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Lindemans Framboise - Brouwerij Lindemans

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2,121 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,121
Reviews: 941
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 15.03%
Wants: 38
Gots: 97 | 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 akorsak


4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a glass of Lindemans Framboise served in a 4 oz pouring glass. The ale is cool in temperature.

Appearance: The ale has a deep raspberry color that is between red and purple, with a whitish colored head.

Smell: The beer has a delicious raspberry aroma that is as a result of syrups, it is sweet rather than sour smelling.

Taste: The ale's syrup provides just the right amount of sweetness to mask and offset the sourness of the lambic base. I find that that lambic base is where most of the flavor comes from, as it provides that necessary 'aged' flavor.

Mouthfeel: The ale is at once sweet and slightly pucker-up sour.

Drinkability: Many people disparage the syrup lambics, but I enjoy them for the sweetness and refreshment that they provide.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2006 00:14:07 | More by akorsak
Photo of dbalsock


4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: This pours a beautiful deep red, almost purple. The pink head is abundant, but didn't stay around long. The previous time I had this it seemed to last forever, so I don't know what is usual.

Smell: The raspberry wasn't the first aroma to hit my nose... in fact it was banana. The raspberry followed quickly, and I found the two smells complimenting themselves nicely. I would have liked more of a flowery presence from the hops to round it out a little more, however.

Taste: The bana and raspberry make themselves known again in the taste, but their fresher than in the smell. The banana reminds me slightly of a banana yogurt taste, and with the raspberry it creates a nice juicey taste.

Mouthfeel: Great carbonation helps balance the sweetness in this brew. The tangy fruit masks any alcohol that could be present, even though it's rather low abv. I do wish the aftertaste was a little sharper.

Drinkability: Because of it's similarity to juice, this beer is easily quaffable and sippable, whichever you may prefer. I think it could go quite well with both salads and cheesecake, and would love to have it combination with a roast duck dish.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2006 18:37:57 | More by dbalsock
Photo of ciderfaerie


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

Appearance: Little to no head while pouring, then fills and dissipates leaving a thin pink ring atop the rich cranberry red.

Smell: A nice surprise leaning into the scent of a raspberry margarita - sweet, tangy, floral.

Taste: Sweet, slightly tart with a strong raspberry presence. Suprisingly balanced with amazingly nothing overwhelming about this beer.

Mouthfeel: Nice weight and soft fizz on the tongue from the carbonation.

Drinkability: Extremely drinkable, although there might be a limit of a couple glasses due to sweetness, and raspberry. It's like having a small slice of super rich cake.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2006 18:03:23 | More by ciderfaerie
Photo of SaCkErZ9


4.43/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from corked and capped 12oz bottle. Deep cranberry colored beverage emerges. No head, a little ring around the top of the glass.

Aroma is sour raspberries. Some sweetness resonates as well.

Mouth puckering sourness in the taste. But it is pleasant. Very tart, like a piece of sour raspberry candy. Sweet and Sour, now thats a concept!

Mouthfeel is puckering. Crisp and refreshing. Beautiful for these hot humid NC summer days.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2006 01:36:29 | More by SaCkErZ9
Photo of Wasatch


3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a dark ruby red, lots of carbonation, tiny head, some lacing throughout the drink.

S - Scents of raspberries.

T - The taste is of raspberries, sweet/bitter dry finish.

M - Medium body, very carbonated feel.

D - This is my first Lambid, it's not bad, but not my cup of tea. Most likely I would not buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2006 23:48:35 | More by Wasatch
Photo of virtualshock


4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - The pour was a dark raspberry color with a minute amount of head. The beer is cloudy and looks more like a wine than a beer.

S - Lots and lots of raspberry notes. The tulip glass really helps the smell of the raspberries come out. I poured some into a snifter and it was not as intense.

T - Raspberry juiciness. It is slightly tart and sweet just like a raspberry. Your mouth waters for more.

M - The mouthfeel is not syrupy but nice and light.

D - Well, I have almost finished off the whole 750 mL bottle. It is definitely not my typical preference for a beer style but it is a fruit lambic and it is good. I can't wait to pair this with a dark chocolate dessert.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2006 21:29:14 | More by virtualshock
Photo of DuqTroops


4.78/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - red beer. strawberry in flavor. little head

Smell - lots and lots of strawberries! smells great. so much to smell, i cannot wait to taste it.

