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Lindemans Framboise - Brouwerij Lindemans

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87
very good

2,105 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 2,105
Reviews: 941
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 15.03%
Wants: 38
Gots: 92 | FT: 2
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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jbramley

North Carolina

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

I've tried fruity lambics before by themselves and have not liked them, but I decided I would try some food pairing with this, and had some delicious chocolate cheesecake along with the beer. The combination of the raspberry and chocolate was perfect. The smell is overpoweringly raspberry and the taste is equally fruity. Combined with the right foods, though, the beer mellows out nicely and makes for a perfect dessert beer.

The beer complemented the food so very well, but I don't think it would stand up on its own (at least not for me, as I'm not a huge fan of sweet beers). Definitely worth a shot if you have something sweet to go along with it, though!

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2007 03:23:37 | More by jbramley
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pojo41

Mississippi

4.93/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer poured with a frothy pink head and a rich burgundy color. Perfect mouthfeel. Rich taste of raspberries with quite a bit of tartness. Shared a bottle with my brother and absolutely loved it. I just don't have enough superlatives to attach to this one. Simply wonderful.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2007 04:25:07 | More by pojo41
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BattleRoadBrewer

Massachusetts

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

Served from a 750 mL green bomber at cellar temp.

Nose is of raspberry juice.

Pettilant carbonation, leaves fine pink foam reminiscent of ordinary fruit juice.

Surprisingly clean aroma and flavor for a wild fermentation. How do they get a fermented drink so sweet? Sweet, tart, delicious.

Drinkability is fine.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2007 21:40:20 | More by BattleRoadBrewer
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ghostwalker

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my wife's beer. Thought I would give it a review while sharing some with her.

Cloudy maroon body. Thin white head that diminishes quickly.

Nose is of fresh raspberries, sweet and tantalizing.

Flavor is very tart and sweet. Outstanding raspberry presence. High acidity, with a pucker finish.

Mouthfeel is slightly astringent and drying.

Drinkability is high, this is soda pop for grown-ups.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2007 21:26:31 | More by ghostwalker
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biggmike

Mississippi

4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a beautiful bergundy color with a pink/purplish off-white head. Smell of tartness and raspberries. Mouthfeel is just great, not too thin or thick. Taste is of sour/tart raspberries that finishes with some bitterness. Thanks to my brother for sharing this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2007 19:13:20 | More by biggmike
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plaid75

New York

3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a pale and murky blush hue with a two finger creamy dark pink merangue-like head. There was very good retention and sticky lacing. Enjoyed in an official Lindemans tall, narrow glass. Very impressive.

The smell featured a raspberry sherbert element with hints of champagne yeast.

The taste was upfront tart, yet soft, raspberry with an estery champagne like yeast.

The mouthfeel was very effervescent and finished dry.

Overall a pleasant lambic. Very drinkable considering.

Serving type: on-tap

07-30-2007 20:45:15 | More by plaid75
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BeerAndBourbon

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a wine glass since other glassware was unavailable.

A: Pours out a beautiful rich reddish purple color. Small pinkish head.

S: Slightly acidic, but most raspberry.

T: Wonderful. Flavorful and full of raspberry. Slight fruit acidity that helps maintain a moderate sweetness; not overly sweet, but far from bitter.

M: Medium carbonation.

D: Easily drinkable. I offered this to the entire family and found that an overwhelming number of them liked it and couldn't believe that it was a beer. May be a good beer to get people to try other craft beers. I may try a chocolate stout next.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2007 04:21:49 | More by BeerAndBourbon
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Blupoet03

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into wine glasses, this beer looked and smelled like raspberry wine with a head.

The smell of raspberries literally filled the kitchen, and then my mouth as I took the first sip. This lambic overwhelms with the taste of the berries, finishing tart.

