Monday, April 5, 2010

279. Lindemans Framboise

Tonight’s beer is from Brouwerij Lindemans in Vlezenbeek, Belgium; this is our first beer from Lindemans. We had this on tap @ South Park Tavern. Always something new on tap will keep us coming back, I tell you.

Served to us in a tulip glass, Lindemans Framboise is a clear raspberry red with an ever-so-slightly pink head; the tart raspberry nose has a crisp fruit sweetness to it. Starts tart and bright before moving into sweet raspberry; the fruit flavor hits hardest in the middle, stripping away the other flavors, although this does lessen at the end, finishing with a tart citric tang that cleanses the palate. Framboise has a light to medium body accompanied by a medium carbonation that is bright, sharp and bubbly on the mouth. Low amounts of tart puckering at the start and the finish. A good beer, although the fruit presence did have more sweetness than we anticipated. A bit less fruit sweetness would have allowed some of the lambic qualities to shine through in more detail—we’ve seen more balance in other version of Lindemans fruit lambics.

From the Lindemans website: “Long before hops were common in most beers, various fruits and vegetables were used to season beers. The acidity of Lambic beers blends perfectly with raspberries.”

ABV: 2.5%


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