Lindemans Framboise | Brouwerij Lindemans

BA SCORE
88
very good
2,804 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good
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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:
2,804
Reviews:
1,049
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
14.21%
 
 
Wants:
71
Gots:
396
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 2,804 |  Reviews: 1,049
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

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gmandurham
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

L (4.25) - Almost looks like red wine or cranberry juice. Dark, clear red. Not much head at all, but this bottle was old.
S (4.25) - A subtle yet unmistakable raspberry smell. Not overwhelming, but there.
T (4.5) - Tastes like a sour raspberry beer! Good balance, really. Not crazy sour, but undeniably sour. I didn't get a whole lot of beer malty tastes, but I don't think I should have.
F (4.25) - Fairly easy drinking beer that was carbed about right.
O (4.25) - So this bottle was old. Like 1.5 or 2.5 years old. Had been sitting in fridge for my wife, long forgotten and left for dead. But I got curious. I've had this before, but it really held up. I mean, some of the aroma and carbonation perhaps fell off, but still a great beer.

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Photo of AGust82
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Really sweet.

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Photo of knotes1963
3.42/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Beautiful pour but just way, way to sweet

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Photo of LocusSolus
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cunning_stunt
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Foley67
4.56/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreyGhost4
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of singletary
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of illpass78
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split a bottle with some pals.

Appearance: A deep, juice-like red. Some pink foam. Looks like what happens when you pour seltzer into juice.

Aroma: Rapsberries. All the raspberries.

Taste: See above. Some pleasant funk. Mostly jammy raspberries and sweet sugar. Juice-like.

Mouthfeel: As fruit juice.

Overall: I'm a fan, but some might find it too sweet. In my opinion it's everything I want from a fruit lambic, though the sweetness is bigger than the funkiness.

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

Photo of CENTEX_Hooch
3.59/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Lindemans Framboise from Brouwerij Lindemans
3.94 out of 5 based on 2,804 ratings.
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