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Lindemans Framboise - Brouwerij Lindemans

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Reviews: 982
Hads: 2,560
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.87%
Wants: 56
Gots: 286 | FT: 4
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Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  2.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Todd on 11-01-2000

2.5-4.0% ABV
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Photo of Labeorphile
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My first time to experience a Lambic, and I will definitely be returning to this style.

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Pinkish red body with a slightly fluffy pink head that quickly decays.

Nose was raspberry with some funk, and the flavor followed the nose. I'm not sure what to make of this as I enjoy it, but have trouble thinking of it as a beer. I think the yeast funk helped to distinguish it from just a fruit drink.

Mouth was nice and fizzy, which seemed appropriate.

All in all, an interesting and drinkable beer. Not something I want regularly, but on special occasions, it is refreshing and even my wife will drink it. (643 characters)

Photo of Roguer
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Virtually transparent brew, beautiful garnet in color, with a surprisingly enduring and firm pink/purple head - anywhere from one to two fingers depending on the pour. Leaves a lot of nice scattered lacing on the glass.

Raspberry aroma; surprised? Beyond that, there's some mild funk and earthy yeast.

Raspberry dominates the flavor, as well, more so than any of the other Lindeman's lambics. Still, there's a nice background of straw, light funk, and chewy yeast flavors. Very sweet.

Too much sweet, sugary retention in the mouth. Nice but not overpowering pucker factor from the sourness. Very smooth, no sting, but still lively.

Balanced and approachable beer. A little too heavy on the raspberry, which isn't my favorite flavor, but other than that, a very drinkable and tasty beer. (790 characters)

Photo of puboflyons
3.05/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

From the 355 ml. corked green bottle. Sampled on January 30, 2014.

When it com,es to Lambics it is very hard for me to be unbiased. I am not a fan of the style but I happened to pick this one up on a clearance rack in my town and knew I hadn't reviewed it.

It pours reddish-purple with little to no head and a touch of lacing on the glass. If it wasn't for the slight head I would have thought someone poured me a glass of Ocean Spray juice.

A full raspberry aroma bursts through my senses with hardly any other notable beer-like character. Just raspberry and sweetness.

Light to medium body which is not bad.

The taste is like drinking a raspberry Twister with invisible malts, toast, or yeast and only the slightest tart bite at the end, which could be attributed more closely to the fruit. If it was hot and humid outside I might actually indulge in one of these. But to me it is more like a fruit drink rather than a beer. (931 characters)

Photo of Rhf9120
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This framboise was a dark red in color with a small lighter red head. The smell is of fruit all the way and the taste is of tart raspberries with just a little bit of sweetness to balance it out. This was my first fruit beer and I have to say it didn't disappoint me at all. If you haven't already even if you don't enjoy fruit beers you really should check this one out. (371 characters)

Photo of JG-90
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Framboise is a deep blood/ruby red color, with a small, pink head with okay retention and moderate lacing. Smells of ripe raspberries, some blackberries, and a touch of blueberries.

Taste starts with tart apple and pear, then moves on to very ripe raspberries and blueberries. Has a crisp, tart, clean finish. Mouthfeel is light to moderate, with very high carbonation. (370 characters)

Photo of ilovewaffles
4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark reddish purple, little head that dissipates quickly.

Aroma is sweet and sour, full of fruit.

Taste is tart, full if raspberry flavor, slightly sweet, little to no hop flavor. Almost like a tart raspberry soda.

If you're into fruit beers, this is one to not pass up. If you're not, you should probably give it a try anyway. (345 characters)

Photo of Jonada
3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle. No freshness date visible. Served in a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark ruby red color with 2 fingers of a dark pink head that settles to a thin cap thick collar. Body is dark but relatively clear. Moderate levels of visible carbonation.

Smell: Raspberries, raspberry jam, with some mild hay character sneaking through. Pretty one dimensional, but still nice.

Taste: Same as the aroma. Pretty one dimensionally raspberry, with just a hint of funk. Pretty sweet on the palate, but is balanced somewhat with a nice tartness, though not sour at all.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and crisp. Medium carbonation. No alcohol presence.

