Brouwerij Lindemans

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Lambic - Fruit
Ranked #100
Ranked #7,784
4.07 | pDev: 10.81%
Brouwerij Lindemans
Notes: Lindemans first new fruited lambic in over a decade. Choosing strawberry, one of the most noble of fruits, was easy: the complex sweetness of the fruit matches perfectly with the sourness of lambic, resulting in a unique balanced marriage of sweet and sour.
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realJohnnyHobo from Maryland

4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is an outstanding lambic using strawberry. You get a bit of graininess and sour notes alongside an aged strawberry in the smell. There is a higher carbonation note to this so the release does impact a little bit of the smell, but after a moment or so of allowing the beer to settle there is a nice strawberry scent coming off of the semi-golden pink hued beer.

There is a very sour note found in lambics and this is no different with a large smack to the face wild yeast note, delivering a bit of character and unpredictable tart enhancement. Alongside the natural and open fermented cellar yeast is the tartiness within natural strawberry notes. Overwhelmingly balanced with a bit of botanical elements within each taste. The unfiltered malt delivers a solid quite backbone of the beer, with a very highly drinkable mouthfeel. Delightful and truly a classic.

Jan 14, 2021
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sjrider from California

3.33/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle - clear pink/reddish with pinkish head dissipating quickly. Nose is overly sweet strawberry and taste follows with an artificial sweetener bent. Really disappointed with this as I've drank many lambics in Belgium and nothing there came close to this level of syrupy sweetness.

Nov 30, 2020
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Faintly sparkling clear but pale coral red with a moderate to short white head settling to a fluffy but short blanket.

This is definitely the funkiest fruited Lindemen's I've had, featuring a bit of that aged and aerated funky vegetal strawberry quality I've gotten out of the funkiest of them all, Omniscience and Proselytism by Jester King. However, there's still the expected Lindeman's sweetness that translates as strawberry jam.

The medium-light body is smoothly slick yet slightly round, with a lightly sparkling feel too, finishing semi-sticky, where a bit of wafer comes out after the swallow.

Nov 27, 2020
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TedHead from Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky brownish red with a white head that dissipates immediately. It smells like sweet intense strawberry juice with slight hints of "funk" underneath it. The taste is of sweet, fresh strawberries with a slightly sour finish and a subtle funky edge to it. It goes down incredibly smoothly. Overall definitely one of the best fruit lambics from lindemans.

Nov 15, 2020
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Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought a 25ox bottle $9.74 Whole Foods
Smell of strawberries, a little funkiness'
Reddish amber color
High carbonation
Medium mouthfeel
Very Sweet strawberry flavor as if they added sugar, creamy, tart lime aftertaste
Overall it delivers on the strawberry flavors and tartness of lambic. Well made. Good as a dessert drink.

Oct 31, 2020
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imnodoctorbut from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: pours a foggy, deep strawberry pink with an off-white thick foamy head and medium retention that settles into a foamy cap and leaves patchy foamed lacing to linger over a majority of the glass
S: lush sweet and sour strawberry with a yeasty funk tinge and a shade of dried-grass-hop
T: the aroma is not necessarily misleading, as this is very much so a strawberry experience, but that yeasty funk tinge leans more into the tartness level than actual yeasty-good-bug funk; very relaxed bed of hop bitterness is present as well that reminds me of dried grass spritzed with lemon and a day old sliced grapefruit. barely there, but still noticeable. sweet and sour sauce rides into a slightly dry, but tingly, finish
F: fairly high carbonation with a medium-to-light body. triggers a mouth-watering effect that leaves a lush/thick yet dry and tingly finish lingering well after the sip is over.

Overall (personal opinion):
this was hardly a standard issue beer experience. highly enjoyable, easily something you could go through a dozen bottles with friends or pleasant family and get completely lost in. the low abv helps longevity, and it refuses to be boring. did i want a more complicated experience coming back into the Lambic style for the first time in a decade? yes. but i absolutely knew what I was getting into here, and have zero regrets. if you love strawberries, or sweet and sour sauce with crab rangoons, I cannot recommend this brew enough.

