Framboise
Brouwerij Lindemans

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From:
Brouwerij Lindemans
 
Belgium
Style:
Lambic - Fruit
Ranked #108
ABV:
2.5%
Score:
87
Ranked #16,244
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 14.4%
Ratings:
2,989
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 30, 2022
Added:
Nov 01, 2000
Wants:
  86
Gots:
  462
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Notes: 2.5-4.0% ABV

The appearance of this exceptional beer is matched only by its taste! To make our Framboise, we add raspberry juice to our lambic. That gives it a delicate fruity aroma and a beautiful dark pink colour, just like the dress I wore to our cousin Willy's wedding. (But that's of no interest to you since you undoubtedly don't know Willy). Framboise is served as an aperitif, but I also use it in cooking. And when I don't finish the bottle in my preparations, I finish it in my glass.
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3.72 by sjones5045 from Pennsylvania on Apr 30, 2022
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3.61/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by MrOH from Malta

Deep purple with a puce head, good retention and lacing
Smells of raspberries and red wine, a hint acetic
Sweet and tart. Somewhat jarring. raspberry preserve flavor
Light bodied, the added sweetener gives a slightly sticky body, appropriate carbonation
Not really my thing, but I can see why people like it

Apr 07, 2022
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3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Manta200 from Kentucky

At the Cincinnati Beer Fest 2022

Apr 04, 2022
 
4.46 by Fordcoyote15 from Pennsylvania on Jan 31, 2022
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3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by eatsluggs from Oregon

Beer for my wife!

Jan 27, 2022
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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by detgfrsh from Texas

From a bottle. Opaque red color with a quarter inch of pinkish head. Smells of raspberry with some earthy notes. Light feel. Taste is mostly raspberry juice with a slight sourness. This is one of the beers where I'm amazed they produce enough to distribute to a neighborhood grocery store halfway around the world. Great example of the style.

Jan 24, 2022
 
3.86 by blissfulNemo from Michigan on Jan 16, 2022
 
4.12 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota on Dec 20, 2021
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5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by MITMAK

This is amazing with a piece of cheesecake that is swirled with chocolate syrup.

Nov 22, 2021
 
3.58 by Rubicj from Massachusetts on Nov 11, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by nelsonracite from New Jersey

A rich dark red pour. Smells of strong raspberry's. Taste of juicy and sweet raspberry's. Feels like a sweet explosion. great beer for special occasions.

Nov 07, 2021
 
4.08 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Oct 25, 2021
 
3.54 by Bigmoist from West Virginia on Oct 22, 2021
 
3.75 by avisong from Virginia on Oct 05, 2021
 
3.81 by Nyarko-San from Pennsylvania on Sep 04, 2021
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4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by kevofficiel from Canada (QC)

Got it in a bar called Le vestaire here in Montreal.

Look: Rubis colour with 1 finger of white head .

Smell: Raspberry, Apricots, sweet malt, wheat,

Taste: Raspberry juice, sweet but a nice sweet not overpower,

Feel: Light body, medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation, super easy drinking, refreshing.

So overall would I recommend it ? Absolutely.

Would I buy it again ? Yes but it's a beer you drink 1 or 2 after that you wanna drink something else.

Aug 15, 2021
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4.29/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Captain68 from Russian Federation

92

Aug 08, 2021
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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by md3kcn from North Carolina

Purchased as part of a Lindemans four-pack variety selection of 8.45 oz bottles at The Cellar (Troy) for $12.99. Poured into a tulip glass.

L - Deep garnet with a two-finger pale ruby head.
S - Fresh-off-the-plant raspberries. Hints of wheat and grass.
T - Tart! Raspberries, raspberries, and more raspberries! The tartness definitely offsets what would otherwise be an overbearing sweetness. Little bit of a citrus finish.
F - Light carbonation, medium body. Clean finish. Very easy to drink.
O - Like other beers of the style, this doesn't taste like beer. It rather, tastes like whatever fruit it's using for a base. With this in mind, it hits the nail on the head! It's like drinking a basket of freshly-picked raspberries that got crushed into a syrupy juice and hit lightly with a Sodastream. A refreshing brew, and a wonderful light dessert beer option. Highly recommend!

