Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Amsterdam Framboise

Toronto's Amsterdam Brewing Co. makes a palatable raspberry-flavoured beer.  The Amsterdam Framboise is sold in 341mL bottles and clocks in at a punchy 6.5% alcohol.

The Framboise is a clear, candy red colour.  It has a creamy off-white head and considerable carbonation. It has a big raspberry aroma--it smells sorta like an old fashioned soda.  There is a bold raspberry flavour that starts sweet and then moves toward tart.

Like an actual raspberry, the Amsterdam Framboise walks the fine line between sweet and tart. However, unlike some other framboises it doesn't have a tonne of notable beery qualities. If you're looking for something fizzy and berry flavoured, this is your stuff. An interesting beverage, but not exactly what I was looking for in a brew.  Even if it isn't my cup of tea, it was a well-enough executed beer--one I'm sure would appeal to lots of people. Also, the elevated booze content is praise-worthy.

Rating: 7.0 out of 10.

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