Aug 21, 2020
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mikeg67 from New Jersey

3.47/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle. Pours pink with a foamy, long lasting, white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of strawberries and funky yeast. Flavor is similar to aroma. Medium, tart body. Long, sweet and sour finish. OK brew.

Aug 03, 2020
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Beginner2 from Illinois

4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Probably sweeter than lambic traditionalists, Lindemans now adds strawberries to their portfolio.

Like many lambics, Strawberry has a nice color and sufficient foam. Smells are strawberry, perhaps with some citric in there for contrast. Tastes are sweet... but then they get tarter and drier. This surprised me. In the mouth, refreshing. I wish I'd had a larger bottle. A very pleasant accompaniment to a sunny, early summer day.

I've read lots about the Lindemans over the years. They make many of the top lists and I have a penchant for checking-off beers that make those lists. So I know them. But because I'm only an occasional lambic fan, Lindemans was not on my BBBL (Belgian Brewer Bucket List.) However after drinking strawberry, I went on their website and was impressed. Six generations is impressive enough(and then there are a century of awards, including recently. But their unique culture that they preserve and innovate, all makes me want to pay them a visit to see their new digs. I hope I have time.

Jun 06, 2020
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REVZEB from Illinois

3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rudy red body, pinkish cap. Smells of strawberry jam, flower perfume, and jolly rancher. Taste is super sweet, definitely the jolly rancher strawberry for the win, with some light grains and sugars on the finish. Feel is sugary, lightly tart, and springy. The wife liked it

May 07, 2020
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Gajo74 from New York

4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From the bottle it pours a gorgeous strawberry color. A large, foamy and pink head quickly dissipates.

Predictably, the strawberry aroma dominates and is redolent of fruity purée, marmalade and sugary sweet preserve.

Medium to light bodied and smooth. The carbonation is moderate. As with the aroma, the strawberry dominates and provide a sweet, jammy and lightly syrupy flavor. The malt profile is doughy and smooth with notes of wheat. I’m not getting much wild yeast character in terms of funk or earth, however, I do get a light tartness and dryness in the finish.

While not as complex as the more funky, vinous and sour lambic, it is pleasant and refreshing. Not my choice as one of those “you can have anytime” beers, however, absolutely delightful at lunchtime.

Apr 04, 2020
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REDAMI from Ohio

4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 355ml bottle into Chimay goblet.

L - Deep rose-gold pour, the color of strawberry jam. A thin lacing of foam over the top.

S - Floral strawberry, lemon, powdered sugar, and a slight yeasty tang.

T - Juicy berry sweetness, sweet tart candy, a slight spiced finish.

F - Mouth-watering, subdued carbonation.

O - Sweet and tart are well balanced, and with the low ABV this is something you want to drink more and more.

Feb 22, 2020
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Squire from Mississippi

3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear rose gold color with good white cap and lacing.

Aroma of ripe strawberries laced with tart lemon.

Taste is much sweeter than the aroma indicated but not cloyingly so, rather a ripe berry sweetness. Running parallel is a light lemony tartness that is slightly puckering but definitely not sour. I think sweetness is the core here and don't know if it's from the fruit or something added but it is restrained and refined. Like Hersey is sweet but Godiva is sweet with class.

Medium texture with balancing carbonation.

A high tone import with finesses but I would take it after dinner as a desert pairing.

Dec 29, 2019
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dacrza1 from New Jersey

3.74/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

DATE: November 14, 2019... OCCASION: Browns/Steelers 2019--a lot at stake tonight! GLASSWARE: Lindemans footed tulip... pours a rugged light brown body, opaque save a glint of effervescence... its head froths with a quarter-finger of sea foam, firm and purely white... creamy cool whip and strawberry at the aroma, rose petals, light candied tartness... raspberry, funky yeast, and some cloying herb garden too... its mouthfeel is lively, earthy, textured like a beefed-up rosette--or like orange juice, buzzing with life... aside from the expected strawberry--which is tart but not intrusive--the yeast makes this mellow and juicy... as with most Lindemans, light on alcohol, refreshing to the palate, and flavorful enough to require notice...

Nov 15, 2019
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damndirtyape from Ohio

3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, date stamp rubbed off. Served in a Lindemans flute glass.

