Le Roar Grrrz Framboise

Pennsylvania
United States
Le Roar Grrrz Framboise by Bullfrog Brewery
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
81
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
31 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

100% spontaneously fermented Belgian style ale, barrel aged for an average of at least two years, produced in the spirit of classic Pajottenland Gueuze. Upon proper maturity being reached, the still beer (Lambic) is then racked onto an abundance of Red Raspberries for an additional 6 months. With the essence of the fruit extracted, and an addition of Belgian candy sugar, it is then racked into bottles for several more months to bottle condition, yielding a soft and natural carbonation. We hope you savor this rare and time intensive offering.

Profile

ABV: 
7.50%
Served at: 
45º
Hops: 
Various aged hops
Malts: 
Pilsner, Pale Ale, Unmalted Wheat
Judges Review 
Rick Franckhauser's picture
Judges Rating:
81
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
31 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Bullfrog Brewing, Le Roar, Oak Aged Framboise, was judged as a Fruit Lambic (with raspberries), category 23F.

Tart raspberries are the first thing to great you in the aroma. A moderate amount of tobacco follows. The impression of lactic sourness provides an expectation of things to come in the flavor. Then the barn door opens and you begin to get whiffs of wet hay and leather. There is a subtle ester of tart cherries. The beer pours a burnished rose color with highlights of copper. The big frothy white head drops out quickly to a wispy thin layer of tiny bubbles.

The flavor begins with the expected tart raspberries but this time they are quickly overtaken by the oak. The oak remains dominant but is joined by some hay and leather mid-way through. Lactic sourness finishes things up accompanied by a rather dry acidic finish. The oak character lingers on the palate long into the finish. The light body and high carbonation levels seem to assist in presenting a mouth puckering experience.

This is a decent Framboise in spite of being somewhat overly oaked. The domination of the oak too away from being able to appreciate the subtle complexities of the beer. The fruit and funk aspects were pleasant and nicely balanced but came across as subdued next to the oak.  

Brewery Introduction

Bullfrog Brewery & Restaurant, founded in 1996, is an award-winning brewpub & restaurant located in the heart of downtown Williamsport, Pennsylvania. We specialize in artfully crafting the finest ales, lagers and specialty beers imaginable. Our noteworthy beers have won many prestigious... Read More

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