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Lindemans Framboise | Brouwerij Lindemans

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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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Photo of gregshead
3.28/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Enjoyed 4/22/11 Reviewed from notes

A: Pours a light red w/ 2+ fingers of head

S: Lots of raspberry sugar smells

T: Raspberry and grape sugar flavors. Very sweet.

M: Nice light feel, almost refreshing. A subtle but strong carbonation

O: Sugary sweet. That's about it. Enjoyed as dessert it can be appreciated for what it is.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Monk's, Philly, PA

Really doesn't resemble a "conventional" beer at all, so if you're not familiar with the style (not that this is really a traditional lambic), it might throw you off. Pours bright magenta in color, with a short-lingering, foamy, white head; well carbonated. Raspberry candy in the nose, and and the raspberry overtakes any other flavor that might be present, so basically the fruit sweetness is the only thing you get. And I'm not saying that as a bad thing. Kind of sucks when you find out this is a flavored lambic and doesn't use real fruit, but it's still a tasty treat. Light mouthfeel, but can leave a filmy aftertaste. Drinkable. Save it for dessert.

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Photo of SWMeyer4141
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is my first Lambic review. So excuse any dumb remarks...

Appearance-It was real odd pouring out a bottle and seeing a red, raspberry color. The head was about 2 inches of a reddish/pink. Suprisingly I thought this looked pretty nice. Nice body, Nice Head, Nice carbonation...I think a 4 is fair.

Smell-Raspberries are my favorite fruit, so I thought this smelt amazing, but it's just strange smelling your beer and getting raspberries.

Taste-Once again, raspberries with a bit of tartness and bitterness. If I were to drink a 12oz bottle of raspberry soda with a 1/2 scoop of vanilla ice cream this is what it would taste like.

Mouthfeel-Smooth, lots of carbonation.

Overall-It's tasty, but it's hard to consider this a beer considering I'm not much of a Framboise drinker. Either way, this is very tasty and when in the mood, this will be purchased again.

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Photo of Tripphop
3.14/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hideous raspberry jam color, not what I want my beer to look like. Looks thick and sweet. The nose is of fresh raspberries, very cool effect here, smells like a puree. Taste is not as sweet as preconceived. A nice balance of sweet fruit and tart finish. Quite drinkable actually, but only in small doses. Mouthfeel is mellow and easy, overall a solid Framboise, but I prefer less fruit in the blend.

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Photo of drewba
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Transparent shimmering ruby - raspberry goodness. A white finger head foams up for a short amount of time, before it recedes to a thin ring and a few bubbles here and there.

S - sweet, sugary raspberries, grapes, a little funky attic in the back end.

T - sweet, sweet, sweet fresh raspberries with a solid tartness you'd get by actually eating a raspberry. The sweetness also lends itself to grapes, green & red apples, blackberries. I can't overstate how sweet this is, but it gets away without being cloying.

M - The mouthfeel is shockingly similar to what it'd be like to eat a handful of raspberries; the tartness leaves a slightly acidic and sticky-on-the-palate texture and the low carbonation doesn't help scrub any of that texture from my mouth.

O - As a dessert beer, this is phenomenal - something you could easily share with a non craft drinker and not even tell them it's beer, you could probably get away with telling them it's one of those non-alcoholic sparking juices. This is very much like a juice. Also would be incredible to pair with a piece of berry cheesecake or something richly chocolate. This is my girlfriends' go-to beer, so if you can't get your significant other to share beer with you, reach for a lindemans.

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Photo of hiku7
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a 12 ounce bottle to a tulip glass. This is my first lambic, so take the review for what it's worth. Pours an opaque raspberry color with a frothy pinkish head.

The dominant smells are raspberry and sugar, with some acidity coming through. Raspberry dominates the taste, as well as sweetness, followed by a pleasantly puckering tartness in the sides of the mouth. No bitterness though. There is no noticeable alcohol smell or taste or mouthfeel.