Appearance: Clear coppery color with a bit of a strawberry red color as well. Persistent white head with some notable lacing.

Smell: Strawberry with a bit of underlying sourness.

Taste: Tart strawberry, along with some other berry notes (I got a bit of raspberry as well). Mild sour finish.

Mouthfeel: Rich - juicy with good carbonation and a dry finish as well.

Overall / Drinkability: Refreshing and a good strawberry beer. I think I need to pair this with a dessert.

Mar 16, 2019
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officerbill from New York

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

This is my first lambic, I picked it up as part of a "make your own" 6 pack
It was like summer in a bottle.
Hazy reddish with a thin head and mild carbonation. The taste of ripe strawberries, but not quite as sweet or sticky thanks to the slight background tartness caused by the yeast, with a clean & crisp finish.
Not really ideal for drinking on a regular basis, but an excellent beer for dessert, a special occasion, or to chase away the winter blues.

Mar 10, 2019
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BayAreaJoe from California

4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best by 4/10/2020, consumed 2/17/19

Pours just hazy reddish amber with a nice finger-size white head, terrific retention, and a good amount of thick spotty lacing.

Aroma is of wonderful, sweet strawberry puree with extremely mild, background funky yeast. Absolutely terrific if you love strawberries.

Taste is again primarily sweet strawberries, the funky yeast is really relegated to the back, although it all works together very nicely.

Feel is medium, sweet, med/light on the carbonation, no bitterness, delightful sipper.

Overall, an outstanding fruit-featured lambic, noticeably better than most all of the fruited sours made stateside. A bit pricey as all lambics are but definitely worth it, lovely celebratory brew.

Feb 18, 2019
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erk0607 from Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Pinkish gold, dark offwhite bubbles that rim the glass, pretty crystal clear but there's a few floaty things (yeast? strawberry seeds?)
Smell: Sweet, candy berry, specifically strawberry with some raspberry notes. Sugary.
Taste: Slightly acidic funk with strawberry juice... balanced nicely with the malt of the beer and aged hops.
Feel: Pretty smooth. Very easy to drink. Light carbonation.
Overall: Almost berry-wine like, but then again there is the malt to balance. Would get again.

Nov 05, 2018
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Brouwerij Lindemans "Lindemans Strawberry"
750 ml green glass bottle, corked and caged
$11.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Look: Hazy (bottle conditioned) orange body topped by a creamy white head that leaves excellent lace throughout the glass. Very good 'plus' head retention and excellent lacing.

Smell: The aroma is earthy, woody, and softly mineralish with light notes of fruit but nothing specifically like strawberry.

Taste: The flavor follows the aroma in that it remains a bit earthy/mineralish and the fruit isn't quite directly like strawberry - at least not like the fruits come through in their other beers. Of course strawberry is a mild fruit, and all of the flavor is concentrated along the skin. Still, it's berry like fruitiness works well with the sweetish and mildly tart malt. It's not too sweet, but sweet, and also acidic - nicely balanced.

Feel: The body is medium with a lightly zesty carbonation.

Overall: Makes a great apertif or after-dinner drink. Because of it sweetish and clean tasting character, the Lindeman's brands make a good entry into flavored lambics.

Oct 13, 2018
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EMV from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Clear red/maroon pour with 2 fingers of foamy pink-tinged head. Great lacing.

S: Strawberries and summer fruit. Sweet and mild funk.

T/F: Light and fruity... sweet strawberry.. somewhat 1-dimensional but still delicious. Yeast and mild funk, but mostly a blast of strawberry. Light... well carbonated.

O: A delicious strawberry fruit beer. Light and easy drinking... one you and your non-beer drinking friends can both enjoy.

Aug 20, 2018
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AZBeerDude72 from Arizona

4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Ruby red with nice tan head and lacing.
N: Strawberry, grapes, and yeast.
T: Follows the nose, massive strawberry with a effervescent feel, some grape, and yeast.
M: Light
O: WOW, what a refreshing hot summer beer, this is killer.

Jul 29, 2018
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chitoryu12 from Florida

3.6/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look: Reddish orange with almost no white head.

Smell: Strong fermented strawberries with a hint of malt.

