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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:
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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 dolemite77
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a ruby red with a thin pink head. Aroma is STRONG with raspberries, and the flavor is the same. Champagne like carbonation and mouthfeel, and very tart. I almost put the sweet/sour aspect of this beer in the mouthfeel section as well as the flavor. It will pucker you up with sweetness and the sour aftertaste is nice. I would prefer this to be a little less sweet, and somehow allow the beer qualities to come through a bit more.

dolemite77, Dec 12, 2008
Photo of cvfish
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a great red color that produces a pink foamy head that reduced to a thin head and left a nice lacing around the glass

S - All about the rasberries here, nothing much else

T - Rasberries, duh. very tart tasting as well, but too much sweetness for me

M - Medium to full bodied beer, with loads of carbonation

D - Wasn't exactly my cup of tea, to sweet to drink a lot at once.

cvfish, Dec 08, 2008
Photo of magictrokini
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is my first lambic, so I have no idea what to expect. Pours dark red with a big pink head. Nice lacing. Aroma is rasberries, very ripe rasberries. Taste is rasberries. Don't detect any malt or hops. Kind of tastes like a very carbonated rasberry syrup, but in a good way. Dessert beer?

magictrokini, Dec 05, 2008
Photo of seanpachefddfa
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Apperance - Poured a deep ruby red with a light purple head.
Smells - Raspberries and not much else.
Taste - Again sweet and tart raspberries.
Mouthfeel- Good carbonation with a very heavy body almost like syrup.
Drinkability - This was a very good beer a bit on the sweet side but i will drink this one again.

seanpachefddfa, Dec 05, 2008
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smells and tastes like raspberries.

Very dark red color with pink bubbly head.

Very smooth beer with good mouthfeel.

Beer is very drinkable and recommended as a good "change of pace" beer. When you want something totally diffent.

I drank this beer with thanksgiving dinner and felt that it was a good contrast with main meal(turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, etc) and good with rich cheesecake pie for dessert.

4DAloveofSTOUT, Dec 04, 2008
Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 4/5/08. Bottle. The prettiest beer I have ever seen. Pours a dark red with a majestic pink, creamy head. Ah, luxurious. Aroma so wonderful, of tart raspberries. Flavor of sweet raspberries, some sourness squeaks by. Not too sour and not too sweet. Something everyone must try. This used to be my favorite beer. 9/5/7/4/14 (3.9/5)

LilBeerDoctor, Dec 02, 2008
Photo of mithrascruor
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a lovely dark ruby red color, with a frothy red-tinted head. The head eventually becomes a nice bubbly thing, but still with good retention.

Smell: Like fresh crushed raspberries. Rich and potent, but not overwhelming.

Taste: Again, like raspberries! Not too sweet and with a nice level of tartness. Virtually no yeast in the flavor.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

Drinkability: Some may find the flavor overwhelming, but otherwise definitely drinkable. Low-ish ABV contributes too.

Probably the most well-known lambic, this would work best as a dessert beer or for a brunch. Overall it is quite lovely, but probably more of an acquired taste (to beer drinkers) than other lambics and similar beers. Personally, I tend to prefer such beers with a more varied taste, with yeasts, etc.

mithrascruor, Nov 25, 2008
Photo of CHSLBrew
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle served in a stemmed tulip glass.

A-A dark pink/purple/magenta beer. This was topped with a large-bubbled, thick light-pink head which reduces quickly to a consistent, attractive thin bubble layer. Hazy and deeply attractive.

S-Bright sour fruitiness, prominent raspberry, with some berry sweetness.

T-The initial sourness fades to a fresh and sweet fruitiness, raspberry in nature. This is followed by an almost puckering sourness that cuts through the berry flavors. Beneath the whole of the flavor, a slight sweetness tries to break through. Finishes crisp with a slight residue.

M-Effervescent carbonation level, as showcased with the sparkling wine-type head. The sourness can make this beer less smooth, but this is appropriate to style.

D-We drank this one as a desert wine, enjoying it slowly and in small serving sizes. Enjoying it in this way was enjoyable and relaxing, and I will surely consider this beer for a desert course in the future. Note: Not a session beer :)

CHSLBrew, Nov 24, 2008
Photo of Overlord
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Pours a syrupy looking pinkish red with a big frothy pink top. Smells like ... raspberries. That's it. Raspberries.

