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Lindemans Framboise - Brouwerij Lindemans

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87
very good

2,430 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,430
Reviews: 983
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 14.77%
Wants: 47
Gots: 197 | FT: 3
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  2.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 11-01-2000

2.5-4.0% ABV
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Photo of dude
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a wine glass its purple-pink and hazy, and very effervescent. Sweet smell of raspberries fills the air as I pour. It tastes like raspberries, but much more tart than sweet. Very pleasant. Mouthfeel is very crisp, light bodied but not watery. Drinkability is decent for a glass or two but this isn't a style I'd session. Good though, and more for you Chris...

Photo of Jmoore50
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance is like a big ole Ruby. It has a very hazy color, the heart is dark red and the edges are slightly pink. It pours with a light pink head that goes away very fast. Lots of carbonation and if I did not know better, looks just like a soda.

The smell is pure and utter raspberry bliss. There is nothing else except for raspberries.

Like the smell the only characteristic is raspberries. Soda pop like carbonation from the tap, this think is utterly enjoyable. I love it.

The mouthfeel is fizzy and fun, while the drinkability is high as well. This is a guilty pleasure.

J

Photo of Jwale73
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle served in my ST tulip. Poured a deep raspberry color, almost cola-colored with copious tiny bubbles adhering to the sides of the glass. Head was a rocky, magenta-colored, 1.5 inch, mass of sizzling and popping foam that eventually dissipates into a skim and a band around the edges of the bowl; some clumps of lacing revealed during the session. Nose was sweet and syrupy raspberries - a little too sweet for a lambic in my opinion. Taste consistent with nose, with the addition of a bit of artificial sweetener. Mouthfeel is light-medium and syrupy-sticky with a lively background carbonation and a hint of acidity. I knew this was a sweet brew, but wow is this sweet - luckily I was in the mood for it. Not your typical fruit lambic, as there's not much going on in terms of sour or tartness; closer to a cordial than a beer in my opinion.

Photo of AlexMunse
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm pouring at 55 degrees into a rocks tumbler. I know

It pours a deep burgundy with a pink head that sticks around for a while. Thick lacing on the class.

The smell is overwhelming fruit, almost like a concentrate of raspberries. It's very sugary sweet.

Taste is good, I'm used to the sweetness from a lambic, but there's a tartness as well that the smell didn't give away.

The mouthfeel is very carbonated and light. easy to drink all around.

Photo of deltatauhobbit
4.26/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark ruby red color with a huge (and I mean huge) pinkish head, looks like candy, the real catch though is the amount of sticky clumpy lacing that just sticks to the glass as this thing fades.

Smell is very sweet and is virtually all raspberries, I do love me some raspberries (probably my favorite fruit, ahead of blackberries and strawberries), not much complexity but if you're looking for a sweet beer it's hard to go much further than this (or Lindeman's Kriek).

The taste is very sweet and fruity, the raspberries really come through and taste almost like pureed fruit, carbonated a bit with some added sugar and turned into this beverage.

This happens to be one of the beers my girlfriend just loves (well, pretty much everything from Lindemans). They are a very sweet and fruity style of lambic, other than the super sour and tart style. An easily accessible beer for those who don't like beer yet enjoyable enough (every once and awhile) who do appreciate beer).

Photo of rfabian
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tumbler it produces a 1 inch reddish white head with significant retention and nice lacing. The appearance is ruby red and a little cloudy. The aroma is strongly of raspberries. The taste is tart and sweet with strong raspberry flavor. The feel is full bodied with a clean finish. This is my first lambic, and I must say I find it very pleasant, although it's a little sweet to be knocking down all night.

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

A- Amazingly enough this looks like a raspberry red with 2 fingers of purplish-redish head. Nice lace left behind.

S- This brings me back to my youth, I swear this smells identical to my grandmothers canned raspberries, I hope this tastes as good.

T- Just like the nose, sweet and sour raspberries. There's a good amount of tartness in this as well.

M- Lots of carbonation, thin body.

