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Lindemans Framboise - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,241 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 2,241
Reviews: 947
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 45
Gots: 130 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

garfscores, Jan 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

leedorham, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of brewskifan55
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a fluted glass

A: Opaque raspberry with a cherry half finger head that lingers. Nice lacing.

S: Those raspberries pop through with just a hint of wheat.

T: Tart, sweet. Like sucking on a raspberry Sweet tart. Dee-licious. A slow sipper that is more like drinking a liqueur.

M: Medium, low carbonation. A dry finish.

O: This was my birthday beer. I'd had a sample at a beer show a while back and fell in love with the taste. Would love to graduate up to sours now.

brewskifan55, Jan 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

LooseMoose1978, Jan 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

VALIS666, Jan 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

ScaryEd, Jan 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Stockfan42, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of magictacosinus
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

magictacosinus, Jan 18, 2013
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3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

TheBrewo, Jan 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

AlexFields, Jan 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

bronxbeerguy, Jan 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Brunite, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of sfprint
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

sfprint, Jan 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

iemailjack, Jan 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

ChocolateJesus, Jan 06, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

JeffreyJDavis, Jan 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

PhatAtUT, Jan 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

beestes, Jan 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

davelag, Jan 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

HeyHeyBrookie, Jan 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

stealth, Jan 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

cedelattes, Jan 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

devlishdamsel, Jan 03, 2013
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

Lanstrum, Jan 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Theniz, Jan 02, 2013
Lindemans Framboise from Brouwerij Lindemans
87 out of 100 based on 2,241 ratings.