Nice taste. Lively champagne-esque mouthfeel with tart raspberries, but with an underlying uber-sweetness. This beer is going to get a pretty big hit in drinkability from me, as it is fantastic for about half a bottle, then becomes a bit overbearing to drink.

Overlord, Nov 23, 2008
Photo of nasty15108
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a purple/red grape color. The pour produced a pinkish head.

S - Raspberry jelly.

T - Sweet with a slight tartness. Reminded me of a raspberry jolly rancher.

MF&D - Sweet and syrupy. Could not drink too many of these but it was a nice change of pace. I recommend mixing it with Brooklyn Chocolate Stout, it tastes like a cherry tootsie pop.

nasty15108, Nov 20, 2008
Photo of irishman06
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter from a corked 750 mL bottle with foil wrapped around the neck.

Deep red color with a small lacy head. Pleasant aromas of raspberries.

I love this beer. Wonderful raspberry flavor with a balance of sweet and sour. Elegant and delicate, yet packs a lot of flavor.

irishman06, Nov 14, 2008
Photo of Cylinsier
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Off the tap. Pours a deep clear pink color with a little bit of effervescence. The head is a lighter pink and very fine. Smells like fresh raspberries. The taste is pretty decent, the aforementioned raspberries and maybe a little bit of strawberry, but both very sweet and pretty tart. The mouthfeel was smooth and thin. Pretty drinkable I guess, but its just way too sweet and tart for me to enjoy on a regular basis. If your into the fruit beers its probably one of the better ones.

Cylinsier, Nov 13, 2008
Photo of DoctorDog
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 355 ml/ 12 oz. bottle into a snifter. No freshness/best by date indicated.

A- Deep burgundy in appearance. Pours with ~1 finger of pinkish head, which fades gradually, leaving a thin layer.

S- Tart raspberries.

T- Again, tart/sweet raspberries. Quite delicious.

M- Crisp. Very much like a sparkling wine.

D- Great desert sipper, though one would be the absolute max.

Future outlook: Not really even in the ballpark of what I'd typically go to when I want a "beer," but nevertheless an enjoyable beverage. I'm sure I'll get it again someday, and enjoy it as a desert beverage.

DoctorDog, Nov 04, 2008
Photo of daythree16
4.72/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz corked and capped bottle with red foil. When poured into a flute glass, it produces a 1.5 finger pinkish foamy head on top of a burgundy body.

As soon as the cork is popped, syrupy raspberry aromas fill the room. When poured, raspberry is still the dominating scent, but there is just the slightest hint of underlying malt. Taste is huge raspberry with a nice tartness to balance. The sweetness is not cloying or overpowering.

Mouthfeel is light with a sparkling champagne-like carbonation. This far exceeds my expectations. It's one absolutely delicious beer. I wouldn't want to drink it all night, but a couple bottles with some chocolate for dessert would be the perfect way to end any meal.

daythree16, Nov 01, 2008
Photo of beerfairy
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is a deep reddish color, with a thin pink head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of raspberry with a hint of peach and cherry, very nice smelling lambic.

T: Acidic, raspberry, tart taste with just the right carbination. T

M: Smooth and very crisp, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: This is one of my favorite fruit beers, very drinkable.

beerfairy, Oct 15, 2008
Photo of clayrock81
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A thinnish red beer eminates from the bottle and looks like wine with a light red head (not really pink). A tart, almost sour, berry aroma although there's a hint of sweetness in it also -weird. Nothing weird about the taste; this is thin-bodied and sharp but has a great berry taste with mild tartness (not overpowering). I know this is probably a sipper to enjoy it but I just couldn't put it down. Goes down smooth and easy, not killign the tastebuds with any sour aftertaste. Didn't really detect that much of a hop or malt presence; not a beer' beer, so to say, but I will gladly relax with one of these anytime.

clayrock81, Oct 07, 2008
Photo of philbe311
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Dense burgandy purple color... Lighter on top and darker on the bottom... Fizzy head quickly fades... Coats glass well leaving rings of lacing as you progress...

S - Huge smell right out of the bottle without even bringing close to one's nose... Very sweet sugary berries... Dark fruit... Tartness... Mild grain and yeast undertones... Reminiscent of an Entemans Raspberry Twist danish...

