Lindemans Framboise | Brouwerij Lindemans

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Lindemans FramboiseLindemans Framboise

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 2.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
2.5-4.0% ABV

Added by Todd on 11-01-2000

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Reviews: 1,048 | Ratings: 2,796
Photo of GormBrewhouse
4.59/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Smells like the best raspberry in the world, looks dark burgundy red, tastes like slightly carbed raspberries sweet but not to much I think I was smelling 5 times to every taste, feels thinner than the taste or scent. Outstanding

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Photo of Guppy314
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a bottle, pours as dark red (not just amber) with a delicate pink head. Aroma pretty identical to raspberry syrup. Totally reminds me of childhood over flavored (raspberry) fizzy drinks. Taste of sweet raspberry and dark sour fruit with a bit of yeast and ample carbonation. I could see this as a base for a sangria.

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Photo of jwtroxell
3.26/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A stranger to the sour style, this introduction may have been a rough start. This make was partially reminiscent of Warheads, the obnoxiously acidic 90s candy. The first sweet sip of raspberry is pretty pleasant with a friendly fizz, and then the sour punch comes in strong but not overwhelming. The finish is may be the best feature, but it doesn't quite permit the price..

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Photo of AustinWadkins
4.51/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours thick reddish purple with a fizzy off white/ violet head that soon creates a film over the surface.

Smell is deffinetly raspberries, green apples, straw

Taste is ripe raspberries with subtle hint of green apple,oh so sweet with just the right amount of tart, fruit juice, candy

Overall a fantastic beer! It's thick yet so refreshing, like drinking raspberry candy

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Photo of DrainBamage
4.94/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a super thick red colored head. Raspberry aromas are strong but not overwhelming. No bitterness, but moderately tart flavors of raspberries. I haven't had many lambic, but this one is at the top of my list.

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Photo of mcpat1993
2.81/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

It's an above average beer, but I think it's far too expensive for what it is. Almost closer to a juice than a beer. The carbonation felt a little weak to me and it's overpoweringly sweet.

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Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smell is definitely sour and not much else. Raspberry taste throughout the beer, tart with a light feel and high carbonation. Taste is kinda dry but has a definite Raspberry aftertaste.

I do believe the Framboise Lambic is less sweet than the Kriek Lambic, making it more drinkable to me. This beer has an alcoholic content of 2.5% which is quite low, in fact lower than most light beers. Overall, this seems like an expensive raspberry wine cooler, which is a shame since I was expecting more beer taste from these Lambic beers.

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Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.35/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours beet red with more "fizz" than froth. Outstanding aroma with real raspberry aroma very forward, with a faint hop presence. The taste is not quite as clean and rewarding. Very sweet, and the berry flavor doesn't quite taste as "real" as its aroma. As a result, it's a bit "off" for the style. The mouthfeel is pretty heavy, despite the high carbonation. All in all, a tasty drinkable beer, but not really a "lambic" in the traditional sense. But for the vague hop flavor in the background, this might be mistaken for a sweet wine cooler.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.57/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz. bottle

Pours dark reddish purple with a dense creamy frothy bright pink foam head. Smells like fresh tart raspberries, some green apple, funky hay, with earthy grassy aged hops. Tastes like tart raspberry juice, green apple, hay, with earthy grassy hops. Feels medium bodied, creamy and slick with moderate carbonation. Overall a really nice framboise.

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Photo of SugarAtkinson
5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My all-time favorite drinking beer. It tastes like raspberry soda and I love it. Not too filling, great taste, easy pour, and it comes in two sizes (although the smaller one is harder to find). Definitely the best Framboise on the market

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Photo of teromous
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: It is a dark beet red with hues of purple in the body. The frothy head is a light shade of pink and purple. Excellent head formation and lacing. It is picture perfect in the glass and the lacing behind is picture perfect as well.

Aroma: It smells exactly like fresh raspberries. Its aroma is intoxicating.

