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Brewed by Brouwerij Lindemans
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
St Pieters Leeuw-Vlezenbeek, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1862   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 75   ABV: 2.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A clean natural tasting brew with undertones of fresh raspberries and a wonderful aroma.


4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (3727) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2004 Smells like a pint of fresh, ripe raspberries. Musty and sweet. Deep dark red blood in color with dark pink foamy lacing head. Medium-high carb and medium-heavy watery silky body. Tastes like raspberries - ripe and tart - ground up in a food processor, strained, carbonated, and bottled. Tart - lip-puckering tart. Ripe, luscious berry flavor, aromatic and full. Finish is raspberries and a bit of malt. Sweet berry after. This stuff was great, but I couldn't drink more than one a night.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2003
definitely not your typical beer. a pleasant sweetness that embodies the essence of raspberries that dance along your taste buds like mystical sprites in a wooded glen on a cool summer's eve...

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 9, 2003
Nice big fluffy pink head, brillant burgandy coloring. Very pungent nose, with a nice sweetness blended in. Heavy sweet raspberry taste to start that quickly fades into a nice tart bite that leaves the glands just wanting more.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - MAY 1, 2003
I had this beer on tap at RFD in Washington, DC, just the other day. It came in a fluted sort of lambic glass. Nice little spritzy beer. Slight head, thin body. Smelled immediately of fresh raspberries, and a slight tart aroma as well. Tasted delicious, like eating a handful of fresh fruit. Not much in the way of alcohol, but a very tasty beer all the same. Coming from a keg made it even better. Pleasantly tart, crisp finish to it as well. A really well done fruit lambic in my book.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2003
Label claims this stuff has a complex flavor. Not so in my book. Flavor was one-dimensional; an unrelenting and all-encompassing assault of raspberry sweetness. Almost no discernable beer qualities here, Hops and Malt? In trace quantities at best. You're buying this for the raspberries and that is what your're getting. My wife liked this stuff, and she doesn't really care for beer at all, that is beer in the traditional sense. At the time of this review, I've had but only a small sampling of the lambic style, but to me Lindeman's Framboise is more like a wine cooler than a beer. The head consisted of fine bubbles, pink in color, and was persistant to the end. Body was cranberry in color, syrupy and sweet. Alcohol content is very low and undescernable. Unlike Lindenman's extremely sour tasting Kriek (cherry) lambic, Framboise is very sweet, with little acidity. The bottom of the bottle revealed a healthy portion of raspberry sediments as a testament to this tame, fruity, unfiltered brew.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2003
This is the one that started it all for me. Great raspberry taste but I can't find it anywhere anymore.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tkaufman (129) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2003
Pours a very nice bright red with a pink puffy head on it. A nice flavor balance between sweet and sour. Not something you want to drink a lot of, but it was an excellent Easter dinner apertif.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2003
Has a red/purple raspberry color with some carbonation and a raspberry smell. Taste is full of raspberries from start to finish. Overall this was an excellent drink, but it is too easy to drink a lot of...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - APR 19, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 Ah this is more like what I expect from a Lambic. It poured a purple color with a purple head of fine bubbles. It has a strong aroma of raspberries as I would expect. Very flavorful full of fruity raspberry flavors and leaves an excellent taste in your mouth (that is if you like lambics). Excellent lacing and goes down extremely smooth. This is a very nice Lambic.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Frank (2865) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2003
UPDATED: APR 27, 2003 Slightly purplish red in color. Strong sour barnyard aroma. Flavor is dominated by tart raspberries with some slight earthy and grassy notes. Slightly thin palate. Like drinking a sweet tart. It's a bit much after a while.


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