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Lindemans Framboise - Brouwerij Lindemans

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2,123 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,123
Reviews: 941
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 15.03%
Wants: 38
Gots: 97 | FT: 3
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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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Photo of jera1350


4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A deep ruby color with a creamy red head that produces plenty of pink lace.

Fresh ripe raspberries with a bit of funk and tartness.

Sweet and lightly tart fresh raspberries. A little more sweetness than an actual raspberry. Delicious.

Smooth as can be with some light creamy carbonation. Medium bodied.

Drinks great. It is really just like a handful of fresh raspberries with each sip. Really a pleasing fruit beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2011 02:46:46 | More by jera1350
Photo of vfgccp

New York

4.45/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Despite it's history, calling a fruit lambic a beer always felt funny to me, but I'll review this beer for what it is - a sweet tart alcoholic beverage whose singular purpose is to taste like raspberries.

A - Matte raspberry red, like an opalescent cranberry jelly.

S - Bushels of fresh washed raspberries, and cranberry compote.

T - Tart raspberry nectar. Touch of fresh blueberries. Sour cherries.

M - Full bodied and not overly syrupy. The finish coats your mouth with a lingering tart sweetness.

D - If you're a fan of the sweet tartness then this lambic is a dream. The sweetness isn't overly sugary, and the carbonation keeps it refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2010 16:42:56 | More by vfgccp
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly

New York

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

750ml bottle served in a champagne glass.

L - hazy red color with a white/pink head that hung around because of the high carbonation.

S - raspberries, yum.

T - full of sweet and tart raspberry flavor.

F - lighter bodied with a tingly feel.

D - goes down very easy.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2010 05:35:55 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
Photo of Beerbluesbiology


4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy translucent deep red/purple body with a bubbly effervescent head. Smells of sweet, yet tart fresh raspberries. Initially tastes tart/sour from the citric acid, bitter with a beautiful sweet finish leaving a wet feeling in the mouth. Absolutely delicious, this is not really a beer to be consumed with a meal, but rather to be savored on its own. Everything is beautiful from the color/appearance to the taste.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2010 22:00:26 | More by Beerbluesbiology
Photo of JaredWolgemuth


3.13/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This was a favorite among the fruit drinkers and left to sink among the beer drinkers of my group. It has an appearance that is pretty amazing, but I personally find it hard to qualify as a beer and not a malt. I am certain I will see it again as the Mrs. And Mrs. In lawnfindnthis to be an a plus drink.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2010 16:01:49 | More by JaredWolgemuth
Photo of cjoc83


4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy ruby-red with a beautiful pink head that leaves slight lacing.

The nose is all raspberry, sweet and tart, with a hint of a malt backbone.

Tastes just like it smells; Very sweet, but no overly so, tart, and very fruity. A delicious fruit lambic.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and creamy, although the carbonation, low as it is, makes for a nice crisp finish. The raspberries dance on your tongue for a few minutes after your last sip.

Drinkablility is above average, but this beer can be a bit syrupy and the sweetness can get a little over-bearing. This is also a quite pricey beer ($7 in my local beer botique for a 12 oz. bottle). Mostly I drink this every once in a while when I want something sweet and tart and fruity. An amazing beer but not something I drink regularly.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2010 00:57:01 | More by cjoc83
Photo of tewaris


3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Lindemans glass.

Appearance 4/5
Deep, dark, saturated pink with a lighter pink head. Medium retention and good lacing

Aroma 4/5
Strong raspberry and sugary sweet smell, and that's about it. Not anything complex but good nonetheless.

Taste 4/5
Very similar to the smell, the taste is dominated by strongly sweet and medium tart raspberry, with some tannic feel that's perhaps from barrels? Finishes quite clean for a beer this sweet.

Mouthfeel 4.5/5
Medium body with good carbonation, crisp feel and dry finish. Quite refreshing.

Drinkability 3.5/5
The sweetness is a little over the top but good otherwise.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2010 03:02:42 | More by tewaris
Photo of beerprovedwright


4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Head of light red lasts for days and the lace just clings to the glass from the top to the bottom of the glass. Color is a deep reddish brown with the closest match a 25 of the SRM beer color chart. Smells of raspberry, apple, pear and red grape. Tastes are raspberry, apple, red grape, pear, currant, rhubarb, and some earthly tones. Lots of body in my mouth, creamy and full of body. A little sweet for any everyday drinking, but it would be good with desert of apple pie, cherry cobbler and many other sweet treats.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2010 20:15:04 | More by beerprovedwright
Photo of thekoz


3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours very red with a pinkish/reddish head.

Has very strong, sweet raspberry smell.

Taste is all raspberry with a touch of tart. Almost a syrup like flavor. Very low carbonation, but this is typical for a lambic.

In my opinion this is just too sweet of a beer to be enjoyable. I have heard that they artificially sweeten this lambic.

Will pass on this next time, and look for a more traditional lambic.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2010 04:44:25 | More by thekoz
Photo of BranfordBound


3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into a Lindemans flute glass.

Pours a deep cloudy garnet/red color with a light red head of about 2 fingers. Leaves spotty lacing.

