In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Cascade Brewing Framblanc

Aroma: “Lambic-like sour and wild character is funky and leathery, teeming with tart white raspberry and slight oak. There’s an underlying nuttiness and slightly perfumy hops.”

Flavor: “Leathery and Brett-funky maltiness and aged hops flavors. Tart and slightly sour raspberry works well within the funk. Slight stone-fruit notes. Slightly acidic with neutral oak tannins. Crisp carbonation enhances the tartness of the raspberry and the Brett-derived funk. Pretty puckering on the finish, but that’s offset a bit with some tannic bitterness.”

Overall: “Great lambic-like character and some fermentation complexity with a strong, but not overpowering sourness. The fruit is balanced well and doesn’t come across particularly distinctive but rather accentuates the other characters in the beer.”