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Boon Framboise - Brouwerij Boon

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364 Ratings
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Ratings: 364
Reviews: 204
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 5
Gots: 21 | FT: 2
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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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

andrenaline, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of spinrsx
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

375ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $6

Appearance - Burgundy colour with an average size fizzy/frothy beige head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Raspberries, citric

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, citric notes and raspberries. There is also a hint of vinegar and it ends with a lightly tart aftertaste.

Overall - I can see this being a good intro into sours beers. Its got a light tartness but is in no way overpowering. Most of these types of beers are also a little cloying, this one keeps the sweetness in check. That being said, it is a little one dimensional - but decent and refreshing nonetheless. I'll pick up a few more bottles to have on hand to introduce others to the style.

spinrsx, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of DenisKolkin
3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle purchased from LCBO for about $5 CDN. Served chilled into glassware.

Appearance - Slightly opaque, dark purplish raspberry color. One finger of pinkish / purplish head is poured and dissipates quickly. Tons of effervescent bubbles and very little residue left at either the side of the glass or on top of the beer once the head is gone.

Smell - Wonderfully enticing raspberry aroma with some expected floral notes that gives the whole beer a sour smell if that's possible. Some accompanying cherries blended in with raspberries for good measure and an earthy dankness as well. Delicious.

Taste - Sour cherries and raspberries, like those who have been picked a bit prematurely and haven't had a chance to fully ripen. With the lively carbonation, certain soda charcteristics here as well as if freshly squeezed cherry and raspberry juices were squeezed the fermented with tonic. I feel that this description isn't doing the taste justice, but it's very good.

Mouthfeel - Fizzy, yet light bodied, with lower carbonation after the initial pour. Mouth is nicely coated with fruit flavor,but the fizziness seems to prevent any stickiness on behalf of the beer.

Overall - A very good lambic, that I certainly enjoyed, certainly a refreshing beer in the spring. Because of the price point for the quantity, this isn't something I'd pick up regularly, but would have again if offered.

DenisKolkin, Apr 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

dbrelsfo, Apr 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

ThisMoonlife, Apr 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

hansavijaticar, Apr 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

berkshire413, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of polloenfuego
3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 375 ml bottle to a snifter.

A: pours a deep red with a thin head that appears pink in color. The head breaks almost as soon as it appeared.

S: smells of ripening raspberries and other berries. Some funk as well.

T: super-tart raspberries overwhelm the palate. Not much else can get through.

M: medium body and medium/high carbonation. Sour finish is actually quite nice.

O: I found the tartness of this beer to be refreshing at first, but it became a little overwhelming toward the end. I am not sure I'd have this again.

polloenfuego, Mar 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Hayley_86, Mar 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

KrisDLSmith, Mar 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

RedAleMan, Mar 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

Sammy, Mar 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

dipso123, Mar 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

peensteen, Mar 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

liamt07, Mar 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

yancot, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of allergictomacros
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

allergictomacros, Mar 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

AugustusRex, Mar 20, 2014
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2/5  rDev -45.5%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

Beersnake1, Mar 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

CameronCheung, Feb 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

cavemanlawyer1999, Feb 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

smartassboiler, Feb 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

lunarbrew, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of Stevedore
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

375ml bottle at the Malt House in Madison, WI. Poured into a Duvel tulip today, 1/27/2014.

App- Dark reddish brown body, a bit of white head, minimal retention, not much lacing

Smell- Funky, sweet raspberry, cane sugar, oak. Smells overly fruit but the funk adds a bit to the complexity.

Taste- Sweet raspberries, rotten oak, funk, horseblanket. Solid.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied, a bit thick and custardy. OK carbonation. Drinkable.

Overall- Not the best Framboise, certainly easy to find and not expensive to boot. A decent example of the style, but just a bit above average. Beats Lindeman's offering for sure.

Stevedore, Jan 28, 2014
Boon Framboise from Brouwerij Boon
83 out of 100 based on 364 ratings.