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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another nice discovery at The World of Beers in Fort Myers, Florida, this one shows a cloudy, rosey mahogany color with a delicate pinkish white scrap of head and modest streaks of lacing. The aroma is definite raspberry cotton candy fruit nougat. Very nice for those that accept the fruit beer concept. The flavor is pretty intense raspberry with a bit of a citrus kiss. I get a grapefruit bready blend with wheat and cherry chocolate somehow hidden in the mix. It’s light bodied but has a solid, frisky feel with a magical carbonation that works overtime without suggesting soda pop. A classy, fruit brew with tasteful sweetness. Fun and satisfying for a dessert sort of experiance.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma: Lots and lots of raspberry. Smells like a carton of fresh raspberries freshly mashed up. Just a little bit of funk and bitterness. No alcohol. Moderate acidity. Some yeasty phenols.

Appearance: Pours a tall, deep pink head. Fizzes noisily as the foam dissipates. Deep ruby red in color. Very high clarity when held in front of a bright LED flashlight. Good head retention and lots of lacing.

Taste: Super sweet raspberry. A bit of acidic bitterness similar to that of a mild Gueuze. A little bit of brett funk at the aftertaste. Moderately sour, which contributes a lot to the dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. I feel the massive amount of sugar on my teeth. Feels bubbly, yet silky and finishes on the dry side.

Overall: Very savory. Accurate raspberry flavor and aroma. Nice balance of sweet and sour.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: Dark purple with red highlights. Nice amount of airy raspberry head that slowly recceeds leving spotted lacing behind.

S: Huge raspberry aroma with lactic acid, grains, and semi funky yeast.

T/M: A tart effervescent bouquet of raspberries, lactic acid and grains. Smooth and refreshing with a semi thick and sticky body that finishes dry with timid yeast and cranberry bitterness.

O: A great mix of tart and sweet that is complimented by the wonderful bubbly feel. A refreshing beverage to relax with on a peaceful afternoon. I thouroughly enjoyed this and will revisit regularly.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle poured into a Lindemans pokal; no clue on this size, but it looks undersized.

A - Pinkish ruby-red color with a small, fizzy pink-white head that lasts a few seconds. No head retention or lacing, but that's rather typical of the style anyways. Slight haziness. Pretty fine looking beer.

S - Raspberries, nothing but sweet, slightly tart, raspberries. One-dimensional and a little over-sweetened, but I'm not complaining.

T - Piles of ripe raspberries dominate upfront, with a delicious balance of sweet and sour. A slight funkiness in the finish helps balance out the sweetness. Lemon juice and wheat notes come through as well. While I get more variation in the taste than in the aroma, this brew is unmistakably raspberry, and tasty at that. The aftertaste is surprisingly clean, without any lingering artificial sweetness.

M - A bit of a surprise in this department, much more smooth and weighty than anticipated. It's fizzy, but the fizz doesn't feel over-carbonated, but rather smooth and crisp. It isn't watery or light like I had expected either, and drinks more like a medium-bodied ale. Slightly syrupy and cloying from the powerful sweetness, but the weight and smooth carbonation help balance that out.

D - Obviously a far-cry from more traditional lambics, but that doesn't stop me from enjoying the sweet raspberry flavors and smooth mouthfeel. A balanced and easy drinking beer from Lindemans, as usual.

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3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First lambic! Let’s see if I start to love this crazy, expensive style.

Brewed eight months before the date of this tasting (bottle code indicates a bottled-on date of August 23, 2011).

A: This one pours a rich, dark-plum-red body, with a stained-glass shine; there’s some light shining through the body, making it look more and more like red wine over time. The head is creamy, frothy, and lusciously-pink, though it never raises higher than an inch (and for some reason, it reminds me of strawberry ice cream). Retention is moderate, with a texture of small lacing spots everywhere around the inside of the glass.

S: Ah, I love the smell of raspberries. This nose is packed with them, too: starts off with the berries, tart and fresh, and even shows a moment or two of grape jelly aromas. The only scent other than that is a doughy graininess, which makes the whole thing remind me of a buttery biscuit spread with jam. It’s mainly raspberries, though, which I’m alright with – it’s very well-executed.

T: Excellent – there’s much more complexity here than I expected. It starts with a syrupy, fruit-candy sweetness, like a liquid Jolly Rancher; it's almost scraping the tongue with a sour acidity. These flavors are more intense than eating a bunch of fresh raspberries, but not by a lot. Plus, there are some interesting earthy flavors hanging around, like bready dough, herbal funk, and a farm-fresh must. The aftertaste consists of a refreshing berry-lemonade brightness. This palate is raspberry to the core, but, fortunately, with more to offer than a single flavor.

M: It drinks light, but not 2.5% alcohol light; still, it sticks to the tongue as it goes down. Dry, too - it’s not as tannic as a typical merlot, but it definitely has some astringent wine character.

O: This would be one of the first beers I would give to someone who says “I don’t like beer;” the tastes in this style are so unlike any of the typical flavors in the beer world. This particular brew is all about the raspberry, and it’s deliciously palatable as a dessert beer or dinner complement – or whenever you’re in the mood for fruit juice, for that matter. The lambic style is definitely worth exploring, it seems…

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A: Deep red with a pink, fizzy head that disappears quickly. Think cherry soda. Thin collar.

S: Red raspberries - dead on. A tiny note of wheat in the background.

T & M: Tart raspberries first, and tart raspberries last. Refreshing like soda.

O: Hard to believe it's beer, but I admit it hit the spot. I've only tried a couple lambics; if I seek some out in the future I want something less sweet and less flavored. But overall this is good if you're in the mood for it.

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Lindemans Framboise from Brouwerij Lindemans
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