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Lindemans Framboise - Brouwerij Lindemans

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2,320 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,320
Reviews: 957
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 45
Gots: 145 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans visit their website

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 CityBoy1986
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

My corkscrew was sacrificed in the opening of this beer. Nevertheless, my review will not be tainted.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

The pour is a deep ruby colour with a finger's worth of ruddy head. Retention is good, but lacing is low.

The nose is dominated by raspberries. I was almost tempted to believe I was drinking raspberry juice rather than beer. I felt the same way when I tasted it--the first thing I got was tart raspberries, but a sweetness followed that balanced the taste.

The mouthfeel was reminiscent of champagne with a lot of carbonation. Drinkability was decent, since although I finished the bottle, I doubt I could have had another.

Since this was my first lambic (Sam Adams' cranberry not withstanding), I didn't quite know what to expect. However, I think this beer provided an excellent introduction to the style.

CityBoy1986, Feb 17, 2009
Photo of gonzo46and2
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep raspberry red with some dark tones to it. Kinda makes it murkey. A pink head forms on top.

Smell is raspberries, light malt, no hops.

Taste is tart and refreshing. Very tasty after a meal as dessert.

Mouthfeel is soft carbonation and puckeringly sour with a great deal of sweetness to balance things out.

Probably my Wife's favorite beer.

gonzo46and2, Feb 13, 2009
Photo of AdmiralDiaz
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle to a tall and slender cylinder glass.

A: Pours a semi murky but still vibrant red edges. Two finger pink head with good retention and lacing all the way to the bottom. Very attractive.

S: Captures the scent of fresh raspberries perfectly. The sweet fruitiness, the unique raspberry sourness, and the natural stem scent. It's as if someone too a handful of fresh raspberries and pressed them under your nose.

T: Tastes about the same as it smells but with a bit of a yeast kick and a bitterness in the finish. Very tasty but probably could have been a bit more balanced.

Overall: Mouthfeel was about what you'd expect well carbonated and light-medium bodied. Couldn't drink more than a couple of these but it's much more drinkable than some very sweet fruity beers. Very good beer wish it were just a bit cheaper.

AdmiralDiaz, Feb 08, 2009
Photo of sirsteve42
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Wow, thats raspberry alright. Had this at Mugs in Brooklyn (Williamsburg). Pours a nice dark red raspberry with a small bubbly head. Very nice smell. Tastes very sweet and you almost forget this is a beer. Tart and tasty. I could wake up and drink this, it is almost like juice. Very rich and full of flavor.

sirsteve42, Jan 31, 2009
Photo of LumpyGuitar
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Clark's Ale House in Syracuse NY.

Poured a deep raspberry red with a good 2 fingers of frothy pink head. Retention is good, lacing is average.

Smell is very sweet, raspberries dominate, nothing else is detectable.

Taste is a sour punch to the tonsils. Taste is very tart and sour.Raspberry flavor is predominant, and every sip is a sour raspberry flavor.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, very carbonated.

Drinkability is good. This beer goes down easy as hell but the sour/tart flavor may turn away some people who aren't into that sort of thing. On a side note, my girlfriend loves this, and buys a few bottles of it everytime we hit my beer stop.

LumpyGuitar, Jan 28, 2009
Photo of aeminter
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep ruby red almost the color of beet juice with a bright pink frothy head and thin pink lacing.

The smell is intensely raspberry with an alcohol note in the back

Sweet and tart and raspberries (go figure) there is just enough alcohol/beer character to remind you this is not juice.

aeminter, Jan 25, 2009
Photo of Oatsoda
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Framboise pours a beautiful red color with large sparkly bubbles.

A whiff of this gives you a strong raspberry aroma that almost makes you forget you're drinking a beer.

The flavor is mostly of tart berry with a slight grapefruit-like aftertaste. It shows more fruit than grain.

This beer has a light body with a nice cidery carbonation.

Even though I'm not that big on fruit-beers, Lindemans Framboise is a very nice drink and a good alternative to sparkling cider. It's also a great beer for people who say they don't like beer.

Oatsoda, Jan 25, 2009
Photo of mattffrost
3.15/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer poured into wine glass.

Appearace. Beer is a cloudy dark pink colr. Head is a light pink color.

Smell A fruity raspberry smell.

Taste Very very sweet. A little carbonation is present in the taste. A Raspberry flavor.

Mouthful. Sweet mild.

