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

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RATINGS: 1865   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 (187) - 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, thereís no missing its advertised raspberry character right up front. The aroma and taste of this lambic are emphatically ďframboise.Ē 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. Thatís not to say I didnít 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Hops (95) - Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Very fruity tasting drink. Any taste of beer is absent. Overall a good drink with a plesant after taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
navajojoe (24) - - SEP 21, 2014
The tarty aroma of fresh raspberries gets your mouth watering. There is a vinegar finish and a classy champagne sent through out. A cloudy beer, but I do love the crisp red head on it. This beer hits all 5 since perfectly. A slight sweet twist in the front of the tongue, followed by a tarty yet salty note that leads quickly into a light sour kick in the ass and ends with a nice berry finish.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mainuh_man (142) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2014
0.75L bottle. Pours hazy, deep red with a small pink head. Raspberry dominates the aroma, with some hints of sour and wood as well. Sour raspberry also dominates the flavor profile, and tastes like Iím eating raspberry. Finishes with a long, sour linger, and some cloying sugars. Full body with a thick moutfeel and mild carbonation. Overall, this is the best fruit lambic Iíve had, and really tastes like Iím eating fresh raspberries. A great desert beer!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (751) - SPAIN - SEP 18, 2014
Botella de 25 cl, en Cerveceria Internacional. Color rubi. Sabor a frambuesa, dulce.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JDBaker11058 (1282) - Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Appearance: reddish purple, with a pink fizzy head. Aroma: strong aroma of raspberries, champagne, light balsamic vinegar. Taste: sweet and tart raspberries, light leather and oak, green apple skins. Finish: long, tart, lightly sweet finish; palate is slick without being heavy, and thereís a bit of bubbly dryness to liven it up. Notes: A delicious fruit lambic. Iím a sucker for the style when Iím in the mood for something different.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeffbigD (18) - - SEP 15, 2014
Very fruity tasting drink. Any taste of beer is absent. Overall a good drink with a plesant after taste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (1391) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2014
August 10, 2014. Bottle, best before may 2016. Pours dark red with a pinkish head. Aroma is sweet and tart raspberries. Taste is medium sweet raspberries, light tart finish. Medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigguns22 (682) - Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Pour is ruby red with a tall pink head. Aroma is well raspberries. A great combination of sweet and tart and of course raspberries.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (1801) - BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2014
Classic in its style - which is: heavily sugared, industrialized interpretation of raspberry lambic with very subdued lambic character. Still some sourishness there, but the sweetness, raspberry juice and extracts dominate. Not my personal taste but I respect Lindemansí fruit beers: even this style has its merits, and Lindemans was one of the pioneers of it. This one, for example, has been in existence already since 1986.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
PawelD (200) - Gdańsk, POLAND - SEP 1, 2014
Piwo butelkowe. Aromat malinowy, lekko kwaskowaty. Kolor czerwony, prawie klarowny, wysycenie spore, piana růżowa niezbyt obfita. W smaku kwaskowatość i maliny w syropie cukrowym, zdecydowanie słabsze w smaku niż inne lambiki owocowe ale tak czy inaczej bardzo dobre.


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