Lindemans Framboise | Brouwerij Lindemans

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88
very good
2,820 Ratings
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Lindemans FramboiseLindemans Framboise
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans
Belgium
lindemans.be

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,820
Reviews:
1,050
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
14.21%
 
 
Wants:
72
Gots:
404
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 2,820 |  Reviews: 1,050
Photo of StoutElk_92
4.57/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz. bottle

Pours dark reddish purple with a dense creamy frothy bright pink foam head. Smells like fresh tart raspberries, some green apple, funky hay, with earthy grassy aged hops. Tastes like tart raspberry juice, green apple, hay, with earthy grassy hops. Feels medium bodied, creamy and slick with moderate carbonation. Overall a really nice framboise.

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Photo of jw4free
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cknoch
4.36/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cbcrunch
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dromines78
4.45/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SugarAtkinson
5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My all-time favorite drinking beer. It tastes like raspberry soda and I love it. Not too filling, great taste, easy pour, and it comes in two sizes (although the smaller one is harder to find). Definitely the best Framboise on the market

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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Its more like raspberry juice than beer but worth trying. Very tart and sweet, pinkish red color. Smells and tastes like raspberries.

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Photo of beagleyx2
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of teromous
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: It is a dark beet red with hues of purple in the body. The frothy head is a light shade of pink and purple. Excellent head formation and lacing. It is picture perfect in the glass and the lacing behind is picture perfect as well.

Aroma: It smells exactly like fresh raspberries. Its aroma is intoxicating.

Taste: It tastes like raspberry juice. There is a light tartness to the beer and a soft fruity finish.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is very thick, smooth, and frothy feeling. It has a very heavy texture.

Overall: It doesn't have a lot of complexity and it feels more like a fruit drink than a lambic but it is a great tasting, great smelling, great looking fruit drink. If you like a beer with a sweeter edge or enjoy fruit then you will surely love this beer. While it won't make you think deeply about its poetic mysticism it will tantalize you with its delicious flavor. It is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any gathering.

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Photo of GregSemenza
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bsp77
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma and taste of sweet raspberries, with only a hint of sourness. Tasty and decadent and easy to drink (especially with the ultra low abv), but calling this a lambic is a stretch.

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Photo of mothman
3.09/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pink purple color with a pink hued head.

This one tastes like fruit juice. Lots of sweetness. A little sour in the finish. Raspberry syrup flavored. Sugary sweet.

Not a very authentic lambic in my opinion.

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Photo of Bammer21
4.46/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dingNshug
2.79/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Too fruity
Too much like drinking a cough syrup or an immune booster drink.

Good once, for like 5 drinks. And then I don't want anymore.

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Photo of JellyTremblay
4.37/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright, not too sweet, just a bit sour. Loved it.

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Photo of jasadewi
4.46/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Beautiful dark red, with reddish hued and frothy head. There was a raspberry seed left in the bottle, that along with lacing, rested on my glass.
S: Fresh raspberries.
T: Sour raspberry taste, that certainly causes the lips to pucker. Acidic, raspberry, sour, tart, and a touch sweet.
M: Very carbonated and acidic. It packs a bite on the tongue and during the aftertaste.
O: Overall, I'm in love with this beer. The sourness is a challenge, though it's not as strong as on some beers. I like the look, smell, taste, every aspect of this beer. My girlfriend said the acidity/sourness/sweetness hurt her teeth, so be wary if you have sensitive teeth. But, I loved it.

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

Photo of newdamage1
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Deanlee
4.9/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the one! My first "beer" outside of my comfort zone of light lagers and such.
I don't recall what made me even try a framboise but this just blew me away. Everything about this is drinkable and the rarity of this beer is that it can be consumed at any temperature -warm to ice cold - and even over ice. Lindeman, to date, has been the best of any framboise I've had, and so-called raspberry beers don't come close. I use this framboise as a "mixer" for special events. I take a large bottle and blend it with a high end dry champagne for an amazing drink!

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

Pours a lovely clear crisp burgundy color. Frothy pink head dissipates leaving a lot of sticky lacing and a residual layer of foam.

Smell is incredible. The minute the cork is out it smells like someone just crushed a whole peck of fresh raspberries in the room. Rich, slightly sweet, hint of tartness. There is almost nothing they could do to get the aroma any better not his beer.

Taste has a strong raspberry flavor throughout. Bit of tartness when its cold becomes more pronounced as the beer warms. Certainly sweet as expected for a Lindemans lambic, but it plays so well in the beer. Slight malt notes and some belgian yeast is picked up on the back end, but overall this is a beer that showcases the raspberry.

Feel is light, crisp and refreshing. Medium carbonation. Slightly tart.

Overall this is a really nice Framboise lambic. Its on the sweet side of the spectrum for sure, but its an incredibly tasty beer. This is outstanding. Don't let the low rating fool you - this is a must try beer if you like lambics.

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Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FriedSlug
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Looks like a glass of raspberry juice with no head. Smells like tart raspberry with a lot of sweetness. Tastes like fresh picked raspberries with a nice tart sweetness. This is a really tasty beer.

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Photo of LeftHanded666
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Lindemans Framboise from Brouwerij Lindemans
3.94 out of 5 based on 2,820 ratings.
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