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Boon Framboise - Brouwerij Boon

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211 Reviews
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Reviews: 211
Hads: 425
Avg: 3.72
pDev: 18.01%
Wants: 5
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-22-2002

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Photo of frank4sail
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 Fl. Oz bottle

Raspberry and astringent nose (wild yeast). amber in color with a white lace. Malty slight raspberry taste followed by slight bitter finish. Not as sweet or as tart as lindemans.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Framboise Boon
Aged bottle

Pours a deep ruby color with a bit of haze and sediment. The aroma is full of raspberries and malty sugars. In the taste, tart raspberry and lemon flavor. There is a bit of oak but otherwise pretty jammy and slightly acetic. Has a slight musty quality and ever so faint bitterness about it but overall this reminds me of a wild raspberry champagne, not that Ive had one to compare. It is not as sweet as other berry lambics, which is refreshing here. I prefer this to the overly sweeter versions. This is a nice, balanced, lambic.

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Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a dark reddish color and a thick consistency. There was an inch of off white, fairly long-lasting head. Not much lacing, but that seems to be a common trait with most lambics.

S: A strong, pungent smell of raspberries, malt and a sour quality.

T: Tasted of raspberries, but the sourness dominated the flavor, more than I would have expected. There was also slight maltiness to it. A solid flavor.

M: A lot of carbonation here with a slightly slick finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

D: A generally well made, drinkable beer.

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Photo of THECPJ
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes: Used as an Honorary toast to 2 my dearest friends.

appearance: murky reddish brown with a 1 finger head

smell: raspberry, funk,

taste: sour, raspberry, funk, sweet,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: very tasty. great desert beer or a great beer for the Sour/Funk lover.


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Photo of timtim
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

hazy light brown with some reddish hues peeking through here and there. pinkish white head that shrinks to a thin coating pretty quikly, and leaves some, but not much, lace. nose is very nice raspberryish with some beer scent that come through just a tad. taste is sweeet, yet balanced very well by the sourness. tastes very real. hard to describe, this is outside of my usual realm. i do know that i've tried a few other lambics before and this is above and beyond the other framboise i've tried. perhaps i'll have to delve into this side of beerdom more often, i really enjoyed this as my dessert tonight.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Cherry red, almost no carbonation, 2 fingers of hot pink head, surprisingly clear and filtered.

S: Raspberries, sour vinegar, fruity floral quality, oak or wood barrel quality, macaroni, almost chocolate covered cherry quality.

T: Sour, acidic, sour lime quality, a little fruitiness, no sweetness, dry.

M: Medium acidic body, puckering, dry finish.

O: Love these traditional lambics. Reminds me of Cantillon’s Kriek in its dryness, fruitiness, and no added sugar. Drank it on my 41st birthday, May 15, 2014. I read afterward that there are cherries in it, so I wasn’t just imagining it on the nose.

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Photo of Franz4
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- poured into a flute a dark magenta with a slightly pink sudsy head

S- smells of raspberry, yeast, and sour cherries, almost wine-like in character.

T- pleasantly tart raspberries dominate the taste, hints of mild oak flavor come through very subtley, aftertaste sweetens a bit

M-light carbonation with a dry finish

D- very drinkable, except for the price...a nice lambic, wish it was easier on the wallet.

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Photo of rastaman
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

You think its gonna be sweet when you smell it, but its only slightly sweet at the start, then tart, slightly sour and lots of fruit, very nice and refreshing.

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Photo of drmeto
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

-pours red with a pink,quickly dissipating foamy head
-low-medium carbonation visible
-follows the nose plus a slight tartness
-finishes very dry
-Prickly carbonation
-light body
Really nice fruit Lambic

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Photo of Gosox8787
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Prestentation: 375 mL corked and caged bottle served at room temperature and poured inot my Portsmouth Brewery tulip glass. My 300th review on BA, so its a little bit of a special one.

Appearance: Deep purple in color with a one finger pink fizz that quickly recedes. Red and brown highlights throughout and a bit of sediment floating around the bottom of the glass.

Aroma: Fresh raspberries and some barnyard notes really take charge. Some vinegar and a slight wooden character in the background. The fruit really comes through nicely.

Taste: Some tart raspberries upfront, but they seem a bit muted compared to the smell. Turns to that bitter tart notes of unripe raspberries after a second. A nice balance of horse blanket and vinegar to compliment and not overwhelm the fruit. Ends really dry and clean.

Mouthfeel: A touch of carbonation and thin. I could have used a bit more bite to the carbonation to really bring out a lot more in this. Really dry finish.

Drinkability: The flavors are nice and controlled without being overpowering and the ABV is low. I could definitely have a couple glasses of this.

Overall, a nice lambic in many ways but nothing ever really takes hold even to make me notice. Definitely not a bad beginner lambic, especially for the price.

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Photo of Shroud0fdoom
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750 ml. bottle.

