Originally Posted by jamesjensen1068
How would this compare to "Lindemans Framboise"....taste wise. I know you are talking about two different animals. Just wondering as my wife loves Framboise. She is not a beer drinker, at most she will drink a Little Kings Cream Ale, Hardcore Apple Cider, Blue Moon, or mostly Framboise. I'm trying to find something I can brew for her that she will like. I'm thinking of doing this or a Raspberry Wheat Beer. So can anyone give me a taste comparison between this and Framboise??
I'll let you know in about a month after this batch is done and carbed up. Both my wife and I really like the raspberry Lindemans Framboise. I don't know if it will be close though as this will probably have more apple flavor. Here is a link to check out http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/lindemans-framboise-103053/
4 gal. Mott's Apple Juice
4 8oz. cans Old Orchard apple / raspberry concentrate
2 lbs. corn sugar
about 1/2 gallon of water top off for a volume of 5 gallons. (measurement was not exact)
1 packet 5 gram Red Star Premier Cuvée
1/2 teaspoon yeast nutrient
Ferment at room temp - 65*F
After kegging and carbed I have the following which I'll add to the keg depending on taste:
1 4oz. raspberry flavoring
OG - 1.065
FG - 1.000
Start - 01/28/2011
Took a sample today from primary and it has fermented out nicely. A bit cloudy but nothing a cold crash won't fix. Taste is slightly tart but has a good balance of sweet from the mix of apple and raspberry. A bit of a dry taste after fermenting down so low but should be good after kegging and backsweeting. The wife and I agree that it probably won't need the full amount of raspberry flavoring or lactose, but we will see. Another update in a few weeks.