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Boon Framboise - Brouwerij Boon

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362 Ratings
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Ratings: 362
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 5
Gots: 21 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-22-2002)
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.2/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pale portwine colour, dark red-pink. Head is white, small bubbles but fades quickly. Lace is decent, but overall a bit underwhelming as a beer.

Smells very fruity and sweet, with raspberry and apple juice characters. Odd funky note as well, with a corporeal, slightly salty aroma. Tart as well, vinegary in its fruity character. Not quite fresh, but certainly intriguing and nicely fruity.

Taste doesn't quite scream of fruity character. There's apple and raspberry notes throughout here and there, but a bit thin on the front and a bit watery. Slight tartness late-mid and some funky, organic notes late that get barnyard bitterness on the finish. Pretty decent, but it could really bring the fruit out to be more of a hero, with more acidity as well. Sort of weak fruit with late funk, neither of which is as impressive as it should be.

Decent body, but nothing much to it as far as texture goes; not too thin but a bit bland.

Drinkable and balanced, but there's something unimpressive and weak about it all.

laituegonflable, Aug 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

ZEB89, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

army01, Jul 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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pathead, Jul 15, 2014
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threedaggers, Jul 12, 2014
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3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Harvest Market
Pours a slightly murky reddish brown color with a decent sized off white heads that dissipates rather quickly. Aromas of raspberry jam, a hint of molasses, and a bit of earthy funk. The flavor Is lightly tart from the fruit with lots of berry flavor. Hints of dark caramelized sugars with a touch of citric tartness and earthy funk. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation. Decent enough brew, but I felt it could have had more of a pucker factor.

johnnnniee, Jul 12, 2014
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Kirk, Jun 29, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

375 mL bottle picked up at the LCBO (2012 vintage); best before Nov. 27 2018. I'm not much of a lambic buff, but as far as fruit beers go, the raspberry/framboise offerings tend to rank amongst my favourites. Served slightly chilled.

Pours a deep crimson-burgundy hue, technically clear but a little too dark to make much out through the glass. Seated atop the liquid is one finger of frothy, pink-tinged head that wilts rapidly over the next few minutes, resulting in a thin cap/collar and a few scant swaths of lacing. The aroma is decidedly fruity and somewhat reminiscent of red wine - dark cherry, raspberry, balsamic vinegar, oak barrel and tannic grape skin notes combine to form an intriguing, pleasant bouquet.

Tart raspberries are a dominant theme throughout the flavour profile, alongside lesser notes of sour cherry, vinegar and black currant. A little funkier than the other fruit lambics I've tried, and quite vinous as well, with a fruity, acidic aftertaste that lingers briefly. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation that provides a gentle, prickly feel on the palate. Fairly smooth, with the tart flavour encouraging rapid sips.

Final Grade: 3.84, a B+. Boon Framboise makes for a nice summer treat, occupying a comfortable middle ground between sweet, fruity flavoured lambics and the funky, sour ones at the opposite end of the spectrum. While this is a good beer with a pleasant, tart, vinous flavour, it's not exactly wowing me. I'd be lying if I said I planned to buy it again any time soon, mostly because it's a little pricy in this market, but given the lack of good lambics around here it's still worth a pick-up or two.

thehyperduck, Jun 27, 2014
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Boon Framboise from Brouwerij Boon
83 out of 100 based on 362 ratings.