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

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RATINGS: 1914   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 75   ABV: 2.5%
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A clean natural tasting brew with undertones of fresh raspberries and a wonderful aroma.


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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ivan9856 (189) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2013
I sampled a 355 ml (12 oz.) bottle, which filled the quirky fluted Lindemans glass that I purchased with the beer about two times. The bottle produced a glass of beautiful copper colored liquid and a surprisingly large, but quickly falling off-white head with an unmistakable pink hue. Holding the glass to the light, the beer is crystal clear, and reveals much more of its raspberry content. Of course, there’s no missing its advertised raspberry character right up front. The aroma and taste of this lambic are emphatically “framboise.” This was a bit off-putting on first impression. In fact, before reaching room temperature, this beverage more-or-less resembled a liquid version of a sour raspberry Jolly Rancher. But, with the benefit of a few minutes outside the chilled bottle, the unique flavors produced by the wild yeasts used to ferment this beer really step forward to reveal a curious mix of flavors. There is the raspberry-jam-like backbone, but the sour earthy flavors produced by the yeast balance out any treacly sweetness, while the sugars mellow the sour and wild yeast flavors, particularly those produced by the Brettanomyces strain. In the end, I also picked up some flavors of dark cherry, raisin and oak, but there is very little to remind the drinker that this is beer. That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy it. There is a pleasing long dry finish on this lambic, and the clear flavor shift that develops once the beer comes to room temperature make it worth trying again.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kingofthemtn (10) - - JAN 27, 2015
Tied for 1st place at the top of my favorite beer list. Having tried 4 other raspberry lambics since this one, none has even come close. It is very sweet and at one beer-sharing party someone asked me why I brought juice to a beer party, but I still love it. The cherry and peach flavors are great too. Be sure to have a corkscrew on hand because a simple bottle-opener will not allow you to savor the delicious contents of this bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pictoman (671) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2015
Poured from 355mL bottle. Medium dark ruby red with darker pinkish-white head. Dominant raspberry aroma and taste. Fairly sweet, not much sour in here at all. Creamy-ish texture. Good, but could use some sourness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jamesthebrit (308) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Ahhhhh yes... My first beer. Totally random for a first beer right? This was the beer where I was like... Damn beer can be not gross. Aroma is strong raspberry. Tart. Looks amazing. Ruby color with decent lacing. Taste is solid. Very sweet this one. Raspberry notes throughout and the finish is remarkably like a raspberry. PAlate is perhaps a bit too sweet. But solid beer. Overall maybe I’m biased because of the nostalgia. But this is a solid beer. Perfect for convincing people that beer can be tastey.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JefVerstraete (1661) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2015
Bottle @ home. Dark red colour, pink foam. Aroma of raspberrie’s and lemon. Tart with very sweet fruity aftertaste. Syrupy but not that bad. Good sweet fruit beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (410) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 6, 2015
Very deep dark murky red with a pink nicely retaining head. Aroma is very sweet raspberry jam. Very tart, but with a certain dusty funkiness of the Lambic coming through as well. Taste as expected: strong acidity of the raspberries and Lambic, with a rather nice tart and refreshing finish. But overall I think it’s excessively sweet and sour. Syrupy and sticky on the palate. Need a glass of water to go with this. The active carbonation does not help. My least favourite Fruit Lambic by Lindemans - I do like raspberries though.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fisler (76) - GERMANY - DEC 27, 2014
Schöne dunkelrote Färbung im Glas, bis in den Schaum., der später als leichter, rötlicher Rand über bleibt. Im Geruch Beeren, sauer. Im Trunk erst sehr süß, enorm fruchtig, dann sauer, kaum Abgang. Schwer zu bewerten, eher ein Fruchtsaft.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sugram (93) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 27, 2014
0,375l Purple-red color with pink thin head. Aroma raspberry, some water and citrus hints. Taste is heavily sour, raspberry, dry. Medium carbonisation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeCooper323 (6) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 27, 2014 does not count
I got this from de Tolly joogipood. Aroma is quite sour, but I kinda like it. It has strong raspberry taste. I wish there was more foam. Overall it’s a nice mixture of sour and sweet raspberry taste.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pumpkin87 (31) - - DEC 25, 2014
Pours a deep ruby red, so dark it is almost opaque, with a foaming pink head that quickly reduces. Aroma is dark fruit with a hint of lemon and spice. The flavor follows suit a sharp, sweet, tangy raspberry, almost pop in its fizzy style but with more body. Like its siblings, this is low alcohol and readily sessionable, and it is tart enough not to become quickly boring. An estimable lambic.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuideDogSaint (513) - Xiamen, CHINA - DEC 22, 2014
250ml bottle from Carrefour, Xiamen. Pours hazy deep ruby red with a dissipating head. Wonderful raspberry fruit aroma.Refreshing sourness in the finish. Nice.


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