Lindemans Framboise | Brouwerij Lindemans

very good
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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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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of Scotchboy
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml capped, corked and foiled bottle split into wine glasses with the wife.

A: Nearly opaque red body with pink filmy lacing and a quickly dissipating head. Elegant.

S: Tons of raspberry character, with some sweets berries underneath...blackberry, cherry. Smells like fruit juice, practically no malt detectable with the faintest of yeast esters. Minimal tartness.

T: Follows the nose perfectly, this is raspberry fruit juice. Sweet but not overly...modest tartness, there is a deep fruitiness that reveals hints of other fruits like cherries and apples.

MF: Creamy light body, semi-active carbonation...tart feel with dryness on the finish.

O: Its fruit juice. If thats what you like, then you'll like this. Of course, @ 2.5% abv I'm wondering how the other Lindemans taste, as this is the lowest abv lambic I've seen. Recommended.

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of 120minuteman
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A waiter delivered this beer by mistake to me at a restaurant, and boy was I pleasantly surpised!

A-a medium-dark red, similar in appearance to cranberry juice with just a dash of purple.

S-similar in odor to an oceanspray juice, but not as potent. Small wafts of cherry and rasberry were present as well.

T-I felt like I just popped a jolly rancher into my mouth because boy did this beer taste like candy. It's rasberry and cranberry flavors immersed my mouth in sweet and sour goodness that at no point felt overwhelming.

M-this beer took my tongue on a jumping and fizzy journey down a long road; i.e., its deliscious taste lasts for a while

O-I've been looking for a good sour for a while, and I think I've found my match. Definitely a beer I hope to repeat again...very, very soon.

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of Alkey
4.7/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a dark ruby almost purple color with a bit over a finger of reddish pink head. Powerful aroma of fresh raspberries. Taste very smooth and creamy with lots of very tart raspberry flavor, maybe a hint of wheat beer up front but quickly turning tart and a little sourness. Overall this is one of the best fruit beers I've ever had and will continue to enjoy it and the many other flavors Lindemans serve.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Maxwell
3.26/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a deep dark ruby pink with a thick pink head that lasts awhile. Carbonation seems nice, and lacing is thin and frothy with a quick slide down the glass. It smells almost like fruit punch, with nice sour raspberry waftings. It tastes almost like a raspberry soda, very sour and tart, with the crisp bite that you get from eating a raspberry. The “framboise” is ever present in this beer. I taste no hops, and few malts. This is mostly just raspberry. Its mouthfeel is harsh and tart, giving the mouth a cringing feeling and leaving a very sweetly tart after taste, almost as if I had eaten a Sweettart… Overall it is sweet and fruity and sour, and actually easily drinkable.

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of SmashPants
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: great, funky dark green 375mL bottle, reasonable (but a bit tacky) label, corked and capped.

Appearance: awesome lambic colours - deep purple-red with a thick, frothy pink head with good retention and lacing

Aroma: very interesting. Ripened red raspberries with a sour twist and a touch of light, pleasant yeast. A touch too sweet for me, but in keeping with the style.

Taste: nice sweet raspberries again, but met by a wonderful tartness and bitterness that whets the palate. Delicious, and so different!

Aftertaste: the whetting of the palate makes the mouth salivate, redoovering the taste. Very nice indeedy :)

Mouth feel: very up-front carbonation, brings the raspberry across with a whack. Medium body suits it perfectly.

Overall: very interesting. Fantastic for something a little different every now and then. I'm not a sweet tooth kind of person, but I like this - enough tartness mixed in to compliment the sweet flavours.

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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -61.9%

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4.62/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed in a wine glass

A: pours a beautiful velvet red color that is pretty hazy and has a small amount of carbonation bubbles present, pours with two fingers of nice dark pink colored head that looks like whipped topping of some sort with large fluffy bubbles which dissipates decently quickly before leaving a nice amount of lacing on the glass
S: a really nice yet intense scent with great raspberry character and a slight sting to it, tart, reminds me of raspberry sorbet from an Italian ice cart in a park on a warm summer day
T: really wonderfully complex, begins with a great tart character on the tip of the tongue, great raspberry notes, really nice sweetness gets left on the lips and sticks in the front of the mouth long after the liquid falls off he back of the palate. leaves a great fresh picked raspberry taste on the mouth
M: stings the tongue up front with carbonation as soon as it hits the palate but it goes away quickly enough, drinks kind of fluffy like an aerated drink (carbonated but without the overall fizz), leaves the mouth pretty clean and just slightly dry
O: just as i had anticipated, this is a phenomenal representation of the style, the raspberry notes really hit clear and fresh, really wonderfully drinkable, another instant hit from lindemans

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3.24/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml green glass bottle foiled, capped, and corked poured into 8oz glass.

A: a finger of pink head that sticks around forever and leaves excellent lacing. Dark pink and pretty clear. I won't lie this head is wonderful.

S: Tart berries and that is about it. Smells good. Not really beer scented though. Couldn't for the life of me pick out any grain, yeast, or hops aroma.

T: Again not very beer like in flavor but the raspberry is good. Can't find the hops but the balance they bring to the syrup sweetness is much appreciated. Otherwise it would be cloying. A bit of tart and a bit of sweet, just like a raspberry.

M: Light but not watery. With a good amount of fizz almost like a champagne. Feels good.

O: Would be really good with a brunch or as dessert (which is when I am drinking it). The low ABV makes it a safe one to drink too much of which is easy to do. All around good brew, this is the second bottle I have gotten and will keep going back to it. Like a grow-up soda.

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Lindemans Framboise from Brouwerij Lindemans
3.94 out of 5 based on 2,815 ratings.
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