Framboise

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For the settlement in Canada, see Framboise, Nova Scotia.
Belgian framboise

Framboise (French pronunciation: ​[fʁɑ̃bwaz]) is the French word for raspberry, and also the name of alcohol fermented with the fruit.

Beer[edit]

In English, framboise is used primarily in reference to a Belgian lambic beer that is fermented using raspberries, and in Dutch is referred to as Frambozenbier. It is one of many modern types of fruit beer that have been inspired by the more traditional kriek beer, which is made using sour cherries.

Framboise is usually served in a small glass that resembles a champagne glass, only shorter (could also be a goblet). Most framboise beers are quite sweet, though the Cantillon brewery produces a tart version called Rosé de Gambrinus that is based on the traditional kriek style. The Liefmans brewery uses oud bruin beer instead of lambic to make its framboise beer, resulting in a very different taste. Recently, Framboise has become popular outside of Belgium, and can now be found in pubs and supermarkets all over the world.

Eau de vie[edit]

Framboise is also commonly used to refer to eau de vie distilled with raspberries.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ned Halley (1 June 2005). Dictionary of Drink. Wordsworth Editions. p. 235. ISBN 978-1-84022-302-6. 

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