T - Sweet and slightly sour... Big hit of raspberry... Sugars... Jolly Ranchers...

M - Syrupy and sticky... Slightly dry... invigorating... Coats mouth well... Smooth... Highly elegant...

D - Love it... A delectable sipper... Wow, just wow... and all at 4% ABV...

Bottle / Artwork - Pale yellow label... White scroll and black edging... Numerous fonts and colors... A group of three raspberries hang from each side of the scroll... Green glass bottle...

philbe311, Oct 04, 2008
Photo of Murchmac
4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is one good beer. Haven't had a lambic in years, my wife brought it home with a cherry pie, excellent choice sugar.

Pours like klingon blood wine. Very red, very bubbly looking.

You can smell this the second it's open. Fantastic smell.

Tastes so sweet and smooth, like fermented raspberry jolly ranchers, in a good way. I couldnt really taste any sourness, just sweetness baby, delicious sweetness.

Good beer, I dont know why you're not drinking it right now....

Murchmac, Oct 01, 2008
Photo of awolcfh5150
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The appearance of this beer is very dark crimson. It pours decently with little head that dissolves quickly. The smell of raspberry is refreshing but not overpowering. The taste is rather strong but not syrapy. It's bitter which is nice. Not overly sweet. You definitely know this is raspberry. The beer can be a bit acidic in the mouth but not to bad. I like this one but only one as it can become far to sweet to try and get more down.

I enjoy this one although I wish the alcohol content was a bit higher.

awolcfh5150, Oct 01, 2008
Photo of nrbw23
2.17/5  rDev -43.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A- Pours a red color with a reddish white colored head. Kind of neat looking but reminds me more of a wine cooler than a beer.

S- Ok raspberries and tons of them. Nothing else but raspberries.

T- Raspberries again and finishes just a bit sour.

M- Light to medium in body and ok carbonation.

D- No thanks for me. Reminds me more of a wine cooler than a beer. I'll pass next time for sure.

nrbw23, Sep 21, 2008
Photo of 0110x011
3.3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a raspberry red with a thick pink head that quickly dissolves into nothing, with little lacing. 99% raspberry on the nose, with the tiniest hint of vinegar in the back. Flavor is raspberry soda with a bit of tartness. And that's it. Bubbly, crisp, and refreshing for sure, but really one-dimentional. Might be a decent introduction into the lambic world, but it pales in comparison to other fruit lambics. A nice summer sipper, but that's about it.

0110x011, Sep 18, 2008
Photo of techtatu
4.58/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very nice dark red almost purple color with a light red head. Very refreshing in taste. The aroma of cherries is present as soon as we opened it. It tasted more like a cherry soda than beer.

I had this beer at the Meridian Room in Dallas and for the longest time I could only find it at that bar. Now I'm finding this beer at almost all the beer stores around East Texas. I would highly recommend this beer for first time drinkers, and for a casual drink with friends on a random afternoon.

techtatu, Sep 15, 2008
Photo of Haybeerman
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark cloudy red color. Poured a light purple head with coarse bubbles that dissipated quickly. Thin consistent lacing.

S: Sweet hearty raspberry aroma; didn't get much else.

T: Distinct raspberry flavor; very tart.

M: Loads of explosive, mouth filling carbonation. Fruity and sweet but the tartness of the berries brings a nice balance.

D: Maybe a bit too sweet to drink a lot. Enjoyable if you can sip one or two.

Haybeerman, Sep 13, 2008
Photo of webmanspidey
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark red, smells obviously of raspberries. Again, tastes like some kind of carbonated raspberry mixed drink.. but with added tartness as opposed to the sugary nature of a mixed drink. An excellent beer to give to a supposed "beer hater".. definitely not something even close to run of the mill lager.

webmanspidey, Sep 12, 2008
Photo of SUjunkie
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Julian's in Providence, RI. Served in a flute glass.

A: Dark Pink/Ruby red. The lacing stays on the glass with each sip.

S: Raspberry and more raspberries. Some other citrus notes as well.

T: Like Champagne. Sweet and fruity. In a blind taste test one would find it hard to say that this is beer.

M: A little sour, but a sweet finish.

D: Great for dessert. I'm going to get this again during the holidays for the family's post-dinner drink. I couldn't drink more then one.

SUjunkie, Sep 06, 2008
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