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Lindemans Framboise - Brouwerij Lindemans

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996 Reviews

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Reviews: 996
Hads: 2,619
Avg: 3.92
pDev: 14.54%
Wants: 57
Gots: 303 | FT: 4
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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 JednoPivoProsim
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Poured from a 355ML wine bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Cloudy dark purple body with a thinner pink head.

Smell: Light raspberry aroma.

Taste: Tastes like a carbonated frozen raspberry fruit bar. Not nearly as sour as I was expecting.

Mouthfeel: Very prickly champagne-like carbonation.

Overall: Glad I tried it. Good, not great, not quite sure what all of the sour fuss is about. I guess I'll have to explore more!

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Photo of WoostaBia
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Lindemann framboise - raspberry
Smelling light balsamic wine, toffee.
Very sweet with light sourness, reminds me of defunct soda dark fruit soda called Torino from childhood. Alcohol completely hidden. More fruit juice than beer

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Photo of peensteen
3.66/5  rDev -6.6%


Deep red colour, one finger of pink head, no lace. Smell is full of sweet, fruity raspberry, lightly funky, a bit of cheese rind as well, mix of sugary and tart berry juice is a pretty good description of this. Taste is of sweet berry up front, sugar coated raspberry and raspberry candy, mid palate of jammy berry flavours with a tart fruity aftertaste. Medium carbonation, medium bodied and lightly syrupy. A bit too sweet for my tastes perhaps but still quite good for a sweeter lambic something I could drink again easily.

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Photo of DenisKolkin
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%

750 ml green bottle purchased from LBCO for $9.85 CDN. Served chilled into glassware.

Appearance - a brilliant raspberry purple brilliance flows from the bottle that is hazy and capped by a finger and a half of pinkish head that will recede somewhat, but other parts will stay for the entire glass.

Smell - Tons and tons of fresh raspberries.

Taste - More fresh raspberries accentuated with a subtle tartness that shines through.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and creamy yet very delicate and light. Exteremly refined. Juicy finish.

Overall - WIth something as focused on one thing, as this beer is (raspberries) it can be hard to make a beer that is balanced inviting and make you want to go back for more even after the entire bottle is gone, yet this succeeded. While my experience with lambics is rather limited, this stands up as the best and most enjoyable one I've had something I could go to time and again.

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Photo of sprat1960
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Rich reddish-purple in color. Cloudy; completely opaque. Pours with a 2 finger creamy pinkish-white head that dies down leaving an uneven coating of foam on the surface of the beer and lots of sticky lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell: Extremely sweet raspberry aroma; smells more like a soda than a beer. While delicious smelling, almost too sweet. All you can smell is the raspberry.

Taste: Delicious raspberry flavor. Just like the smell - too sweet. Kind of syrupy. It's ALL raspberry and you taste nothing else.

Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy body. Lots of light carbonation. Kind of velvety feeling in your mouth, tough again kind of syrupy.

Overall: Tough it is ridiculously sweet, I really enjoyed this beer as the intense raspberry flavor was delicious. I do wish the sweetness was toned down. This was more like a soda than a beer. It would be good to sip as a dessert beer now and then. Not something you would drink often, though I would buy it again. I don't see traditional beer lovers going for this one.

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Photo of scottfrie
3.44/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into matching Linemans flute glass.

A: Pours a clear cranberry juice ruby with a large, thick, light pink head that slowly faded into a soft and lasting collar. Rings of thick and sticky lacing were left down the glass.
S: Dominating and cloying notes of sugary raspberry juice. There’s a hint of more realistic, tart raspberries as well.
T: Follows the nose with flavors of very sweet raspberry juice up front, and slightly tart raspberry puree in the finish. Raspberry syrup or candy comes to mind. The aftertaste is sweet, mildly sour, and lingering.
M: Syrupy and heavy mouthfeel, medium-full body, viscous and almost greasy. Bubbly ample yet soft carbonation.
O: A pretty standard tasting lambic for Lindemans. Cloyingly sweet, borderline synthetic tasting overall. Nice once in a while to sip on, but overall way too sweet for my tastes.

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Photo of mountdew1
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Lindemans glass. Color was a purpley red burgundy shade, with a light pink head. Had started off as 3 fingers, quickly faded to just lacings with decent side cling. Aroma was somewhat one note, primarily raspberries, very sweet sugary ripe ones. Very small hint of malt hiding in the back. Flavor was slightly sour that shifted to a very sweet ripe berry flavor. Definitely beneficial to consume at the suggested temperature, would be a bit to sweet at warmer temps. Coated nicely, a bit of carbonation that tingled the tongue. Not overly thick, but boarding on being so. A nice change up beer.