D- Everything about this beer screams raspberries, I'm usually not one for fruit in my beers, but this lambic is fantastic. An amazing beer to go with dessert. You couldn't pound these all night, but you can hardly take away from the drinkability to much because of the style.

Photo of rfgetz
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My first experience with this was about 10 years ago when the ladies used to mix this with Hoegarden to make what was called a "Dirty Ho"... I once sampled it in its pure, unadulterated form, and have generally avoided it since then.

Pours a somewhat hazy ruby red color. Suprisingly had a little pinkish head to it, but alas no retention or lacing. Smell is of sweet rasperry and candied sugar. Taste is not as sweet as scent dictates, more tart rasperry. Still a presence of candied sugar however. Hints of funk and hay in the very back. Body is somewhat inconsitent... ample carbonation in the begining makes it medium boied and crisp. Towards the end, the carbonation thins out and its almost syrupy. Decent flavor, borders on clying for me... the 8oz pour was enough.

Photo of obywan59
4.4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 25.9 oz. bottle. There seemed to be some pressure behind the cork when I pulled it.

A: Poured into the bottom of my Stone Old Guardian glass yielded a 3 1/2 to 4 finger head. It was amazing to look at, like raspberry whipped cream atop a glass of wine. It left lacing all the way down the glass.

S: When I popped the cork, the bottle immediately screamed RASPBERRIES from nearly 2 feet away.

T: Awesome fresh raspberry taste. No artificial flavors here. Sweet and tart at the same time. Plenty of carbonation makes it like an elegant soft drink. It burns a bit on the way down. Girls would love this. The best lambic I've ever tasted.

M: Medium thickness, not too syrupy

D: Incredible drinkability. Except for the carbonation, it drinks like juice. I could have handled a couple of 25 ouncers at least. Yum!

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

12oz. corked bottle poured into a tulip. No bottled date.

(A)- Pours a hazy ruby red color that produced a fluffy pink head with great retention. Some bits of lacing present.

(S)- Rich & dense candied raspberries that is sweet and tart all at the same time.

(T)- Sweet and tart raspberries galore. Jammy-like with a simple & straightforward profile.

(M)- Great carbonation level that fizzes to life on the tongue. Very sweet with a depth of pure raspberry flavors.

(D)- A beer that will even be a crowd pleaser for those non-beer drinkers you may know. Very sweet and straightforward for the style, though, I do prefer this one out of all the other Lindeman's fruit lambics.

Photo of zoso493
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 375 ml bottle into a Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Pours a deep, dark plum color with a foamy one and a half finger head.

Smell: Smells only like sweet, sweet raspberries. I can't really pick out much else.

Taste: Tastes like tart, sour raspberries. Pretty straightforward in this respect.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and with a higher amount of carbonation. Pretty spot-on for the style I guess.

Drinkability: Well, at 2.5% ABV this is hardly alcoholic, but due to the sourness I'm not sure how many of these I would want to drink in a sitting.

Overall, this is a pretty good brew. Not exactly my favorite style, but it will definitely satisfy your craving if you're after something sweet and raspberry-y.

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

Pours maroon with a pink/purple head that hangs around. Nice lacing.

Smells like fresh sweet raspberries and slight grain.

Tastes like the nost with a lot more tartness. Slight funk. Some grass.

Very light in the mouth with gentle carbonation. Very refreshing.

Very drinkable. Goes down smooth and keeps going. Drinks like juice.

Photo of NicholasSchell
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Deep burgundy with a pink tinged half finger head.

S- Raspberries! Faint grain scent.

T- Again, it's raspberries with faint grainy undertone. The tartness caught me off guard, but it is delicious.

M- Medium body, good carbonation, very much like a sparkling cider.

D- I drank this for review purposes only, but i could see myself coming back to it to relieve my sweet tooth.

Photo of taigor
5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Red with small amount of head, and pink lacing.

S - Raspberries, raspberries and lots of raspberries.

T - Tart taste of raspberries with a little sweetness. Exactly what is expected of lambic.

M - Light with adequate carbonation. Makes it feel like sparkling wine.

