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Lindemans Framboise - Brouwerij Lindemans

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very good

2,430 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,430
Reviews: 983
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 14.77%
Wants: 47
Gots: 197 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  2.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 11-01-2000

2.5-4.0% ABV
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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml capped, corked and foiled bottle split into wine glasses with the wife.

A: Nearly opaque red body with pink filmy lacing and a quickly dissipating head. Elegant.

S: Tons of raspberry character, with some sweets berries underneath...blackberry, cherry. Smells like fruit juice, practically no malt detectable with the faintest of yeast esters. Minimal tartness.

T: Follows the nose perfectly, this is raspberry fruit juice. Sweet but not overly...modest tartness, there is a deep fruitiness that reveals hints of other fruits like cherries and apples.

MF: Creamy light body, semi-active carbonation...tart feel with dryness on the finish.

O: Its fruit juice. If thats what you like, then you'll like this. Of course, @ 2.5% abv I'm wondering how the other Lindemans taste, as this is the lowest abv lambic I've seen. Recommended.

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A waiter delivered this beer by mistake to me at a restaurant, and boy was I pleasantly surpised!

A-a medium-dark red, similar in appearance to cranberry juice with just a dash of purple.

S-similar in odor to an oceanspray juice, but not as potent. Small wafts of cherry and rasberry were present as well.

T-I felt like I just popped a jolly rancher into my mouth because boy did this beer taste like candy. It's rasberry and cranberry flavors immersed my mouth in sweet and sour goodness that at no point felt overwhelming.

M-this beer took my tongue on a jumping and fizzy journey down a long road; i.e., its deliscious taste lasts for a while

O-I've been looking for a good sour for a while, and I think I've found my match. Definitely a beer I hope to repeat again...very, very soon.

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of Alkey
4.7/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a dark ruby almost purple color with a bit over a finger of reddish pink head. Powerful aroma of fresh raspberries. Taste very smooth and creamy with lots of very tart raspberry flavor, maybe a hint of wheat beer up front but quickly turning tart and a little sourness. Overall this is one of the best fruit beers I've ever had and will continue to enjoy it and the many other flavors Lindemans serve.

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3.26/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a deep dark ruby pink with a thick pink head that lasts awhile. Carbonation seems nice, and lacing is thin and frothy with a quick slide down the glass. It smells almost like fruit punch, with nice sour raspberry waftings. It tastes almost like a raspberry soda, very sour and tart, with the crisp bite that you get from eating a raspberry. The “framboise” is ever present in this beer. I taste no hops, and few malts. This is mostly just raspberry. Its mouthfeel is harsh and tart, giving the mouth a cringing feeling and leaving a very sweetly tart after taste, almost as if I had eaten a Sweettart… Overall it is sweet and fruity and sour, and actually easily drinkable.

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4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: great, funky dark green 375mL bottle, reasonable (but a bit tacky) label, corked and capped.

Appearance: awesome lambic colours - deep purple-red with a thick, frothy pink head with good retention and lacing

Aroma: very interesting. Ripened red raspberries with a sour twist and a touch of light, pleasant yeast. A touch too sweet for me, but in keeping with the style.

Taste: nice sweet raspberries again, but met by a wonderful tartness and bitterness that whets the palate. Delicious, and so different!

Aftertaste: the whetting of the palate makes the mouth salivate, redoovering the taste. Very nice indeedy :)

Mouth feel: very up-front carbonation, brings the raspberry across with a whack. Medium body suits it perfectly.

Overall: very interesting. Fantastic for something a little different every now and then. I'm not a sweet tooth kind of person, but I like this - enough tartness mixed in to compliment the sweet flavours.

Lindemans Framboise from Brouwerij Lindemans
87 out of 100 based on 2,430 ratings.