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Lindemans Framboise - Brouwerij Lindemans

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2,165 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,165
Reviews: 945
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 15.03%
Wants: 41
Gots: 117 | 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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Photo of aasher


3.85/5  rDev -0.3%

Poured from a 750 bottle

Appearance: dark ruby red, medium to light body, white creamy foam, highly carbonated

Smell: both tart and sweet, definitely of raspberries and sugar, smells great

Taste: it tastes great, very sweet raspberry flavor, almost too much, slight tartness as well

Mouthfeel: very carbonated and a lot of tingling on the tongue, pretty standard

Drinkability: This isn't overly drinkable because of how sweet it is. It also barely has any alcohol in it. It's kind of like an alcoholic raspberry soda. I think it's tasty but I'll only buy these for my girlfriend.

07-01-2010 02:03:09 | More by aasher
Photo of SleepyMonk


3.78/5  rDev -2.1%

Chilled 375ml bottle poured into a flute glass.

Pours out as a brilliant, yet slightly clouded, raspberry red with a pinkish effervescent head.

Aroma is dominated by pulverized berry fruits and a floral bouquet of various sweetened elements. Shows many of the same aromatic features one may come across when presented with berry or black currant juice.

Taste is very tart with sour elements. Raspberry obviously features heavily but mild elements of other berry fruits are available. Very little alcohol present which correlates with the relatively low ABV.

Mouthfeel is very lively with a champagne like level of carbonation. Starts sour and finishes with a smooth syrup sensation.

This really needs to be analyzed in the context of Lambic beers and as far as lambics go this is a very good one. If the features of Lambics do not appeal to you then this is likely to offend as its almost as textbook version.

06-27-2010 12:28:16 | More by SleepyMonk
Photo of smcolw


4.43/5  rDev +14.8%

Deep, rich crimson color. Frothy head that dies to a single layer. No light shines through.

Super beautiful fresh raspberry aroma.

Sweet and tart with a TON of raspberry. Tastes so fresh. Rich body, but with a great level of carbonation.

This is a special offering. A great dessert beer. Will go with virtually any dessert, especially chocolate. A superior treat.

06-26-2010 21:05:14 | More by smcolw
Photo of wcintula

New York

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%

750mL bottle poured into a snifter...several times.

A- Looks lovely, has a deep red raspberry color. The beer is opaque with noticeable black sediment once I reached the bottom of the bottle. Nice two-three finger reddish pink head.

S- Sweet and like raspberries. Very strong and very floral.

T- The taste is sweet and tart at the same time, of course very consistent with its smell. I delicious dessert beer.

M- Makes me pucker, it's fun. The carbonation is nice, dancing around the tongue like a champagne.

D- I can't believe I bought this sized bottle for 2 people. It's drinkable but I don't think I want more than one at a time. I once drank this on-tap in 10oz servings one night...

06-22-2010 18:39:14 | More by wcintula
Photo of washburnkid

New York

3.83/5  rDev -0.8%

Reviewed from notes.

Poured a finger of pinkish/purple head over a body of hazy burgundy/magenta; fizzy froth retains in the tulip. Aromas are sweet and tangy raspberries. Flavors are sweet and fruity with the raspberry flavor really taking over. Just a hint of tartness in the back. The mouthfeel is fizzy and light, though I could hardly call this refreshing as doing more than just sipping it will make my head spin from the sweetness. I would not hesitate to buy this brew again, as long as I know I'm pouring it as a dessert to share with other folks.

06-22-2010 02:39:47 | More by washburnkid
Photo of tlazaroff


3.88/5  rDev +0.5%

Drank this in a Lindemans Lambic flute glass.

A - This beer pours a deep, brilliant, clear red color with a good 1-finger of pink head. The lacing sticks to the side of the glass pretty tightly.

S - On the nose you get a lot of fruity, raspberry esters which you would expect out of this kind of beer.

T - Big on raspberry. In fact, thats all that I can taste in this beer.

M - As per Lambics, this is a sour, tart beer. Not as cheek puckering as the Kreik or Peche, but it's defiantly there. It is also smooth, and leaves a trace of flavor on your palate.

D - Very drinkable, because of the alcohol and heavy flavor though, I would only have one per sitting.