Taste: It tastes like raspberry juice. There is a light tartness to the beer and a soft fruity finish.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is very thick, smooth, and frothy feeling. It has a very heavy texture.

Overall: It doesn't have a lot of complexity and it feels more like a fruit drink than a lambic but it is a great tasting, great smelling, great looking fruit drink. If you like a beer with a sweeter edge or enjoy fruit then you will surely love this beer. While it won't make you think deeply about its poetic mysticism it will tantalize you with its delicious flavor. It is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any gathering.

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Photo of bsp77
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma and taste of sweet raspberries, with only a hint of sourness. Tasty and decadent and easy to drink (especially with the ultra low abv), but calling this a lambic is a stretch.

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Photo of mothman
3.09/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pink purple color with a pink hued head.

This one tastes like fruit juice. Lots of sweetness. A little sour in the finish. Raspberry syrup flavored. Sugary sweet.

Not a very authentic lambic in my opinion.

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Photo of jasadewi
4.46/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Beautiful dark red, with reddish hued and frothy head. There was a raspberry seed left in the bottle, that along with lacing, rested on my glass.
S: Fresh raspberries.
T: Sour raspberry taste, that certainly causes the lips to pucker. Acidic, raspberry, sour, tart, and a touch sweet.
M: Very carbonated and acidic. It packs a bite on the tongue and during the aftertaste.
O: Overall, I'm in love with this beer. The sourness is a challenge, though it's not as strong as on some beers. I like the look, smell, taste, every aspect of this beer. My girlfriend said the acidity/sourness/sweetness hurt her teeth, so be wary if you have sensitive teeth. But, I loved it.

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Photo of Deanlee
4.9/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the one! My first "beer" outside of my comfort zone of light lagers and such.
I don't recall what made me even try a framboise but this just blew me away. Everything about this is drinkable and the rarity of this beer is that it can be consumed at any temperature -warm to ice cold - and even over ice. Lindeman, to date, has been the best of any framboise I've had, and so-called raspberry beers don't come close. I use this framboise as a "mixer" for special events. I take a large bottle and blend it with a high end dry champagne for an amazing drink!

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Photo of FBarber
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lovely clear crisp burgundy color. Frothy pink head dissipates leaving a lot of sticky lacing and a residual layer of foam.

Smell is incredible. The minute the cork is out it smells like someone just crushed a whole peck of fresh raspberries in the room. Rich, slightly sweet, hint of tartness. There is almost nothing they could do to get the aroma any better not his beer.

Taste has a strong raspberry flavor throughout. Bit of tartness when its cold becomes more pronounced as the beer warms. Certainly sweet as expected for a Lindemans lambic, but it plays so well in the beer. Slight malt notes and some belgian yeast is picked up on the back end, but overall this is a beer that showcases the raspberry.

Feel is light, crisp and refreshing. Medium carbonation. Slightly tart.

Overall this is a really nice Framboise lambic. Its on the sweet side of the spectrum for sure, but its an incredibly tasty beer. This is outstanding. Don't let the low rating fool you - this is a must try beer if you like lambics.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Looks like a glass of raspberry juice with no head. Smells like tart raspberry with a lot of sweetness. Tastes like fresh picked raspberries with a nice tart sweetness. This is a really tasty beer.

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Photo of NickTheGreat
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L (4.25) - Almost looks like red wine or cranberry juice. Dark, clear red. Not much head at all, but this bottle was old.
S (4.25) - A subtle yet unmistakable raspberry smell. Not overwhelming, but there.
T (4.5) - Tastes like a sour raspberry beer! Good balance, really. Not crazy sour, but undeniably sour. I didn't get a whole lot of beer malty tastes, but I don't think I should have.
F (4.25) - Fairly easy drinking beer that was carbed about right.
O (4.25) - So this bottle was old. Like 1.5 or 2.5 years old. Had been sitting in fridge for my wife, long forgotten and left for dead. But I got curious. I've had this before, but it really held up. I mean, some of the aroma and carbonation perhaps fell off, but still a great beer.