Getting down to the dirty Belgian Lambics. This brew looks great, nice shade of red body with golden hues nice slightly pink head. Some raspberry seeds in the mix too. The aroma is pretty good. Dense raspberry tartness with some faint pepper spice. Some wood and earthen funk. Time for a taste.. Just like the aroma nice berry notes upfront which then turns to a nice sourness. Some wood dryness and some faint funk toward the finish. This finishes sweet and dry. The feel is light body with par carbonation.

Overall: This brew is pretty enjoyable, considering the ABV. It's a very good lambic that is open to all crowds in the Lambic field. It's not too adventurous and yet it's drinkable beyond repair. I guess what people are looking for nowadays is acidity that will burn both your tastes buds and enamel off your teeth. All in all, this brew is worthy.

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Photo of scott451
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml caged and corked bottle. Best before 2013 vintage 2008

Poured a hazy dull purplish red. No head or lace

Fruity raspberry smells. Sour is there too. Lots of fruit up front in the taste. The lambic seems somewhat subdued. The sour creeps up in the middle then then gives way to a kind of surprisingly sweet raspberry throughout.

Pretty light body. Drinkability is good. Not as complex as some fruit lambics but pretty nice if maybe a little on the sweet side.

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Photo of EPICAC
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I purchased a green 12 oz. corked bottle at Downtown Wine and Spirits in Davis Square. I served it in one of my New Belgium snifter-style glasses, after letting it warm up for about half an hour.

Appearance: Pours a hazy reddish-orage color, with soda-like carbonation that clings to the side of the glass. A short white head rises, then quickly diminishes to a ring.

Smell: The aroma is sweet and fruity, mostly raspberries, with a subtle earthiness.

Taste: Raspberry sweetness hits the palate up front, followed by slight tartness, and then a slightly dry finish. There's a slight hop bitterness here, but it's not a strong presence.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and medium bodied, light prickly carbonation

Drinkability: Drinkable, but a little too dry to be something you could drink bottle afte bottle of.

Overall: I don't have alot of experience with the lambic styles. This is only the second Framboise lambic I've had. I prefer it to Lindeman's on it's own. I find that it's not as sweet and just seems more well balanced; though I think Lindeman's wins as far as pairing with desserts.

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Photo of tai4ji2x
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

best by date of 4-6-2011

dark and hazy cranberry color. nice head soon fades to wisps and a ring. lacing won't stick.

raspberries and cider on first inhale. almost a cinnamon spice note? slight woody funk and vinegar whiff. nice raspberry on retro-olfaction.

sweet fruit flavors quickly give way to surprising woody oakiness. then a slight cider vinegar acidity that melds w a mild bitterness that goes into an off-sweet fruity finish.

not thin, slight texture and astringency. lively carb.

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Photo of paterlodie
3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tasted the 2000 vintage. However it didn't say marriage parfait it had the 6.2% alcohol and on the back label they're mentioning Marriage parfait. Appearance is very nice with its pinkred colour and pink foam. Smell is sour, cherry/framboise notably but not as fresh as a fruitgeuze could be. Somehow I had that feeling as if a litle bit of motoroil drupped into this beer. Forgot that as soon as I took the first sip. Tasted it blind but liked the taste and aftertaste. Nicely balanced sour-fruittaste with some bitterness at the end. Hardly any malttaste but who wants that in a framboise beer.

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Photo of fdrich29
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 fl. oz bottle from Marty's in Newton, Massachusetts.

I have turned my fiance into a lambic lover and now have to keep a few in my beer fridge for her (it's only right, since she bought the thing for me in the first place).

Tonight we shared a bottle of Framboise (I even let her drink her's out of my Linderman glass). Sweet and heavy raspberry aroma with a crisp bittersweet taste. A nice dessert drink to keep on hand.

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Photo of morimech
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish brown with a small pinkish head that had good retention. Some lacing is left on the glass during consumption.

I smell sour fruit and raspberries.

Sour fruitiness dominates the palate but there is a funkiness that sneaks in on the finish. Lip puckering sour throughout.

Medium body with low carbonation. Nice to have the body mellow when the flavor is so sour. Easy beer to drink but I would recommend this as an after meal dessert more than a stand alone drink.

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Photo of gdrydenc
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle dated best by 11/2011, it's been sitting in my father's fridge for about 2 years.

A - Pours with very little head, just an accent of white head. Color is orangeish, with a bit of dark red.

S - I think this is my first lambic, so I'm not going on much here. It smells like raspberry upfront. I can absolutely smell the sourness of it.

T - This is pretty sour. Tastes a lot like raspberries, quite sour and bitter. I can't taste any alcohol. This is pretty much exactly what I was expecting it to taste like... no real hop or malt character, pretty much exclusively fruit.

M - Very cool carbonation, effervescent almost like a champagne. I like it.

D - Low ABV? Check. Tart and delicious? Check. Awesome!

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Photo of BakaGaijin
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

With the portrayal of black raspberries in a very fruit-forward kind of way, this sour ale carries its raspberry flavor very well and without allowing dominance of the fruit.

