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Lindemans Framboise - Brouwerij Lindemans

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very good

2,442 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,442
Reviews: 985
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 14.77%
Wants: 48
Gots: 217 | FT: 4
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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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a beautiful ruby red with a nice red head. The head fades slowly over time leaving a reddish-white film on the top of the beer.

Smell – Sour raspberry through and through.

Taste – A tart raspberry flavor hits the tongue. The taste sweetens a bit toward the middle, but only to sour up even more at the end. A very tart, but pleasant raspberry flavor is left to linger in the mouth.

Mouthfeel – Light bodies and quite a high level of carbonation. Very fitting for the light abv and tartness of the fruity beer

Overall – It is a nice dessert beer, but not one I would want on any real occasion. For the lambic style however it is quite nice and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a light sweet and sour brew.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a large cordial glass.

Appearance - Its a dark purplish red color with a light red head.

Smell - As one would expect, raspberries.

Taste - This is the most complicated part of reviewing something like this. Because the drink I had was, to be perfectly frank, impeccable. Its delicious, it cuts with a little bit of tartness to balance it, there's a hint of bitterness at the end to pull it back. I don't think it pulls it back enough though, so its basically a sweet raspberry drink that has a fizzy tang to it.

However, I don't have a comparable benchmark for the lambic to be compared to traditionally. Does that make this a bad lambic? Maybe. Does that make it a bad drink? Not in my book. This is a nice dessert drink to sit and sip to. You don't even need the full bottle, six ounces is enough to sip to and enjoy.

This drink works for me. The best question, in response to someone asking if they'll like this drink is "do you like raspberries?"

Mouthfeel - Like unfiltered wheats, a little thick. I don't mind, considering the lack of bitterness on the finish.

Overall - Its great if you want a sweet dessert drink. The low ABV makes it good for those who don't drink or don't want to get tipsy. I don't know if its a good lambic, but I love this drink.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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A-deep red color with a pink head that vanished quickly, highly carbonated at time of frist opening it, not quite the level of champagne but much more carbonated than most beers.

S-smells strongly of raspberry, very tart very sweet smell that lingers for quite some time.

T-Extremely tart and tasted less like raspberries and more like raspberry seeds. However I did not drink the whole bottle after I opened it and drank it again several days later, the tartness was not nearly as pronounced at this time, the taste of seeds was gone and the taste of raspberry came through much more clearly, overall the taste several days after opening I thought was much better than the day I opened the bottle, I only gave it a 2 for taste because I am basing that on the taste at opening, but if I were to rate it for the taste days later that would be a 4.

M-very carbonated, you can feel the raspberry flavor throughout your entire mouth and it really sticks with you for quite some time. There was no astringency to note.

O- My suggestion as weird as it may be, open the bottle, have a small glass, then re-cork it and let it sit a few days then finish it off.

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Lindemans Framboise from Brouwerij Lindemans
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