The flavor makes the beer taste thicker than it really is - it was even described as liquid Jello by my wife. A hint of wheat in the aroma announced that this is indeed beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2007 14:25:27 | More by Blupoet03
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Night

California

2.93/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours murky scarlet with purple, crimson, and muted copper tones; small pink-white bubbly head leaves very little lacing and has almost no retention. Aroma is overwhelmingly raspberry with a light bitter hint; sweet and sour malt notes are buried deep. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and juicy. Flavor is much the same as the aroma; raspberries overpower in a syrupy sweetness. Some hop bitterness is detectable beneath, but not with any real depth of character. Light malts and leafiness in the finish. Aftertaste is syrupy and sweet with a touch of dryness.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2007 02:46:58 | More by Night
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beeroclock

United Arab Emirates

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

Very impressive... I normally do not like the fruity drinks out there, but this one is great. It pours purple with a nice puffy light purple head. The smell is all raspberry, start to finish. It tastes of raspberries, sweet with a tart finish. The flavor holds to your tongue and it's not a heavy drink like I would have thought prior to the glass. I enjoyed this very much and will drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2007 21:52:35 | More by beeroclock
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MrHungryMonkey

Texas

3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Raspberries out the wazoo. Sharp sour/acidic earthy aroma. Really sweet.

Deep red raspberry color I suppose. Light pink low head – how cute.

Highly tart and acidic. Extremely high tartness sets in. Uncharacteristically high sweetness. Very raspberry. Very tasty. Medium-low sharp sour earth flavor.

Medium-thin bodied. Medium to medium-high carbonation. Medium-high puckering tartness.

Too sweet for a Lambic. But it is very tasty. But then again, it is labeled as a Lambic. It’s expensive too. If I could get it in a 6 pack for around $8, I’d definitely get it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2007 05:32:53 | More by MrHungryMonkey
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Green 37.5cl cork and wired bottle, wrapped in paper. Best before May 2017, tasted on 17th June 2007

Poured into a 0.2 litre Morte Subite flute glass and a half pint tumbler.Dirty red, murky brown in colour, with a fine biege head which was being replenished by the highly carbonated body.

Not suprisingly, it smelt of raspberries and other 'friuts of the forest'.

The raspberries are very obvious in the taste, so is the sugar and whatever the other sweetner is. The tartness of the raspberries however adds a sourness to the beer, so it becomes a sweet and sour type flavour.

The tartness stays longer than the sweetness, the sourness isn't unpleasant, just stays longer.

Although I think this style of beer is interesting and should be preserved, it is not a style I can 'hand on heart' say I really enjoy a great amount. This version is as good as any I have tried.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2007 16:47:02 | More by BlackHaddock
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HugoGrim

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Served on tap at Monks Cafe in Philadelphia in a flare pilsner glass.

Deep red body with a thin lacy head.

The aroma is intense to say the least. The description written on the beer list stated the you could smell this from across the room when it is poured, which does not seem like an exaggeration. The smell of sweet raspberries simply radiates out of the glass.

Flavor is of sweet, syrupy raspberries. There is a balance between a slightly sour fresh fruit flavor and a much sweeter element almost like a raspberry pie filling.

Mouthfeel is like champagne, really the only way to describe it.

As for drinkability, the sweetness hinders it a bit. If it were to lean a bit more to the sour it could be much more drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2007 02:03:02 | More by HugoGrim
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It poured a brint pinkish red with a pink head that went away fast. In the nose was nothing but raspberry. The taste was raspberry and very sugary. It is crisp, and quite bubbly. It is a very popular beer, but I think I would go into sugar shock before getting a buzz from this.

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2007 01:13:45 | More by OWSLEY069
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Patrick999

Florida

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

Poured a deep red into my snifter - pink head fizzed up, then largely left the building, but a sexy looking beer, definitely.

I could smell it right when I popped the cork. Unmistakable raspberry. You'd have to be in bed with a flu-driven 104 fever to not notice the raspberry. Upon closer inspection, some sour notes and pleasant funk aromas waft from the glass.

