Liefmans Frambozen

Liefmans Frambozen

Rated 3.723 by BeerPals

Brewed by Brouwerij Liefmans

Oudenaarde, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Style:  Fruit Lambic

4% Alcohol by Volume

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ID: 812 Last updated 2 years ago Added to database 22 years ago

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Overall Rank912
Overall Percentile98.3
Style Rank18 of 259
Style Percentile93.1
Lowest Score3.0
Highest Score4.6
Average Score3.817
Weighted Score3.723
Standard Deviation0.440

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  • BIGRED00 326 reviews
    rated 4.5 15 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Presentation: It was poured from a tap into a pint glass. Appearance: The body has a deep dark, nearly opaque presentation with slightly reddish/purple hue. There is some visible carbonation near the edges of the glass. At the top there is sits a tall thick pinkish/tan head. It is long lasting and make for some great lace rings on the glass. Smell: Its aroma has hints of raspberry, malt and some good funky yeast. Taste/Mouth feel: The flavor has a nice natural fruity raspberry taste mixing with a lightly sweet malt that gives a nice balance to the slight tartness of the raspberry. The touch of yeast adds some light earthy/funk and complexity. Its medium bodied with soft lightly fizzy texture and carbonation. Notes: I found this to have good balance of flavor and overall character.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 3.0 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 5

    I need to stop trying me these fruity beers. This is a red beer, but not a very clear beer. The head was loose and white. The aroma was definitely strong on the raspberries, so much so I was waiting for one to pop out of the bottle. The flavour was alright, a little malt bite to go with the raspberry tartness.

  • SAP 999 reviews
    rated 3.5 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Best By Date November 2015; Sampled March 2008,br> Pours with a frothy, almost two-finger thick, light tan colored head that sits on top of a murky dark, concentrated plum colored beer that shows a lightly hazed, cranberry red color when held up to the light. The aroma is quite raspberry driven; pulpy, raspberry aromatics jump out at me as I pour this beer and are only concentrated and amplified upon further inspection. To be honest I can't smell anything but raspberry; thankfully the raspberry character is quite fresh smelling and is not in any way artificial smelling.

    Sweet tasting, though not syrupy; it is sweet like a lightly watered down fruit juice. A slight nuttiness / seed character is noticed just before a solid, fleshy raspberry flavor kicks in. Interesting, because I was not expecting it, just like the aroma, this has very little flavor to it that reminds me at all of beer; malt, hop even funk and fermentation derived sourness are all drowned out by the dominant, though perhaps not overwhelming raspberry character.

    This really does taste a lot like a fruit juice; it is quite refreshing and really doesn't seem like it has any alcohol to it. It practically disappears, it is so easy to drink. I have a hard time thinking of this as beer though.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.8 16 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    This is delicious tangy beer. It Pours with a massive head that has real staying power! It has a slice a of sweetness with a whipped topping of bitterness with a side of tang! A lot of different flavours going on in this brew... Overall, a good buy but maybe it needs more ...funk perhaps, i don't know but it needs something... but i did enjoy it! 'shared with The Capitol City Goofball'

  • CYRENAICA 2408 reviews
    rated 4.4 16 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    375ml bottle
    4.5% ABV (as marked on bottle)
    The Beerbistro (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
    June 21, 2007
    My particular beer was a Liefmans Frambozenbier, 375ml, 4.5% abv, and wrapped in a paper wrapper. This poured a beautiful maroon colour right out of the bottle with a beautiful raspberry aroma. The mouthfeel was crisp with some carbonation on the tongue. The beer started with a malty flavour with a lot of rasberry in it and finished with a crisp taste with a hint of raspberry. A truly wonderful experience for a fruit beer

  • EAGLEFAN538 2299 reviews
    rated 3.2 17 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Ruby-garnet in color with a thin head that dissipates to only a thin covering around the eges. Near nil lacing. The aroma was raspberries, only slight funk. The flavor was mostly raspberries, very slight funk (dusty cobwebs?), faint wood, slight citrus, not syrupy sweet, but very simple and raspberry-like, lacking complexity, intrigue, or anything otherwise inspiring. Again, this isn't your overly sweet fake lambic, but it isn't to be adored, either, far from funky offensive too, maybe right down the middle for some folks. A decent, drinkable beer, within style a snore, though.

  • SKANADIAN 269 reviews
    rated 4.2 17 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Very deep rasberry red pour. Little head to speak of. The awesome aroma attacks the nostrils, prompting images of berry fields and tart fruit. Some other aroma is also present that I cannot place, but I happen to like it just the same. Taste is very raspberry to start, with some sourness causing you to pucker up, then moves to a nice and full taste similar to the aroma that I cannot place. This is not a bad thing, as it compliments the fruit and pairs very well. Full, round and medium bodied mouthfeel, ending tart and slightly dry. Very tasty!

  • POOTZ 1565 reviews
    rated 3.6 17 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    If you rank this as a flemish sour, you’re deluding yourself. Craftman-like mixology at work here creating an overpowering but real fruit presense to cover many warts in young brews. Pours a clouded brown with red highlights....smallish pink cap....small bubbled massive carbonation. The nose is assaulted with sweet berry fruit and some musty tones..the fact these are real fruit aromas scores a point even if the aroma is overly strong. Malting is undetectable, hops are non existant and the main carrier here is a tartness from sour lambic bacteria and the fruit...there is some unnatural injected sweetness butting against the musty sourness in the body....finish is sweet and tart with a berry after taste...pleasant but wierd...what is this?

  • MRMANNING 55 reviews
    rated 3.3 17 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    LCBO bottle purchase- Pours deep raspberry red. Head is initially two fingers of tiny bubbles, but is reduced to a light white frosting. Pleasantly raspberry-ish nose (freshly squeezed juice) with some mild floral and spicy notes (nutmeg). Taste is tart and sweet raspberries, with the sweetness being first and foremost, and the sour, tart berry flavours coming through in the finish. There are some mild yeasty and spicy flavours, but this beer is mainly about the fresh raspberries. I was hoping for a little more complexity, but I'll lay a few down and see what a couple years will do.

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 3.5 17 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Bottled 2005 (as Liefmans Frambozenbier, 4.5%). Reddish brown colour, mediumsized offwhite head. Raspberries and some sourish hints in aroma. Flavour is sour raspberry with a bit wineish hints. Wellbalanced between sweet and sour, palate is semi-dry. Very refreshing.

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