Mouthfeel is fizzy from fairly high carbonation, plus sticky sweet on a medium-bodied base. This is a burp inducing raspberry pie in a bottle. Or tasty sour candy.

Overall, I enjoyed it. It was perfect for an evening on my deck during a spring heat wave.

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Photo of damndirtyape
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Lindeman's Lambic flute. No date on the bottle that I could find.

Appearance: Careful pour yielded a clear dark raspberry red-purple with a persistent 1/8" pink head. Sheets and islands of lacing noted.

Smell: Mostly raspberries with a hint of something musty at the end. The mustiness reminds me and the Mrs. of an old book.

Taste: Tart raspberry sweetness (almost liquor like) with a tart/sour finish blending into something else sweet...maybe even a hint of honey at the end. The mustiness noted in the smell doesn't show up until the beer is fully at room temperature, and even then it's barely notable over the raspberry. If I didn't know this was a beer I never would have guessed it. Tasty and unique.

Mouthfeel: Almost exactly like a sparkling cider or spumante but not as fizzy. Juicy but doesn't stick to the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: Very interesting beer, but so fruity that it's a special occasion beer for me. Glad I tried it and I will definitely look into the other flavors out there. Would definitely go well with dessert, but is a nice after-dinner treat all on its own.

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Photo of SamN
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bright vibrant red color. Thinner, extremely red head. A very red beer. Smell is dominated by sour strawberries, sweet raspberries and a mild sour, wild aroma. Very strong, tart and mildly sweet. Taste is balanced fairly well between sweet and sour. Lots of fruit character, vinous tastes, long sour and mildly sweet finish. A little flat and not too dynamic. Not bad, good dessert beer.

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Photo of Mancer
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The bottle poured out a hazy dark red body with a two finger high pink head. The head dissipated to a frothy and sticky lace that smothered the glass. The initial aromas were of cork, musty overtones, fresh raspberries, earthy tones and eventually I started to get the inevitable funky foot smell. The initial flavors were of fresh raspberries, earthy tones, sweet sugars and a light wheat finish. The brew was tart and sweet, with a light body and medium carbonation.

Boy was this refreshing! The flavors and smell smelt like the brew was just made. This was a really interesting experience and now I want to give some more Lambics a go.

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Photo of zaphodchak
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright beet-pink two finger head over garnet body.

Nose is harsh, tart and sour raspberry.

Taste follows the nose, *huge* hit of tart raspberry, not much else, but it does this part right.

Mouthfeel is nice, strong prickly carbonation to clean up the finish on this strong-tasting lambic.

Overall nice, if this is your thing. And if it's not, probably not so nice.

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Photo of Tackledorange
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is the first lambic beer ive ever tried so here it goes. it pours a nice deep red with about a 2 finger pink puffy head looks like raspberry juice. it smells like raspberries very tart, sweet smell. it tastes like very tart sweet raspberries but if you slow down and let it float around in your mouth you do get hints of some malts and what i believe to be some yeast with a bit of a dry finish which i attribute to the tartness of the raspberries. it has a nice amount of carbonation and a little slippery mouthfeel. overall i was fairly impressed with this one.

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Photo of airheadmtrcycle
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a brandy snifter from a 12 oz. bottle. I paid $5.99. I managed a finger or two of head, if that's what it's called in a lambic. It's a deep red color and leaves lacing.

It smells sweet and tart at the same time. It tastes even better than it smells. It's sweeter than it is tart, highly carbonated and easy to drink. Raspberry flavor. If I sip slowly there is some complexity. Even a small child would probably like the taste. This is only my second lambic so I am pleasantly surprised how good it tastes. I might like to try one that is a little more tart or one that has more than 2.5 ABV or one that is more complex.

