608. Oude Beersel Framboise

608. Oude Beersel Framboise

I purchased this at Downtown Wine & Spirits on Wednesday, and had it the same night. It was served at around 45ยบ F in my New Belgium glass.

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Alcohol: 6.00%
Serving: Bottle, 375 mL
Style: Fruit Lambic, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance (4.0): Pours a slightly hazy burgundy with a thick, pinkish head that fades to a sparse ring.

Smell (3.5): Upon standing sweet raspberries are dominant with a noticeable, but light funkiness in the background. Swirling brings out a nice sharp acidic aroma and accentuates the musty funkiness.

Taste (3.5): Sweet raspberries greet the palate and remain present throughout. A mild acidic sourness appears in the center and remains through to the finish, becoming more pronounced as the beer warms. The sweet raspberry flavors move towards tartness in the finish. The grassy and medicinal funkiness is relatively mild, which I have noticed is the case with most Beersel lambics.

Mouthfeel (3.5): Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and mild dryness.

Drinkability (3.5): Sweet, but has the sourness and funkiness to prevent it from being cloying.

Overall (3.6): I've enjoyed the other Oud Beersel lambics that I've tried. They've all been sour with a mild funky character. This one was good, for a sweeter lambic, but disappointing to me because it was a sweet lambic.

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