Today’s Beer of the World comes from Browerij Lindemans (Lindemans Brewery) in Vlezenbeek, Belgium. It is their Framboise, and it is served at Raglan Road.
The website for Browerij Lindemans is pretty basic. A primer on lambic beers can be found here, and they offer serving advice for their beers, such as temp, type of glass, suggested pairings, etc. This is what they have to say about their Framboise:
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.
The ABV of this beer is low at 2.50%. The folks at Beer Advocate and their readers gave it scores of 81 and 89 respectively, and a rating of “good.” From the comments on BA and the suggestion on the Raglan Road menu, this looks to be a good after dinner/dessert beer. That’s not the type of beer I’d normally choose, but after reading up on it I’m a little intrigued and think I’ll give it a try in conjunction with the Dunbrody Kiss the next time we dine at Raglan Road as suggested.
Curious to hear from anyone whose tried it, and what you think.