Lindemans Framboise - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,368 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 2,368
Reviews: 961
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 47
Gots: 161 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans visit their website
Belgium

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  rDev -22.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pink with white head, belgian lace.

S - Tart raspberries, cherries, sour milk, brett funk, and stale bread.

T - Raspberry syrup, lemon, and a non-specific lactic sourness.

M - Heavily bodied to to the use of syrup. Effervescent carbonation, making this taste like raspberry lemonade with a "kick".

O - I highly prefer fruit lambic that hasn't been pasteurized and back-sweetened, nor do I particularly enjoy flavored syrups in lieu of real fruit. That being said, this is great if you're in the mood for something different.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Never a had a Lambic before this one. Actually not a bad brew and my wife who is not a beer drinker has used this brew sorta as her gateway brew. Very sweet and tart at the same time. I actually enjoyed this brew and found a pub that does Lambic floats. I thought about it for a few weeks and finally did it. I took some ice cream and one brew and had a float . It actually was pretty good and a must try. These brews are not for everyone. If you have an open mind and enjoy sweet and tart this is a brew for you. if you like floats try that also.

Cheers

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a New Belgium globe. The beer is a rich raspberry red, of course. The pinkish head dissipates to a thin layer with a thicker circle in the center, probably due to the globe glass. Little lacing. The beer smells tart and of raspberries. The taste is super tart, and again -- raspberries. The mouthfeel is light bodied and a bit like champagne.

Overall, an exceptional dessert offering, or in this case -- a joy to have on New Year's Day. Absolutely brilliant. Very drinkable, low ABV.

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3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewing Lindemans Framboise from Brouwerij Lindemans.
Score: 86

2011 vintage bottle served in a champagne flute.

Appearance: Purple-red, almost red wine-like, colored body with two fingers of strawberry-pink colored bubbly head. Average lacing. 3.5/5

Smell: Sweet raspberry and sugar candy. 3.5/5

Taste: Candied raspberries. There is a light lingering sugary raspberry sweetness. Light tartness. Very one dimensional, but very refreshing. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Light-medium bodied with high carbonation. Finish is mostly crisp, with a light lingering sugary-sweetness. 4/5

Overall: Not very complex, especially in comparison to the stouts that I usually drink, but quite refreshing. For a one dimensional beer, it does its one dimension (raspberry candy aroma/flavor) well. Most importantly, this beer paired great with Colleen's new year's eve chocolate cake (see food pairings, below)! I do not like most sours, gueze, lambics, etc., but I did enjoy this one. I would probably have this one again.

Recommendation: Beer geeks should try this staple framboise at some point. Casual beer drinkers and people who "do not like beer" will absolutely love this beer (which does not taste like beer -- the people I shared it with thought it was champagne).

Food pairings: Colleen's mocha chocolate cake with semi-sweet ganache filling and chocolate mousse frosting.

Cost: $6.49 for a 12 oz bottle or $10.99 for a 750 ml bottle.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.2/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dark red nearing purple. Small pink head. Loads of raspberries and artificial raspberry syrup. Just a hint of wood. Flavors are similar to the nose. A touch of dry funk. Medium body. This is simply too sweet for my taste. I can see where this fills a void for some though.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a dark raspberry color with a bubbly two-finger pink head.

S- Massive raspberry aroma as soon as the cork comes out, pretty sweet smelling like a piece of hard candy, lots of syrup, almost like smelling a glass of raspberry flavored cough syrup, not that great.

T- Big raspberry flavor, very sweet and syrupy, tartness is there but is highly subdued, mild yeasty barnyard flavor. The flavor is just so sweet and overpowering, it tastes like raspberry extract and artificial sweetener.

M- Light bodied, high carbonation, crisp feel.

O- Way too sweet with artificial raspberry flavoring, the hallmarks of lambic, the tartness and great yeast flavors, are mostly absent. If you blindfolded me I would guess I was drinking a raspberry Smirnoff Ice. I love lambics but couldn't finish my glass of this beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.63/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark ruby red in color. Poured with about 1.5 fingers of head into a tulip glass. Heavy lacing while drinking this one

S: Candied raspberries and a slight tartness.

T: Raspberries. Sweetness along with a tart bite.

M: A perfect amount of carbonation along with a pleasant aftertaste.

O: A very easy to drink beer. Best paired with your favorite dessert. I drank it by itself however and enjoyed it throughout.

Serving type: bottle

Lindemans Framboise from Brouwerij Lindemans
87 out of 100 based on 2,368 ratings.