Taste....good lord, this is just flat out irresistible. Perfumey wild raspberry with a slightly puckery sour hit, not at all overwhelmingly so. Now I understand why you all say the ladies like this so much. If it wasn't so expensive, I'd have to keep a stock of this on hand. Not that this should solely be a girls' beer....you just can't help but go for this, especially someone who loves raspberry like I do.

Mouthfeel - Great. Like a fine champagne. Hell, better than champagne, if you want my opinion.

Drinkability - I'm disappointed that I've already reached the bottom of the glass. That was quick. Didn't exactly savor this over a long period of time...I wish I had more. Damn that price tag...highly drinkable - it would rate an 10.0 in drinkability, if you had a bottomless pit for a wallet.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2007 01:17:03 | More by Patrick999
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Shaw

Florida

3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a beautiful red in color with pink foam that quickly vanishes. It's very carbonated.

Of course, it smells like raspberries -- very powerfully so.

The taste is very sweet and fruity, with notes of tart, but nothing like others of the style. It's like drinking a fruit-flavored drink.

The body is very light and fizzy, like champagne.

This is a much sweeter lambic than others I've tried. This is a beer for people who don't like beer. It's the only beer my wife has wanted to drink more than one sip of.

It's more like a dessert wine than a lambic. Then again, if you aren't a big fan of the vinegar qualities of more traditional lambics, seek this one out. Due to its sweetness, I'd suggest splitting the 12 oz. bottle with a friend.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2007 17:45:32 | More by Shaw
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a deep cranberry red with a light head.

Strong raspberry aroma with a bit of the yeast as well.

Strong raspberry sweetness upfront and a very tart finish.

Smooth and crisp mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

A very nice lambic though a bit too sweet for me but nice for a change every once in a while.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2007 21:59:30 | More by Monkeyknife
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arguemaniac

Virginia

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

Pours an interesting reddish purple with a light violet head (though it doesn’t stick around to long). Fragrant grape must aroma. The thirst-quenching palate features loads of deliciously fruity grape sweetness that is balanced superbly by an equally tasty acidic sour tang.

An absolute pleasure to drink, the sweet and sour components male for a rich but balanced overall flavor. Personally, I prefer more of that classic sour tartness that beers like this one are famous for, but that character was more than adequately represented in this fine example. After all, I had no problem whatsoever through the 750 of this delicious brew.

Highly recommended…

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2007 05:37:24 | More by arguemaniac
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wagenvolks

Texas

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

Got a pitcher of Lindemans Framboise on tap at Brand's in St. Louis (right on the loop, fantastic weather)

Poured a dark plum to cranberry-colored body with a frazzled valentine's day pink head on top. The head was very well retained and left thick, layered lacing down the sides of the flute glass, probably fueled by the fervent carbonation. Aroma was (of course) big on the raspberries, but also had notes of cherry, blackberry, and mango.

Taste was truly exquisite. A sharp, sour note perked up the front of the tongue while a sweeter, fruity taste washed around the sides of the mouth and palate. Mouthfeel was equally as solid, with a medium-light body, excellent carbonation, and a refreshing aftertaste. This lambic drank very well with the meals we had, and since the service was so poor at Brandt's, I got a chance to see how it stood alone as a drinking beer. Verdict: delicious.

Serving type: on-tap

05-18-2007 19:55:31 | More by wagenvolks
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Damian

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drank from a 750 mL capped and corked bottle purchased at Trader Joe's, Brookline, MA

Poured a clear, dark ruby red (lighter at the edges of the glass) with a three-finger, frothy, bubbly, pink head. Large, irregular patches of lacing coated the glass and remained long after the beer was finished. (If any beer could be described as looking "sexy," this would be it.)

The aroma was beautifully sweet and fruity. Raspberry candy was blatantly apparent along with a faint powdery, mustiness (akin to that of a traditional lambic).

The taste was a nice mix of sweet and tart. Fresh, pureed raspberries dominated from start to finish along with a syrupy sweetness. This sweetness unfortunately became cloying at times. The finish was sour and a touch dry with a noticeable powdery yeastiness and a touch of oak. The resonating sugary aftertaste left a syrupy film in my mouth.

