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Lindemans Framboise - Brouwerij Lindemans

Lindemans FramboiseLindemans Framboise

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,908 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1908
Reviews: 934
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 14.73%


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

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magictacosinus

California

4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into the brewery's trademark flute glass from a 12oz bottle. No freshness date, sadly, as most Lambic beers I have tend to have at least the bottling date so as to help give any indication how it's been developing in the container. It seems all beers made by Lindemans that are imported into the US have this packaging quirk.

Pours a dark velvet-like reddish color, complete with hues of brown and purple that seem to glimmer in and out in the light. The head is a remarkably brightened pink hue, complete with an enormous 4-finger head that eventually settles down, yet, due to the glass, never fully goes away. The foaminess sticked to the rims of the glass in a lovely manner, never really giving up no matter how much it warmed up. Bubbles gently glide to the top of the glass, but they are hard to find, partially due to the low ABV, yet especially due to the cloudiness. Some tiny black flecks of sediment float back and forth. Alas, it is impossible to see the other side of the glass when placed against the light, but it does bright up to give the impression of raspberry purée!

Right at the front of the nose, there's strong aromas resembling raspberries, although on a far more tarty side than anything else, or jammy to say the very least. The initial fruit phenols are replaced by a sour strain of sorts, which smells slightly wild yet mellow at the same time when blended with the fruits. The raspberries return soon after, but there's not much zest or booziness for that matter. Just large sugar-based notes, which halt from becoming too nauseating due to the sourness. Pretty pleasant overall, although there's indeed hardly any characteristics that remind me of beer!

The flavor and feel, on the other hand, are far more beer-like, save for the continuation of tartness caused by the fruit and crystallized sugar notes. When it's chilled, it's mainly a raspberry fest combined with slight sourness and a little bit of yeastiness. However, by the time this reaches room temperature, this becomes substantially more sour and wild, in an almost puckered kind of way if it weren't for all the sugar. Still can't make out too many of the wheat flavors, although there is a slight - and I mean *slight* - touch of brown malty notes that are dangling in there. Save for the consistency, this has a body more resembling of cider, although the soured yeast reminds you quickly that you are, in fact, consuming a beer. Can't make out any bittered hoppy notes, nor alcohol for that matter. I could chug this thing if I didn't care about flavored beers or Lambics, but luckily I do so I'm enjoying watching the flavor shift.

A pretty solid way to introduce people to Lambics, or even educate people how diverse of a process brewing can be around the world. I enjoy sipping this respectfully (especially as a digestif after a meal), as well as seeing how this changes under room temperature. By far not at all in the same league as, say, Cantillon's or Drie Fonteinen's Lambics, but still delightful, and definitely more crowd pleasing.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 04:33:14 | More by magictacosinus
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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

We pop the cap and cork and pour a brew of muddy pale maroon. It holds a brief half finger tall head of pink rose colored bubbles. Rings of lacing appear, but only when the beer starts to disappear. There is a definite haze about it, with light flecks of sediment suspended towards the bottom of the glass. Carbonation appears moderate. The aroma smells of raspberry sorbet mixed with raw raspberry jam, seeds and all. This gives a palpable heaviness to the sweetness that generally overpowers the light malty base. With warmth comes a thick irony vibe, reminding us of the smell of blood. Light plastic phenols also come out, along with a metallic yeastiness. Our first impression is that this beer is definitely nicely tart, with an equally as robust presentation of the base fruitiness of raspberries. As we sip, the flavoring opens with tart raspberry flavoring, tart Smarties candy bite, fermented raspberries, metallic tin, sugary sweet fruit juiciness, and a lighter pale malt. At the peak of the swallow we get more sweetness, but here it is of candied raspberries and white sugariness. This effectively cuts the soured bite until the finishing wash where it comes back in full, along with genuine raspberry juiciness, coiny yeast, saltiness, tea leafiness, and the soured pucker of raspberry seeds. The aftertaste breathes of more malt than anywhere else in the flavoring, bitter fermented raspberries, green grassiness, seed, and astringent yeasty slickness. The body is medium, and the carbonation is medium, but with a good foam when swirled around the mouth. There is an initial juicy coating and syrupiness, but the mouth is ultimate dried, puckered, and popped. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks nicely.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the flavoring. The fact that real raspberries were added to the mix was very apparent, making for a leafy, organic vibe, and a gritty realness. The nose, on the other hand, was very heavy with a strange syrupy sweetness that had real notes to it, but made for a strange overall blend. Either way, this beer drinks nicely and tastily, and is as good as you would expect from any Lindemans product.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 01:15:37 | More by TheBrewo
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sfprint