Overall, a very nice beer. Completely off the charts from what I'm used to. Interesting. Stretches the concept of a beer for me.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This lambic isn't traditional at all but this beer is still very tasty. The color is a beautiful red color that very bright. The flavor is really sweet but has a suddle tart bite in the aftertaste. The aroma is super sweet and refreshing. The aroma of raspberries flood your nose and the air around you. This beer is also mixable, you can mix it in a Guinness, Hoegaarden, or even with some vodka for something a little stronger. It's enjoyable for sure and I enjoy it as a dessert.

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Photo of NWer
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle capped and corked.
Served in a tulip champagne glass.
As soon as I popped the cork, the raspberry aroma overwhelmed the senses. Poured raspberry color - what else? Nice head retention and lace.
Fruity, sweet, somewhat tart on the back side. Raspberries raspberries and more raspberries.
If sweet punch is your thing, you will love this beer. I must force myself to stay true to the style in rating and just because I don't care for sweet doesn't mean it's bad so I'm trying to score accordingly.
If I ever have another Lambic and have something to compare it to, I might change my rating.
But I doubt it.

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Photo of JMforman
3.23/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This was my first lambic experience.

A- Pinkish-red with a very short lived head and little retention.

S- Cranberry, raspberry, some barley

T- Raspberry, blue cheese, sour finish. Very nice taste.

M- Nicely carbonated and puckering

O- Not too bad

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Photo of ksmi116
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Deep red with a pink head

S - Tart raspberries and a bit of wine smell to it, not much else in the aroma.

T - Sweet at the front, and quite tart, almost to the point of sour at the end. A bit too much for me, but hits the flavor hard

M - slightly watery, but with high carbonation and lasting flavor in the mouth.

O - My first true lambic, it was about what I expected. High in fruit flavor, and more like a wine than a beer in my mind. Worth a try.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

375ml bottle poured into matching Lindemans flute feb22 2011(from notes)

A clear dark pink with a pink head to match, great retention and lace well down the glass

S this smells like tart raspberries and not much else, not much funk but plenty of raspberry

T sweet yet sour raspberry, It tastes alright if you like raspberries I expected something more but I just don't much else

M lots of bubbles and it leaves your mouth feeling like you just finished a sour candy

O perhaps on a hot day this would sink like a ship but today its merely enjoyble

I was expecting more funk but if you like raspberries you should like this

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Photo of Kelly88
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on Tao at the cock and bull, served in a tulip.

A- a very dark red, almost like fresh blood. Almost no head with random wisps of lace masquerading as a proper cap. No lace to be seen.

S- sweet freshly picked raspberries. A slight yeast smell mingles and creates an aromas of pure sweet bliss!

T- crazy sweet and good! Yea its Not 'traditional' and it might taste processed But it is very tasty. Raspberries on top of raspberries, really good flavor That tastes so sweet and good.

M- light but It falls onto your palate and really slams the flavor into your tongue. Tart and a Tad dry, but it Just makes you want to drink more

Overall I really enjoy this Beer! It may not be in the classic style but it is really good! Some may say artificial but I say tasty. The tartness adds some complexity That is needed, overall a beer That I would drink again and again, and my girlfriend loves it too.

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Photo of garuda
3.33/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Bright, raspberry red with a thin, spritzy pinkish head that recedes instantly and leaves no lacing on the glass.

S/T - Not a whole lot of complexity going on here, with straight up raspberries, which seem a touch artificial. Tastes very sweet up front, then the tart finish lingers around and becomes very strong by the end of the drink.

M - Light body, super high carbonation and feels a little sudsy.

O - It worked well paired with a chocolate dessert, but lacks complexity in smell and taste. I probably won't buy this again, as I now feel inclined to try others within the same style.

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Photo of AWolfAtTheDoor
3.35/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Have had this once before, years ago, and merely a sip because it was so face puckeringly tart.. Got this as a Christmas gift, so here we go.

Poured into my pint glass. Vigorous pour yields a light strawberry colored head ontop of a truly ruby colored body. Decent lacing throughout the session.

Tart raspberries on the nose.

