

Oud Beersel FramboiseOud Beersel Framboise
364 Ratings
Oud Beersel FramboiseOud Beersel Framboise

Brewed by:
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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Photo of warnerry
3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 6 Oct 2013

A - Pours a clear pinkish brown with half a finger of white head. Very small spots of lacing. Also, even a gentle pour results in some suspended sediment.

S - Initial smell has no fruit, just some tartness and a bit of funk. However, subsequent whiffs are loaded with raspberry aroma, both tart and sweet. The funk and raspberry never seem to blend together, but appear as distinct aromas.

T - Nice amount of tartness makes the tongue tingle initially, followed by a rush of raspberry, some earthy funk. Finishes tart, oaky and dry.

M - Light and crisp, with nice carbonation.

O - A good framboise. Definitely in the middle of the sweet/tart spectrum compared to others of the style. While it didn't blow me away, I could see revisiting this one in the future.

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Photo of TempeBeerMan
2.8/5  rDev -25.1%
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 brandoman63
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of samie85
4.17/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a grape juice red color with a violet, one finger head, and some raspberry or yeast particles suspended throughout.

S- Huge raspberry with some slightly acidic notes, but raspberry is the main star here.

T-Tart and slightly sour/acidic raspberry notes with some funk and lemon notes.

M-Moderately carbonated with a light body and a drying and prickly feel.

D-Pretty easy drinking and not too sour for those beginning to experiment with sour beers. Very approachable and nuanced beer.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of jerz
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of vince4953529
5/5  rDev +33.7%

Photo of starrdogg
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of lpotter
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of KickInTheChalice
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a tulip at Hopleaf.

Appearance: My pour is a full ruby color with a thin wispy off-white collar that leaves no lacing.

Smell: The aroma is mostly sweet and slightly tart raspberries. There is a soft funky, leathery, and oaky aroma as well.

Taste: The flavor starts out with a blast of sweet raspberry, a flavor that pretty much dominates each sip. Toward the end a more acidic and vinegary tartness comes into play with a little bit of oak as well, but my overall impression is that it is a sweet raspberry beer.

Mouthfeel: This lambic has a moderate acidity, carbonation on the light side, a slightly syrupy nature, and a body that is medium for the style.

Overall: Raspberry sours are among my favorite style and fruit treatment, but this one was just done with a flavor that is a little too casual for my liking. Simply sweet, there is just not a ton of complexity here to ever pique my interest.

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Photo of oline73
3.37/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I had this on-tap at the Churchkey. Poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Pours a clear ruby red color with no head at all.

Smell: Tons of raspberry with a good amount of sweetness. There is a very mild vinegar note as well.

Taste: Sweet raspberries up front yield to herbal bitterness. There is also a mild, woody characteristic as well. Not in love with the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a very dry finish.

Overall: I thought there was an odd taste in the finish of this one. I don't think I would have another.

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Photo of russwbeck
3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Churchkey for Night of the Living Ales

Very red pour with a huge pink head. The lacing and retention are phenomenal. Very sweat aroma, no funk or acidity. Tart raspberries and fruits take it over. The taste is of sweet, dry raspberries. Not particularly funky, the beer still steers clear of the "fruit juice" moniker sometimes placed on sweeter lambics. Dry finish, strange aftertaste. Tart and carbonated well. It was very sweet, but not on the level of Timmermans thankfully. I enjoyed it.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter. Best by date is 01-19-2015.

3.0 A: Lightly hazed plum color. Two fingers of fizzy, pink-tinted white head. Retention is a touch below average and no lacing is left.

4.0 S: Raspberries are running rampant in the nose making the overall vibe sweet and fruity. Aside from a minor tartness, there isn't much in terms of acidity. Sweat dripping gym sock and rotting wood type funkiness. Horsey funk backing that up along with the oak.

3.5 T: The raspberries so apparent in the nose are vastly diminished in the taste, which is sad given that this bottle is fairly fresh. Rather, the focus of the taste is the funk. Horse and musty basement funk. The sweat socks aren't as prevalent. Mild tartness and maybe a touch of lactic acid, though it's hard to tell what is lactic acid and what is raspberry. This could use a bit more time to develop some more acidity.

3.0 M: Lighter medium to medium body. Good moderate level of carbonation. The problem here is that the beer is heavy on the tongue. The carbonation isn't particularly spritzy and this isn't at all creamy. Smooth though.

3.5 D: Decent beer, but not as complex or as fruity as I'd like for a young framboise.

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Photo of orangesol
3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a snifter. I drank this one right after the Geuze and Kriek.

A - Pours murky pink with a nice one finger tall pink head leaving very little lace down the glass. Not as bubbly as the kriek but close.

S - Smells of dulled raspberry puree, musty funk, light lactic sourness, wet oak, and some definite buttery notes that I am sure aren't supposed to be there...

T - Starts off with a nice dose of dank funk quickly giving way to some light raspberry sweetness, drying oak tannins, and very dull lactic sourness. The finish is dry with some lingering sweetness. I don't get a lot of the buttery notes I detected in the nose but this one is still a bit of a letdown.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderately high carbonation. This one isn't as carbonated as the kriek but it is still a little bit too much.

O - This was the worst of the three. The fruit was really only present in the taste and even there it was a bit dull. Add to that the disappointing nose and this one really isn't on par with its counterparts.

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Photo of nickhiller
4.67/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: crimson, clear with a little silt.

S: fresh raspberries, apple and cranberry juice.

T: raspberry concentrate with a slightly sour, slightly bitter, slightly malty finish that grounds the fruit and reminds you that it is still a beer.

M: soft on the palate, low but smooth carbonation throughout.

