Thursday, September 13, 2012

Lindemans Framboise Lambic

Now here is an interesting style of beer, Frambosie. The Frambosie style comes from Belgium and is made from barley, unmalted wheat, and wild yeast. After spontaneous fermentation fruit is added. The a secondary fermentation occurs. This is a Lambic, which has raspberries add to it. This brewery has been doing this since 1811, and makes in my own opinion some of the best Lambics. This Lambic here has a very low alcohol level of 2.7% ABV. If this had a high ABV it could be deadly do to the great fruitiness and just how tasty it is. It also has a big amount of carbonation  This beer is one of only beers I have seen with both a pry off cap and a cork, I've seen that before. Well I must say this one has been in my refrigerator for almost a year, I am not sure, but it seem close, and I have one left. I would like to give a shout out to a Instagram friend Champagnesupernovax, she said she really wants to try this and is looking forward to reading this. Enjoy! Please follow her if you're on Instagram. This Framboise Lambic pours a dark red almost blood red color, very dark no light seen though this, and there was a light red rose or radish one and a half finger head that was a bit slow on the fade. This has a very nice raspberry scent and there is a yeasty smell there with a big sweet fruit candy like scent too. It's all very nice on your nose. When you taste this you get a raspberry syrup taste that is tart, both sweet and bit sour. It's a good kind of sour, nothing over powering. I found this to have a much different wheat taste that I am used to with a wheat or wheat like beer. It wasn't a malt forward wheat to it like some. You do get a yeast flavor, but it's more of a less uniform yeast or average yeast flavor that you would get in other yeasty beers. Please when you get to middle of the glass or so give it a nice swirl to mix the yeast, wheat and the raspberries. But as this Frambosie Lambic hits the back of you tongue you get a little more tart raspberry that is really good. This finish is a bit more tart than the start but it finishes quit nice and is very pleasing on you're taste buds. Over all a great tart raspberry flavor here. I would give this beer an A+. You can have this fresh or celler it a while, but when you do have it, serve this at 38 - 41 F. I have alway liked this style, just so different from other beer styles and just easy to drink refreshing with great fruit flavors here. All in all a wonderful style to get into and Brouwerij Lidemans Framboise is a great place to start with. You should definitely pick one up. I really highly recommend you do. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!    

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