Framboise Du Nord
The Noble Star Collection is the August Schell Brewing Company’s interpretation of traditional Berliner Weisse beers. A Berliner Weisse is often served with a shot of raspberry syrup stirred in - to cut down on the intense sourness - turning it into a refreshingly sweet-sour beverage.
Framboise du Nord, the second release in the Noble Star Collection, puts a unique twist on this tradition by refermenting our Berliner Weisse with raspberries, similar to a Belgian fruit lambic. Five thousand pounds of raspberries were added to Star of the North, the first Berliner Weisse beer released in the Noble Star Collection. It then fermented for an additional four months. The result is a remarkably vibrant and flavorful beer, that is refreshingly tart, dry, and bursting with raspberry flavor.
This beer is neon red in color with a slight haze and a large creamy pink foam head. This beer is rather light on the palate and very dry. A lively carbonation accentuates the refreshingly tart acidity. Expect a full raspberry flavor with a subtle hint of brett character.
Malts: Pilsner, Wheat
Yeasts: German Ale Yeast, Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus (Bacteria)
Maturation Vessel: Schell’s original 1936 cypress wood lagering tanks.
• Original Gravity - 8o Plato
• 3.7% Alcohol By Volume
• 4 International Bitterness Units
• Serve in a Pokal glass
• 100 US Barrels
• 12 x 750ML
Mid-November 2013 - Until Gone