Lindemans Framboise | Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
3.88/5
Very Good
2,876 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans
Belgium
lindemans.be

Style: Belgian Fruit Lambic

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 2.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
2.5-4.0% ABV

Added by Todd on 11-01-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,510
Reviews:
1,062
Ratings:
2,876
pDev:
14.43%
 
 
Wants:
81
Gots:
430
Trade:
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Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antg8989
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I really liked this. Although it is only my first officially rated lambic. Pours purple. Light purple head. A little bit of lacing. Some funky fruity aroma and barnyard-ness happening. Taste is of sweet and slightly sour raspberries. Feel is medium carbonation with a tart, dry finish. Overall, I really like it.

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

Photo of Eaze_in_it
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My thoughts on this "beer..." I would more classify this drink as a slightly alcoholic soda. Don't get me wrong, the taste is VERY good. Very sweet, very good dessert drink. This would be a great gift to a person that does not like beer, but you insist that there is one they would like and buy them this. As long as you insist to call this beer, you win that argument.

However, the reason I give it a 3.5 overall is because this barely qualifies as beer. I wouldn't even call it beer. Yea yea, lambic yeast, blah blah. Drink it and look me in the eye and call it beer. Do you like alcohol with your beer? Then don't buy this.

As a mildly alcoholic drink, this is one of the best. As a beer, not great!

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Photo of Nitty703
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hairnic
4.36/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeGray
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This is more raspberry-like than raspberry juice. The smell is incredible and fruity. I was surprised to see how red in color it was. It looked and tasted similar to a sparkling wine. Overall, this is a delicious and refreshing beer.

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Photo of xIHuffPaintx
4.62/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Houborg1
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ronl12
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.01/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Jsalz21
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheFightfan1
4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Griphon
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VaporDome
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmoore32
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of imfinished
3.49/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BenHoppy
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wasn't sure what to make of this. Tasted like a tarty sweet raspberry dessert type of juice. Only lambic I've had so hard to judge. Wasn't bad, quite interesting, not sure what to make of it.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Samact
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IBUBrew
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CantDrinkEveryBeer
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Deep, dark violet with a thin, pinkish head. Looks like a wine from a glance.

Smell: Rich and redolent. Mashed fruit – raspberries, strawberries, red grapes – and sugar.

Taste: Sweet and tart, the raspberries are a very strong presence in the flavor of this beer. A slightly bready taste from the yeast, and the finish is that familiar sour tickle on the tongue that only comes from eating a fresh raspberry. And did I mention it's sweet?

Mouthfeel: Effervescent and dry, the hefty carbonation gives a pleasantly light feeling to something that would otherwise feel more on the desert side.

Overall: A delicious lambic, well-brewed and very satisfying. It's something I found has wide appeal; my mother, for instance, never drinks beer, but thoroughly enjoyed this offering. I like it quite a bit myself – I think I'll keep a bottle around as a tasty alternative to wine, something I'm not quite as fond of as beer.

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Lindemans Framboise from Brouwerij Lindemans
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 2,876 ratings