Drinkability. To sweet to drink to much of.

mattffrost, Jan 25, 2009
Photo of aletales
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

To be certain, I am partial to raspberrys. This is so unlike what I expected. I was certain that this was going to be like some american lime beer with a little bit of fruit squeezed in at the end. Nope. Raspberries were everywhere; in the aroma, in the pour, on the tongue. Goodness gracious, it is a good thing I love raspberries. Oh, by the way, some may think of it as a chick drink, but remember, if mama's happy, you might be too.

aletales, Jan 24, 2009
Photo of deereless
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The color of a light burgundy wine, a solid centimeter of pink foam off a vigorous pour, quite clear - 4.50, S: Raspberries galore, slightest hint of alcohol, the sweetness of a raspberry jam on the nose - 4.75, T: This beer is pure raspberry juice, any alcohol that may be present is masked by the fruit, a faint tartness that you might find in a cranberry juice, quite sweet - 4.00, M: The slightest touch of grittiness to the beer - 4.00, D: A very pleasant lambic, it pushes fruit flavors to the extremes, an excellent dessert beer - 4.00

deereless, Jan 24, 2009
Photo of jujubeast6000
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed 6/8/2006 (12oz bottle):

Pours a purple, reddish colored body, similar to wine. Has almost no head, purple-white. Also a very strong aroma of raspberries, sweet. Has an extremely fizzy palate, with ripe fruit, and lots of sugary flavors. Medium body.

jujubeast6000, Jan 19, 2009
Photo of jjanega08
4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A= pours a bright red with a one inch pink head that leaves nice lacing
S= like rasberries. nothing like beer at all.
T= nothing like beer at all. tastes like fresh picked rasberries. very tart.
M= outstanding. I've never had this style but the mouthfeels good.
D= High. I dunno how this is a beer. I've never had a lambic so maybe this is how they all are. If it is I love them. This tastes more like a soda than a beer but whatever it's delicious

jjanega08, Jan 15, 2009
Photo of talkinghatrack
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a - Pours a deep, well, raspberry in color. Opaque. Pinkish head dissipates in an almost mottled fashion.

s - Raspberry candy and no room for much else

t - Interesting. Just when it threatens to go cloyingly sweet it heads deeply sour. There is an odd hollowness to it - the best I can describe it is that the middle section of your tastebuds are looking around for the sweet/sour party going on in the front and back. Has that tannin-like bite you get when crunching a raspberry seed - a good thing.

m - Nice carbonation gives it an almost frothy feeling.

d - Grading inside the style it tastes alright. It's probably easier for these concoctions to err on the side of overcarbination or sweetness but this one takes the high road and goes for sour and real raspberries. Finishing smooth and sour leaves you looking for another sip. I could probably do a glass of this lambic in a sitting. Extra bump for hiding any hint of alcohol content.

talkinghatrack, Jan 14, 2009
Photo of Reaper16
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

served from a bottle into a new 2009 Boulevard Smokestack Series goblet

Pours a deep magenta, more red than purple, with a minuscule pink head that very quickly becomes just a thin ring. Lacing is spidery and pretty average. Plenty of visible sediment in the bottom of the glass.

The raspberry smell hits you when you first open the bottle, let alone when you pour the thing! I expected raspberries to dominate, but there is a strong whiff of some bready yeast, too.

Raspberries, raspberries, raspberries. Initial tartness gives way to sweetness. Lots of sour funk on the finish. This isn't complex, but it tastes great.

The lively carbonation makes sure that the sweetness doesn't get cloying. The alcohol is not tasted at all; it may not actually be in this beverage. On a blind taste test, I might say that this was a raspberry pop. Which is fine by me.

Most people see this as a dessert beer, but I would happily drink multiples at a time. I don't think of this as a beer as much as I think of it as a soda pop. This is pretty damn good, regardless.

Reaper16, Jan 08, 2009
Photo of BigBry
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Flying Saucer in Nashville, wasn't specifically looking for this one but the bartender talked me into it.
Served in a Lindemans logo flute glass with gold rim. Pinkish with a bubbly pink head. Reminiscent of a champagne. Sweet smell of raspberries. The flavor has the same raspberry taste, natural and fresh - not overly sweet or artificial. Great flavor, fruity and tart but not too much. Bubbly carbonation gives a nice texture and mouthfeel. Just do not expect too much traditional 'beer' flavors. A really good dessert beer. High drinkablility marks because in the right setting/conditions, I would now rather have this than any sparkling wines.

BigBry, Jan 07, 2009
Photo of gabrielsyme
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Magenta, very bright, medium pink head, moderately high carbonation

S - Not too much smell, just sweet

T - Raspberries, very sugary, with some tartness and a dry alcohol finish

M - Feels light due to the carbonation, but the sweetness builds and leaves a sticky feeling

D - Again, the sweetness means that it isn't as drinkable as it could be, but at 4%, you get a lot of flavor for your sobriety

Gave this to my mom who doesn't like beer and she liked it, but refused to admit that it is beer

gabrielsyme, Jan 01, 2009
Photo of canucklehead
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just the right fruitiness mixed in with the sour lambic backdrop, this is a very good example of the style though not as complex as the framboise from Cantillon. The low ABV and the beautiful red hue make this a great starter for any party or tasting. Drinkability is good considering that drinking too many lambics often leads to hearburn from the acidity. I am happy to see this in Vancouver as it has been awhile since a decent lambic had been available (Morte Subite doesn't count)

canucklehead, Dec 31, 2008
Photo of TrevorGW
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bright red with a funny-looking pink head. "This is beer?" they all say.