Yikes, first sip is smack you in the face tart. Further tastes yield tart raspberries. Beer is kind of a no brainer.

Mouthfeel is where I felt the bomb was really dropped, other than the horrendously tart raspberry profile. This beer is HIGHLY carbonated. How this is considered a beer is beyond me. It's like a wine spritzer or whatever those things are minus all the alcohol. If you like tart raspberries and CO2 levels of a Strawberry Fanta, GET THIS "BEER" NOW.

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Photo of generallee
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: This was part of a box set with a tall fluted glass and one other bottle of Lindemans Pomme. It was poured from a green capped and corked 355ml bottle into the fluted glass from the box set. The label has a description of the beer but there is no freshness date or abv%.

Appearance: The body has a reddish/violet color and good clarity. (Second glass has a little yeast sediment.) It is also full of bubbly carbonation rushing up to the head. Its head is tall and pink in color. Retention is good as it keeps a thin cap until the last sip. The head also leaves some slick lacing on the glass.

Smell: I get funky yeast with heavy notes of raspberry, astringent white wine and pale tangy malt.

Taste/Palate: Right away I get loads of sweet/tart raspberry and tangy sour wheat notes. Deeper in there are bready and dry sour yeast notes moving in to balance the sweetness. It finishes with semi-crisp sweet/tart mouth puckering character. It feels well carbonated and slick. The carbonation helps to left up and move the beer over the palate. My lips and glass however are a bit sticky.

Notes: I really like the raspberry flavor here. It has some interesting tangy and sour notes with plenty of carbonation to keep it from getting overly cloying. Having said that, I still wouldn't want more than one of these in a sitting.

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Photo of Fenris244
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a lindemans gold rimmed flute.

Bright red in color with a 1 finger reddish pink head, great retention, bubbles are everywhere, champagne like carbonation is apparent.

Smells like strawberry syrup, a tartness as well as apperant as well as a mustiness.

Big strawberry sweetness on the palate is quickly matched by a tartness, the musty flavor is still there but everything works together well and has a good balance.

Light in body, the carbonation gives it an effervescent quality, quite refreshing. Drinkablity is as high as I hoped, I think that's more because strawberries aren't my favorite thing in the world. Other than that I don't have anything bad to say about it.

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Photo of krazyboi
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a New Belgium globe glass.

A: Dark ruby color with a strawberry milkshake colored foamy head that dissipates rather quickly.
S: Raspberries, raspberries, and raspberries. Tart aroma.
T: Starts off sweet, then gets a tiny bit bitter, and ends off tart and sour. Raspberry flavor throughout.
M: Light to medium thickness, with medium carbonation.
D: Easy to drink, but the tartness might be overbearing after a few glasses. I like it.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.23/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle split and poured into a Lindemans flute. No date or info available on the bottle.

Thanks to the fiancee for sharing this!

A - A puffy pink head crowns the beautiful clear red beer with some gorgeous thick lace adorning the flute as the beer disappears.

S - The aroma is full or ripe but grassy, fresh raspberries with a soft tart funk to the finish.

T - Tart raspberry flavor that's a cross between sweet syrup and fresh, tart raspberries leaves any sort of real lambic flavor in the dust. Still quite delicious though.

M - Spritzy carbonation and tart balancing the syrupy sweetness to the light-bodied, slightly funky brew.

D - Good drinkability for this brew, the large bottle wouldn't be a problem to put back through and evening provided you're quite fond of fruit beer.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.35/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass, the beer pours a hazy, almost opaque ruby coloring with no head, but a steady flow of bubbles. The smell is extremely sweet in raspberry aromas. The beer is highly carbonated, and the effervescence gives a lightness to the strong, sweet flavors and viscous, syrupy body. Tast and sweet finish, with a fruity aftertaste. Makes a great float, but it's a little tough to drink if you are evolved past Kool-aid and/or Sprite.

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Lindemans Framboise from Brouwerij Lindemans
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