Aug 03, 2021
 
4.11 by flgimp from Pennsylvania on Jul 10, 2021
 
3.5 by trickynicky from Maryland on Jul 08, 2021
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3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

Framboise pours a dark reddish color, with a very small, fizzy, lacing head. Aroma is very sweet, lots of real raspberry notes. Flavor is also sweet, lots of raspberry, fresh raspberries. Good body and feel. Overall, lots of fruit, fizzy and fun to drink.

Jun 09, 2021
 
4.12 by BEZMEZ on May 29, 2021
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5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

One of my absolute favorites that I don’t have enough.

May 26, 2021
 
2.25 by Noelito76 from New York on May 12, 2021
 
3.65 by samEBC from Belgium on Apr 12, 2021
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4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

Look - dark reddish purple with a lasting film and great lacing
Smell - sweet slight tart raspberry puree
Taste - sweet raspberry but not overly sweet... Raspberry juice
Feel - medium full body, creamy and light carb
Overall - fantastic

Apr 11, 2021
 
4.25 by 10_bathrooms from Texas on Mar 24, 2021
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by KT3418 from Colorado

This is so yummy. This is way better than any fruit juice. The abv being so low it really does just feel like a wonderful nice fruity beverage. The raspberry is excellent. They been doing this so long though I knew they knew what they were doing

Mar 18, 2021
 
3.75 by IRONRakkasan from California on Mar 12, 2021
 
3.35 by Fitzy01 from Maine on Feb 28, 2021
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3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by chitoryu12 from Florida

Look: Ruby red, like fruit juice. One finger of thick purple head with good retention.

Smell: Mild tart raspberries over sweet malt.

Taste: Very sweet and fruity, more like raspberry juice than beer.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and smooth, with mild carbonation.

Overall: Barely a beer. Definitely one for the crowd who hates beer but loves fruity drinks.

Feb 21, 2021
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3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by BNSlums from Washington

L: A deep hazy ruby red with a a light bubble, pink head. Somewhat fizzy. Quite pretty.

S: Warm raspberry and apricot jam. So sweet. Minor earthy notes like bramble. Punchy.

T: A more sour grape juice. Redder notes. Incredibly complex development in conjunction with the mouthfeel. A sweet jammy finish with cheesy notes .

F: Acidic at large, bold upfront. Highly carbonated and simulating. Light-Medium body.

Overall a sweet, easy drinking juice. Somewhat like champagne in feel, funky in flavor. Deceptively complex, great to sip before a meal or alongside a rich dessert. At my local store, I saw it advertised to mix in with a chocolate porter to make a "chocolate covered raspberry", I have yet to try it.

Jan 30, 2021
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3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jkblr from Indiana

Stole a sip of my wife's beer. Red raspberry color with pink head. Smells like tart raspberry jam. Lightly tart and sweet. Light body. Easy drinker.

Jan 23, 2021
 
4.2 by kramacam from Kentucky on Jan 17, 2021
 
3.8 by EasternIsh from California on Jan 12, 2021
 
3.85 by jstern from California on Jan 03, 2021
 
4 by Hendry from Vermont on Dec 25, 2020
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4.78/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by WindyBovine from California

[1st Lambic] Bright raspberry nice soft hit to nose and tastebuds. Definitely fizzy feeling raspberries in mouth. Surprising pink head, lacy. Sparkly. Didn't know beer could run so fruit-juice like (incredibly fruity). Nice sour balance though to the sweet.

Dec 17, 2020
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3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

Pours a deep dark clear red when held to the light. The rose colored full head refuses to fall away. Great lacing. Aroma is fresh raspberries and a little funk. Flavor follow the nose with a nice mix of sweetness and bit of a tart finish. Feel is a bit thick and nicely carbonated. Over all a nice beer,

Dec 15, 2020
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4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

Drinking this at European Street Cafe in Jacksonville Florida.
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Appears raspberry red with a nice foamy head that lasted.
Smells sweet, raspberry.
Taste follows the nose with enough sourness to keep my interest.
Mouth feel is medium for the style.
Overall a very nice Framboise, but only one per session as it is so sweet it'd be better as a desert beer.
I would definitely order again.

Dec 07, 2020
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