06-17-2010 18:59:27 | More by tlazaroff
Photo of B967ierhunter177


4.68/5  rDev +21.2%

Poured from a bottle into a Lindemans stem glass and served at about 45 degrees.

A: appearance was a beautiful, sparkling red with a fine line of bubbles on top

S: aroma is all raspberries but not overpowering

T: like a raspberry soda but well balanced not overly sweet

M: smooth, medium mouthfeel coats the entire palate; just the right amount of carbonation

D: very enjoyable by itself or with a dessert

A very well made, quality lambic; went well with Cherry Garcia ice cream from Ben and Jerry's; highly recommended.

06-16-2010 03:47:26 | More by B967ierhunter177
Photo of berpwillie


4.2/5  rDev +8.8%

pours a slightly hazy ruby red color with good fizzy pink head,good lacing and lively fizzy carbonation. very strong rasberry fruity smell, taste is much the same. slightly bitter tart sour finish. very sweet and very enjoyable. long flavor duration. thin slick texture. definitely not your average beer but still very delicious.

06-14-2010 13:42:12 | More by berpwillie
Photo of AgentZero


3.6/5  rDev -6.7%

A - A dark red, almost purple color. Very pink head with a nice bit of lacing on it.

S - Raspberries and sweetness, not really much more to it than that.

T - Sour, and a lot of raspberries. Almost candy-sweet at times. The sourness is a nice tart that helps control the sweetness, but it's just not quite complex enough.

M - Medium bodied, dry finish, lot of carbonation.

D - Sweetness can get a little overpowering, but fairly easy to drink.

06-12-2010 04:29:13 | More by AgentZero
Photo of Phelps


3.48/5  rDev -9.8%

Looks: A hazy maroon obscuring everything behind the glass. a fluffy dark pink head that quickly becomes a pinkish film, leaving vertical tracks of lace.

Smells: like raspberry cheesecake. The heavy character of tart cranberries and sweet raspberries, with brandy and some butter mixed in. Very sweet and only subtly sour.

Tastes: like a sweet tart. Tons of raspberries, boysenberry syrup and honey. Super sweet and very girly, with a biting tang that grips the sides of the tongue and builds to almost unbearable levels as I drink.

Feels: like sparkling wine. Light carbonation peppers the tongue, with a fuller body than I expected.

Drinks: like overkill. Frambois has an intense sweetness that becomes cloying before too long. It would be doable in very small amounts, but I had trouble just making it through my 10-ounce glass.

06-09-2010 22:37:11 | More by Phelps
Photo of urwithdave


3.3/5  rDev -14.5%

Corked bottle pured into a oversized wine glass.

A- pours deep purple with ruby highlights. A pinkish head and tons of pink lacing.
A- raspberries and more raspberries. There is a cotton candy sweetness present also.

T- wow is this sweet. I need to go brush my teeth. Ill be back in a minute. Ok I'm back. Like I was saying, this is the sweetest beer, (actually it's hard for me to really think of this as a beer) I have ever tried. The good news is that there is a subtle tartness that saves the day. The raspberries are present and dominate. Not much else really going on. Maybe some faded hints of wood.

M- thick and syrupy. The sweetness is almost to much to bare. It becomes very sticky.

D- I guess I would really have to be in the mood for this as a desert beer. Its one of my wife's favorites so I take a sip every now and again. Nothing I would drink on a regular basis for sure.

06-09-2010 15:26:34 | More by urwithdave
Photo of Stinkypuss


4.28/5  rDev +10.9%

Lindemans Framboise

Appearance: Served in its proper glass on tap. A bright reddish pink in color with light pink foam and lace.

Smell: Sour berries and cherry tones. Sweetness.

Taste: Heavily sour on the palate, with a definate raspberry presence. Acidity is certainly up a notch or two. I find the sourness of this beer to be enjoyable, rather than it be sickly sweet.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a lingering sourness in its long finish.

Drinkability: A nice fruit lambic. Sets the bar high for others to follow.

06-09-2010 05:47:22 | More by Stinkypuss
Photo of Atricapilla


4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a wine glass. Appearance was a pinkish-cranberry color with minimal head. Foam was a dark coral color. Smelled sweet, like fresh raspberries. Very flowery.Tasted an initial tartness, followed by fresh fuit: raspberries. Nicely balanced and easy to drink.

