Friday, September 27, 2013

Review: Lindemans Framboise

Lindemans Framboise
4.0% ABV
Brouwerij Lindemans, Vlezenbeek, Belgium
12 oz btl
Served in Boulevard tulip glass
No date on bottle
Reviewed on 9/19/13

This lambic pours a dark red color with a bubbly pink head that has decent retention.  Moderate lacing.

Smell has raspberries, slight malt, touch of floral.

Taste has raspberries, sour fruit, touch of champagne, slight malt, some citrus.  Sourness linger in the mouth.

Mouthfeel has fruity sourness that penetrates the palate.  Mild bitterness.  Mild dryness.

Overall, this is a quite fruity lambic that's substantial in fruity taste.  Raspberries and sourness dominate the flavor profile, and unlike other fruity malt beverages, this one is substantial in flavor and texture, almost like it has freshly squeezed fruit.  As far as beer goes, this is a bit of a diversion for me, as the raspberry flavor pretty much masks the traditional beer components of malt and hops.  Still, it's got good taste and is fairly refreshing.

My score: 88

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