Taste: Strong strawberry flavor over anything else. Barely a hint of malt.

Mouthfeel: Fairly thick and highly carbonated.

Overall: Barely even a beer at this point. So fruity it could be a cider.

Jul 22, 2018
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750ml bottle into glass. Tight cork to remove. Green bottle.
Slightly cloudy body, reddish in color. Pinkish white head, which settles to bubble fed ring and a couple of islands. Moderate lacing.
Clean strawberry fruit aroma, with a little background yeast funk.
Taste is more sweet than the aroma would indicate. Middle part of the taste introduces some tart and funk, but sweetness prevails throughout. Strawberry taste is quite natural, and not artificial at all. Jammy sweet at the end.
No bitterness and no alcohol burn.
Medium mouth feel, with good carbonation. A little bit syrupy, but not cloying.
A sweeter fruit lambic but the fruit taste is authentic, and the sweetness is not too much. Quite refreshing. It's really like liquid beer candy. There is an instant toward the end of the tasting sip that gathers the complexity of the additional yeast, sugar, tannic/vinous, and other fruit aspects. This is what separates this from straight fruit punch.
"Crafted by Wind - Brewed Through Generations"

Jan 31, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

i like these lindemans beers, but this strawberry is not their strongest effort, at least at a lambic enthusiast would have to say, for me, this is just way too sweet, and as good as the strawberry is, natural and dominant in here, i think it comes along so sugary that its hard to get through even a small pour of this, not nearly enough acid to cut this, wood to mellow it, or funk to spread out some nuance through it. very tall and rising white head on it in the glass, a pretty pinkish red underneath, good carbonation is evident. it smells and tastes like liquified strawberry jam, the deep blood red kind that has the little whole strawberries in it, the preserves, its seriously spot on. there is a soft tang like the fresh ones have too, but more from the faint lambic base than anything else. its really appealing to me, desserty sure, even mouth watering, but i do wish for a more robust lambic at the base of this, i get very little yeast character, wood, or grain, and so it ends up more like something to pour over a cheesecake than a beer, but nobody can say the strawberry flavor isnt fantastic. fun beer to sip a little bit of, but this is not the kind of lambic you can make an evening of. one of the sweetest i have had from lindemans...

Jan 09, 2018
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superspak from Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/29/2017. Pours slightly hazy pinkish/reddish orange color with a 2 finger fairly dense and rocky light pink head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big juicy/tart/tangy strawberries, fruit jam/seeds, lemon, peach, pear, red apple, red grape, wheat, bread, and candi sugar; with light notes of hay, straw, grass, pepper, funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of strawberries, fruity/earthy yeast, pale malt, and candi sugar sweetness; with great strength. Taste of huge juicy/tart/tangy strawberries, fruit jam/seeds, lemon, peach, pear, red apple, red grape, wheat, bread, and candi sugar; with light notes of hay, straw, grass, pepper, funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruit tang/tartness, lactic sourness, and light bitter/yeast spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of juicy/tart/tangy strawberries, fruit jam/seeds, lemon, peach, pear, red apple, red grape, wheat, bread, candi sugar, pepper, hay, straw, grass, light funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of strawberries, fruity/earthy yeast, pale malt, and candi sugar sweetness; with an awesome malt/tart/tangy/sour balance; with zero puckering/cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from tart/sour/tangy fruit and carbonation. Fairly crisp finishing. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/grainy, acidic/tangy/tannic, and slightly slick/syrupy balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.1%. Overall this is a fantastic sweetened fruit lambic! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of strawberries, fruity/earthy yeast, pale malt, and candi sugar sweetness; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink with the modestly acidic/tangy/tannic/drying finish. Reminds me a lot of the New Glarus fruit beers I have had before. Super jammy and authentic strawberry fruit presence; balanced sweetness and mild wild yeast notes. Never overly sweet/heavy with adequate dryness. Definitely one of the best sweetened lambics I've ever had. A highly enjoyable offering.

Dec 16, 2017
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours a hazy light pinkish red with a lightly pink head. Definite scent of Strawberry in the nose. The mouth gets a nice kick of strawberry with the classic sour lambic flavor in the end. Nice!

Dec 14, 2017
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