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Brasserie Schoune

Brasserie Schoune
Lambic Framboise

Category: Lambic Fruit

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 5%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Brasserie Schoune
Lambic Framboise

Category: Lambic Fruit

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 5%
Brilliant burnt sienna color. Lively, fruity aromas of raspberry butter on brioche and berry sorbet with a silky, tangy, finely carbonated, cloying medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-long sour apple and watermelon sherbet, berry gastrique and cobbler, and white tea finish. A delicious and wide-appealing framboise lambic with a great balance of sweet and sour berry flavors.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, rich & heavy, sour & tart & sweet & fruity
Aroma Aroma: raspberry butter on brioche and berry sorbet
Taste Flavor: sour apple and watermelon sherbet, berry gastrique and cobbler, and white tea
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Chocolate Mousse, Berry Cobbler, Mascarpone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious and wide-appealing framboise lambic with a great balance of sweet and sour berry flavors.

The Producer

Ferme Brasserie Schoune, Inc.

The Producer
2075 Ste-Catherine
St. Odilon, PQ J0P 1X0
Canada
1 418-(450) 265-3765

Lambic Fruit

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Serve in a Stange
Fruit lambic may vary greatly in color from pale golden to deep ruby red and range from 4-7% in alcohol. Commonly brewed from unmalted wheat, pilsner malt and aged hops, the unique flavor profile of these beers is a result of wild, open-air fermentation in conjunction with extended aging in oak barrels. In addition, the overall flavor profile of these beers is heavily influenced by a wide variety of whole fruit added during fermentation. These fruits are consumed in their entirety during the fermentation process and lend both supplemental flavor and color to the final beer. Similar to gueuze, fruit lambic is a blend of young and old beers typically ranging from 1-3 years. Blending results in a sharp champagne-like effervescence and tart, toasty flavors. Kriek (cherry) and framboise (raspberry) are the more popular and traditional fruits employed. Other exotic fruits are widely used in juice form in more commercial examples of this style. Originating centuries ago in and around Brussels as farmhouse specialties, these beers are still brewed today in the same manner with many of the best examples still Belgian in origin. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Lindemans Kriek, Boon Framboise Marriage Parfait, Hanssens Oude Kriek and Upland Raspberry Lambic.