Frambozo by ClubGonzo, Fruit Beer, 4.7% ABV, 19 IBU
It pours a medium amber to red cloudy body, with a small, frothy head that isn’t that long-lived and doesn’t leave much lacing on my glass. But the colour is off-white with a light-pink hue, that’s cool.
The aroma is of moderate strength, and is an interesting blend of slightly overripe fruits and berries. Tart raspberries is absolutely the dominant part (I’m not sure how I can get overripe and tart notes at the same time, but anyhow), also some acidic citric notes and white wine. Yes, white wine.
The initial taste is light sweet and light acidic, the finish has even more acidity. It’s so tart and acidic that a sip of water feels sweet and sugary compared to this stuff. The flavour profile is simple and very fruity, although the flavours aren’t that strong. Again the raspberries are the most obvious, then citric notes.
The mouthfeel is quite light, thin and watery, and the very soft carbonation doesn’t fit the soft drink-like feel of the flavours.
Conclusion: Too much tart fruit, too little beer. ClubGonzo should be glad that I wasn’t in the Bjorleik tasting panel.
Aroma: 6 Appearance: 3 Taste: 5 Palate: 2 Overall: 9 Ratebeer score: 2.5