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Lindemans Framboise - Brouwerij Lindemans

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2,194 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,194
Reviews: 945
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 15.03%
Wants: 43
Gots: 121 | 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 flagmantho


3.95/5  rDev +2.3%

Poured from 12oz bottle into a white wine glass.

Appearance: hue-perfect raspberry red with a very thin layer of pink head. I think for a raspberry lambic, this is almost as good as you can expect.

Smell: sweet raspberry aroma and a hint of the tartness and acidic bit which I think is to come. I think it smells just plain good.

Taste: while it is sweet, it is drier than I would have guessed from the aroma. The flavor is of very fresh raspberries and a bit of sourness; though it seems that the sour aspect is reduced in this beer in comparison to the other Lindemans fruit offerings.

Mouthfeel: relatively light body and some creaminess, but it doesn't have quite as nice a mouthfeel as some of the others in this line. Acceptable, but not great.

Drinkabillity: ah, the refreshing fruitiness and the enticing sourness just keep me coming.

I think for most people the framboise is their introduction to Lindemans, and I daresay lambics in general. I'm coming to this at the other end of my Lindemans exploration, and while I enjoyed this beer, I think some of the other options (kriek and cassis, notably) are better choices.

07-09-2010 02:21:18 | More by flagmantho
Photo of morimech


3.65/5  rDev -5.4%

Ruby red in color with a small pink head that quickly settles to a thin cap. Just a little lacing is left on the glass. Strong smell of raspberries appeal to my love of the berry, but not much for beer or lambic aromas. The flavor is more raspberries of course but unfortunately there is not much for any lambic qualities. Just a faint hint of tartness in the finish. Overy sweet overall. This sure could use some funk but the raspberries sure taste good. Light body and nicely carbonated keep this beer from syrupy levels that would make it very difficult to drink. A beginners fruit lambic that features the fruit. I love the berry and the ABV is very low makes it enjoyable.

07-05-2010 18:42:31 | More by morimech
Photo of MbpBugeye


2.78/5  rDev -28%

I have had only a few sips of this beer. I ended up with a bottle of my own so this is the most of this Ive had to myself.

A- Deep rose color with a pink soapy head. Surprisingly it retains a pillow of foam that leaves spotty lacing. The beer is semi hazed. About the color of a ruby stone.

S- Lots and lots of raspberries. Mostly the sweet, ripe red raspberries. Its really hard to get any real beer smells from it. Its all buried deep beneath a wall of raspberries and candy.

T- The raspberries at least taste real, which they are. It could easily taste like its loaded with syrups and sugar but it stays away from that. But you will struggle to find anything other than ultra sweet raspberries in this beer. There is a nice tartness that strays close to sourness which is a welcome taste but any thing resembling a real lambic is lost. Any funk, yeast or sourness is oppressed by a dictatorship of raspberries.

M- Sugary sweetness like drinking a lot of juice. It changes the chemistry of my mouth to something thats pretty uncomfortable. My spit becomes adhesive, my teeth hurt and my lips are shriveling. The dry finish a lambic should have is not there, all stickiness.

D- Well the alcohol is low, it doesnt take a genius or seasoned Belgian drinker to knock some back and its not heavy. Its just too cloying and any beer essence is bound and gagged and thrown off a bridge.

I already knew this was a favorite among people who dont like beer but like to feel like they are fitting in, but actually paying attention to it as I drink clinches it for me. I dont like this beer. Bring me some Fonteinen or Cantillon.

07-04-2010 05:58:07 | More by MbpBugeye
Photo of bagpiper2005


3.78/5  rDev -2.1%

From a Lindemans gift pack containing this and the Pomme. Poured into the novelty glass included.

Pour: Dark crimson red with a very fizzy pink head.

Smell: Syrupy sweet with lots of aroma of raspberry.

Taste: Starts off very sweet with a mouthful of raspberry goodness which gives way into the classic tart lambic finish.

Mouthfeel: Very light bodied (goes along with the 2.5% alcohol) and extremely active carbonation. About like drinking soda.

Drinkability: Very drinkable and refreshing.

Final Notes: Much like the other Lindemans fruit lambics, makes either a great dessert beer or breakfast beer. It's good, but I prefer the more tart versions.

07-03-2010 21:11:59 | More by bagpiper2005
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
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