Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Castle Brewery St. Louis Framboise Premium Lambic

Lambic is a type of beer traditionally brewed in the Pajottenland region of Belgium and in Brussels. This type of beer is usually spontaneously fomented and has a tart/sour taste to them due to being brewed with fruits such a raspberries, cherries, strawberries, peaches, grapes and blackcurrant. Previously I have talked about aging beer. This here is a three-year old bottle of Castle Brewery St. Louis Framboise Premium Lambic, 4.5% ABV. The Caste Brewery is in Inglemunster Belgium in West Flanders. Framboise is Belgian Lambic Ale brewed with raspberries. St. Louis pours a deep dark red color with a red/pink thin bubbly two finger head that quickly dissolves. The aroma is of sweet raspberries and raspberry juice. The taste is not far of from the aroma; it is sweet and bubbly with big tart but somewhat sweet raspberries. It is kind of similar to a cherry cola, well a fruitier version of one. The aging of this does tone down the tartness on it a bit and it is still a tiny bit tart but sweeter than a fresh bottle. The mouth feel is medium and has a nice fruity sweet finish that sets up a nice slightly tart raspberry aftertaste. I like this Lambic style of beer but I would not have this all the time or make it a ‘go to’ beer. It’s not really what you would think a beer is, but it’s really good. This Castle Brewery St. Louis Famboise Premium Lambic is a B+ beer. I think that if you were to have more than a pint or two of this the tartness would become a little to much for ones self. But most Lambics are pretty low in the ABV department. This beer was easy to drink and refreshing, that is good points for it. But after a while the raspberry would become less interesting and you’d have to more on to something else. But I would recommend that you try Castle Brewery St. Louis Framboise Premium Lambic. Cheers! Please enjoy responsible!  

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