Smells of raspberry juice.

Tastes like liquified raspberry jam with some notes of malts in there. Has the occasional sour taste to it, but it can't overcome the sweetness. The malt/sour notes are reminiscent of Festina Peche for me.

Light bodied, wet mouthfeel.

Very drinkable, with the ABV you can practically replace water with this.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2010 02:31:20 | More by BranfordBound
Photo of VelvetExtract


3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a rich red leaning towards a pinkish hue. Has a good head of frothy pink color. Laces better than expected. Almost looks artificial.

S-Artificial raspberry. Almost like a berry drink with preservatives. Can almost smell the acidity and tartness.

T-Quite sweet raspberry flavor. Not a hint of booze. Acidity and tartness balances it out quite well. A bit too sugary for my taste.

M-Light bodied and well carbonated.

D-Not exceptionally drinkable due to the excessive sugary flavor. But not bad either. Can see this being a bitch of a hangover.

I have tried a Cantillon Framboise before this, and you can clearly tell the difference. This beer is a great intro to the style but its not its best representation.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2010 01:32:08 | More by VelvetExtract
Photo of wmtxbb


4.55/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into glass

Appearance: Beautiful dirty red. A little carbonation.

Smell: Strong crisp raspberry smell. Simple and interesting.

Taste: It's like eating raspberries and drinking beer at the same time.

Drinkability: Great stuff. I could drink a couple of bottles of this. The flavor might get old after a while though.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2010 01:51:25 | More by wmtxbb
Photo of Docer


3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

- Clear and dark looking raspberry attacked red ale... quick fizzing head... leaves an off-white ring, and some floating specs... very pink and red head while it was fluffed up.

- Huge sweet raspberry pie scent, sweet... crust, bready, slight funk... great raspberry pie.

- Like a great juice.. touch of horse blanket funk riding behind a sweet juice of raspberry, sugars, roasty breads and a nice yeast touch... perhaps a bit oaky..

- Syrupy... rather thin, great carbonation, light bodied... mouth watering....

- Drinks great, a nice sweet desert brew... like the subtle funk... curious what this would be like with some good age on it.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2010 04:35:17 | More by Docer
Photo of russwbeck


4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pour is a deep red with a small pink head that laces beautifully down the glass.

S: Imagine you went out and picked a raspberry, crushed it, and smelled it. That is what this smells like.

T: Like a raspberry candy. Tart, fruity, and extremely sweet.

MF: Light, creamy, smooth, and tart.

D: After dinner beer. No more than a bottle at a time.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2010 06:41:08 | More by russwbeck
Photo of larryi86


4.47/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL poured into snifter

A- Deep red, with a little red/pink two finger head

S- Bold raspberries, cranberries, hints of lemon and nice Belgian yeast.

T- Close to the nose, lots of tart/sour raspberries with hints of lemon standing out. Nice funk in the finish.

M- Nice medium body, a little creamy, very smooth.

D- Very enjoyable and easy drink. Great complexity, hit every area. Will be buying it again!

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2010 06:16:53 | More by larryi86
Photo of Kromes


4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A clear deep red with a pink colored head.

S: A very nice aroma of tart mashed raspberries.

T: The flavor is much like the aroma. A sweet raspberry flavor followed by a tartness that dries out the mouth. There is also a little belgian funk in the flavor.

M: The tartness is what dominates the feel.

D: Very easy drinking lambic. Might be a little too extreme on the sweet and tart flavors, but it is a nice change of pace.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2010 21:19:47 | More by Kromes
Photo of rowingbrewer


3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 5

Serving type: 12oz. bottle

Appearance- I had never had this before, despite my love of raspberries. I grabbed my bottle opener and tore off the top, only to find it corked as well. So i grabbed my wine opener and as I was pulling out the cork i was almost expecting a champagne type pop. there wasn't a pop, and when i poured it it had no head. it was a nice ruby red color though.

Smell- the smell was unreal. it smelled like fresh raspberry jam. really awesome smell. not even a hint of anything sour or alcohol.

Taste- although this tasted good, it did not taste anything like I would have expected. it was like sparkling raspberry juice. no alcohol or sour flavor to it. and it was entirely to sweet.

Mouthfeel- I brushed my teeth when I was done because I felt like I has drank a glass of raspberry juice with sugar added to it.

Drinkability- I could drink it all day long as a fruit juice or a desert drink, but I was expecting a low alcohol raspberry champagne with a little sourness and a hint of sweet.

I would buy it again and age it to see if it would ferment more in the bottle and have less sweetness and more carbonation

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2010 15:03:19 | More by rowingbrewer
Photo of scott451

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Duvel tulip. A two finger pink head on a very slightly hazy deep ruby. The head soon diminished to a ring. Pink bubbly lacing stuck around to the end.

A ripe raspberry smell. As expected raspberries in the taste. Surprisingly dry with a tart finish. The Lambic comes to the fore at the end. A nice long finish. Excellent sweet sour balance.

Light body with good carbonation. A bit of a sticky lip afterwards. Drinkability is good

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2010 03:53:10 | More by scott451
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New York

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

02 Nov 2010

A: Deep rosy color. Slight head that dissipated instantly to a pink lace.

