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


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RATINGS: 1823   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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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   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, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
LordAltbier (44) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 9, 2014
Schöne rote Farbe wie das Kriek, schmeckt auch wie das Kriek nach ahoi-brause nur halt mit Himbeergeschmack statt Kirschgeschmack, auch hier merkt man das besondere Brauverfahren, im Abgang ist es sauer aber das ist angenehm, ein wirklich schönes Getränk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SG111 (40) - - JUL 4, 2014
I’m rating this beer for what it is. First lambic here. Very sweet. I was meant to understood lambics have a sour flavor. This certainly does but this is sweet. Raspberry sweetness. Just lots of raspberry. I think this is just not my style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mintzmeet (183) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Opaque cranberry juice. Smells like raspberry. Hellla good. Light carbonation, almost like a sparkling wine. Wild yeast complexity. Great fizz. incredible flavor. More like pom then beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1789) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle shared with my uncle. Aroma is raspberry jam and tart cranberry. Pours bright pink red with beautiful bubbles and a big pink head. Taste is tart raspberries, cranberries, crabapple, and a good wheat finish. Sweet and tart in the mouth. It is unbelievable how much this beer is taken for granted. It is a Belgian treasure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1258) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
Pours dark red with a low light red head. Aromas of strawberry, raspberry, vanilla, wild strawberry, oak. Taste is raspberry, strawberry, vanilla, honey. Mouthfeel is tart and dry with medium carbonation. Also: raspberries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kryon (1323) - SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
Pours violet with no head Taste has boatloads of raspberries. And honey. Nice but lack some alcohol

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (1835) - SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
Pours deep red with low pink head. Aroma of raspberries, liqeured berries, almond icing. Taste is big raspberry sweet with basically no balancing fruit sour. Body is light and almost sticky with average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Burgers (237) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Deep pink with a frothy pink head. Aromas of red fruits and fructose. Finish bittersweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ruprecht_007 (572) - Cesky Tesin, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 26, 2014
Barva červená tmavá. Pěna středně hustá držící. Vůně: nádherná lehká malinová. Chuť: výtazný malinový nástup, hutné tělo, dlouhý malinový dozvuk. Velice příjemné :-)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (1730) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle. Thanks Martin! Shared with Mark on the fourth floor. Pours Red with a nice little Pink halo. It’s a fruity little number with a touch of sourish juice. Vivid raspberry flavour. Really brings to mind tart, fresh raspberries. A delicate pleasure.

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