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Lindemans Framboise - Brouwerij Lindemans

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2,430 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,430
Reviews: 983
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 14.77%
Wants: 48
Gots: 201 | FT: 3
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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 orangemoustache
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
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

Photo of Spidey13
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Photo of DoubleJ
3.1/5  rDev -19.7%
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.

Photo of illidurit
3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
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.

Photo of pheggeseth
4.17/5  rDev +8%
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

Photo of Halcyondays
3.9/5  rDev +1%
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.

Photo of tobyandgina
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Photo of atrus138
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Photo of Traquairlover
3.57/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

Photo of Jmamay22
2.93/5  rDev -24.1%
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.

Photo of slvrmon82
4.7/5  rDev +21.8%
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.

Photo of aquaderek
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

Photo of ColForbinBC
4.27/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

Photo of watchnerd
4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My wife absolutely loves this stuff, perhaps more than any other alcoholic beverage. And I know, as a probable beer snob, I'm supposed to sniff and turn my nose up a bit at Lindemans Framboise when compared to my Cantillon equivalents. But the reality is I adore this stuff, too and buy 1-2 bottles of it every month.

Free your mind, expand your horizons, broaden your definition of what beer should be, and give this a shot. You'll probably love it, too.

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

Appearance: Pours a dark ruby red color that I can just see the light through. No head, just some great lace.

Smell: Smells of amazing strawberries with the tiniest hint of spagettios (w/ meatballs) :)

Taste: WOW!! Pure raspberry goodness here with just the smallest tart note to wrap it all up. A nice long fruity/slightly tart finish with this one.

Mouthfeel: A bit spritzy. Nice and sweet.

Drinkability: At 4% ABV, drinkability is very high. I will definitely revisit this one again.. hopefully VERY soon.

Photo of omnigrits
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

An interesting diversion from my usual beer preferences, I had this instead of dessert, with two scoops of vanilla ice cream, like a root beer float. Purists will probably be holding their heads in their hands at this point but I rather enjoyed it. The beer itself has a strong smell of sweet(ish) raspberries but the taste is definitely tart. The ice cream helped to offset this. I could discern little to nothing in the way of any recognisable beer nose or flavour.

I don't think I could drink this on any kind of a regular basis - I see it as a novelty (and an expensive one) to try when the fancy takes me. Pity about the disappointing result with Young's Stout. I was thinking I might give that one a spin next time.

Photo of JDV
3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark reddish purplish color, with basically no head. Smell is of tart raspberries. Tastes strongly like raspberries too. Has the taste of a wine spritzer or something similar to that. Not oversweet, but much sweeter than a traditional beer. Prounounced raspberry taste and aftertaste along with a sourness. Highly carbonated. Not cloying, and very drinkable for what it is. Interesting, but not very beer-like. Tried also mixing it with Young's double chocolate stout to make a "raspberry truffle" but it didn't turn out as good as I had hoped

Photo of ablaze
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Opaque dark ruby-purple with a nice pink head that sinks quickly to a ring. Good lacing that sticks around forever.

Smell is strong, tart and fresh raspberries, with the sour lambic scent in the background.

Full body, sticky...slightly astringent with crisp carbonation. Sour and quite tart upfront. Raspberries chime in sweetly...tastes like jam, I should get some toast.

Not high in alcohol and drinks like a sipper. I'd recommend splitting the 355ml bottle with a friend. Pure fresh raspberries bursting everywhere, and that's about it. Tasty and sweet, but ordinary otherwise. Perfect for dessert.

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

Hazy deep red in colour with a thin pink head that sticks around.

Smell of musty raspberry. Sweet and tart at the same time.

Sweet fresh raspberry fills the mouth until the very end, where a lambic tartness finishes it. Really, very pleasant flavour for anyone that likes fresh berries.

Medium body with a bit of stickiness to it. Very active carbonation is a little coarse on the tongue, but isn't bad.

Easy to drink but also worthy of sipping on to enjoy. Quite pleasant, and when I feel like a fruit beer, this is one I would look for.

Photo of DanBob35
4.86/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is an exceptional Lambic from Belgium. It has a wonderful Raspberry aroma, and a taste of Heaven. Pour it in a snifter and take your time enjoying every last drop. It's quite expensive but well worth it. A great pairing to a fine chocolate dessert or something made with Marscapone cheese. Cheers!

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

Appearance- This lovely beer pours purplish red/pink to form a closer to pink head. The head is thick and has super froth but disappears quickly leave some great lace.

Smell- A very overwhelming raspberry aroma fills the air quickly after opening. If you get closer and actually smell it there is some bread and malt tones.

Taste- Like juice more than beer but if you let it sit on the palate you will notice some grain flavors. After all that is what this beer is supposed to be like.

Mouthfeel- Thick and Full Body.

Drinkability- A great beer to sit and enjoy with friends especially if those friends are not beer geeks. It will get some conversations going.

Photo of bluejacket74
4.32/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce capped and corked bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a dark purple/red color with a half-inch pink head. Head dissipates quickly, and the lacing is OK. It smells like both sweet and tart fresh raspberries, very nice aroma. Taste is the same as the aroma, sweet and tart raspberries. It's more sweet than tart in my opinion. Mouthfeel/body is medium with average carbonation, and it's smooth and a bit syrupy/coating. Drinkability is good, however this is definitely a dessert beer. It's too sweet for me to have more than one of these at a time. As dessert beers go, this is a pretty good choice.

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

Pours a purplish/ruby with a almost pink tinted head. Nose is strong with raspberries (surprise, surprise). Flavor kicks you in the back of the mouth a bit at first. The more you go on the smoother it gets. There are of course strong raspberry flavors and little else that can compete with such in your face flavors. Feel is thick with flavor and a decent carbonation. Drinkable? Yes. But only if you can appreciate flavor intense creations such as this. I know this is not a "traditional" creation of the style and is almost like a soda in many qualities, but I still think it is good. I have gotten several people to try this, and I know it has expanded their perception of what beer can be. So for what it is, I give it a 4 down the board.

Photo of bluemoonswoon
4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep pinkish purple with a light and bubbly pink head, lots of carbonation bubbling up from the bottom of the glass, lots of sticky lacing compliments the sides of the glass and contrasts nicely with the dark liquid

S: Well it smells a hell of a lot like rasberries with maybe a hint of dusty yeast funk here and there, but it almost smells fake because it smells so real, if that makes any sense, not knocking it but wow.

T/MF: A bit smoother than all that carbonation would lead you to believe but still quite bubbly in the tongue. The hit of rasberry is unmistakeable but there also is a red wine and grape aspect as well that leaves the tongue feeling tart and dry. Well rounded with a well balanced mouthfeel, a solid lambic to be sure.

D: Smooth and easy drinking if just a tad sweet, very refreshing and not too light either and is a suprise at only 4%abv.

Photo of Jagcorps
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Red with hints of purple in its foamy and quickly dissipating head.

S: True a dessert beer, this smells fantastic, sweet and tart.

T: It tastes sweet and tart, just at the smell advertises.

M: Appropriately carbonated for a fruit brew. Has some substance to it too, unlike a wine cooler.

D: I can only drink one of these at a time, because it is terribly sweet and acidic. It is great for a treat, but no real session brew.

Lindemans Framboise from Brouwerij Lindemans
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