S: What can I say other than raspberries? Sweet aroma.

T: Lovely balance of sour and sweet. Raspberries obviously take the show. There is little alcohol or hop flavor to be detected. The acidity is very powerful. Not your typical beer profile, almost like a champagne.

M: Bubbly and entirely champagne-like. Finish is clean and crisp.

O: Low alcohol levels make it easy to drink in that respect, but the intensity of the sour flavor will cause one to drink it relatively slowly.


Revisited 05 Dec 2010

M: Now that I'm more familiar with the style, I just upped the score a bit.

O: Much better the second time around. I wasn't smacked in the face with the sourness. Being prepared for that makes all the difference.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2010 01:56:13 | More by ryantaussig
Photo of thagr81us

South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from tap into a champagne flute. Poured a deep ruby red with a one finger light pink head. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of only BIG TIME raspberry. The flavor was of sweet malt and raspberry. It had a light feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was quite nice and refreshing. The flavor was a little fruity but still very good as with the aroma. If you like raspberry you could probably down a bottle of this without a problem. Could also be a good gateway brew for fruit lovers out there.

Serving type: on-tap

11-01-2010 13:58:20 | More by thagr81us
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4.43/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Served in a champagne flute at The Firkin.

Now, I've defended craft beer from those who would call it "girlie" and whatnot. It doesn't help that I'm given this rose-colored brew in a thin, feminine (if glassware has genders, this one would come to life in the Beast's castle as a soft-talking maiden, I think) glass like this one. Oh well, at least the beer is good. The nose comprises sweet raspberries, sugar-coated strawberries, and a slight bit o' miscellaneous wood. The taste is just a blast of sweetened raspberries, leaning toward that awesome blue raspberry flavor of our collective youth. A small bit o' minor tartness pervades, but the sweetness beats it back down into submission. Still, I love how this stuff tastes. Oh yes. The body is a nice medium, with a light carbonation and a sticky, syrupy feel. Overall, this stuff can be very addictive. I find myself hard-pressed to stop sipping once I have begun. It may not be the paragon of tart lambics, but this thing is definitely a tasty treat.

Serving type: on-tap

10-31-2010 20:23:17 | More by TMoney2591
Photo of Vdubb86


4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a champagne flute at The Firkin in Libertyville, IL

This beer is as advertised, full of fruit. It pours a nice ruby cherry red color with a quickly evaporating pink foam head. The smell is so very much all raspberries I literally could feel the seeds in my teeth when smelling it. If there are other berries it wouldn't surprise me, but I only smell the raspberry aroma here. The flavor is pretty much the same story. This has the taste of raspberry, it's tart like juicy juice. I really hardly consider this a beer, but it is what it is. It's very drinkable, rather pleasant, and definitely a fruity drink that doesn't strike me as beer in the slightest.

Serving type: on-tap

10-31-2010 07:06:00 | More by Vdubb86
Photo of VaTechHopHead

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one as the third in a Lindemans tasting line-up and it was slightly different than the other two (peche and kriek). Typical framboise coloring...rich red/purple with a matching head.

This one seemed to be a bit sweeter than the other two, maybe due to less ABV? Not as many yeast funk aromas or flavors and pretty much sticks to the raspberry flavor. Finishes a hint drier than the others with a little, barely-there yeast tartness.

Again, just like most Lindemans offerings, this is goes down easy and has a great refreshing taste to it.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2010 04:14:16 | More by VaTechHopHead
Photo of Landfill21


4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My wife loves the lambic and it is actually really tasty.

Poured into a pint glass. POurs into a deep berry color with a half finger head that laces down the glass as you drink it.

Smells of fruit. Raspberries, sweet taste at the nose with a small bite. Has a great aftertaste.

Has a med mouthfeel.

THis beverage is very easy to drink. Has a very good fruit taste.

I would recomend this to anyone.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2010 01:25:10 | More by Landfill21
Photo of katybee


4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Having never had Lambic before, I didn't know what to expect. It was described as "raspberry champagne". I definitely fell in love with Lindemans bottle label...if not the expensive import price.

However this did prove an enjoyable first experience for a person who doesn't really love beer, but just wanted a tasty drink at an acoustic open mid.

The appearance was pretty. A clear deep burgundy brown, with pinkish dense foam head, which although quickly disipated, kept its curvature and tracings to the side of my glass.

There was definitely a natural fruity fermented aroma. Not hoppy like beer, nor bubbly like champagne. But definitely not a fruit juice.

It tasted luscious. Full and sweet, lightly sour or tangy and fermented with tiny bubbles, a bit creamy with the foam, very much a fruit drink yet much richer than champagne wine or merely berry-flavored beer. (Such as Blue Dawg Blueberry Lager or Pyramid Apricot Ale.) A truly authentic character worth savoring.

Very drinkable as a session refreshment. although perhaps best with dessert and not a regular meal. It's not what you'd call 'thirst-quenching', but it is a drink worth sipping and savoring.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2010 00:28:02 | More by katybee
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