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Lindemans Framboise - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,267 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 2,267
Reviews: 951
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 45
Gots: 132 | FT: 3
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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Photo of jayrod20
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Served in a champagne flute. Ruby grapefruit colored with a pink bubbly head that sinks quickly. Jammy, fruity aroma of sweet raspberry and honey, some bitter notes. Sweet raspberry flavor, not cloying, some honey and lemon. Some sour apple and tartness rises up. Initially a thick mouthfeel, moderate to high carbonation, bubbles tingle in the finish. Crisp dryness lingers, puckers the mouth. Very drinkable, excellent after-dinner selection. The only problem with this beer other than it being incredibly sweet is that you can suck them down faster than you can order, or afford them.

jayrod20, Apr 30, 2008
Photo of everetends
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this in form of a bottle acquired at Dekalb Farmer's Market in Atlanta, GA. Poured into a tulip.

It pours a ruby red with a pink, frothy head. Very pretty to look at.

Smell is of sweet raspberries that is very present, but not overpowering. This a very fruity beer.

Taste is once again of raspberries. A good full flavor, but nothing too heavy. There is slight hint of cider towards the end. Finishes easy.

Mouthfeel is nice besides it being a bit heavily carbonated. Almost had a champagne feel. I wasn't expecting so much carbonation from looking at it, but it definitly comes across.

This a good lambic but it is a bit sweet for my taste to be a common beverage. I do highly recommend you try this beer, especially if you haven't had a lambic. This is a whole different world of brewing.

everetends, Apr 24, 2008
Photo of maddogruss
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a bottle of this into a flute glass.

A: Pours a red body - like red Gatorade - with a small, pink head with nice retention and nice lacing along the sides of the glass.

S: A nice, sweet raspberry smell that reminded me of raspberry sorbet.

T: A sweet, raspberry taste with some bitterness and sourness to it, but nothing too noticeable.

M: Pretty smooth, but kind of overcarbonated. Had the same mouthfeel of Red Bull.

D: A pretty drinkable beer. Like drinking the melted leftovers of raspberry sorbet. A decent lambic overall and definitely worth at least a session.

maddogruss, Apr 22, 2008
Photo of botham
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle poured into a snifter. pours a ruby red color with garnet highlights and a pink head that is reduced to a soapy rim after a minute or so.

aroma is of raspberries, with a sour character. little else.

taste is of sweet raspberries with a juicy quality. a smooth profile works well with the flavors without being overly sweet.

mouthfeel is medium bodied with a sweet, but mildly sour quality. good texture on the palate.

drinkablility is decent. for a lambic, this is a smooth and easygoing brew, with a sweet quality and a mildly sour character. solid example of a lambic. cheers!

botham, Apr 16, 2008
Photo of StonyB
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

It's about time I got around to reviewing this beverage I've enjoyed for over a decade...

Appearance - Pours a cloudy, mysterious crimson into a Lindemans flute glass. Foam dissipates at once, with a wisp of bubbles left behind.

Smell - Tart raspberries (duh), sugary sweet fruit.

Taste - Sweet and tart raspberry, with the sweet gaining the upper hand. Like drinking a lollipop, in a good way.

Mouthfeel - Citric, somewhat acidic. Leans thin.

Drinkability - With a taste like raspberry juice and an ABV of 4%, what do you think? Extremely drinkable.

Whenever someone tells me "I don't lke the taste of beer", I break out the Lindemans. And when you want to take a break from your daily dose of hops, grab a Framboise. It tastes just as good as you thought it would. Highly recommended.

StonyB, Apr 13, 2008
Photo of Atron67
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- poired a clear red with a pink head that belays the loads of rasberries underneath.

S- lots and lots a fruit, mixed in with a little wheat but the fruit.

T- delicious rasberrries, its all over the place, smooth slightly tart finish, pretty damn good

M- light, bubbly and delicious

D- solid but its real fruity so a 750 is a bit much

Atron67, Apr 12, 2008
Photo of neenerzig
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served to me in a 9 oz pilsner glass. This beer is a somewhat clear medium to dark red color. Head was maybe 1/3 inch thick when drawn from the tap and served to me. Settles to a thin surface ring lining the inside of the glass with pretty good lace. Has a fruity aroma of raspberries and apple. The taste is pretty much the same, sweet raspberry and some cidar. Not complex, but very good! No hops at all detectable here. Has a crisp, full bodied mouthfeel with fairly heavy carbonation. Very nice and drinkable.

Eric

neenerzig, Apr 06, 2008
Photo of markaberrant
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A - murky, blood red. A decent red-tinged white head formed, but dropped quickly to a still respectable cap.

S - overpowering aroma of fresh raspberries. Doesn't come off necessarily as artificial, but there is absolutely no other aromas to make you think this might actually be a beer (or lambic).

T - awash with sweet raspberry flavour. Identical to that goop you can buy at the grocery store in the frozen fruit section "frozen raspberries in syrup." Raspberries have some natural tartness, but aside from that, there is little else to balance the sweetness.

M - There is a bit of body, but still light. Medium carbonation. Not a trace of noticable alcohol.