D - Very good since it is only 4% and light in composition.

Photo of mdwalsh
4.29/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Used this in a beer drinking class I taught at work, got to take the mostly full bottle home. Realized I never reviewed it, so here we go.

A: Raspberry red with a pink head. Dark, almost opaque. The head doesn't linger. Little hazy, from the wheat protein I suppose.

S: It smells EXACTLY like raspberry cider. I just pressed some a few weeks ago, and this was the exact smell.

T: Tart and a little sour. Still very very raspberry. I'd like a little more beer in it.

M: It's creamy and sparkling all at once. But a little syrupy.

D: Despite a low alcohol and good flavor, I just can't handle to much of this one.

Photo of Mosstrooper
4.71/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from 12oz bottle into half-liter Paulaner weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep, nearly opaque raspberry red color with a large, long-standing pink head that leaves a lot of pinkish-white lace around the glass

Smell: Sweet and tart raspberry, with just a slight hint of grainy malt and a touch of hops.

Taste: Sweet and sour raspberry through and through, with just the slightest hint of hops and wheat at the end.

Mouthfeel: Feels like a champagne- medium body, natural carbonation, and a sticky, slightly dry, finish.

Drinkability: A pleasure to drink- call it girly, but it's great! Something different from the norm that I don't think I would drink often, but I could definitely see myself buying this now and again.

Photo of Vengeance526
3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy red color with a 1-finger reddish white head that retains nicely and leaves a little lacing.

Smell is fresh raspberries all around. Invigorating, but nothing more special or complex than the simple fruity aroma.

Taste again is a burst of raspberries. Starts out with sour raspberry but at times seems a lot sweeter than I would like.

A little overcarbonated, very fizzy mouthfeel. Overall I'm a little mixed on this one. The sour flavors at the front are enjoyable, but the sweeter aftertaste may be a bit much. This isn't bad but there are much better options if you're looking for a good lambic.

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

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my new Lindemans-branded flute.

Appearance: Pours a dark red color, like raspberries. Has a tight pink head which dissipates slowly leaving nice lacing.

Smell: Smells strongly of raspberries with a hint of rye in the background.

Taste: Sour with a strong raspberry flavor. Tastes kind of like flavored wine.

Mouthfeel: Pretty smooth. A little fizzy too.

Drinkability: This is a tasty beer. This is my first lambic, so it's definitely a unique flavor to me. Highly recommended for everyone.

Photo of JoshJ
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had this as a follow up desert beer from a Gulden Draak. Just a note: The version we get in Australia is only 2.5% and labeled very differently, so the outcome might be slightly off to the other typical reviews.

Firstly the pour was nice, it had a lovely finished head and retention on it and the colour was striking. A cloudy rich red.

The smell was like opening a new jar of raspberry jam, It hits you and fills the room. A very present ond almost overpowering freshness of fruit.

First sip, I was in love. I thought it had all the right sharpness and zest of a raspberry with a nice undertone of a lambic finish. However by the time I was halfway through, I was looking for maybe some Ice cream or something to pour it on. It gets very sickly sweet, very quick.

The fizz in the mouth is present from start to finish. It never lets it down in the mouth appeal department.

Overall, I couldn't have one of these again purposely. It is overpoweringly sweet. with 30% of it being fresh fruit/fruit juice, It sort of blurrs the line between beer and blend.

I can see the appeal perhaps to introduce girl drink drinkers to a nice starter beer, but It needed less sweetness for my likes.

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

Out of a 750ml capped and corked bottle. Pours the darkest of ruby reds, almost purple like, with a pretty pink dense head that settles into a chunky ring. Looks like grape juice. The aroma is sweet yet tart, grape juice with the raspberry tartness; dead on fruit juice. The taste has a beautiful raspberry sweetness and tartness. This is raspberry concentrate. Like all Lindemans the fruit sweetness dominates but has a balancing tart offset. This is crazy sweet but damn delicious. The feel is that of a nice moderate body, with fizzy carbonation, very very sweet but with enough fruit tartness to prevent from being cloying. A very very tasty brew, a little too sweet to be crazy drinkable but very nice for a single 330.