Germany

4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Exp July 2013
A: Very very very dark raspberry/wine in color. Half finger head, and too dark to see any rising carbonation.
S: Raspberry puree. Sweet, with a thin hair of sourness. Raspberry sorbet.
T: Hardly a beer. It's pretty much raspberry sorbet and a good one at that. Very delicious. Certainly a dessert beer. But doesn't taste anything like beer to me.
M: Like liquid raspberry sorbet, which includes a sort of thickness, and a very light carbonation sting.
O: Delicious, not really a beer, but delicious.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2013 02:52:15 | More by sfprint
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Aaron_Ramson

California

3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I can never get used to the aftertaste of this lambic. I know there are fans of the way wild yeast tastes but I am not one of them. Musty and funky, it combines with the woody earthiness of the raspberries to create a finish that I find just weird. Weird isn't something I like in beer. That being said its not terrible. Just not something I'd drink except on occasion.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 04:26:38 | More by Aaron_Ramson
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TubaManJack

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Welcome to the Gateway Lambic-

Appearance- Deep dark cherry body with a purple hazy head. Not to much lacing.
Smell- Raspberry and a tartness of fresh sour cherries, there is a bit of sourness and not much of a base malt.
Taste- Great raspberry pucker there is a bit of the sweetness. There is an aftertaste of the raspberry stems and the woody bit that I really like.
Mouthfeel- Really dry and chewy. Very similar to a sparkling wine.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 19:08:50 | More by TubaManJack
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Docrock

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is an interesting beverage. I am going to review this in 2 ways. First, traditionally:

A- pours a beautiful maroon color with a pink foamy head that quickly disappears

S - the sweet tartness of the Raspberries are inviting but there is a coy sweetness in the background.

T - sweet and tart, full of Raspberry flavor, too much if just drinking the beer by itself.

M - carbonation is adequate, sticky sweet and leaving the tart aftertaste of the Raspberry.

O - not like anything else, fruit sweet and no sense of any alcohol.

Review part 2: don't know if anyone else has tried this but pouring a pint glass half full with this Raspberry Lambic then fill glass with 2-3 scoops of good vanilla ice cream! Wow, the tartness of the Lambic combined with the vanilla ice cream makes an awesome float that even most non-beer drinkers enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 18:37:56 | More by Docrock
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Dark magenta brew with a light pink head that falls fast.

Tart raspberry syrup and some wheaty malts. Overpowering fruit.

Sweet and a little tart. Raspberry syrup, raspberry puree flesh, strawberry, and sour grape. No funk and a little sour. Sweet tang in the finish. Quite fruity and tasty.

Thin carbonation with a syrupy body. Not an ideal feel.

Still lovable in moderation. Not a prime lambic, but quite flamboyant and fruity. A classic.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 05:17:31 | More by thecheapies
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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Lindemans flute glass.

Appearance: Slightly hazy dark maroon/pink. The only time I've seen a purple head on a beer! About one finger at first but fades leaving lacing.

Aroma: The raspberry is definitely there. Just a hint of vinegar that I tend to associate with sour beers.

Taste: Sweet at first with great raspberry flavor. Then turns on a dime and becomes tart through the finish. Almost mimics the experience of eating a raspberry that's not quite ripe. A very pleasant palate overall.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied (pretty thick for only 2.5% ABV). A little below average drinkability because of the tartness. Lots of effervescence.

Final Thoughts: I enjoyed this one, it's sweet and tart all in the same sip. Would I drink it again? Maybe, just one flute is good enough for now though.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2012 21:45:31 | More by JamesMN
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Cerberus


4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the only lambic I've ever enjoyed, but/and I'm not quite sure it qualifies as a true lambic. Some of the bad reviews on BA may be due to how it is fermented: in open casks naturally, not in a controlled environment. Because of this, not every batch will taste the same. But I haven't had a bad one yet. After enjoying this stuff for quite some time, I was surprised to learn of its low alcohol content. One glass has always given me a buzz, and let's just say I can drink A LOT.... But anyway, it tastes like a thick, tart raspberry lemonade, with no hints of alcohol or yeast. Very sweet, but very tart. I love it. This has always been a compromise for me too, when entertaining ladies; I hate white wine, and most girls like this stuff just as much if not better, thank god.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2012 01:05:03 | More by Cerberus
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Dope

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Old bottle. Not sure how old, probably 2 years at least. Hopefully it's still good.