06-06-2010 15:04:50 | More by Atricapilla
Photo of xjapanhomebrewx


4.08/5  rDev +5.7%

A-Hard to imagine that its really beer! beautiiful dark berry colored, but the head and its pinkish hue is the best part.

S-Rasberries, lots of them. Yeast and a bit of mustiness cut through as well.

T-Just an onslaught of tart rasberries and refreshing fruit juice character. reminds me of a nice chunky fruit jam in liquid form.

M-Sour and puckering at times, champagne like dryness at the end, but overall coats the mouth nicely.

D-As good as it is I can't imagine drinking more than one at a sitting. Just a glass for dessert would be ideal.

06-05-2010 14:51:14 | More by xjapanhomebrewx
Photo of UCLABrewN84


4.83/5  rDev +25.1%

A - Pours a beautiful deep raspberry red color with a fizzy 1 inch light red head. There is nice ring lacing present as the beer is sipped.

S - Smells of rich raspberry, funky earth notes, and slight vinegar.

T - Delicious sweet/sour raspberry with a slight vinegar acidic flavor.

M - Good fizzy carbonation makes for a very crisp and smooth drinking beer.

D - A most excellent fruit lambic. I buy this one very often. I know that a lot of people have said that this is too sweet but I don't agree. I think that overall this is the best fruit lambic made by Lindemans and probably my favorite overall example of the style.

05-30-2010 07:52:29 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of aepb1


4.65/5  rDev +20.5%

A- Deep blood red with a light white head that had a pink tint

S- Strong raspberry and a very small bit of yeasty malts

T- Very sweet raspberries and full up front with a small sweet aftertaste and that raspberry lasts for over a minute afterwards!

M- Light and that fruit makes its way into the mouthfeel too!

D- Great lambic and recommend turning to this any time you're in the mood for one!

05-27-2010 00:55:44 | More by aepb1
Photo of konadrinker


4.55/5  rDev +17.9%

This is my wifes favorite "beer". It is raspberries all the way from the initial full on fragrance to the mouthful of flavor in every swallow.

Pours a bright purple/red with a bubble froth on top.

Smell is fruity and tart

Taste is slightly sour with a massive berry flavor

Carbonation is champagne like

A very drinkable lambic. Keeps my wife happy :)

05-25-2010 02:31:10 | More by konadrinker
Photo of pennatale


4.65/5  rDev +20.5%

If you are not a beer drinker and more of a fruity cocktail drinker and looking to get into beer, this should be your beer of choice. With a fruity taste that only hints the beer I am on my journey to becoming a beer drinker as much as I can. Total Wine in Delaware has a great selection.

05-25-2010 00:59:04 | More by pennatale
Photo of Mora2000


4/5  rDev +3.6%

The beer pours a dark red-purple color with a pink head. The aroma is very strong with sweet raspberry. The flavor is raspberry with just the lightest hint of tartness. Medium carbonation and medium mouthfeel. This has nothing in common with other Belgian lambics but as far as fruit beers go, this is a good one.

05-19-2010 02:42:44 | More by Mora2000
Photo of Gobzilla


4.2/5  rDev +8.8%

A: poured a nice ruby red with a finger of pink head that had great lacing sticking to the glass.

S: lovely raspberry aromas with nice acidic sweet funky notes. Really good fruity nose on this one.

T: lots of tart raspberries hit the palate with good sweetness and slight funky notes. More sour then I thought, but not in a bad way.

M: light to meduim body with light carbonation.

D: this is a good lambic from lindemans. These guys really know how to brew the fruit lambics.

05-16-2010 04:07:22 | More by Gobzilla
Photo of bskrtz


4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Poured from 11.2 ounce bottle, to tall narrow Lindemans glass (similar to champaign flute). Served cold.

A) Murky Cranberry bog, like beet soup with red/purple tinted head. Opague and appears unfiltered.

S) The smell is wonderful -- very sweet with hint of spice

T) Like carbonated sticky-sweet rasberry syrup. The finish is tart and fruity. Has a natural, freshness that appears to be more healthfood elixir than beer.

M) Ample, fine carbonation that is consistent with bottle conditioned beer. Very low alcohol, very thick.

