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Lindemans Framboise - Brouwerij Lindemans

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very good

2,395 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,395
Reviews: 973
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 14.81%
Wants: 49
Gots: 179 | FT: 3
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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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3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Lindemans flute

A - pours a deep ruby amber with a huge cap of strawberry head that's dense and thick. Great retention.

S - huge raspberries, a bit tart, a bit sour

T - tart, sugary, huge raspberries, syrupy, a bit sour

M - mouth puckering, syrupy, medium bodied, tart, well carbonated

This is my first true lambic so I'm not sure what I've gotten myself into. It's a bit syrupy and sugary for my liking. I love the tart, fruity, sour characteristics. Ultimately, I enjoyed this, but I'm unsure of how sticky and sugary they're meant to be. I wouldn't turn this down in the future.

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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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1.25/5  rDev -67.5%

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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1/5  rDev -74%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of Kadonny
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750 bottle into small tasting glasses.

A: A ruby red color with a one finger slightly reddish head. Bubbles are large and tingly.

S: Raspberries for sure and lots of them. A bit of yeast and some sweetness. It's like smelling a bowl of raspberry syrup.

T: Of course the huge raspberry flavor is the main flavor that comes out, but it mixes with some cherry and some yeasty flavors that let you know it's a beer. It feels and looks very champagne like (except the color) and drinks very much like champagne with the bubbly head and light body. Sweetness is in the background and the flavor actually turns tart and finishes tart. Not bad.

M: Light, clean, bubbly but a little thin.

O: I'm not the hugest fruit/lambic fan, but this one is not bad to have a small glass after dinner, I enjoyed it.

I can't believe it took me thing long to try this beer but I'm glad I finally did. Nice.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Bordeaux wine glass

Appearance: Pours a deep red wine color, with minimal head an lacing. Wonderful color.

Smell: Obvious raspberry with a slight hint of yeasty note, smells more like champagne than beer

Taste: Like a raspberry soda with a hint of yeast and black cherry. More sparkling wine-like than beer. For a fruit beer it is more fruit than anything else, but not cloyingly sweet in any way. Wonderful balance between carbonation and flavor.

Mouthfeel: Not overly syrupy, but not watery either. A nice balance with a bit of a bite in the finish.

Overall: This is the fruit lambic that introduced me to the Lambic style. A very drinkable beverage that could easily stand in for a mimosa on Sunday brunch.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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4.45/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

So I'm going to be honest here. I don't think this is amazing as a beer, maybe a 3.5. However, as an easy drinking alcoholic beverage, it is amazing. It is a beautiful dark garnet red, it smells like you crushed a bunch of raspberries in front your nose right before you put them in your mouth, and it's not watery (like most similar beverages). Very much like raspberry champagne. On top of this, there's a pleasant tartness to balance the sweetness (but it's still pretty sweet). If you appreciate fruity beers, I would strongly suggest this.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

355ml corked/capped bottle served in a snifter glass.

pours an opaque, reddish-purple tone with a solid two fingers of a thin pink head that somewhat quickly lapses into a collar around the glass, though a lasting cap is noted. pretty walls of pink lacing.

nose is replete with rasberries, not going out on a limb there. maybe a subdued note of funk.

as expected, taste follows through with straight rasberry domination; a touch of yeast in the background, maybe a muted floral suggestion. sweet (comes close to being too sweet) and rasberry tart. it works, however; pretty tasty. much better than i was expecting, although i should mention that this is a style i'm just getting more into (1st lambic review). that said, i'm pleasantly surprised.

light to medium-bodied with average carbonation; smooth and crisp. almost more of a dessert type of beer that you might revisit from time to time but IMO wouldn't want more than one at a sitting, despite the low ABV.

original review on: 10-14-2010

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Lindemans Framboise from Brouwerij Lindemans
87 out of 100 based on 2,395 ratings.