A: Pours a vibrant red with a decently large dense pink head. Fades at a moderate pace with pretty good head retention. Surprisingly decent lacing to boot.

S: Raspberries, raspberries, raspberries with a hint of raspberries. Super sweet and strong raspberries. Like raspberry syrup.

T: Sweet raspberry syrupy with just brief hint of tartness that kicks in in the middle. Not unlike drinking pure raspberry juice, but even sweeter.

M: Medium bodied, which is crazy for a 2.5% beer.

O: Well, it's a very simple and sweet lambic. Pure raspberries with lots of sugar. Just a tiny hint of tartness for a brief moment, otherwise it's just raspberry juice. Problem is, I love raspberries and this is oddly delicious. And it gets you drunk (well, after a long time I guess, at only 2.5%). How can you go wrong?

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 05:06:52 | More by Dope
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JoshuaB

California

1.08/5  rDev -72.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Hated this beer and I'm utterly confused about the raves for it - it had exactly the appearance, taste, smell, and mouthfeel of cherry Sprite to me, and nearly the same alcohol content. It was overly carbonated, despite nearly no head, tasted like artificial fruit flavoring, and cost $9 for 12oz. Tasted nothing like I was expecting from previous experience with lambics, because I didn't realize "Framboise" meant "Raspberry," or I would have skipped it. Total waste of money, easily the worst beer I've had yet.

Serving type: on-tap

11-26-2012 13:04:42 | More by JoshuaB
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was my first lambic style beer, so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. Bottle was corked, capped, and wrapped in purple foil - quite the seal. Pours a deep ruby red, nearly purple in color. The head is a big, thick shade of fuchsia and lasts for a long while thanks to the volatile nature of the brew. Intense raspberry aroma with other berry notes tossed in. Very sour, tart, and perfume like for the aroma, almost tickles the nose. The taste is really something - enormous raspberry sweetness, very sweet and tart, almost a candy-like sweetness (think jolly ranchers, nerds, etc). The fruitiness tastes authentic, no medicinal or chalky flavors to be found. Despite the high level of tartness and "pucker" to the beer, it isn't cloying or syrupy or sticky. It's more juice-like - thin and crisp with high carbonation. Some alcohol is very lightly detectable on the back of the tongue (funny, because it's so low ABV, but it's definitely there). No bitterness, but I don't really think that's what this style is all about.

I normally don't like "fruit beers" but this really isn't a fruit beer.... It's a lambic. And now that I've had a lambic, I can definitely detect the difference. Though this lambic is more fruity heavy, sweet, and tart than fruit beers I've had, the fruit is much more authentic, inviting, and welcomed. The mouthfeel is better and the sweetness is refreshing, rather than sickening and overwhelming. This was my first lambic and I really enjoyed it - something nice to drink early in the day or when you need something dessert-like and quenching. I will definitely be seeking out more of this type in the future (lambics, gueuzes, sours).

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2012 02:59:01 | More by tectactoe
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harrymel

Washington

3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bottled: whateve

Pours a dark, ruby and beautiful pink foam atop. Smells of raspberries, nice deep raspy smells. I really like the flavor of raspberries and slightly tart with plenty of juicy character and fruit finish. Light syrup with some viscosity that helps the fruit stick around. Nice beer. Exactly as it intends.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 05:49:31 | More by harrymel
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ckollias

Maryland

4.48/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this bottle out of a standard pint glass.

A: Pours a red-marron 2finger pink hue that slowly dissipates leaving a good trail and solid lace.

S: Extremely fruity – mostly raspberry and berry.

T: Overpowering fruity flavor – very sweet and tart raspberry flavor.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Amazing Lambic – delicious.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 03:34:52 | More by ckollias
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axeman9182

New Jersey

3.15/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle taken home from Belgian Beer Fest. I split it with my cousin and poured my half into my Brooklyn Breery tulip.