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Photo of silverking
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- its a vibrant, glowing red with a magenta head. Nice head retention, great lacing. Lots of active carbonation is visible in the glass.

S- wow, ripe raspberries. That's it. The aroma is sweet and alluring.

T- raspberry, start to finish. Really sweet and bold up front, but then it turns earthy and tart, just as an actual raspberry would. Wow. This tastes amazing.

M- light bodied, champagne-like carbonation. Really clean and refreshing.

O- I didn't think that I would like this... I was wrong....

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Photo of Callipygea
4.72/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is the first lambic I've tried. The smell is intensely raspberry. The bubbles are tiny and the foam is small and pink. Taste is pure wild raspberry, tart, slightly sweet, small taste of yeast. Could be slightly crisper and it would probably be perfect.

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Photo of sanzenapocalypz
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a wonderful fruity beer for people who are either not into bitter IPAs or filling milky stouts.

This lambic has a genuine tangy raspberry smell that makes you eager to take a sip. Has a bubby and light mouthfeel to it, almost like a sparkling cider or champagne. Obviously it has a strong raspberry taste that stays true to what a real fresh raspberry would taste like. It has a tangy aftertaste that isn't too powerful, but has a decent lingering to it.

Definitely a nice well made lambic. If I ever have a craft beer night with my buds and have people there that arent really into the craft beer world, this is what I would have as a backup.

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Photo of MSUEmilie
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer was served in a chalice and had a dark red hazy color with a light pink head. The smell was a deep fruity raspberry aroma that dominated the nostrils. As expected, the flavor was similar to the smell, a sweet, tart, raspberry flavor with a slightly tart aftertaste. The carbonation was closer to that of a soda rather than an ale.

This lambic had the flavor and mouth feel of a carbonated juice.

When I hear that people serve beer to their children at dinner in Europe I imagine this is the type of beer they would serve to them.

In moderation, this is a deliciously sweet desert ale I would share with friends who do not typically enjoy beers.

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Photo of NDNGerald
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

If you like a sweet raspberry beer this is the one for you. Smell is wonderful and fruity. Mouth feel has a bubbly feel high in carbonation. Drink this cold as it doesn't taste very good warm bit you should have no problem because taste is excellent and you will want bottle after bottle. Low in abv so will make a good session beer for your lady if she is she is not into other beers.

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Photo of martini_ramos
4.37/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: A beautiful bright dark red color, almost like a red wine. It has a nice white head when first poured but it almost disappears after a few sips. Also, it does leave a nice lacing on the glass.

Aroma: The loveliest raspberry aroma one could hope for in a beer (to those who enjoy fruity beers that is). It also reminded me a bit of hibiscus flower water (Agua de jamaica), a typical Mexican non-alcoholic beverage.

Flavor: A perfect balance of sweet and sour, it's almost like a raspberry soda, reminded me of a very intense and aromatic Italian soda. It also tastes a bit like hibiscus flower water, specially after the second sip. I did pucker up a bit on the last sip

Mouthfeel: It feels like an extremely carbonated fizzy drink (yet it doesn't look like it is, there are almost no bubbles formed in the glass).

Aftertaste: Very tangy and acidic aftertaste, so naturally, I loved it. Tartness factor: High

Overall: This was my very first Lambic, I had no idea fruity beers existed. Now that I do, I'm curious to try some more. I enjoyed this brew and would love to pair it with a thick piece of sweet dark chocolate cake.

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Photo of dgarciam
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I'm going to be complete honest: Until this beer, i didn't like beer.
I'm from a part of the world, where Laggers are the big thing, and to me laggers do not taste good.

But, on a trip to FLL a friend suggested i try this one. I can't say i don't like beer no more.

I'm not beer expert, so i can't comment with the details more experienced drinkers can, but i can say it was a very tasteful beer, with awesome smell and delightful after taste. I'll start now looking for other lambic fruits beers.

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Photo of Labeorphile
3.84/5  rDev -2%
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.

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Photo of Roguer
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.05/5  rDev -22.2%
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.

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Photo of Rhf9120
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

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Photo of JG-90
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

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Photo of ilovewaffles
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

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Photo of Jonada
3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
2.56/5  rDev -34.7%
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.

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Photo of EagleTalon
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
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.)

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Photo of archyquaffer
3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

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Photo of zookerman182
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

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Lindemans Framboise from Brouwerij Lindemans
88 out of 100 based on 996 ratings.