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Lindemans Framboise - Brouwerij Lindemans

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2,364 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,364
Reviews: 960
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 47
Gots: 158 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  2.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
2.5-4.0% ABV

(Beer added by: Todd on 11-01-2000)
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: Dark purple with red highlights. Nice amount of airy raspberry head that slowly recceeds leving spotted lacing behind.

S: Huge raspberry aroma with lactic acid, grains, and semi funky yeast.

T/M: A tart effervescent bouquet of raspberries, lactic acid and grains. Smooth and refreshing with a semi thick and sticky body that finishes dry with timid yeast and cranberry bitterness.

O: A great mix of tart and sweet that is complimented by the wonderful bubbly feel. A refreshing beverage to relax with on a peaceful afternoon. I thouroughly enjoyed this and will revisit regularly.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle poured into a Lindemans pokal; no clue on this size, but it looks undersized.

A - Pinkish ruby-red color with a small, fizzy pink-white head that lasts a few seconds. No head retention or lacing, but that's rather typical of the style anyways. Slight haziness. Pretty fine looking beer.

S - Raspberries, nothing but sweet, slightly tart, raspberries. One-dimensional and a little over-sweetened, but I'm not complaining.

T - Piles of ripe raspberries dominate upfront, with a delicious balance of sweet and sour. A slight funkiness in the finish helps balance out the sweetness. Lemon juice and wheat notes come through as well. While I get more variation in the taste than in the aroma, this brew is unmistakably raspberry, and tasty at that. The aftertaste is surprisingly clean, without any lingering artificial sweetness.

M - A bit of a surprise in this department, much more smooth and weighty than anticipated. It's fizzy, but the fizz doesn't feel over-carbonated, but rather smooth and crisp. It isn't watery or light like I had expected either, and drinks more like a medium-bodied ale. Slightly syrupy and cloying from the powerful sweetness, but the weight and smooth carbonation help balance that out.

D - Obviously a far-cry from more traditional lambics, but that doesn't stop me from enjoying the sweet raspberry flavors and smooth mouthfeel. A balanced and easy drinking beer from Lindemans, as usual.

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

First lambic! Let’s see if I start to love this crazy, expensive style.

Brewed eight months before the date of this tasting (bottle code indicates a bottled-on date of August 23, 2011).

A: This one pours a rich, dark-plum-red body, with a stained-glass shine; there’s some light shining through the body, making it look more and more like red wine over time. The head is creamy, frothy, and lusciously-pink, though it never raises higher than an inch (and for some reason, it reminds me of strawberry ice cream). Retention is moderate, with a texture of small lacing spots everywhere around the inside of the glass.

S: Ah, I love the smell of raspberries. This nose is packed with them, too: starts off with the berries, tart and fresh, and even shows a moment or two of grape jelly aromas. The only scent other than that is a doughy graininess, which makes the whole thing remind me of a buttery biscuit spread with jam. It’s mainly raspberries, though, which I’m alright with – it’s very well-executed.

T: Excellent – there’s much more complexity here than I expected. It starts with a syrupy, fruit-candy sweetness, like a liquid Jolly Rancher; it's almost scraping the tongue with a sour acidity. These flavors are more intense than eating a bunch of fresh raspberries, but not by a lot. Plus, there are some interesting earthy flavors hanging around, like bready dough, herbal funk, and a farm-fresh must. The aftertaste consists of a refreshing berry-lemonade brightness. This palate is raspberry to the core, but, fortunately, with more to offer than a single flavor.

M: It drinks light, but not 2.5% alcohol light; still, it sticks to the tongue as it goes down. Dry, too - it’s not as tannic as a typical merlot, but it definitely has some astringent wine character.

O: This would be one of the first beers I would give to someone who says “I don’t like beer;” the tastes in this style are so unlike any of the typical flavors in the beer world. This particular brew is all about the raspberry, and it’s deliciously palatable as a dessert beer or dinner complement – or whenever you’re in the mood for fruit juice, for that matter. The lambic style is definitely worth exploring, it seems…

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Large bottle for 12 oz - thick green glass with a cork and foil.

A: Deep red with a pink, fizzy head that disappears quickly. Think cherry soda. Thin collar.

S: Red raspberries - dead on. A tiny note of wheat in the background.

T & M: Tart raspberries first, and tart raspberries last. Refreshing like soda.

O: Hard to believe it's beer, but I admit it hit the spot. I've only tried a couple lambics; if I seek some out in the future I want something less sweet and less flavored. But overall this is good if you're in the mood for it.

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Lindemans Framboise from Brouwerij Lindemans
87 out of 100 based on 2,364 ratings.