D) An excellent after dinner treat

05-09-2010 14:17:48 | More by bskrtz
Photo of Jemonster


5/5  rDev +29.5%

I will start off by saying that this stuff must be made from magic forest elves, because it is otherworldly in its deliciousness.

A: Beautiful raspberry red/brown color with a foamy pinkish head. Somewhat cloudy/difficult to see through.

S: I wish my house smelled like this stuff and I wish I could bathe in it. It really is something special. While 90% of the smell is overwhelmingly sweet raspberry, the other 10% on the back end smells like a sour, yeasty, complex, and sultry beer.

T: A smack in the face of raspberry, which I happen to love. Tastes like raspberries at the height of their season. I would love to try this beer reduced as the syrup for peach melba, but I can't seem to not just drink it. It is far superior to the other flavors offered by Lindemans, which says a lot since they are also delicious. Similarly to the smell, the raspberry dominates but the sour, funky, complex flavor of the lambic comes through as well. I would say 70% raspberry and 30% beer. The wonderful sour beer flavor and light alcohol is the last thing you taste about a minute after drinking.

M: Feels like a party in my mouth from the fizzy carbonation. It's just on the edge of feeling like a soda. Heavy carbonation, but not too much. The syrupy coating texture takes the fizz off right after pouring into the mouth. The coating properties make it so the taste sticks around long after the swallow.

D: While I WANT to drink these by the caseload, it is hard to drink more than one because of the intense, sweet flavor. I tried to give it less than 5 for drinkability, but I couldn't bring myself to do it. This beer deserves its A+ from me. Drinking more than a couple of these is difficult and will burn your tongue out for anything else consumed that day. I recall doing a beer tasting with friends and drinking this beer too soon in it. Nothing else tasted right after that. This is a "finishing" beer.

05-07-2010 23:38:50 | More by Jemonster
Photo of beersheppard


3.48/5  rDev -9.8%

Appearance: purple, a shade lighter than eggplant, very carbonated, with a pink head.

Smell: fresh raspberries.

Taste: like sourpatch raspberries.

Mouthfeel: a wild tingle throughout the mouth from the carbonation.

Drinkability: maybe a dessert beer. This is a well made beer, but how many of them can you have? Great job capturing the essence of fresh raspberries.

05-06-2010 23:55:53 | More by beersheppard
Photo of OneDropSoup


3.95/5  rDev +2.3%

On tap at House of 1000 Beers in New Kensington, PA. The beer board just listed it as "Framboise," & when I asked the bartender who made it he didn't know. Put 2 & 2 together when it was served in a Lindeman's flute.

Translucent dark red with finger of foamy, pink head. Felt a little silly drinking it in a pretty bare-bones place, but it didn't kill me. And it really is an attractive beer.

Smell is sweet & tart raspberry, candy-like (think Jolly Rancher) but with a certain dryness & depth. A smell like dried apple or apricot shows up later.

Flavor is sweet raspberry with a solid tart finish that doesn't make you gush. Not real complex for a lambic but still tasty. Not overly tart or dry.

Medim-bodied, a little creamy, with a nice tart aftertaste. Sugars hang around & thicken my saliva.

Good, but I think the sweetness would get old. I don't get excited for Lindemans usually, as it's pretty ubiquitous, but it's a good, solid intro to lambics & I can see why it's so often featured alongside other good domestic craft selections. Sort of the Blue Moon of lambics. This is the first I'd tried it in years, & found it really enjoyable, so there you go.

04-28-2010 01:22:47 | More by OneDropSoup
Photo of drabmuh


3.8/5  rDev -1.6%

Poured from a bottle into a Lindemann's tulip. Beer is hazy and red. Carbonation is high and like champagne forms a thick head of medium and large bubbles that are mostly white. There is no lacing on the glass. Looks fine.

Beer smells sweet and raspberry. Not much else but the aroma is strong.

Beer is mostly sweet, like soda with a slight tart in the corners of the mouth. Overall its a nice and drinkable beer but its a far cry from a lambic with a guezish base to it. I enjoy it, its a nice dessert beer or something to be paired with a bitter chocolate dish but its not really a lambic as I understand the style. Lots of carbonation in the mouth gives the beer a little more body and helps to sour it out. I just wanted more sour and less syrup.

04-27-2010 21:03:57 | More by drabmuh
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