Overall: This beer lacks the sourness and funk that you would find in a traditional lambic, so if that's what you're looking for you'll be disappointed. As a raspberry fruit beer though, it's not bad at all. Overpriced for a fruit beer, but decent nonetheless. (907 characters)

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
2.56/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Deep ruby with a lighter red head. Looks like cranberry juice. I wouldn't be surprised if they used a dye in this, way too artificial.

S: Tart and sweet raspberry, very floral, slight bready/yeastiness as well. Barely beer like. I'm all for additives, but so far this is over the top.

T: Raspberry, front, back and center. Combines tartness, sourness, and (lots of) sweetness. Pretty tasty, sweetness is a little cloying after a while. Slightly bready aftertaste. I'm sorry, this may technically be a beer, but with this much saccharine it may as well be fermented juice.

M: Refreshing, with ample carbonation, a little syrupy- my teeth feel gritty from all the sugar.

O: It's 'good', but hard to believe this is considered a beer based on the color and the near soda-like sweetness- like I said, it might technically be beer, but its heritage is a 40 and capri sun. Still, this one is less cloying that some other flavors. (930 characters)

Photo of EagleTalon
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours out to a raspberry head and murky reddish-pink color. Aroma is a tangy fruity raspberry and sour wheat. Flavor is an intensely fruity sweet and sour with a tinge of aged hops. Tangy tart finish. Mouthfeel is Pickering and medium body. Nice effervescent effect. A great dessert beer for lovers of raspberry. (You're welcome, honey.) (337 characters)

Photo of archyquaffer
3.48/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I shared a magnum with my girlfriend on Christmas Eve. A moderate pour into a tall wheat beer glass produces about 2 inches of a pinkish-purple head. This sticks around for the duration, leaving a healthy coat of nearly continuous froth throughout the sides of the glass that reminds you that, indeed, this is beer in the glass. The color is a hazy deep purple with very active champagne-like carbonation. This is a very colorful and festive looking beverage.

A bouquet, or rather, an explosion, of florid raspberry on the nose, along with some yeasty funk. The taste is tart, and also very distinctly of raspberry. Nice mouthfeel and relatively clean aftertaste, despite the berry explosion, and not too cloying.

This is a good beer to share with someone who likes a nice berry beverage, but who doesn't necessarily like beer, such as my girlfriend. It's easy drinking and enjoyable, and a worthy addition to a festive occasion. (931 characters)

Photo of zookerman182
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a grape juice color with a two finger white/purple head.
Aroma is tart and sweet raspberry.
Flavor is raspberries and sweetness. Tons is sweet and tart berry flavor.
This may be too sweet and acidic for my taste.
Mouthfeel is syrupy, nicely carbonated and super tart and semi dry.
The acid in this "beer" is tough to get over. (341 characters)

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampling right now 12/13/13. This one came in a 2-pack (apple one as well as with this cool flute glass.). Has a bottle cap AND have to open the 355ml (12 ounce) bottle with a cork screw. This is a first! Bottle chilled down to 36 degree F in my beer cooler and poured into their beautiful flute glass.

Pours a deep garnet in color, like red wine, that has a small fizzy head. Actually lots of lacing was seen with each sip! Lots of bubbles rising from the bottle of the glass. The aroma hits you right up front as if off fresh raspberries! Wow! Very nice. The taste is even better. Totally different with a nice aftertaste. Both sweet and tart BUT not overly sweet at all. Perfect balance. First one of these I have had and seen their other flavors in the store. Sold in the beer section and not in the wine section. (818 characters)

Photo of jhartley
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. cork and capped bottle into a wine glass.
A-Deep garnet red body with tiny bubbles that constantly stream up from the bottom. Definitely looks like a red wine.

S-No doubt about it! Raspberries: tart and sweet. Some funkiness as well.

T/M-Raspberries upon raspberries upon raspberries. Belgian funkiness on the end which is needed. A small amount of carbonation which is desperately needed to off set some of the sweetness. Almost too heavy on the sweet. Thick and syrupy.