Taste - is as expected, lots of fruit and very good on the palate. more rasberries in flavor.

Mouthfeel - easy to drink, not much carbonation.

Drinkability - this is definitely a dessert beer. could not drink a lot of these on hand.

Went to beer distributor to purchase it in PA; it was being sold for $140 a case of 24. I drank this at Bella Luna, in Murraysville, PA; where it was $5 on draught. We also tried a Hoeggarden with Framboise; excellent drink!

Serving type: on-tap

07-02-2006 17:40:33 | More by DuqTroops
Photo of rtratzlaff

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottled poured into a champagne glass

Apperance is quite elegant. A darker cloudy red beer sits under a pink 1 1/2" head. The aroma is mainly raspberries with some yeast. Taste is as expected, nice rasberry flavor. Not too much sweetness or tart, but plenty to keep the tongue pleased. Mouthfeel is pretty crisp and refreshing. Drinkability is pretty good, but so much raspberry flavor could probably wear on the tongue pretty fast.

Obviously much different than any beer I've had, but still quite a treat. It went well on a hot summers day.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2006 23:05:55 | More by rtratzlaff
Photo of BEERchitect


4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There is a lot of similarities between this beer on tap and in the bottle. But, there are some distinct differences. The beer is just as tart, sour, sweet, and tangy as ever, but the bottle version seems to hold a more viscous body, mainly to the lack of induced carbonation that I get from the tap. Less fresh, but more musky. More of a Flander's red flavor and texture in general. A little more dusty, woodsy, vineous, and earthy; maybe from the cork and complex cellering. Though fresher and ripe with fruit from the tap, I prefer the older and more raw flavor from the bottle. Both are winners.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2006 01:18:31 | More by BEERchitect
Photo of Bitterbill


4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from corked 12oz bottle a hazy red-amber with a large reddish head of foam that dissipated

The smell is definitely raspberry but it's not, by any means, a strong nose. Pretty subtle to me actually.

The taste is a wonderful sweet but not too sweet raspberry that has a nice sour twang in the finish and just does all sorts of nice things to my palate. Yummy. Seriously, I could drink this all night if I was in the mood. ;^)

Bottom line: If you like fruit beers, this Framboise is one you can not over look. I love it!

[ serving type: bottle ]

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2006 01:48:04 | More by Bitterbill
Photo of guitarmage


4.68/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Vivid juicy magenta, but also a dark red wine tint. Pink foamy head that dissipates into a nice purplish lavender lacing that leaves patches on the glass.

Smell: My first fruit lambic review. This smells like ripe rasberries. Real raspberries. Sweet, sour, light vinegar like quality.

Taste: Rush of fresh over ripe raspberries, dissolves in your mouth into a very very light malted grain and a hint of hops if you try. Finishes very clean leaving you wanting more.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, juicy, lightly carbonated and smooth. Finishes very clean, leaving your mouth refreshed.

Drinkability: This beer is amazing. The flavor of fresh raspberries pours through and is delicious. It is cleaner than a juice, it's not sticky. Cleansing beer quality on the palate, very drinkable. The ultimate cross over beverage for the malt beverage - as in Zima and Smirnoff Ice drinkers.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2006 07:30:31 | More by guitarmage
Photo of MSchae1017


4.45/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer was tasted in a flute from the 750mL bottle.

This beer pours a deep ruby with a tint of purple (tm) with a frothy pink head. The head laces nicely and leaves a nice ring the whole way down the glass. The smell is sweet and sour raspberries. The taste is a sweet raspberry wheat beer with some underlying sourness. Mouthfeel is nicely thick with good carbonation. Overall highly drinkable, one to pick up again and a good crossover beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2006 02:11:35 | More by MSchae1017
Photo of ProfessorHops


4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- deep purpleish red with a small pink head.

Smell- sweet and fruity. definitely smell raspberries.

Taste- sweet and confusing. Hardly any beer flavor, Raspberries beyond belief. Hard to review this beer from a beer drinks vocabulary.

Mouthfeel- feels like apple juice.

Drinkability- very easy to drink.

