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Boon Framboise - Brouwerij Boon

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Boon FramboiseBoon Framboise

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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
Brewed by:
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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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Reviews: 211 | Hads: 425
Photo of FosterJM
3.2/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

1262nd Review on BA
Draft to 9oz Strange

@Beachwood's BBQ Long Beach, Ode to Lambic

App- I am rating a bit higher here because the color on this beer is just so damn pretty. It's like when we were kids and had Kool-aid. That color just no bubbles or cling or anything.

Smell- A bit of a malty blast with some very deep cherry and a bit artificial. Not overly wowing here.

Taste- A bit of a earthy note intermixed with the cherries but again too sweet. Went a bit thick with this one.

Mouth- A lighter medium body with a full medium thick carbonation level. A bit syrupy.

Drink- Eh, Ill pass if I see this one again on tap. Wonder if any different from a bottle.

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Photo of Reverand
3.23/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Compared to the Lindemans this frambroise is a little thin in body and flavor. A really nice red color with a sweet reapberry nose. I thought that the taste was a little thin not much fruit more of a champagney taste to it. Worth a try but only once.

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Photo of VncentLIFE
3.23/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an amber-reddish color. Initial fizzy carbonation leads to no head whatsoever. Carbonation is minimal to none.

Smells funky. Sour raspberries are mixed by with what smells like a vinegar mixed raspberries. Not sold on it just yet.

Tart, unsweetened raspberries are the highlight mixed with vinegar. Funk is kind in the background, overpowered by the vinegar. Not too sold on the flavor either.

Hm the aftertaste is really the best part. The vinegar flavors go away, leaving flashes of tart raspberry seeds and funk. Leaves a slightly dry feeling, probably from the sour and vinegar.

Not overly impressed, not the worst by any means.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.24/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

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Photo of Shadman
3.24/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

old skool green bottle eith the cork and wire. Fizzy, no head/lacing. Cloudy appearance, almost has the look of venous blood. Hopefully it tastes better.

Nice rich aroma of raspberries and malt.
Very tart and very dry initially. Some richer flavor becomes more apparent in the mid/after taste...the malt more certainly.

not as watery as i thought, actually quite decent..the excessive tartness makes this a one off for me though.

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.24/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed 2/14/08. Bottle. Poured reddish brown, with some dark black yeast. The best thing about this beer was its aroma--very sweet with raspberry, reminded me of a Lindemann's Framboise. The flavor was less good, sort of watery and raspberry. Slight tartness. Overall, an ok lambic but certainly not my favorite.
Aroma: 8/10
Appearance: 3/5
Flavor: 6/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 13/20

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Photo of Naerhu
3.26/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle reads 2004, but does not have "Mariage Parfait" anywhere on the label. 6.2% abv is what gives it away as the Boon FMP. Has a expiration date of 2009, but I had this in October 2005.

A - Deep red opaque body with pure white head. Deep red rasberry aroma, nice balance of bitterness (natural fruit bitterness, not hoppy bitterness) and sour, though far more bitterness than sourness.
S - Restrained rasberry flavor.
T - Rasberry totally dominates the flavor and there is little if any malt flavor. This tastes more like rasberry wine that beer.
M - Nice mild carbonation and medium body.
D - The bitterness is a tad overwhelming, but otherwise this is a nice beer.

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Photo of Spider889
3.28/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Red. A bit murky with a nice rose colored head which forms into a tall foamy cap.

S - Smells really sweet, almost akin to Lindemans with notions of cherry cough syrup.

T - The flavor is still sweet but there is also a nice tartness. There's also some green leafyness and a lingering bitterness.

O - I expected much more after sampling the Marriage Parfait earlier. I guess the two are completely different beers.

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Photo of harrymel
3.32/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bb: 23, Feb 2014

A: Pours a maduro brown with hints of cherry tones. Single finger, light pink foam cap falls in a few minutes leaving a thin sheet of the same. Hazy at best. No lacing.

S: Raspberry, vitamin, mineralic qualities. A near cough syrup smell, but sweeter. Light and airy on the nose.