O-My first lambic and wasn't expecting more than what I got. Not bad, would pair well with some sharp and/or funky cheeses. A great after dinner desert beer. (654 characters)

Photo of TrappistJohnMD
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ruby red color with ruby stained off-white head. Dissipates quickly.

Smell like is tart with lots of rasberry.

Taste is heavily fruity. Lots of raspberry. No bitterness. Very sweet.

Mouthfeel is light bodied.

Overall I enjoyed this very much. Like a spoonful of raspberry jelly. (283 characters)

Photo of HeatherN
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Have had this on tap and bottled. Always consistent, always a fruity dessert. I swear I could drink this for breakfast (nothing wrong with that, right?)

Of all the Lindemans lambics, this is definitely my favorite flavor. A little pricey, but when the mood strikes, you can't go wrong. (287 characters)

Photo of BMMillsy
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Draft at WOB Gainesville. Pours bright red with a fluffy pink head. Aroma of straight raspberry sherbet, raspberry juice, sugar, and fresh raspberries. Silky sweet mouthfeel, big bold and sweet raspberry with just a hint of lingering tartness. Medium-low carbonation. Tastes just like raspberries. Yummy.

Shared with the wife at World of Beer In Tioga again. This brew is just delicious if you're looking for a sweet changeup. If you like raspberries, you seriously can't NOT like this. Yeah it's a bit on the sweet and fruity side-and doesn't have any of that sour lambic funk-but for dessert it is just awesome! (614 characters)

Photo of dowen17
4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark ruby red. Big pink head that quickly fades to a ring around the glass.

Nose is sour raspberries. Big candy on the nose. Very sweet smelling.

Taste is very sour. Tart raspberries. Like a sour raspberry jam or a melted down warhead. Very good sour.

Lots of carbonation and good body. Not watered down at all.

Would definitely drink again. Really good sour. (375 characters)

Photo of DeFaz
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is probably the framboise or fruit beer for that matter with which all others within the style are compared. It was served on tap with a giant head that fell quickly. The color is magnificent--a pinkish ruby color. The smell is only about the raspberry and is almost medicinal. The taste has a good balance of sweetness and tartness, but it has very much of both and has a cough syrup quality to it. The carbonation makes it similar to drinking Champaign. The mouthfeel is smooth but the pounding sweetness makes this one a little difficult. As someone who loves raspberries, I can say I love drinking this beer, but it's too sweet to have more than one, and it doesn't taste much like beer at all. I didn't notice any hop flavors. It can work as a dessert beer but is probably not something to have with a meal as it's going to distract from the flavors of the food. (872 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
4.46/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the 35cl bottle into a champagne flute.

A super dark blood red out of the bottle, hits with a small head that is fleeting, but with an incredibly dark pink color. Leaves a real nice simple collar that always stays populated. Big, large, deep red bold and impressive.

Nose rips of raspberry fresh fruit. Large and juicy, with a nice thick aromatic quality. Not intensely sweet, or sugary either, the perfect fruit sweetness for fresh picked raspberries. Not much else, but this is what you're after if you buy this beer.

Palate matches with a full rich, and lush body. Jumping raspberry fruit, more tart but plenty of sweetness to keep your pucker down. Wonderful tartness with a mellow finish. Palate feel is light and refreshing, with low carbonation and a light feel. The brew gets more tart as you drink it, with the raspberries just lingering on and on.

There's a lot of great brews withe raspberries in them, but this as far as I am concerned this is the one to beat. (988 characters)

Photo of BeerDocT
4.26/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance 4.25: Poured out a gorgeous, deep ruby red. Unfiltered, there are lots of particulate materials floating around in the brew, including...raspberry seeds! Beautiful light pink head and good lacing.

Smell 4.50: Wow! Amazing bouquet on this brew. Raspberries, yes, but a deep, condensed smell of raspberries. Also hints of sour yeast and some light grain references.