I'd rather have a beer that tastes like a beer. But I must admit this stuff taste very good. Just isn't my idea of a brew.

Gulp Gulp,

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2006 08:24:30 | More by ProfessorHops
Photo of RedChrome


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

Pours with a very nice ruby red color. Decent amount of head has a large tint of the red color to work on the white of the head. Carbonaton is light, but bubbles stick on the glass instead of moving through the beer. Moderate lacing.

Super sweet aroma without being overly saccarin sweet. Almost like taking a nice noseful of raspberry jam. No notes of either malt of hops.

Flavor kicks you in the mouth with raspberry. As a lambic, it is expected to have such an overwhelming fruit taste, and did not let me down. The tartness of raspberries is extremely present.

A little weak in the area of feel. This lambic is watery, but does leave the taste in your mouth.

This would be a fantastic choice for a dessert beer. I would suggest having one of these with either a nice rich piece of chocolate cake or a pice of plain cheesecake.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2006 02:33:21 | More by RedChrome
Photo of Nutleybeer

New Jersey

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

Served in a cross between a pilsner glass and a champagne flute, this is very sweet stuff. More like a wine than a beer. Yet, not really wine-like either. It is actually like a spiked punch maybe.

I always enjoy it as a lite, end of the night beer. It goes down smooth and fruity, but this is clearly not for everyone. Ask for a sample, if possible, before ordering.

The smell is literally like pureed raspberries. Very strong. I find the raspberry to be much stronger in flavor than the cherry or peach flavors also available.

Good stuff, but has to be drunk in moderation.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2006 13:33:54 | More by Nutleybeer
Photo of GratefulBeerGuy

New Hampshire

4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from a 750 ml cap & Cork bottle.

AP: Looks like raspberry juice or a red wine. Thin pink/purpleish head that was gone in about 3 minutes.

Smell: Raspberry and cream with a sour, tangy yeast scent. Very nice.

Taste: Fizzy Raspberry juice. Smooth and refreshing in a soda pop kinda way. This is a great desert beer, very low alcohol but the wild belgian yeast gives it nice complexity.

MF: Refreshing as hell,Lively but with a luxurious, creamy finish.

DA: This is something even the honey's can love!

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2006 16:11:49 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
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3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a deep, rich, rich, rich, incredibly dense red with little carbonation and a small pink head. Looked like no other beer I've ever seen. Aroma was berry all the way plus a good bit of earthiness in the finish. Also some licorice, maybe? Pretty amazing. Very sweet berry flavor, almost like juice. Barely tasted like beer, and in fact one of my fondest memories about this one is being at a beer bar with someone who swore up and down that she did not like beer but thought this was quite tasty. Anyhoo, also had a bit of tartness and some yeast too. For a funky Belgian it is light on phenolics or else they are buried under the berries and sweetness. Mouthfeel was a light-to-medium body and a bit still (though I wouldn't really call it "flat" as I think that implies lifelessness). Drinkability was good; wouldn't want to drink a gallon of it, but it does go down easy.

I hate to use the word loosely, but this comes as close to a unique beer as I've ever had. I can see where it wouldn't be some folks' style, but I really liked it.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2006 04:28:12 | More by shererjt
Photo of tallar


4.68/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance- It is a dark red, with a very small head that quickly disappears leaving a a thin ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell- Smells strongly of fresh rapsberries. Has a very distinctive tart to sour smell.

Taste- Raspberries all the way through. It's sweet at first, although the sweetness is eventually balanced out with sour notes. Overall, very sweet but the tartness is definitely there.

Mouthfeel- Very creamy and fizzy.

Drinkability- Very drinkable, but as others have pointed out, probably not something you would drink alot of.

Overall, I was very impressed with this beer. Being my first Lambic, I must say if this was any indication I am definitely looking foward to trying others.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2006 23:24:11 | More by tallar
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North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Looks like a glass of cherry soda with a dainty pink head on top; looks pretty at first but the retention is not great nor is there much lacing - like I said...soda

Smell: Modest aroma of raspberry and, if you take deep snifs, you can also pick up some funky yeast aromas

Taste: Starts with a juicy raspberry flavor that bursts forth with sweetness just after the swallow; in a few seconds, your mouth starts to pucker from the sour balancing notes, but this lambic is primarily about the sweetness and the sugary flavors wind up predominating

Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied; very effervescent

Drinkability: Pleasant enough for a few sips but not something that can be drunk in any quantity

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2006 00:14:10 | More by brentk56
Photo of MaltyGoodness


4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle

Pours a hazy raspberry red with a creamy pink head that fades. Thick lacing on the glass.

