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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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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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

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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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 .

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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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.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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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.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of kp29
4.8/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark red with hints of purple and forms a large foamy purple/pink tinted head.

Smells of tart raspberries, raspberry jam.

First sip brings some tart raspberry flavor followed up by a lot of sweet raspberry flavor. Finishes clean and sweet with an ever so slight lingering tartness once the sweetness fades.
There isn't really too much to say here - a lot of raspberries!

Really hit the spot as I was craving something sweet. Were I craving any of the more typical beer flavors...then ehhhh not so much. With that said I do like my fruity lambics and this is a delectable one.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap in a flute-style beer glass.

A- Ruby red color with a big fluffy pink head. The lacing is impressive looking, like cascading of pinkish-white icing. Some lively carbonation is visible.

S- Raspberries, candied raspberries, and more raspberries.

T-Sweet, candied raspberries. Raspberry tart also.

M- Tangy and sweet, yet wine-like dryness on the end. The body is good and the carbonation, to me, is there. It could use some more alcohol for balance, but that's picky.

O- I do not like raspberry flavoring one bit so I was as objective as possible. I tried something out of my comfort zone and it went okay.

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3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750 mL bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy blood red color with a one-inch pink head. Leaves a pink lacing down the glass

Smell: Straight raspberries. Like a bushel of raspberries. A little bit of acidity, and then more raspberries. Not a whole lot of complexity, but luckily I just so happen to love raspberries.

Taste: Guess what? There's a ton of raspberry. Shocker. The tartness is much more pronounced, which adds another layer of complexity. But once again, raspberry absolutely dominates. There's definitely a lot of sweetness as well, to the point where it actually overpowers the tartness, and the beer finishes very sweet.

Mouthfeel: Suprisingly thick, with a decent amount of acidity.

Overall: For what it is - a sweet, tart explosion of raspberries - it's actually quite good. Just don't go in expecting a more traditional lambic experience.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Lindemans Framboise from Brouwerij Lindemans
3.94 out of 5 based on 2,820 ratings.
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