Fresh raspberries on the nose, fresh raspberries on the tongue, fresh raspberries in the aftertaste. Raspberries are well-represented here.

Carbonation is tight but restrained, giving you enough room for the pleasingly tart finish.

A wonderful drink. No alcohol is tasted. But I'm not sure how someone could drink more than 10 ounces of this in a sitting.

TrevorGW, Dec 30, 2008
Photo of JEdmund
4.6/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Raspberry red with a foamy pink head; great head retention throughout

Bright raspberries explode out of the glass; I can smell it from a distance--yum!

Taste & Mouthfeel
Tart and sweet--lots of raspberry; very little semblance to beer; lively carbonation in the mouth--effervescent and light, making for a champagne-like body; tart finish, and extremely drinkable

Surprisingly not too overpowering after a glass; leaves me wanting another one; good stuff!

JEdmund, Dec 29, 2008
Photo of adamette
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had on tap at Winking Lizard in Mentor, Ohio served in a gold rimmed flute glass with Lindemans printed on the side of it.

A Bright red with a pink head which is not large and dissipates within a minute. I might be able to see some sediment in it (Winking Lizard is mostly dark). It looks inviting, especially presented in the flute glass.

S Sweet raspberries! It actually smells like raspberry candy. I do not smell much of anything else. This is one of the most inviting beers that I have ever smelled..

T Sweet, ripe raspberries to the point where I can almost feel the texture of them in my mouth as I am drinking this Lambic. I do not taste much of the beer base though.

M The carbonation adds to the feeling of the raspberry texture and the mouthfeel over all in a great way. I really love the feel of this beer.

D This should be a dessert beer but it is really drinkable indeed.

Notes: I became aware of this beer thanks to the enthusiasm for it from my sister in law Christine and it has a reputation as a beer enjoyed mainly by women but I think that it delivers on its intention of being a raspberry flavored lambic. It has an interesting depth and feel to it and it is very drinkable for a dessert beer. I think that everyone should try it at least once.

adamette, Dec 28, 2008
Photo of alexskovan
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep ruby red, with a powerful fragrant aroma of raspberry. This is by no means a "suggestion" of fruit -- this is a full on fruity attack. Taste is very sweet, a lot of fruit, with the lambic sourness following at the finish. A rich, lush, fruit beer, and a good alternative to a dessert wine.

alexskovan, Dec 28, 2008
Photo of Guzzler78
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a ruby red color. A light pink head of about one finger. Some lacing throughout.
Smells bitter and sweet, of raspberries..
Tastes of raspberries a bit sour and bitter.
A medium bodied champagne mouthfeel. Bubbly, frizzante- semi sparkling.
I tasty treat. A bit to sweet for my tastes, could enjoy a glass with some cheesecake.

Try this mixed with some Youngs Double Chocolate for a a liquid dessert treat.

Guzzler78, Dec 20, 2008
Photo of thain709
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a ruby red...produces a light pink head that stays for a while...lacing the whole way down

S - Strong raspberry aroma

T - Well raspberries of course...the whole way through that's all you taste...a little tart with some sips

M - Medium to full body...the nitro makes it smooth and a little creamy

D - This is a pleasant tasting lambic...but a little on the sweet side makes it not that drinkable for me...a nice dessert beer

thain709, Dec 15, 2008
Photo of yesyouam
4.47/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lindeman's Framboise is a clear, raspberry colored beer with a fluffy pink head and nice lacing. It's pretty! The fresh raspberry aroma is very strong. It carries. Sniffing a little closer, there is a note of moist wood, like a barrel. It is light bodied, crisp, clean and bubbly. It's a Champagne-like mouth feel. It is sweet, fruity and sharp, with a note of cork. It is lightly bitter and excellently balanced. This is a full-flavored classic!
(rated Nov 28, 2008)

yesyouam, Dec 14, 2008
Photo of Bagman007
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap poured into a flute.

A- Reddish pink coloring with a decent bit of head. Looks kind of like red wine, but not as dark.

S- Dominating raspberry smell.

T- Tastes like a mix of raspberry beer and red wine. Very sweet beer.

M- Feels like wine when it is in your mouth. Decent bit of carbonation.

D- I probably wouldn't have more than one of these in a sitting, but if you like this kind of beer you could definitely have quite a few.

Bagman007, Dec 13, 2008
Lindemans Framboise from Brouwerij Lindemans
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