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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Photo of Wiffler27
4.45/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a dark ruby hue with a thick head. looks like a juice.

smell is very sweet, lots of cranberry juice to this. sweet and tart cranberry juice aroma. pretty damn good to be honest.

this is absolutely delicious. like a full bodied cranberry juice, tart but not overly tart. the sweetness is there but isn't incredibly high. finishes somewhat syrupy.

overall this is pretty damn good. definitely a different kind of beer than i'm used to but it's damn good. very refreshing and easy to drink. i like this.

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Photo of NilocRellim
4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Very bright red, ruby, raspberry colour. Smells very tart and like fresh raspberries. Tastes quite tart, fruity raspberry, slightly syrupy, a bit dense, and quite sweet.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the big bottle, it pours a dark ruby with a nice pink head, which lasts a bit. Nose detects a lot of raspberry and so does the mouth - raspberry with a bit tartness. Yum!

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Photo of Saviour
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - nice ruby colour with a nonsignificant pink head.
S - lovely bright raspberry aroma with a touch of hay and dry grass.
T - acid-ish but very enjoyable rasberry taste.
F - good carbonization, medium-to-light body, pleasant aftertaste is acid-sweet.
O - very good and easy to find strawberry lambic

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Photo of bbtkd
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lindemans Framboise, 2.5% ABV, 12 IBU, Lambic Fruit style. Pours thick, deep burgundy color with 3 fingers of pink head, decent lacing. Nose is raspberry, taste is strong tart raspberry with some sweetness, no perceptible bitterness. Great mouthfeel. Overall an excellent beer and very odd in a number of ways; remove the foil, pop the cap off, then remove a cork, pours thick, pink head, low ABV, and an incredibly thick and heavy bottle. This is truly excellent! Some may think it would be like a wine cooler, but it is thick, tart and sweet, and not artificial tasting. Going on my favorites list. Can't help expecting more alcohol, but at least the alcohol doesn't infringe on the raspberry taste.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque, bright red. Nice, frothy pink head. Lovely juicy strawberry aroma. Juicy and yet tart strawberry flavor profile. Feels like you're drinking a slightly sour strawberry juice. Feel is carbonated, and soda-like, with a medium consistency. Overall, it's a definite yum for me. Lovely fruit flavor and aroma. Look evokes memories of fruit juice. Really love it.

Served in a tulip. Self-serve tap. Reviewed from notes.

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Photo of rdbret
4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the beer that moved me into Belgian beers and more importantly moved me into fruit beers. Just a very nice raspberry flavor with deep ruby coloring. An interesting, enjoyable, complex taste that I definitely enjoyed and just have been able to put into more descriptive words.

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Photo of LaurenZ
4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very good overall! It is bright red and has a light pink head. It is a bit dark and cloudy also. Its flavors are very sweet, of raspberry and sugar and candied with some possible honey flavors.

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Photo of Angela1956
4.45/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The appearance is a deep red with a beautiful red/pink head. Smells like popsicles, fruit juice and raspberry jam. Extremely sweet with a slight tartness, would be great with dessert such as ice cream. Sweet, clean and refreshing. Very enjoyable in small doses due to the intensity of the sugar content.

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Photo of KatieSmith
4.91/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My favorite drink! This is so fruity and sweet. Very enjoyable with a dessert, or even over some vanilla ice cream. Definitely a drink to have for taste and not for alcohol, due to the low ABV (2.5%) and high sugar content. This is still an amazingly fruity raspberry drink, with a deep pink color and carbonation. I would definitely recommend.

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Photo of daweidavid
4.76/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Really like this one! Dark pink body with a small head. There are some raspberry, milky and tart taste to it. Lightly carbonated with a fresh aftertaste.

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Photo of Edith0703
4.83/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Consider this beer as desert beer, really sweet. And the rose color really attract me. Taste delicious. I like the fruity honey tasting. Really easy to drink.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at L Mulligan Grocer, Dublin.
Luminous magenta-purple with pink trailers. 4
Chambord nose. 4
Big sugary fruit hit, a tart middle, raspberry skin, then a bit of lime rind to end. 3.5
Round, chewy, almost medium. 4

Far too sweet. But there’s a good lambic under there somewhere. Needs the right time and place - with chocolate truffle cake, maybe? Lindemanns gets a harder time than they deserve. 4

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Photo of Schimms
4.73/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Deep, dark plum red. Thin pinkish head.

S: Slight yeast funk, light raspberry.

T: Tart raspberry with slight sour yeast.

F: Dry with minimal carbonation.

O: A good Lambic. Look for New Glarus's fruity offerings, though, if you want world class!

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Photo of Kristie_Duve
4.85/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: frothy, bright, but deep red
Aroma: exactly like raspberry jam
Taste: raspberry jam, sparkling, but not overpowering. good sweet vs. tart balance.
Definitely would drink this again.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From bottle, pours a clear red maroon colour with a pinky head that disapates quite quickly. Aroma raspberry, cherry. Taste tart fruits, raspberries, very nice and pleasant.

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Photo of Strix
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque dark pink with a frothy pink head that fades to nothing.

Raspberry and sour cherry in the nose.

