Boon Framboise - Brouwerij Boon
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3.2/5 rDev -12.8%
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.
08-01-2014 02:20:03 | More by laituegonflable
3.61/5 rDev -1.6%
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.
07-12-2014 00:16:41 | More by johnnnniee
3.84/5 rDev +4.6%
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.
06-27-2014 06:37:59 | More by thehyperduck
3.7/5 rDev +0.8%
2012 bottle. From notes.
A - Red wine coloured pour, good carbonation, bright. One finger pink head with spotty lace and OK retention.
S - Sweet fruit, definite raspberry, fruit juice.
T - Raspberry, tart fruit juice, funk, earth.
M - Strong carbonation, light body, dry and mildly tart to finish.
O/D - Sweeter than some takes on the style, but good. Liked it but the tartness could have been amped up.
06-18-2014 01:21:01 | More by tbeckett
3.34/5 rDev -9%
Nearly two fingers of fizzy light pink head sits on top of the beer. Its body is a striking scarlet red hue with plenty of clarity. Its fruity, dessert-like look can trick someone into thinking this is something other than a beer. I love it for its unique look.
Heaps of raspberry jam with a tart twist burst from the glass. There's a little hay and a touch of dry astringency. The nose lies heavily on the sweet, fruity, contrived end of the usually complex, wild, and funky Gueuze style.
Similar to the nose, the taste profile is full of sweet raspberries. The presence of its syrupy backing is lessened by its lively level of carbonation and tart twist. Grape skins come out at its peak but are short lived. A flash of damp breadiness makes its way into the finish.
Light bodied with a spritzy level of carbonation. Dry throughout with a clean finish.
I liken this to a summer spritzer as opposed to a traditional Lambic. It's quite tame on the more traditional characteristics of the style but at the same time it's very refreshing and perfect for a light, fruity, thirst quenching beer on a hot summer's day.
06-17-2014 00:10:06 | More by ludachris
3.93/5 rDev +7.1%
A - Very thin pinkish head that dissipates quickly. Looks like cranberry juice.
S - Raspberries, lot's and lot's of raspberries. Smells great.
T - Sour, raspberries, acidic. Refreshing.
M - lively carbonation and a dry finish.
O - A delicious fruit lambic that is very refreshing on a hot summers day.
06-14-2014 21:13:30 | More by BakaGaijin
Boon Framboise from Brouwerij Boon
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