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Photo of illpass78
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split a bottle with some pals.

Appearance: A deep, juice-like red. Some pink foam. Looks like what happens when you pour seltzer into juice.

Aroma: Rapsberries. All the raspberries.

Taste: See above. Some pleasant funk. Mostly jammy raspberries and sweet sugar. Juice-like.

Mouthfeel: As fruit juice.

Overall: I'm a fan, but some might find it too sweet. In my opinion it's everything I want from a fruit lambic, though the sweetness is bigger than the funkiness.

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Photo of BeardedWall
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The drunkest I have ever been in my life is the night I drank this beer with my friend. The taste is so sweet we assumed (incorrectly) that it was a non-alcoholic and were using it to drink between harder drinks and then later to get sober. I woke up in a stranger's yard.

Story aside, I am a big fan of this beer. The color is very nice. It would make a good color for a painting or something. The smell is pleasant and sticks around the area and the taste is super sweet. Raspberry raspberry and more raspberry throughout. It's about as "yummy" as a beer gets and reminded me more of eating fruit snacks than drinking. If you could spread it on toast it would make a good preserve. The only thing I didn't like about it is that it left (to me) that sort of grit feeling on your teeth you get when eating raspberry.

Obviously not for everyone, but found it to be cheap and pleasant. A beer for those who don't like "beer taste".

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Photo of DaverCS
4.57/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours deep red in color. Almost like a raspberry turning from its vibrant red to a bit darker.

Aroma is pure raspberry, raspberry syrup, and raspberry sorbet. It wafts across the room. Amazing! A bit of funk is noted.

Taste is a nice blend between sweet, sour, and a bit of funk. A huge emphasis is on the sweet raspberry notes, but a nice sourness plays through near the finish. Playing almost into the aftertaste is a very mild funkiness that makes this beer unique and draws me back into each sip.

Overall, this is a pure raspberry bomb. A bit too sweet for me , but perfect for non-beer lovers/ fruited beer fans. Very unique and interesting! I see it pairing well with a more rich dark chocolate dessert. It gets a 91.5/100.

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Photo of Dinglehacker
4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at McNellie's in OKC. Draft in a lambic flute. Foamy bit of head in a violet-tinged red.

Nose of pure raspberry sherbert.

Taste is likewise, light on alcohol, but heavy on fruit. A lovely dessert.

Cynics will pooh pooh the low ABV, but why quibble? It's a delicious beverage, and will be nicer to your breath than most session lagers. If the point is tasting good and making you happy, this one wins all.

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours blood red with light pink head. Smells like and has a tart kind of sweet tarts smell. No funk at all. Taste is quite acidic/tart, which balances out the sweetness better than some other Lindemans beers. Raspberry flavor is not too artificial. Not much mouthfeel or finish. I'd like to say it is nothing special, but bottom line is that this beer is pretty tasty. I don't like it as much at the peche, but it is still good. I almost want to give it a lower score since it is so far from a real lambic, but it is enjoyable.

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Photo of D-HopSupreme
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep ruby body with a foamy pink head, starting off interesting here! The smell is huge on raspberry, with a bit of an added tartness and pungency hitting the nose, no malt here. The taste is beautifully sour and fruity, it's very sweet but easily drinkable. It goes down like juice and leaves a fairly pleasant taste in the mouth. Wouldn't be my go to, but pretty good!

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Photo of johnnyd10vt
4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It scared me at first. It's the color of a Champale from my youth. The smell is a mix between a Belgian style and raspberry. The flavor explodes in your mouth. Highly carbonated, sweet raspberry, and enough bitterness to perfectly balance it. Stacey says that I have to note that I have a huge sweet tooth; she doesn't like it; she says she can't get past the sweetness.

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