Taste 4.25: Front is slightly sweet and lightly sour. This transitions seamlessly into the middle, where a huge wave of grain and raspberry goodness swamps the palate. This fades quickly into the finish, which is where a tartness from the raspberries comes in to counter the sweetness. Also, there is a very pleasant "wild" taste here, probably from the yeast. So many tastes at this level including an almost perfumy fruit essence almost like raspberry jam reduction. Aftertaste is fabulous as well and is similar to eating fresh raspberries, along with a certain bitterness from the beer.

Mouthfeel 3.75: Nice mouthfeel. Certainly accentuates the enjoyment of the beer, but may be a bit too effervescent for some.

Overall 4.25: Just an amazing representative of the style of fruit lambics. At every level of sensory enjoyment, this beer is outstanding. Not perfect by any means, but nonetheless fabulous. Highly recommended for fans of this style of Belgian beers. (1,345 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

the standard of fruited beers here really. this is the best of fresh raspberries, Belgian yeast, and drinkability. it pours a bright red almost medicinal color, with a foamy pink head and a lot of bubbles. the nose is decidedly berry heavy, fresh and tart as they are sweet. Belgian yeast completes the fermentation of most of the sugar here, leaving a beer that is brightly summery and plenty drinkable, without being overdosed on sugar. all of the lindemans stuff is very authentic and tasty, but this might be their most classic and best put together offering. a great brew for a celebratory toast, weddings for example. the champagne carbonation makes it sing, I like this a lot, but the low abv makes it hard to cop a buzz on this alone. its also nice in a beer blend with a nice Belgian wit in just under 50/50 proportions. (829 characters)

Photo of apr3940
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not always a fan of Lambic style brews, but Lindemans has a nice selection (8 overall I believe). The Framboise has a clean Raspberry flavor, finishes nicely, rose appearance, good mix of sparkly & acidic flavor. I like to enjoy the Framboise with dark chocolate, and cheesecake. (283 characters)

Photo of Axnjxn
4.42/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

on tap at tylers in carrboro. into a very skinny lindemans flute.

pours a very dark red with a big head. smell is huge on the raspberry. most intense framboise I've smelled. taste is huge on the raspberry too. but its not too much like rubaeus, its much different and better. the lower ABV may have something to do with that. extremely drinkable. medium bodied with medium carbonation.

overall very impressive fruit lambic. its no wonder this beer is distributed everywhere. (476 characters)

Photo of 1sophrosyne1
3.31/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted again, for the first time in years, over forty minutes, poured into a champagne flute for multiple servings.

Pours a rosy-berry red with a bubbly pink head. Spotty lacing pocks the glass. Pretty to gaze into, but too hazy to see through.
Smell is unidimensional perfumed raspberry kissed with cranberry tart. Hints of hay, clove and orange rind come along as it warms.
Tastes sweel and tart, raspberry obviously at the center, but with sour drying notes of pomegranate and cranberry. Again, simple, but refreshing. Aftertaste, that holds onto just the back of the tongue, is not terribly pleasant, and makes me reach for water instead of another gulp of the brew.
Bright mouthfeel overall with acid and fine carbonation. There is some length laying on the tongue from the fruit syrup and metallic Brett. Both the flavor and the feel could benefit from more ethanol.
It would be hard not to have one's taste for the style dominate a review, and mine is likely not excepted. Get around standard expectations for beer, choose light food pairings wisely, and enjoy...or...move on. (1,084 characters)

Photo of Birdmarg741
3.02/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a champagne flute.

A:Pours a dark purple red. A nice light pink head graces the top, fizzling out quickly to a delicate lace that lingers across the top of the liquid.

S: Smells strongly of raspberries. Sweet, deep. Rich malt rounds out the sweet and acidic nose.

T: Raspberries, raspberries, and raspberries. Sweetness hits the tongue first, quickly followed by fruity acidic bitterness that wraps around the sides of the tongue. The malt is extremely hard to taste.

M: Light and highly carbonated. Overly sweet and sower for my taste - like sucking on a jolly rancher.

O: An extremely fruity champagne-like drink. Not nearly complex enough to stand on its own, unleses you are just looking for a nicer version of arbor mist. It would probably be a very nice addition to mixed drinks though... (827 characters)

Lindemans Framboise from Brouwerij Lindemans
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