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Boon Framboise - Brouwerij Boon

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BA SCORE
83
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342 Ratings
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Ratings: 342
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 4
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Belgium

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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jwat

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -72.8%

06-06-2012 02:04:55 | More by jwat
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SaltySizzle

California

1.5/5  rDev -59.2%

12-13-2013 19:18:40 | More by SaltySizzle
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mendonjoebeer

New York

1.85/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Must have been a bad bottle- should be good until 2014. Started ok with a reasonable expected framboise colorful look. Things went downhill from there. A funky vinegar smell with some raspberry. Taste of vinegar,sour raspberry,cigarette ashes,yuk! Feels ok until the finish with some grit.Six different people agreed with this review- still have 1/2 bottle left.

I tasted again today- same feelings.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2011 14:52:31 | More by mendonjoebeer
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -45.7%

03-16-2014 01:52:17 | More by Fettpopps
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heddar33

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -38.9%

09-08-2012 18:23:06 | More by heddar33
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hotsudge

Ontario (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -38.9%

05-18-2013 03:01:38 | More by hotsudge
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BourbonStreet

Georgia

2.4/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I'm on a lambic quest right now, and this was a big disappointment along the way. Not really enjoyable at all. Tasted like a budweiser with added raspberry flavor.
A: Nice appearance, although a bit foamy and light for a raspberry lambic.
S: Smells like a typical beer. Little fruit on the nose.
T: Not impressed. Very hoppy and bitter for a lambic. Not enough tartness.
M: Very foamy with a lingering taste of beer.
D: I actually poured this one out halfway through, and that's unusual for me. Just couldn't drink it.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2010 22:17:18 | More by BourbonStreet
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Jeffo

Netherlands

2.43/5  rDev -34%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Got this one at Geers in Gent and flew it back home to share during a comparison tasting with Cantillon Rose de Gambrinus and 3f Framboos. Thanks for hanging out guys.

From a 750ml into a small snifter
Vintage: 2011

APPEARANCE: Pours a small, reddish-white, kind of a lavender blush colored head with decent retention. Head quickly fades to a swirling wisp and bubbly ring. Opaque maroon red with no carbonation evident. Much darker than the other two examples of the style. A light wisp and ring remain until the end and leave some falling dots of lacing down the glass. Pretty good looking really.

SMELL: Some raspberries with grainy, dry bread and lots of barnyard. Hay and horseblanket dominate the aroma and push the fruit to the back. A little unpleasant; wish it was more fruit forward.

TASTE: Some light raspberries up front, with lots of barnyard flavors through the middle, into a slightly funy and sour finish. Some light floral bitterness as well. Milder aftertaste of raspberries, cherries, and lots of hay and horseblanket. Like I'm drinking a barn full of livestock. This is much more farm than the other two on offer.

PALATE: Lighter body with higher levels of carbonation. Relatively airy on the palate compared to the other two. Goes down bubbly and finishes quite dry on the palate. Too light and airy for my palate.

OVERALL: This was by far my least favorite of the three. The flavors were just too barnyard dominante for my tastes, and the light, bubbly, airy palate is just not my style. This one was relatively hard to drink, and there's no way I'd be able to drink a bottle myself. Not my beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2012 18:57:02 | More by Jeffo
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DarthKostrizer

California

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

05-10-2013 00:37:00 | More by DarthKostrizer
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ajtorres311

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

06-25-2013 20:01:01 | More by ajtorres311
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jaidenjb

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

05-08-2012 23:52:26 | More by jaidenjb
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petluo

Finland

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

07-03-2012 10:17:48 | More by petluo
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pelicon

Slovenia

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

06-25-2013 13:01:56 | More by pelicon
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womencantsail

California

2.55/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A: The pour is a strange looking purple-red color with a minimal and short lived pink head.

S: A completely overwhelming aroma of artificial raspberry is the first thing I notice. There is a mild funky, cheesiness underneath and perhaps a slight acidity.

T: Things don't improve at all when it comes to the flavor. The same sweet, fake raspberry taste and it's slightly sugary. In retrospect, the flavor of this is reminiscent of raspberry jam (and not even a good one).

M: The body is light with a tingly carbonation.

D: I really don't understand the point of these sweetened lambics. If you're going to go through the trouble of making lambic, do it right.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2010 17:46:01 | More by womencantsail
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mlazzaro

Massachusetts

2.63/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

375ml cork and cage - expiration date on bottle: 19-07-2014

Lower carbonation. Clear raspberry color with thin pink head that dissipates immediately. It looks nice, both presentation of bottle and the beer. Unfortunately appearance is the least important part of beer for me.

Smells sweet, I do find it to have an artificial candy aroma. An unusual oakiness. Aroma doesn't weaken over time which is strange.

I have a really hard time believing this is a completely wild fermentation. Light malt character to start sip. Into a syrupy sweet dark raspberry character. Minimal to no funk in this beer. Again the oak is quite unusual. I think the barrel was previously used for wine. No major fermentation flaws, just strange flavors in my opinion.

Low acidity. Thicker mouthfeel than expected. Very bland on the tongue.