Pouring a dark beet-red color, the raspberry additions are evident. A froathy pinkish head billows up from the release of carbonation and provides a fluffy textured head that seems to disipate quickly, likely from the acids present in the beer. Light on retention and lace, the beer reduces to a delicate creme before holding firm.

A blend of tart berries and more rich black berry puree hit the nose with a very inviting culmination of scents that include crabapples, lemons-limes, balsalmic vinegar, musty fruits, and a tinge of oak and soy sauce. A very appetizing scent.

Raspberries also dictate flavor, starting with the fresh and ripe flavor of fresh picked raspberries- some of over vine rippened, others of under rippened tart versions. Acidic flavors from citrus blend well with clean lactic tartness and balance the raspberry sweetness well. But there's a point when the raspberry flavor subsides and the more musty rustic flavors of brine and lime supply the refreshing and crisp finish. This creates a dull mid palate where the transition occurs and makes for an abrupt, less smooth transition.

Medium bodied for a fruited lambic (which is still fairly dry because of the acidic tone of the beer). Much of the fruity sweetness remains a factor on the beer's weight and makes for an uphill climb toward the powdery-dry finish that is so enjoyable about their Marriage Parfait Oud Gueuze.

Much of the subtle character of the classic lambic notes are swamped underneath the immense raspberry flavor, sweetness, and feel. A good Framboise but there's a few nuances that make it almost world class.

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Photo of Naugros
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As with all quality red fruit lambics this is a pretty beer. Dark cherry red in color with a pink frothy head. Retention is not as good as other lambics, but it does maintain a steady 1/2" of foam.

More horse balnket musty and sour than sweet and fruity, but the raspberries do make their presence known in the smell.

Not excessively sweet, but all the sour you want in a fruit lambic. The raspberries are there, but not the raspberries you know from jelly, preserves or syrup. These would be the ones you pick from the field. Very nicely done. The mustiness is not as bad on the tongue and comes off as earthiness, letting the sour shine on.

Nothing short of a perfect balance between sweet and sour, earthy and fruity. The carbonation doesn't turn this into raspberry champagne, but is still enough to give the beer some sparkle.

I could drink this all night until I started to miss my stouts. At 5% ABV I could drink this all night and still be able to spell stout.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 375mL corked & caged bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: rich red-brown hue with a thick haze that limits any light passing through. Head is a finger of foam with a color combining light tan and pink; a sickly hue, possibly, but one honestly come by.

Smell: lightly tart, lightly sweet aroma of caramel lambic with raspberries. Exactly as advertised. I like raspberries, so I like this framboise.

Taste: nice, caramelly base lambic flavor with an enticing raspberry element. A bit on the sweet side, but there's a good balancing tartness. It's not overly sour, but well balanced.

Mouthfeel: lightish body with a frothy effervescence. It's more rocky than creamy, but the bright bubbles add to the refreshment factor.

Overall: I like this beer quite a bit. It's not as candylike as other framboise lambics I've had, and it's got a good overall balance and composition.

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Photo of hoppymcgee
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at Brett Fest at Spuytin Duyvil in Brooklyn, NY in August 2009.

Approx a 3 oz. pour from a 375ml bottle. Vintage 1997.

A: Dark brown like muddy coffee and cloudy with some floaters. Also, I noted the residual sugars sticking to the side of the glass.

S: The best feature of this beer. Sun Maid Raisins.

T: Very sweet - taking the raisin smell to the "sweet tart" level of raspberries. Finishes with more of a dark fruit, prune flavor.

M: Feels like a juice especially when it warms up.

D: A little too sweet, and therefore good for a small sample.

Overall, a solid framboise (especially for the age!) and very happy to get to try this old of a beer.

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Photo of soulgrowl
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 2000.

Appearance: Lovely peachy amber pink, with an ephemerally slim strawberry cream white head.

Smell: Apple juice, frozen raspberries, rosy perfume, raspberry candy, pickled Japanese plums, light lambic funk. Tart and sweet, simple yet winsome.

Taste: Splendidly tart! But beyond that, not much going on. Berry tartness with a grassy straw character and mineral water crispness all couched in an earthy, oaky funk. Finish is bone dry and tangy.

Mouthfeel: Pleasantly sparkly and well-attenuated.

Drinkability: This is a nice, mild, and drinkable lambic, light and tart but not too sour and definitely not too sweet. A good summer beer if you're looking for an alternative to the usual wits and weizens.

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Photo of HogHill
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at the Offshore tasting at Harrington's in Chelmsford (to split with the wife).

Poured a dull ruby / plum color, very effervescent, a light shade of violet froth topped it off. Aroma of sourness, raspberries and yeast. Tastes sweet from the fruit, but then it changes into a more sour raspberry flavor. Feels very bubbly on the tongue.
Overall it was a bit more sour and less sweet than Lindeman's Framboise.

I enjoyed this with a cherry cheesecake for dessert.

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Boon Framboise from Brouwerij Boon
84 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.