Tastes like liquid pie filling, raspberry, slightly sour finish.

Medium-thick mouthfeel.

Nice blend of flavors here, a good change from my usual fare.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.95/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pink drank, white head, in the full inch range, good looker. Aroma was sugary confectioner sugar raspberries, too sweet.

Too sweet is an even bigger problem in the taste and mouthfeel. Y U DO DIS? It really compromises the entire beer. If you could get beyond this you might be able to enjoy some raspberry or sour notes, but instead, you just get a shit ton of sugary liquid.

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Photo of EMV
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

L: Pours a deep clear red/maroon color. Medium off-white creamy head.

S: Tart fruits, raspberry.

T/F: Semi-sweet up front and fruity. Raspberry mostly... finishes tart and clean. Syrupy... fairly carbonated... zesty.

O: A tasty lambic, and the beer your girlfriend has been waiting for. For the rest of us.... It's delicious, a guilty pleasure, and more of a dessert than anything. Stll... Lindemans is a classic so if you're feeling a lambic this is a great way to go.

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Photo of CalebM
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First ever lambic, and man was I excited to open it up. The bottle opened up with a very cheerful pop and the room instantaneously smelled of raspberries.

Look: Dark carmine, like an over-ripened raspberry. Fizzy and appropriate.

Smell: As I said, the aroma began pre-pour. This is the strongest, yet most natural fruit smell I've ever experienced in a beer--again, appropriate, given its a fruit lambic (and my first of the style). Lots of tartness and a little bit of yeast. The level of tartness makes me think of blackberries as well, although my nose may be tricking me.

Taste: If the beer weren't so sour and tart in the finish, I would say it's too sweet. The sweetness is rich, extreme and altogether brief. A better version of those non-alcoholic sparkling juices you see around holidays--strong raspberry, not much else. The taste is simple and pleasant.

Feel: Amiably effervescent. It's light, but combined with how it sticks to you mouth and its carbonation, the body is fuller than you might initially perceive.

Overall: Wonderful experience while fairly one-dimensional. Excited to try some more in the style--hoping to move on to some unfiltered lambics soon. Glad to have such a pleasant introduction into the style.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vibrant dark red with a fluffy bright pink head. Framboise sometimes tricks you into thinking you are looking at a glass full of raspberry jam, including little specks of seeds.

Smell is all sweet raspberries, maybe a little English muffin.

Medium body of nothing but raspberry juice. This is just slightly tart, not at all acidic, and crazy drinkable--definitely an apertif as intended. This gets that metabolism churning and feels like there really is no alcohol whatsoever. This is better than straight squeezed raspberries, with that slightly more substantial body, and a crisp sparkling feel.

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Photo of The_Dude_31
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a refreshing beer that is the perfect mix of flavor, sweet on the initial taste followed by a delectable sour that balances it all out. I can taste no alcohol, just tart raspberries. I drank it out of a Lindeman's glass, at 40 degrees. My first Lambic and excited to try a few more examples of this style.

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Photo of Premo88
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

25.4 oz. bottle poured into tulip

L: gorgeous dark rasberry red that's 100% opaque -- light can't pass through it; 1-inch head of pink-red foam that sticks a little; keeps a very pretty collar and almost full skin of foam; if you like red, this beer is a work of art; slight bit of lacing ... great-looking brew ... halfway into the glass it's clearing up only on the very edges

S: light tart rasberries, very sweet but also with a vague hint of something sour; if you try hard, you can imagine a bit of barn must, but it's only barely there; tart apples, cranberries

T: tart, sweet rasberries ... almost sugary sweet but balanced by a huge sour presence, especially on the back end; like a rasberry-lemonade soda, no alcohol presence at all; at times the sweet is almost too much, but it's consistently backed up by the big sour flavor; everything comes very clean ... there's no obvious farmhouse/wild ale kind of musty barn or funk flavor showing up

F: fantastic ... what I'd expect out of a good Belgian ale, lots of carbonation to fill out a relatively light brew

O: I'm not ashamed to admit I love it ... very fruity, full of rasberry flavor, bordering on rasberry candy sweetness, with just enough sour flavor to remind you it is, after all, beer; it's plenty good enough that I'll try more of Lindemans beers, including this one from time to time ... and definitely during the summer -- this would pair perfectly with our Texas heat

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Photo of LloydDobler
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Opens with a fresh "pop" as the cork comes loose. Deep burgundy color with a huge raspberry sherbet head that takes a min to settle. The nose gives away that this is packed with raspberry... and it IS! Jammy and sweet. A bit tart, but this really is just a candy beer.

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Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.88/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Poured into a Propolis tulip glass. Dark purple, and very dark red when held up to the light. 1 finger pinkish head disappeared quickly.

Smell: Nose of raspberry and blackberry. Notes of barnyard funk and Belgian yeast (apple, pear).

Taste: Flavors of raspberry, blackberry, notes of cherry, grape, and barnyard funk.

Feel: Low carbonation but has a fluffy feel. Mild sweetness hits the tongue first, but is taken over by medium tartness.

Overall: Very refreshing and tasty. My only gripe is that I wish the smell was as strong as the taste.

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