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

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RATINGS: 1990   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 75   ABV: 2.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A clean natural tasting brew with undertones of fresh raspberries and a wonderful aroma.


ivan9856's rating

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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yy0pp (882) - - AUG 4, 2015
Bottle. Pink-red color with tiny pink head. Aroma - Raspberry jam, strawberry. Taste - Tart, sweet raspberry, cherry.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Keukeman (31) - BEST, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2015
.25l bottle poured a purple/pink beer. Tastes somewhere between sweet and sour. Pretty good beer if you like sweet/fruit

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Arve_Christian (3942) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2015
On bottle from Gulating Sandefjord. Deep red color, some foam. Medium/ high aroma intensity; raspberry. Medium body & complexity. On the sweet side- some sourness. Enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (4923) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 23, 2015
375ml bottle [as Framboise Foudroyante]. Clear, darkest ruby red colour with average, thick, creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, pink head. Intense raspberry aroma with minimally artificial touch, hints of jelly and yoghurt, earthy undertones. Taste is moderately sourish, above-average sweet, fruity counterpart, intense notes of raspberry with sherbet touch, fruit acidic tartness; chewy, slightly sticky palate.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TorbenJensen (528) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2015
Not surprisingly, both smells and tastes this lambic of raspberries. It has little foaming, and it is probably not uncommon for the type. The taste is full-bodied and the aftertaste comfortable renewable. A sufficiently acidic aftertaste lifts it from being a simple raspberry juice to a light delicate aperitif.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cristobal37 (371) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Tart raspberry and lots of carbonation. Leaves a sticky syruppy layer in your mouth. Too much citrus berry thickness for me. Very refreshing and immediately good, but the remaining fruit glue just makes me want to was my mouth out.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rubin77 (140) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 12, 2015
F: thin pink coloured. C: dark red non-transparent A: lambic, raspberry, grassy. T: sweet/sour raspberries, jam like sweet, very fruity, but also to sour for me, medium body, lower carbonation, this is not my style of lambic.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (5418) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2015
37.5cl Bottle from AH. Hazy dark pink-purple colour, pink head. Aroma of slightly tart raspberries, jam, quite sweet and fruity. Flavour is sweet, light tart, raspberries, cherries, jam, light bitterness, sweet and sour finish. Light bodied. Nice.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Taxee (12) - - JUL 12, 2015
Very sour. A little too sweet. Amazing aroma of raspberries. One of my favorites. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TorbenH (936) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2015
red, hazy, tan foam, floral, citrus, full body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter, medium sweetness, medium bitterness,


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