Lindemans Framboise pours a deep maroon, with two fingers of brilliantly pink foam capping the beer. head retention is just average, and there's little lacing left behind. The nose is the definition of a raspberry bomb. Nothing but fruit aromas coming out of the glass. It's nice and all, but it's just a little too one note for my taste. The flavor doesn't offer any more complexity, it's nothing but wave after wave of sweet raspberries. It's really missing the funky aspect to most framboises that lend them most of their depth. The initial impression is nice, but after a few sips of all that sweetness I find myself craving there to be something more to it. The body isn't dry enough as far as I'm concerned, though the carbonation has a nice effervescence to it. I don't mind Lindemans Framboise as an after dinner pairing with dessert (it goes very nicely with cheesecake), but standing on its own as a beer it just doesn't hold a candle to the more traditional interpretations of the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 04:00:39 | More by axeman9182
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Mavigo

Michigan

4.45/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this before, tis very good. Poured into a tall kitchen glass, guess you could call it a stange.

Had it again, a 4 year vintage from my basement.

A: A dark crimson red with a short pink, frothy head that dissipated quickly with not much lacing

S: smells like raspberries, cranberries, can basically expect it to be tart/sour

T: and it is tart/sour but its refreshing, very fruity, mostly gives me the taste of raspberries

M: very refreshing, good amounts of carbonation, not overdone.

O: Overall, I'm a fruity person, especially a berry person, which is why this beer is so appealing to me, but I feel it's a must try even though it can be a little bit on the expensive side.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2012 01:02:41 | More by Mavigo
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darktower

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More sweet than sour. Definitely an after dinner beer that goes very nicely with a fruit-based dessert (like strawberry shortcake!). I've had it both on tap and from the bottle, not much difference to me. I like the sweetness that doesn't taste fake but I can only drink 2 or 3 before the sweetness becomes overwhelming. Seems to have an above average amount of carbonation, which I enjoy, but doesn't feel like it's too much. Overall a very good interpretation of a sweet raspberry lambic, hence the reason it's one of the most popular and easy to find ones as well.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 19:34:36 | More by darktower
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robertgurley

New York

3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served from a 750mL bottle into a tulip glass.

Extremely bright ruby red, light carbonation and overpoweringly wonderful aroma of raspberries and... apples?

Quite sweet, but sour enough that it doesn't seem cloying. I would have liked a higher ABV for a beer of this type.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 02:16:07 | More by robertgurley
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is getting out of control! Between fruit and bottles, people are beginning to talk. Well, let 'em, because The CANQuest (TM) is ramping back up.

From the bottle: "Lindemans Framboise is a lambic made from local barley, unmalted wheat, and wild yeast. After spontaneous fermentation[,] raspberries are added, creating a secondary fermentation and yielding a beer of exceptional flavor and complexity."

This is probably one of the most beautiful beers that I have ever encountered! It pours with a lovely finger of fuchsia head with great retention. Color is a pretty beet-red with NE-quality clarity. Nose smells of real raspberries, not esters developed in a laboratory. Raspberries have an inherent tartness that imparts itself well in both beer and wine. This smell reminded me of my late paternal grandmother's backyard red raspberry bush that yielded wonderful fruit when I was growing up. Mouthfeel was soft, bubbly and the fruit flavor was tremendous! I could close my eyes and imagine having pie or preserves. The tartness was a welcome treat on a hot, humid summer afternoon, quenching any existing thirst. Finish was tart, raspberry and simply delicious. I would not recommend an entire bottle by yourself, but shared or a glass on-tap is phenomenal. I have seen it used to tremendous success in foods, especially desserts. This is simply a wonderful fruit beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 17:59:00 | More by woodychandler
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mdfb79

New York

4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 07/27/12 notes. I've actually never had this one and saw it on tap at Rattle n Hum so figured I should try it.

a - Pours a deep, dark pink purple color with one inch of raspberry colored head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks awesome.

s - Smells of a ton of raspberries and dark fruits , lightly sour, sweet fruity malts, yeast, and some light spice. Very nice and very sweet.

t - Tastes of a sour-sweet raspberry overload. Tons of sweet raspberries and other dark fruits, some Belgian yeast, spice, and fruity malts. Kind of like hard raspberry juice.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Body is super smooth and very easy to drink. Great mouthfeel.

