On tap at Taphouse 15, salted raspberry souring purged by moderate lemon acidity and vinous red wine tinge for pallid flagship. Musty saccharomyces yeast fungi absorbs raspberry frontage as faded strawberry rhubarb, oaken cherry, cranberry and gooseberry tartness creeps in.
On tap at Eli Cannon’s, impressive pinkish golden framboise-gose hybrid brings kettle-soured raspberry tartness to salty lemon-peeled acidity and hibiscus-like rose hips adjunct. Vinous green grape tannins, oaken cherry bittering and mild cranberry pucker reinforce lovely sour-candied raspberry puree tanginess.
On tap at End Of Elm, superb nitro-injected framboise draught perfectly complements original Rubaeus, retaining its pinkish ruby hue while gaining a sourer raspberry-rotted rasp to go against the syrupy raspberry soda sweetness above pale white wheat malting (picking up reluctant sour-candied raspberry, cranberry and crabapple tartness at the delicate Seltzer-watered raspberry finish).
Essentially ‘Imperial Rubeaus Ale’ with four times the raspberry, this world-class framboise satisfies the senses immediately, leaving a beautifully effective tart raspberry rasp all over the tongue, nose and throat. Mouth-puckering hard candy tartness informed by lemon-drop souring, mild cider sweetness and dry cherry-pomegranate conflux, increasing sweet ‘n sour raspberry theme profusely. Faint barnyard acridity softens dry-grained spine. Tertiary red grape, plum, cranberry and balsamic vinegaring crowd raspberry soda-like finish.
Syrupy pinkish ruby-hued malt beverage gains chewy raspberry rasp above mouth-puckering cherry-cranberry tartness, vinous green grape wining and cloy saccharine sugaring. Compared to Timmermans Kriek, this soda-like framboise retains a coarser hop sizzle and sourer tannic grape musk.
Resilient ruby-magenta-bodied pink-headed framboise offers pungently eye-squinting mouth-puckering raspberry tartness. The essence of raspberry seeds seeps into tonsils as lemony cranberry, cherry and blackberry illusions settle below syrupy pureed raspberry core. Serve to Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur buffs and wine cooler fems as better alternative. An excellent dessert beer, indeed!
More approachable but less enticing than Lindeman’s Framboise. Ruby-magenta-hued fruit ale brings circuitous raspberry tartness to tannic grape esters, medicinal black cherry tang and sour boysenberry-cranberry quip. Musk-y spicing absorbed by carbolic champagne-soda flow.
Ample sweet ‘n sour raspberry puree tartness inundates snazzy ruby-reddish pink-headed lambic. Dry oak-aged red grape tartness, cherry wine sweetness and strawberry-seeded goop underpin discernible raspberry overture. Light balsamic vinegar souring contrasts syrupy berry sinew. Could pass as mouth puckering Merlot or fine Cabernet, or perhaps, a delightful raspberry spritzer.
From its raspberry-doused cork and pink-headed magenta hue to its extremely ripe sweet-tart raspberry edginess, this aged-in-oak Belgian ale is probably a better aperitif than marginal red wines. Zesty citric pep and pomegranate-juiced cranberry-cherry-strawberry souring help define distinguished character of truly original brew. Eye-squinting raspberry tartness inundates resilient sour grape pungency and syrupy caramel malting, getting musty by sherry finish. Mighty fine fruited dessert fodder.
Crucial Belgian-styled framboise set the stage for many American-bred Euro-based fruit ales to compete favorably. Ripe raspberry-juiced fermentation of ruby-hazed pink-blushed medium body stays sublime above syrupy cherry soda tartness and lightly creamed vanilla sweetness. Vinous lemon-soured red grape, cranberry, rosé and champagne pucker contrasts sugary candy apple glaze. Tertiary Victoria plum, strawberry, elderberry, apricot and tangerine illusions embellish slim floral bouquet. Prickly hop pep gives busy framboise its soda-like carbolic fizz. Compares favorably to redoubtable New Glarus Raspberry Tart.
Truly utopian Framboise-styled fruit ale with deep purple hue, bright magenta head and juicy aperitif design accrues rapturous ripe raspberry resonance. Musty rhubarb-pied red cherry souring, vinous dry-hopped yellow grape tannins, tart berry-cherry pucker and effervescent lemon-limed prickle pick up oak-vat acridity below syrupy raspberry-pureed slurp for uncanny sorbet likeness. 2014 re-tasting: voluminous candied raspberry tartness and soda pop fizzle accrued the same sweet-tart buoyancy.
Dry-bodied oak-aged garnet-hued raspberry ale with tart fruit essence and spice-hopped hesitance maintains puckered sourness as tangy cherry-apple adjuncts and bubbly pink champagne illusions underline effervescent whitewater freshness.