T: Raspberries are the highlight, plenty of tartness, not too overbearing. Hints of the yeast at the very, very finish. I'm having a difficult time articulating everything I'm tasting here.

M: medium to heavy mought feel with moderate carbonation. Leaves the mouth with a slight dryness.

O: The flavor of the beer is excellent, and it avoids the artificial sweetness I taste in lindeman's. Good beer. I wonder what would happen with a year or two on it.

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Photo of GPHarris
3.34/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2011 vintage

a - poured a 1/2 finger thick grayish head that was gone so quickly i barely saw it. the body was a dark reddish-purple color.
s - juicy and sweet raspberries, smells like fruit juice.
t - raspberries dominate with a hint of red wine grapes coming through. a hint of tartness at the front but more sweet than sour.
m - slick and medium with a dryness to it.
o - i wasn't expecting much and didn't get it. reminded me of a manishevitz wine. i won't go back to this one.

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Photo of andersony17
3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single bottle from Weis Markets.

A - Cool bottle with a cork and cap, the pour was an ugly pale purple

S - Smelled weak of berries, not all that pungent

TM - Tasted pretty good, with a strong raspberry tart flavor. No lingering aftertaste, was kind of like having a spiked-raspberry juice drink.

O - Worth a try, but not worth continually dropping 7 bucks a bottle.

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Photo of zoso1967
3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark red maroon color with a fizzy reddish head that fades quickly and leaves no lacing. Smells very sweet with raspberry notes and not much else. Tastes tangy sour upfront with some woodiness. Rounds out with a deeper, more subtle raspberry flavor than some framboises. Finish is puckeringly sour with some malty notes and tannins. Beer is on the light side of medium bodied with a somewhat sticky finish and lingering sourness. Light carbonation makes this fairly drinkable if this is your cup of tea. I personally do not find this beer appealing as it is not fruity enough or funky enough to catch my interest.

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Photo of ludachris
3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of beancounter
3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a Belgian glass from a 750ml bottle. Drink by date was 2014.

A-Poured medium red with a lot of initial carbonation, but very still after a couple of minutes.

S-Typical barnyard lambic smell with raspberry.

T-Nice sour flavor slightly offset by raspberry sweetness. Not much else. More acidy fruit drink than lambic.

M-light to medium body, smooth.

D-Very drinkable, like a fruit drink, not like a lambic. Some have suggested that this is a good beginners lambic, but if this were my first, I wouldn't have been motivated to try others. Especially at this price point ($10)

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Photo of deepsouth
3.37/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

poured into a delirium tulip.

the beer poured a pinkish brown with no head or lacing.

the smell is raspberries with a touch of sour and a touch of wild. smells very fruity.

the taste is raspberry as well. a bit tart and sour and fairly dry.

the mouthfeel is a bit syrupy, which was unexpected. decent carbonation.

this beer is pretty easy to drink. i think it would be better paired with food rather than a standalone drinker.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.37/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This poured out as a reddish looking color with a pink fizzy head that rapidly faded away. The smell of the beer is sweet and tart with raspberries. The taste of the beer was full of tart raspberry flavors with a bit of acidic vinegar in there too. The mouthfeel was not carbonated at all and felt like I was drinking a chilled wine. Overall this brew isn't the greatest in my opinion but it might be worth trying if you like this style.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750ml. corked and caged bottle into a Duchess oversized wine glass. Not sure of the vintage but its recent. Shared by schen9303.

A: Pours a monstrous 3 finger, cotton candy pink colored head with decent retention. Beer is a stunning, clear red. Lacing is patchy but sparse and with moderate cling.

S: Nose is fragrant and pungent. Crushed raspberries, cobweb, and band-aid with a distinct woody barnyard aroma. Subdued but at the same time, very deep and enticing.

T: Raspberries are big and bold upfront. Very sweet with little tartness at the back. This one sweetens even more as it warms and the sour drop almost completely out. Spicy and yeasty towards the finish which is dry and bit a woody. Aftertaste is sticky and fruity and lingers on the palate.