Fragrant raspberry aroma with a very distinct tartness. Smells delicious.

Slightly sweet raspberry taste upfront washed over by a wave of tartness. Pucker up.

Full body, slightly syrupy. Zippy carbonation.

This is always a favorite desert beer. I have consumed much of this over the years and don't plan to stop.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2006 02:23:00 | More by MaltyGoodness
Photo of evanackerman


4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

my first Lambic, this one pours a bright dark pink-red, basically the color of raspberry juice. a fizzy head that soon subsides into a ring around the top, lacing left behind.

smell is almost completely dominated by raspberries but there is a faint hint of wheat as well.

taste is initially a huge burst of pefectly fresh tasting raspberries, delicious and sweet, then a tartness arises to stop the sweetness from being cloying, this is all followed by a mild malted barley and wheat flavor in the background, but really there is very little to remind the drinker that this is indeed a beer, a truly remarkable flavor profile that is unlike anything i've ever tasted and certainly unlike any American attempt at the style.

the mouthfeel on this beer is abosolutely amazing, almost like carbonated cream, it is wonderful and invites another sip immediately.

drinkability is the only weak point of this as it is not something i would want to consume large amounts of, it is however, highly drinkable in the short term, in fact, i think i am drinking mine far too quickly.

overall, i am really glad i gave this beer a chance, i now have a new favorite dessert beer, i am looking forward to trying the other fruit flavors.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2006 17:34:09 | More by evanackerman
Photo of zeff80


3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Found on tap at Cherry Hill Brasserie in Columbia, MO.
Poured into a fluted champagne glass. There was no head when it arrived at my table. Nice maroon/red color. It smells of raspberry and that's about all I could smell. Pretty much the sam egoes for the taste. It was very fizzy, almost like champagne. It tasted good but due to the price and the fruit taste, I don't think it's very drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2006 13:24:04 | More by zeff80
Photo of DamYankee


4.7/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I was surprised to find this on tap at all! I had it at the Gingerman in Austin. Wonderful nose, crystal clear body, color and head were perfect.

I have always enjoyed this from the bottle, but having it on tap moves it to another level entirely.

An excellent dessert beer, or as I had it, the last beer of my session.

Available in Pints and halfs as well.

Serving type: on-tap

04-18-2006 14:44:07 | More by DamYankee
Photo of afordney


3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured a deep reddish purple, lots of bubbles and a thin bubbly head that dissapeared rapidly.

Smells strongly of rasberries, almost smells like sparkling grape juice.

Tastes like it smells, bubbly and fruity, strong berry tones almost like a sparkling red wine.

light mouthfeel, very crisp and balanced.

A good interpretation of the style. Excellent for special desserts, a beer I would like to drink again, but not an everyday kind of stlye.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2006 00:42:08 | More by afordney
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4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Of all the lambics that I have tried, Lindeman's Framboise is my fave. Maybe I'm just particularly fond of rasberries. As soon as the cork is removed the rasberry aroma fills the air. It pours a nice light purple,pink and a nice off white head lingers. The nose is nothing but rasberry. How many times have I mentioned that berry already? While I'm a dark strong Belgian fan, I can really aquire a taste for this. It's tart/ sweet flavor keeps me coming back for another sip. It's light abv, a mere 4%, should allow most people to enjoy an entire 750 ml bottle with little ill effect.
For some who don't like the taste of beer, be it maltiness or hop bitterness, this may be a good choice. If it weren't for it's steep price, (at least in my area), I'd keep this in stock at all times. Alas, I only have this brew at one of two bar/resturants around here. Reason being, they're the only places that also serve a New York style cheese cake. When I do dessert, and pair a Lindeys Fram with that N.Y. cheese cake , I'm telling you, 'It's over, Johnny'. Try it!

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2006 23:21:55 | More by cro250klr
Lindemans Framboise from Brouwerij Lindemans
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