O: like a delicious raspberry soda with a dash of malt drink that is highly sessionable. I think I ordered three of them.

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Photo of rarbring
3.33/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The brew is clear red, rather dark, has a pink head that settles rather quickly and fizzy, little lacing, some curtains.

The smell is very much raspberries, raspberry jam, some other sour fruits like redcurrant, rhubarbs or sour grapes.

Starting sweet, raspberry jam on white bread, then mostly acidity, vinegar, rhubarbs, a slight bitterness like cherry seeds or grape-fruit peel.

Low carbonation, rather small body, soft and fresh, a coarse dry finish.

The raspberries did come out well, not too sweet and stuffy, the sourness of the lambic saves the brew and makes it refreshing.

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Photo of PDXHops
3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375ml bottle- best before 6/3/12- poured into a Duvel tulip in March of 2011. Color is reminiscent of strong raspberry tea. Minimal head with no lacing, but a steady stream of carbonation keeps some bubbly patches around til the end.

Raspberry preserves are prevalent in the nose. Light tart notes keep things interesting. Very tasty stuff. A good balance of sweet and tart raspberry flavors. Midswallow, a burst of carbonation helps keep the palate refreshed. A bit musty, a bit earthy. An approachable, reasonably complex lambic. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of ShogoKawada
4.17/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

375ml into pint glass.

Dark brown/red with an active but fast-settling head. Strong berry presence. Taste is berry jam- very tart and mildly acidic in the finish. Mouth-puckering, heavy berry-skin. Overall impression is this is very fruity, light on funk, and moderately sour. Fruit kind of dominates but I'm OK with that. Very easy to drink in large quantities, very refreshing. As it comes up to room temp a more robust vinegar element comes to the front.

I love this framboise. Very drinkable- One that doesn't require a notepad and a 10-way pour to enjoy. It's one I revisit often.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This beer pours deep red with a pink compact, rather tall head that takes some time to dissipate. Nice lacings. A bottle with a natural cork and steel cage always raises my expectations...

S: Lots and lots of sweet raspberries; it smells almost like ripe raspberries warmth by the sun. Dry sourness from the brett, but not as much as I thought. There's only faint gunpowder.

T: Ripe raspberries but not that sweet. Gunpowder is more present in taste compared to the smell; brettanomyces. Sour.

M: Rather long and dry aftertaste. Body is medium and carbonation is... actually there is no carbonation.

O: This is the first Framboise I've rewieved on BA; this one is nice like most products from Oud Beersel. The raspberries balanced the brett in a nice way.

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Photo of larryi86
3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter

A- Deep burgundy color with a small little pink head the fades quickly.

S- Slightly sour raspberry , big sweetness, hint of funk.

T- Really falls short, and is not what you would think of for a lambic. Medicine taste in the finish. It does start off with a nice tart raspberry flavor, but just goes downhill. Not sour.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- This is the first lambic I have not loved. This is not bad, but not the price. I was hoping for a solid lambic and got something that tasted like an ok fruit beer. If I wanted something that tasted like this I would buy more American fruit beers.

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

Poured from the bottle into a flute. Lot105 good tile April 15th 2014.

A nice solid pop from the cork, and off we go. Crisp off pink/brown colored head with lots of carbonation. Gorgeous unique color. Head does not stay but lots of sounding carbonation snapping.

Smell is extremely sweet and strawberry fruit. Pretty basic but simple, hints of something obvious sweet coming.

Mild sweetness with a muted body. Very fruit punch like and tasting, I am constantly thinking Hawaiin Fruit Punch here, with a little bit of crispness. Faint sour on the finish but hardly noticeable at all.

Overall I think this one is a bit too sweet for my tastes I'll have to grab something else in this style.

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Photo of Offa
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark, slightly hazy red with some brown, and a medium pink-beige head steadily shrinking to a ring.

Aroma is nice barnyard rustic yeastiness with lots of raspberry, fresh and clean.

Taste is light woody-funky yeastiness with faintly sweet-tart raspberry, dryish with a lingering gentle funky character at the end plus light woodiness and light sourness. It is very nice.

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

Best before 6/3/12. This beer pours a dark, dark brownish purple in color with a two finger, bubble bath like white head. There were also chunks of sediment in the pour and they dispersed along the bottom of my Founders snifter. The aromas are surprisingly of very fresh raspberries or a raspberry dessert. I expected them to be muted but they're actually quite pungent and feature both a nice sweetness and nice tart aspect. The flavors begin sweet before fading into a light raspberry tart. The finish is kind of strange, which could be from the sediment. It tastes kind of yeasty and bitter on the finish. It's almost like the flavor you get when you bite into raspberry seeds. It drinks fine and isn't overly sweet or tart. I can see why some people wouldn't like this and I can see why some people would. It's almost right in between sweet and sour framboise. I guess it depends on your preference. Overall, a pretty decent beer in my opinion.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.42/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best before 4/15/14.

Pours a very dark semi-opaque crimson red with a small 1/2 inch light red head that fades to a small cap. Random fingers of lace dot the glass on the drink down. Smell is intense raspberry, other mixed berries (blueberry comes out), with only a slight funk/must smell. Taste is very similar to the nose with an intense berry flavor blast (mainly raspberry, other berries too) up front with only a slight bit of sour lambic coming through on the finish. A bit of fruit rind/stem bitterness after each sip. Carbonation level is somewhat high which makes for a crisp soda like mouthfeel. The beer leaves the palate a bit sticky after each sip, again like a soda. Overall, this is a fantastic raspberry lambic that is quite different from ones I have had in the past. A very tasty treat.

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Oud Beersel Framboise from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 364 ratings
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