o - Overall I liked this beer a lit. Unlike a lot of sours and Belgian lambics, this one is really not that sour, and is very sweet. Reminds me of sweet raspberry juice that is syrup based. That being said, I still really enjyoed it, and would definitely have it again. If you like sweet fruity beers it is great, but if you're looking for a sour beer this isn't it.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2012 21:15:11 | More by mdfb79
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a small bottle into a proper Lindemans glass. Color is clear and dark reddish-amber with a really fine, tight pinkish-white head that leaves some outstanding lacing on the sides of the glass. The nose has some strong raspberry notes. They hit me hard the moment the cork was out of the bottle. I don't get any funk or barnyard notes as the nose is incredibly sweet - almost like raspberry pancake syrup. I can almost taste it just from the nose.

The mouthfeel is firm and lively from high carbonation and the flavor is super intense. There's a slight wheaty graininess that supports sweet and tart fruity flavors. The sweetness and the tartness are wonderfully balanced, with the sweetness coming out just a bit ahead and lending a bubble-gum like flavor. In the back of the palate, the flavors get a little woody and the tartness starts to take over, leading to a fairly acidic, mouth-drying finish. As the beer warms, the sourness becomes a little more assertive.

I have had this beer a few times over the years and finally got around to reviewing it. It might not appeal to fans of super sour lambics (or people for whom availability equals mediocrity), but I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is a marvelous mid-afternoon treat on a hot Saturday afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 19:23:23 | More by deadonhisfeet
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Scotchboy

Idaho

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml capped, corked and foiled bottle split into wine glasses with the wife.

A: Nearly opaque red body with pink filmy lacing and a quickly dissipating head. Elegant.

S: Tons of raspberry character, with some sweets berries underneath...blackberry, cherry. Smells like fruit juice, practically no malt detectable with the faintest of yeast esters. Minimal tartness.

T: Follows the nose perfectly, this is raspberry fruit juice. Sweet but not overly...modest tartness, there is a deep fruitiness that reveals hints of other fruits like cherries and apples.

MF: Creamy light body, semi-active carbonation...tart feel with dryness on the finish.

O: Its fruit juice. If thats what you like, then you'll like this. Of course, @ 2.5% abv I'm wondering how the other Lindemans taste, as this is the lowest abv lambic I've seen. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2012 14:44:09 | More by Scotchboy
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120minuteman

New York

4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A waiter delivered this beer by mistake to me at a restaurant, and boy was I pleasantly surpised!

A-a medium-dark red, similar in appearance to cranberry juice with just a dash of purple.

S-similar in odor to an oceanspray juice, but not as potent. Small wafts of cherry and rasberry were present as well.

T-I felt like I just popped a jolly rancher into my mouth because boy did this beer taste like candy. It's rasberry and cranberry flavors immersed my mouth in sweet and sour goodness that at no point felt overwhelming.

M-this beer took my tongue on a jumping and fizzy journey down a long road; i.e., its deliscious taste lasts for a while

O-I've been looking for a good sour for a while, and I think I've found my match. Definitely a beer I hope to repeat again...very, very soon.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 00:21:19 | More by 120minuteman
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Alkey

Pennsylvania

4.73/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a dark ruby almost purple color with a bit over a finger of reddish pink head. Powerful aroma of fresh raspberries. Taste very smooth and creamy with lots of very tart raspberry flavor, maybe a hint of wheat beer up front but quickly turning tart and a little sourness. Overall this is one of the best fruit beers I've ever had and will continue to enjoy it and the many other flavors Lindemans serve.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 03:36:03 | More by Alkey
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Maxwell

Massachusetts

3.28/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a deep dark ruby pink with a thick pink head that lasts awhile. Carbonation seems nice, and lacing is thin and frothy with a quick slide down the glass. It smells almost like fruit punch, with nice sour raspberry waftings. It tastes almost like a raspberry soda, very sour and tart, with the crisp bite that you get from eating a raspberry. The “framboise” is ever present in this beer. I taste no hops, and few malts. This is mostly just raspberry. Its mouthfeel is harsh and tart, giving the mouth a cringing feeling and leaving a very sweetly tart after taste, almost as if I had eaten a Sweettart… Overall it is sweet and fruity and sour, and actually easily drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 00:57:21 | More by Maxwell
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