Mouthfeel was heavily carbonated and thinner than expected, yet a touch creamy.

Drinkability of this beer was hurt by the cloying sweetness. If only the sugars could have been toned down a bit, this beer would have been much more enjoyable. (One glass was definitely enough for me.)

While this beer hardly resembled a traditional lambic, it was quite enjoyable nevertheless. It would pair perfectly with a dessert such as a chocolate raspberry torte.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2007 17:35:23 | More by Damian
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TheSarge

Virginia

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

These lambic beers are about the only brews my wife can actually enjoy. I myself enjoy them from time to time too.

Lindemans Framboise is my favorite so far. The raspberries in conjunction to the base lambic create a mouth puckering beverage. It pours with a thin light purple lacy head. The body is nearly opaque, allowing only a slight amount of light to go through. The body retains a dark purple color, comparable to the color of a grape Popsicle. The taste of this brew is well balanced between the fruit juices and the lambic yeasts and wild bacterias. This is very refreshing, but almost so sour it makes my cheeks cave in. This was very interesting, and my wife drank more than half the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2007 12:04:28 | More by TheSarge
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BigJTrucker

Oregon

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

Pours a deep cloudy purple color, with a purplish tinted head that settles quickly. Pleasing fruity aroma. Tastes more like fruit juice than beer to me. Has a nice complex mouthfeel. I expected to taste more of the belgian sour yeasty taste, but the rasperries mask it nicely. Extremely easy to drink. Even my wife could drink this, and she "doesn't like beer." Blasphemer.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2007 00:59:43 | More by BigJTrucker
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kms910

Maryland

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

Poured into a Sommeliers Burgundy Grand Cru

A: cranberry in color - watch it sit and the color deepens

S: Beautiful fresh raspberry aroma with a candy finish

T: sweet upfront with a lot of the raspberry, finish is tangy/tart not too much - the sweetness balances a lot of the tartness out.

M: slightly carbonated - not as much as a wine cooler, a little milder. It’s very thin on the palate

D: Very fruity, sweet beer could possibly be mistaken as a wine cooler to a novice. Very drinkable - could easily throw back a few of these in a sitting. Someone mentioned you could enjoy this with a dark chocolate - I could see that.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2007 20:00:53 | More by kms910
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xav33

Michigan

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

Lindemans Framboise
750ml bottle
Moderate pour in a stein.
Recent brewing, picked 04/07

Poured a bright hazy pinkish red with a large light pink foamy mostly lasting head with good lacing.

Smelt of strong overall strawberry candy with the strawberry wrapper, parts of raspberry, woodsiness, honey.

Flavor was upfront strong sweet raspberry followed by more strong sweet raspberry and moderate sourness on a long finish.

Palate was light to medium bodied, lively carbonated, rich and moderately mouth puckering.

Overall, I am not a big fan of raspberry beers as a whole, but this was intense and fun to experiment with. Not an everyday beer for me, but excellent flavors and aromas nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2007 19:31:16 | More by xav33
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SaltyLime

Colorado

3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I expected a lot from the foil wrapped top over the bottle cap, plus the cork underneath. A little disappointed, but would work great as a dessert drink or for a guest who claims they don't like the taste of beer compared to wine.

Appearance - Very pretty. Thick red ting with a small pinkish head.

Smell - Distinct raspberry. Sweet brew. Tastes great, but was lacking in the normal flavors of beer. Where's the grain, yeast and hops?

Taste - Fruity. Tasted more like a wine cooler than a beer. Excellent with chocolate. Reminded me of a melted fruit popsicle.

Mouthfeel - Pleasant carbonation.

Drinkability - This one might be good for girl's night out, but I couldn't drink more than maybe two in the same night.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2007 00:41:50 | More by SaltyLime
Lindemans Framboise from Brouwerij Lindemans
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