D - I'm gonna try to pawn the rest of this off on my wife.

I could see this appealing to someone that doesn't like beer, otherwise pass.

markaberrant, Apr 05, 2008
Photo of mattster
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Opened 12 fluid ounce bottle, poured into Snifter glass.

Pours a small dissipating pink head of foam that reduces to a layer of lace across top of brew. Very thick dark red brew - almost looks like a dessert topping.

Smell is very strong of raspberries - very fresh raspberries - not much else. Taste is similar, with heavy raspberries with not much other going on. Mouth feel is bubble laden, but not horribly so. Very low alcohol, but very sweet. While this is good, I don't understand how anyone can drink much of this due to sweetness.

mattster, Apr 03, 2008
Photo of avalon07
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: When poured from a bottle to a tulip glass, had a rich burgundy hue and a thick consistency. There was a small head and good lacing.

S: Very fruity aroma, rich in raspberries (obviously)

T: Vibrant taste of raspberries and a little cider. Could barely taste the alcohol.

M: Lots of carbonation and a syrupy (to be expected) finish. Excellent mouthfeel.

D: Before I say anything in this category, it should be known that this is not a brew for everyone. It's light, effervescent and tasty. It doesn't really resemble any beer out there. I for one, found it incredibly drinkable.

avalon07, Apr 02, 2008
Photo of Grimes
4.85/5  rDev +26%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

I've never had an actual Lambic before, so I had no idea what to expect.

Poured a deep, ruby red with a bright pink bubbly head

Smells of cider and raspberries

Tastes like the same. Almost like a sparkling juice with a bit of alcohol on the tongue. Very tart finish.

Full mouthfeel with lots of carbonation

Very refreshing beer. Would make for a wonderful dessert beer to share with a partner.

Grimes, Mar 26, 2008
Photo of Madmax99
4.72/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I recieved this lambic in a 750ml bottle. This is my first Belgian style lambic and I am very impressed.

A: Beautiful dark ruby color with a pinkish head on top. The lacing stains the glass in rings with every sip.

S: Very appealing rasberry ketones fill the air as soon as the cork is pulled. Some other citrus notes too..maybe orange. I did notice a very slight metallic scent once the beer settled in the glass, but after swirling it around a few times it faded.

T: Exceptional champagne taste. Very fruity, not very beer like.

M: Acidic feeling but not bitter, just slightly sour at first but finishes clean with hardly any after taste.

D: Recommended for the holidays or for dessert, or maybe just as a treat. The sweetness might make it difficult to drink a whole lot, but it is very tasty.

Madmax99, Mar 25, 2008
Photo of orangemoustache
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a deep purple with red highlights with a thin pink head,leaves small amounts of lacing behind

S-powerful aromas very sweet and fruity

T-huge blast of rasbery sweetness upfront and a jollyrancher tartness,very sugary and a bit syrupy,but very refreshing and tasty

M-fizzy and a little dry

D-price as well as sugary sweetness keeps the drinkability at a minimum,but for the style it is a well put together Lambic and an enjoyable drink

orangemoustache, Mar 19, 2008
Photo of Spidey13
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lindemans Framboise pours a hazy dark red with a small pink head. It smells like sour raspberries with some candy sweetness. These two reverse themselves in the taste, with the sweet, candy raspberry taste starting and the tart, sour aftertaste lingering for a while. the mouthfeel is medium with a high amount of carbonation. This is a very nice, sweet beer. I started drinking it by itself, but the tartness got a bit cloying. I decided to grab some chocolate to have with it and that did the trick.

This is a very drinkable beer that would be great to give someone who doesn't know much about beer to show them just how diverse beer can be.

Spidey13, Mar 17, 2008
Photo of DoubleJ
3.08/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Had this on-tap in a short goblet at the YardHouse in Brea, on to the beer:

Looks more like a juice than a beer with its red-violet color, leaving thin lacing on the glass as it's consumed. Modest smell of raspberries, which came to no surprise. The taste is extrememly sweet and full of raspberries, almost cloying to a point. There's only an echo of tartness and farmhouse funk in the background for balance. Carbonation is mild.

I'll admit raspberries aren't my favorite fruit, but this beer was too sweet, like a cheap champagne, I couldn't do more than one goblet at a sitting. So yeah, this was dissapointing. Prices suck ass too; my sample was $8, and mini-magnums go for $5-6. Why can't the peach lambic be as widely distributed as this flavor?

There is one redeeming quality this beer has to offer, and it's its ability to win over non-beer drinkers. A friend of mine doesn't like beer at all, but I offered him a sip of my sample and he enjoyed it.

DoubleJ, Mar 15, 2008
Photo of illidurit
3.3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a wine glass. Deep purple/red color with a fizzy light-pink head. Despite the fizziness there's appreciable lacing.

Obviously the main aroma here is raspberry, but it has an unnatural saccharine quality to it.

Flavor has some tartness but not really enough. The sweetener character comes through here in the form of a syrupy and borderline cloying candied raspberry note.

Finish is thankfully dryish, however the sugariness is too much.

