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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Photo of innominat
3.42/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mytu420
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 hansavijaticar
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BenBreeg
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of auroracrisis
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

375ml into a Boulevard tulip. Dated best before 21.06.2016

Pours a cranberry red, with orange highlights. Small head on the pour, dissipates into a ring of foam and spotty head as the beer settles. A variety of bubble sizes dance to the top as the beer sits in the glass. Slight haze, with a bit of sediment in the body.

Raspberry candy and puree on the nose. A touch of petrichor, with fleeting notes of citrus.

Opens with jammy notes of raspberry on the tongue. A bit of lemongrass and tangerine rind as the beverage rests on your tongue. Drying finish of lemondrop candies with a hint of raspberry jam.

Light bodied with low carbonation. A bit drying on your tongue but some what sticky on the back of your throat after swallowing.

Fresh raspberry flavors throughout with a tiny bit of earthy lambic flavors. This one isn't a must drink, but certainly would please the casual lambic drinker.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.22/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Purple and Pink Drank, pink head, almost 2 inches of it. A little too sweet aroma, more tart and berry would be preferred.

Taste was surprisingly overly sweet. Really my least favorite of the Oud Beersel stuff. Too sweet. Dominates the other aspects of the beer. Very carbonated, as if the head didn't speak to that already.

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Photo of dcmchew
4.11/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brittanylicious
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heysuz
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of patre_tim
3.51/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Crimson red and filtered with a moderate amount of fine bubbles. Topped with 3 fingers of pinkish head.

Raspberries followed by a strong malt backbone. Berries and caramel.

Sweeter than I was expecting, it starts with a fruity berry juice like taste, which mellows into an almost candy beer malt beverage. Not super sweet, just not Cantillon.

Light body, moderate peppery carbonation.

Lighter and sweeter than I had anticipated, its a little disappointing for the price. Found on wish beer, drank in CNX Dec 11, 2015.

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 5/11/2016. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy reddish copper color with a 2 finger dense light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of huge tart/juicy raspberries, fruit skin, green apple, cherry, light lemon, hay, straw, grass, light pepper, toasted oak, light leather/funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of raspberries, fruity/spicy yeast, and moderate oak barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart/juicy raspberries, fruit skin, green apple, cherry, light lemon, hay, straw, grass, light pepper, toasted oak, light leather/funk, and yeast earthiness. Light fruit tartness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart raspberry, fruit skin, apple, cherry, hay, straw, toasted oak, light leather/funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of raspberries, fruity/spicy yeast, and moderate oak barrel flavors; with a great sweetness/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Some mild notes of oxidation in the aromas and flavors as well; but added some complimenting complexity to the overall profile. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, lightly crisp/creamy, and slightly acidic/tannic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is an excellent young fruit lambic style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of raspberries, fruity/spicy yeast, and moderate oak barrel flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of jrob21
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Inglewood
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of captaincoffee
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep hazy red with little head or lacing. Nose is, oddly, more of a jammy grape and cherry than the raspberry I expected. Not any real funk that I was expecting either. Still, a very nice odor. Taste is only mildly tart, with a bit of residual sugar. Definitely raspberry there, but lacks much comp!exity or depth. Very drinkable, but not very memorable. Might be better for the lambic novice since it is very approachable.

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Photo of ChrisMyhre
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrfehon33
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnCassillo
3.28/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LFinCO
3.03/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Zerga
3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kojevergas
3.34/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

BOTTLE: 37.5cl. Green glass. Unbranded black cap and wire cage over a cork. Appealing pink label design.

5.0% ABV. Best before: 25.02.2019.

Served cold into a wine glass and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Reviewed live as a framboise per the label. Expectations are high given the country of origin and style.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: Pink. Creamy and fizzy, receding fully inside 30 seconds.

BODY: Dark rose/pink. Not as vibrant as would be ideal. No yeast/sediment is visible.

Appears undercarbonated. It's definitely appealing, though, and has a nice colour.

AROMA: Powdered sugar and raspberries, with supplementary minor sour cherries. Sourness is ~3/10 in terms of intensity, and evokes authentic lambicus wild yeasts. Some drinkers might find it veers into medicinal/cough syrup character, but I think it avoids that. Not as tart or acidic and would be ideal, and the sourness could be more developed - e.g. via intricate bacterial notes.

Aromatic intensity is average. Seems too sweet, with not enough sourness.

TASTE/TEXTURE: Not real sour; maybe 2-3/10 in terms of intensity. Not real tart or bacterial. Lacks sufficient acidity. The sourness seems to come only from lambicus yeast and not bacteria. There's a definite raspberry taste, with nice notes of powdered sugar complementing. Cherry skin gives it a supple feel on the palate.

Lacks the artificiality and synthetic taste of inferior offerings.

It's well-carbonated, if a bit effervescent. Light-bodied and refreshing, with an apt smooth and wet feel on the palate. Again, it should be more acidic. Lacks the smackiness and twang of the best framboise style beers. More of a powdery soft comforting feel would be ideal.

It's not gestalt, but it doesn't want for balance or cohesion. Well put together, though sour enthusiasts might be let down by its merely mild sourness. It won't pucker the lips of even of the most casual sour drinkers.

OVERALL: Not a gestalt beer, but a nice one. It's a likable framboise, and my biggest criticisms are of its shortcomings and opportunities for improvement - not any flaws or errors. Very drinkable stuff. I'll enjoy finishing the bottle, but don't expect a world-class brew. Nice work from Oud Beersel.

This could easily be aged for 5+ years to good effect. Would pair well with acidic salads.

B- (3.34)

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