M: Medium bodied, subtly carbonated, and oily and smooth in the mouth. Dry at the finish with a sticky and slightly abrasive aftertaste that lingers.

D: I think this is the definition of a middle-of-the-road lambic. No real outrageous flavors and not really tart. Flavors are pleasantly mellow but body is a bit too carbonated at times. Still, worth a try as this one'll ease you into the more complex sours.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another lambic, I like Boon but this lambic was way way way too sweet.

Beer is kind of brownish red with a white head of small bubbles.

Aroma is like raspberry jam. At this point I know what I'm in for.

Beer is thin but the heavy fruit presence on the palate makes the beer seem thicker. It is jelly flavored, strong raspberries and sweetened, at least it tastes that way. Eh, there's nothing wrong with it, there is even some mild tartness from the berries on the finish, it's a big big fruit beer.

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Photo of brendan13
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Poured into a tulip glass a hazy dark pink colour with a few centimetres of pink tinged white head.
S - Some musty, funky notes backed up by some raspberry tartness.
T - The raspberry comes through in the taste as well. Slightly sour. Tastes like raspberry juice.
M - Medium to full bodied & a fairly crisp carbonation.
D - An interesting one that's for sure. I'd possibly drink it again but not on a regular basis.

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Photo of lawaaaw
3.41/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a blackberry red color with a pink head. Head is small and dissipates quickly.

Smell: Has a strong, sweet berry scent- mostly raspberry. A bit of an artificial smell - like raspberry lipgloss! Hints of alcohol scents.

Taste: Not as fruity as expected- definitely can taste the alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Light feel with medium carbonation. Very nice feel.

Overall: I would drink this again-- not as good as many other lambics I have had.

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Photo of Bowdoinbeerboy
3.42/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours with no head whatsoever, the beer itself is a medium brown with hints of red around the edges where the light gets through.

This beer smells strongly of raspberrys with just a tart hint in the background.

The taste is some raspberry sweetness up front and then that fades to a slight, funky, vinegary tartness. Its quite lovely, probably a 3/10 on the sourness scale.

This is a decent beer for the price. At $7 for a bottle its far from the most expensive lambic out there, but its not overly complex. Probably wouldn't buy this again, but its a nice, fairly cheap, entry level framboise.

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Photo of gonzo000
3.44/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This is a beautiful beer to look at. Bubbles rise from the bottom of this rudy red colored brew. From here everything went down hill. The beer was a 2013 bought yesterday, but I am not sure if aging is a good thing. Smell is not that great, not a lot of fruit, a lot of oak. Dry taste that was lacking fruit taste. I generally like Lambics, but this one was not one of my favorites.

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Photo of gskitt
3.46/5  rDev -7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

There were Parts of this beer I liked and some not so much. Pours a dark red, maroon, cloudy with visible sediment. Smells strongly of raspberries. Tastes strongly of raspberries, little alcohol is Present in the taste. Sour and tart and quite refreshing. Dry mouthfeel. I liked the taste of this beer and would consider drinking it again.

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Photo of oberon
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got this for my girlfriend and she liked it alot,poured a raberry-red with a bg fluffy head.Had kind of a musty smell wich was more preverlant to me than the rasberry smell.Started off very sweet like rasberry syrup almost but finished with some nice tartness.Almost sticky sweet,a little too fufu I guess for me,seemed real drinkable though.

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Photo of allergictomacros
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a dark, ruby red with a tall fizzy head of pink foam. Drops quickly.

S - Sweet fruitiness. Raspberries of course, a bare hint of funk. Supposedly this contains cherries as well, but I can't really tell the difference from just raspberries.

T - A little bit sweet, a little bit tart, a hint of bitterness in the back end. Mostly very clean. Fruit flavour is there as well as a lingering aftertaste that's bitter and fruity (like orange rind, but not orangey).

M - Fizzy, light and refreshing. I dare say a bit on the watery side.

O - Overall, I find this a little weak. Accessible, but not exactly bursting with favour.

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