Both Boons I have had were similarly sweet- candy flavor. It really reminds me of robitussin. Not what I look for in a Belgian Lambic. More similar to a raspberry soda. I wanted to point out that there wasn't yeast/sediment/dregs on the bottom of the bottle. Seeing that pair with the taste really makes me think the beer was pasteurized, back sweetened, and forced carbonated like a keg.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2011 11:39:25 | More by mlazzaro
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ciderfaerie

California

2.68/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

appearance: like a fancy glass of prune juice - redish purple and cloudy; minimal head - quick dissipation after pouring (so quick, i only noticed it on the second pour).

smell: raspberry sweetness definitely present with a hint of goat... or maybe it was lamb?

taste: (see smell, above).

mouthfeel: slight fizz from carbonation; medium bodied; pleasantly sour.

drinkability: surprisingly drinkable since the fruit flavor and sweetness are comparatively mild. if i didn't mind the goat smell/taste, i could probably have a few of these in an evening.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2006 02:38:15 | More by ciderfaerie
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nlmartin

Ohio

2.78/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

The beer was chilled and served in snifter.

A- The body of the beer is raspberry hued with a pink purple frothy head. The head resolved immediately and was gone.

S- The aroma of the beer is straight up sweet and tart raspberries macerating in balsamic vinegar.

T- Raspberries of both sweet and tart dipping down into acidic and balsamic notes. Honestly this is more like drinking a raspberry soda instead of a lambic.

M- The body of the beer is medium and lightly sticky. The carbonation is lively.

O- This beer drinks more like raspberry soda than beer. If you are expecting a Cantillion or a FFF sort of experience pass this bottle on by. In all likely hood this is the last bottle of this I will ever buy.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 11:22:13 | More by nlmartin
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

2.83/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Smells lightly funky with lots of sweet raspberry aromas. Lightly sweet with a bit of raspberry seed taste to go along with the raspberry fruit flavor. A bit of sour acidity as well as a faintly musty taste. Fairly simple for a lambic type beer. A light red color that shows brilliantly clear.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2003 22:47:04 | More by Gueuzedude
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

2.88/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 0z. bottle with cork.

My first official lambic. Pours with little bubble action and head. Looks nice in the glass though. A slightly muddy purplish-red.

Smells pretty much like raspberries, alright. If there's more to it, my nose is too inexperienced at lambics to know better.

Tastes better than I thought it would. I was expecting this cheesy, sour, musty thing. It's not very complex to me, it's a nice raspberry hit up front, pretty much like a wine. This has pretty good carbonation, however. Once it passes through the back part of the mouth, the sour bitterness comes through. It ends on a sour, kind of salty note like when you drink club soda, only more pronounced. Doesn't really develop any more as it warms up. I poured in the dregs of the bottle, some dark purple sediment. I tried to find it, it doesn't settle out, but rather mixes in, but wait, what the hell is that??? That damn fruit fly I was trying to catch earlier took a header right into my lambic! Well, I suppose that's a good sign, nature beckons nature, and he won't drink too much...

The mouthfeel is thin, but leaves a fruity residual taste behind, again, very wine-like. I guess if you're into this sort of thing, this would be drinkable for you, but it's not my cup of tea. It's not unpleasant, but perhaps it's more an acquired taste I'll work on. I have some Lindeman's Kriek, Geuze, and Framboise in the mini-fridge, we'll see what happens...

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2003 19:56:20 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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SammyDavisJrJrJr

Illinois

2.93/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Framboise and bacon, the breakfast of champions! Best by date: 06/03/12. Into the Lindeman's flute...

A - Two fingers of pink head, with no lacing on a dark ruby body.

S - Very clean and fruity, like I'm smelling raspberry juice...

T - Starts sweet and tart, finishes sour, always very raspberry-ish.

M - Carbonation is mild for the style, aside from that pretty standard.

D - Well, if you like Lindemans et al, this is another one for you. Fruity, with a very straight forward raspberry flavor. Funk? not here. It is what it is, but if you're looking for depth in a lambic, look somewhere else...

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2008 15:49:43 | More by SammyDavisJrJrJr
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -18.5%

11-16-2011 02:57:03 | More by bpfrush
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eric5bellies

Australia

3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drank from my Duvle Tulip

A - Pours a deep Ruby coolour with a Pink head that reduces quickly

S - Sweet boiled lollies and Rasberry

T - Sweet up front with Rasberries. the finish is slightly sour but not much. The flavours are more extract like rather than genuine Rasberry

M - Light to medium body and medium carbonation

O - Not the best offering from Boon but on a hot night with serve a thirst.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 12:36:03 | More by eric5bellies
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Rastacouere

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

This was a 1997 bottle drank with Kimchee, Martint, tiggmtl and Oakes. It pours darker than I expected, a rather deep brown, dirty soil alike with barely no head, but lots of flaoties. Aroma is very leafy with raspberry "coulis" notes, like you’d put over a good ice cream. Hints of old books, dirt and earth. In mouth, acidity level is disappointingly low, it’s earthy with raspberry grains flavors, but ultimately just too sweet to be enjoyable. mouthfeel is thin-medium with moderate carbonation. Cloying finish with more of the leafy aspect.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2004 03:45:24 | More by Rastacouere
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smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.5%

02-23-2014 04:20:06 | More by smartassboiler
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Zbeetleman

California

3/5  rDev -18.5%

07-06-2013 04:27:55 | More by Zbeetleman
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Boon Framboise from Brouwerij Boon
83 out of 100 based on 342 ratings.