Effervescence is a little too strong, and the sweetness is a little too syrupy to qualify for high drinkability.

illidurit, Mar 11, 2008
Photo of pheggeseth
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

A: fizzy dark cranberry color, small pink head, spotty lacing

S: sourness up front, with a yeasty quality in the middle with raspberries throughout

T: tart sour raspberries, but still relatively smooth

M: lively carbonation, a little acidic

D: this is my first lambic, so I can't comment too much on the style, but I did enjoy it more than I thought I would

pheggeseth, Mar 07, 2008
Photo of Halcyondays
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

25.4 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a magenta/fuschia in to a fluted glass, with a solid pink head, good lacing and retention, pretty colour.

S: Smells like wild raspberry jam, some strawberry preserves in there as well, very fragrant fruit.

T: It tastes like carbonated raspberry juice. It's a good flavour, though at times, it's just so sweet that it gets to be too much, but I definitely like it.

M: Smooth, slightly acidic and tart, slightly cloying at times, light bodied and refreshing.

D: A fun beer from Lindeman's, I imagine this could be used in lieu of pink champange. Not a traditional lambic at all, but still enjoyable, though if I had to choose, I'd go for the Cantillon or Hansenns.

Halcyondays, Mar 05, 2008
Photo of tobyandgina
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Coming from the tap, this one had an average, off-white, slowly diminishing head. Decent lacing. Light red in color with a slight cloudiness.

A light molasses smell, raspberry ever-so-present, light hops, with a light hint of sweat.

A medium body with lively carbonation. The flavor duration was average, moderately sweet and lightly bitter.

All in all, very good brew, maybe a little too sweet. Good when its hot out.

tobyandgina, Feb 27, 2008
Photo of atrus138
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Split a bottle of this. Poured a deep, hazy pinkish red with a thin head the color of strawberry ice cream. Left little lacing. Smell was a potent explosion of raspberries. Very tart, but full of delicious flavor. Taste is crisp and refreshing. One doesn't really think of the usual hops or malt characteristics, but of straight-up fruit. Very light body and higher carbonation makes this quite refreshing. This is one I wouldn't have on my own, but is a nice compromise with my fiancee, so I'll probably enjoy this again and again.

atrus138, Feb 21, 2008
Photo of Traquairlover
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle poured into a snifter.

A = Deep red, relatively clear, almost no head or lacing.

S = Tart raspberries, very slight yeast scents.

T = Very tart, lotys of raspberry flavor but mostly I am struck by the tartness. Very good, but sour.

M = Medium-light body, good carbonation and mouthcoating.

D = Depends on the mood. This is an enjyable drink but it is distinctively tart and fruity. A good dessert drink with ice cream.

Traquairlover, Feb 16, 2008
Photo of Jmamay22
2.93/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Corked, capped, and foiled 750mL bottle conditioned.

Pours out a fruity purple and red with plenty of carbonation. Pink colored head fizzes out to no head leaving no lacing.

Smells of sweet and tart raspberries. Very jolly rancher like and missing out on some of the finer subtleties found in other lambics. Taste follows its scent well and uses the tartness to balance out the nearly overwhelming sweetness. A lot of fruit qualities, but not many beer qualities. Maybe some underlying mustiness.

Mouthfeel is light and effervescent. Not very drinkable as I could see myself getting sick to my stomach with more than one glass. Blends wonderfully with other beers, works well with ice cream and simple to pair, but alone this beer doesn't do it for me. Can act as a lesson for the versatility of beer for the uninformed imbiber.

Jmamay22, Feb 15, 2008
Photo of slvrmon82
4.7/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

if there is such thing as an after dinner beer this is it. A dessert beer if you will. Appearance is a deer ruby red almost purple. The smell is of sour raspberries. There is no doubt about it, The Taste is amazing. Pure tart raspberries its not even like a beer. The mouthfeel is crisp yet creamy. Drinkability hurts a little because it is so sweet.

slvrmon82, Feb 12, 2008
Photo of aquaderek
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured from the bottle into a tasting glass. It has a raspberry red color with a 1/2 inch pink head that dissipates to a lace but reappears when agitated. The nose is raspberry, like fresh raspberries. The taste is robbery jam. It has a pucker and slippery mouthfeel. Not my type of oat soda, but true to the style. I wouldn't drink more than one bottle, but my wife loves the stuff. Good lambic.

aquaderek, Feb 10, 2008
Photo of ColForbinBC
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a flute

Bottle had red foil over the top, pop top, and then a cork hidden underneath the cap. Pretty cool. First time having this in a bottle, that was a neat little surprise.

Pours a rich, opaque, hazy purple with a big pink head that bubbles up to at least two fingers. Settles down nicely and has some staying power.

Smells of rich, fresh raspberries, with a sweet yet tart smell that lingers in the background.

Lip smacking tart! Fresh sweet raspberries with a sweet malty presence. Finish is dry with a light sour slick that coats the mouth.

Very light and bubbly on the tongue. Kinda has a spritzy feeling.

This is a very drinkable beer as long as you can handle the tartness.

This should be a staple in your beer cellar.

ColForbinBC, Feb 10, 2008
Lindemans Framboise from Brouwerij Lindemans
87 out of 100 based on 2,267 ratings.