Photo of sinstaineddemon
4.47/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - this lambic pours a deep bloody purple, hazy/cloudy, with a thin ring of berry tinged bubbles rim the glass

S - raspberry of course, thick rich raspberry, like homemade raspberry jam, not like raspberry-juice-from-concentrate aromas most are used to

T - sharp, lively sour, good sour, with a thick raspberry sweetness coming out during the sip to balance the sour

M&D - amazing, lively, tastes more carbonated than it is, having sour and sweet elements stimulating both halves of the tastebuds, rich and thick and easily quaffed, and not girly at all

Photo of Probie
3.13/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Dark pink head about 3 1/2 fingers thick. Quickly receded to 2 fingers and stayed around for about a minute. The drink itself was a dark opaque red. There was a fair amount of lacing.

Smell- Smells just like a jar of raspberry jam.

Taste - Raspberry and sugars overwhelm any malt taste. It starts off very tart then transitions to be an almost too sweet taste.

Mouthful - Overly carbonated, you can feel the bubbles on your tongue as it goes down. It leaves lingering syrupy after taste.

Drinkability - It is far too sweet to be consumed alone. Next time I have it will certainly be with desert to help tone it down some. Tastes almost like it was designed to be poured over vanilla ice cream.

Photo of Orangevango
2.38/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

This is not a Lambic, and it Pains me to see people shying away from lambic based only on this beer (or other lindeman lambics)

Thus, I am rating this to style. I do enjoy this beer, but I do not enjoy it as a lambic.

A: When poured, this beer produces a gorgeous ruby red body and a fluffy pink head. Beautiful.

S: raspberries, none of the funk or acidity that a lambic should have, raspberries are nice though.

T: SWEEET! Wow this is not how a lambic is supposed to be, it isn't tart, dry, funky... It bears no resemblance to the flavor of a traditionally crafted framboise. It is tasty, like raspberry jam, but way off style.

M: The carbonation is suitably high, but the acidic dryness is not there. A bit on the syrupy side too.

D: way too sweet, makes it difficult for me to drink much of this beer.

Photo of Gosox8787
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had a bottle of this at a local bar. Poured from the bottle into a wine glass in two parts. Appearance is ruby red, with a small white lacings with below average retention. Smell is raspberries and a slight undertone of the live yeast. Taste hits upfront with tart flavor and transitions into sweetness. Small undertone of the live yeast is almost completely blocked out by the overwhelming sweetness. The mouthfeel is really light and crisp. Drinkability is good thanks to the low ABV and unoffending flavor. The sweetness could get tiresome after a while.

Overall, a very refreshing and tasty lambic.

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

Had this last night at The Press in Claremont, split with my girlfriend. She likes lambics quite a bit, so the bottle went down pretty easy.

Appearance: Purple-red hue (very raspberry like, what a surprise) and with sufficient carbonation that laced really nicely into the snifter. Sticky look to it, as I'd expect from a quality lambic.

Smell: Whew, what an aroma of raspberry! Really fills up the room, that's for sure. Almost two levels of raspberry too, as some is slightly less sweet with a hint of under-ripe sourness and the other with that in-season, fresh raspberry smell. Not as syrupy in my opinion as the Peche or Kriek.

Taste: Identical to the smell, but with a hint of yeasty flavors on the back-end that brought you back to the beer-realm, but only slightly. The flavor is all raspberry, but very refreshing and sweet. Not as sweet as the Kriek either, which bordered on too much, but rather more of a flavorful and easy to enjoy situational drink.

Mouthfeel: Full, almost sticky sweetness with little bitterness and a clean, sweet finish.

Drinkability: Lambics are one of those styles that you are really having to grade within the style and not outside. Sure, there is hardly any alcohol here and certainly none that you can taste, but it drinks slow due to the sweetness. Highly recommended for a dessert-style beverage and for a change of pace style brew, and my favorite of the Lindemans lambics I've had so far. Still have to try the Cassis, but I can see myself enjoying this again sometime.

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