Lindemans Framboise | Brouwerij Lindemans

very good
2,804 Ratings
Read the review
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

For Trade:
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,804 |  Reviews: 1,049
Photo of Lord_of_the_Rinks
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Lob
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Mervjahn
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Bockrules
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

poured from the 35.5 cl green bottle into a flute glass.

A - Pours a deep raspberry red with plenty of fizzy carbonation rising to the rocky, two-finger, Hello Kitty pink head. Head stays intact al the way down the glass and leaves behind tons of lacing.

S - A fair amount of sourness and tons of raspberries upon literally uncorking the bottle. A little bit like a flavored cider and champagne mixed together. This is one of the most potent smelling beers I have sampled.

T - Rasberries upfront. The body is dominated by tangy/tart raspberry notes reminiscent of the flavored ciders my parents used to give us as kids but with some sugary sour patch kids added to the mix. More sourness as the beer passes over the back of the tongue transitions into a a sour raspberry finish, reminiscent of the raspberry warhead candy ones all the really sour powder is gone.

M - Champaign-like: light bodied with plenty of carbonation. I assume this is the standard for the style.

For the 200th unique beer i've reviewed, I wanted to go with something completely different from what I am used to and this ubiquitous fruit Lambic certainly met the criteria. As this is my first go with the style, my scores are somewhat arbitrary. The whole concoction on the surface really reminds me of a flavored cider or sparkling wine, but with much more tartness. This is nothing at all like any other beer I have tried, and I would have to be in a certain mood to go for all these sweet and sour notes over the bitter and roasted notes found in traditional beers: all the well as this beer is ridiculously expensive ($6 for the bottle). I'm going to save some for my wife to see if I've finally found a beer she enjoys.

 1,703 characters

Photo of dgeebs07
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of SStein
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Izzybone
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of KiMiRaiK
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of ericdupont
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of PatGreer
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of archi348
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Treyliff
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- poured into a wine glass; dark and hazy ruby-plum color with a fizzy light pink head and carbonation bubbles running up the sides of the glass

S- bright raspberry jam, sugared raspberry and fresh raspberry juice. Plain and simple yet very intriguing

T- tart, astringent raspberry is the first flavors experienced, almost a puckering sensation. The raspberry flavors are fresh and authentic, reminiscent of raspberry jam and sugar coated fresh raspberries, the finish is fruity-yet-dry and very tart

M- light-medium body, spritzy carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a smooth finish

O- the aromas and flavors are spectacular, the only downside is the extreme astringent tartness. This is one to be shared as it would be hard to drink a whole bottle alone

 767 characters

Photo of TheRevMatt
5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of thedarkestlord
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Zbyler
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- deep ruby red/black color in the glass. One finger of slightly pink, redish head.

S- raspberries raspberries raspberries. Also noticed a slight funky farm-like smell

T- juicy fresh raspberries up front, nice and sour. No hop flavors present, moderately sweet. A slight saison or farmhouse ale funk is present. Almost tastes like a juice rather than a beer.

M- lightly carbonated, SOUR.

O- Not bad for my first Lambic experience. It was exactly what I was expecting and I am hoping to dive a little deeper into the lambic/sour genre .

 543 characters

Photo of MSandahl23
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Sokool
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of mfnmbvp
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml (1 pint 9 oz.) bottle, with no apparent bottling information. My second lambic from Brouwerij Lindemans. Uncapped, uncorked, and poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Fairly aggressive pour yields two fingers of beautiful pink fluffy head on top of a lovely dark ruby red colored body with some purple hues to it. Looks pretty enticing.

S - Smell is of tart raspberries, some soda pop like carbonation, a little bit of funky yeast / bacteria smell, and some must.

T - Fruity berry tartness with a touch of Belgian yeast / bacteria funk. Tastes exactly like what I was hoping for with this one. Lively level of carbonation, with a puckering sour finish. Does not taste too sweet or sugary, in my opinion.

M - Feel is sweet and sour. A smooth fruity finish. Like dessert in a glass.

Overall, a nice lambic. Enjoyable sourness, and delicious natural raspberry taste. The only thing disappointing is, again, this beer's lame 2.50% abv level. I have a hard time justifying buying a ten dollar bottle of beer when it has virtually hardly any alcohol in it at all, but it tastes so damn good I almost don't care.

Lindemans Framboise ---4/5.

 1,155 characters

Photo of riemster
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Atomicskis5
2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a dark ruby red in color with some light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some garnet red highlights. The beer has a three finger tall foamy pink head that reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of sweet raspberries - a light amount of artificial sweetener as well.

T: Moderate to strong flavors of sweet raspberries with some added sugar/sweetener. Just a hint of sourness in the finish.

M: Light bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly syrupy due to the sweetness.

O: Very easy to drink but a touch sweeter than I prefer my fruit lambic, there is definitely added sugar or sweetener to this beer. The super low ABV and sweetness make this beer a good candidate to pair with a lighter dessert like a key lime pie.

 902 characters

Photo of JohnSnowNW
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Rainier
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Lindemans Framboise from Brouwerij Lindemans
3.94 out of 5 based on 2,804 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.

    Learn More
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.

    Learn More
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Learn More