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Boon Framboise - Brouwerij Boon

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BA SCORE
83
good

349 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 349
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 5
Gots: 16 | 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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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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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-26-2011 00:37:14 | More by Rochefort10nh
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-05-2013 23:58:02 | More by mendvicdog
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kojevergas

Texas

3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served on-draught into a 10oz stem-flute at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach. Reviewed from notes taken in May 2012.

A: Pours a pink colour head of nice yet restrained creaminess, pretty good thickness, and average retention.

Body colour is a dark cherry red. Nontransparent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Raspberry syrup, bacterial notes, and wonderful wild yeast. A moderately strong aroma.

T: Fresh raspberry, nice wild yeast notes. Clean malts, tart fruity esters, and backgrounded light simple hop character. Bacterial notes lending some sourness. Subtle and complex, yet refreshing and enjoyable. Nicely tart. I quite like it. A solid framboise. Well layered and built.

Mf: Smooth, wet, and pleasant. Good thickness. Good carbonation. Light on the palate.

Dr: A very drinkable framboise. I'd certainly get it again. I'd like a little more depth, but it's well executed for what it is. Expensive at $7.00 per 10 oz pour. Hides its ABV well.

Low B

Serving type: on-tap

07-03-2013 00:56:02 | More by kojevergas
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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-03-2012 18:03:41 | More by imperialking
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy dark ruby/plum color with golden pinkish ruby hues when held to a light source and a thin, quickly dissipating off-white, slightly pinkish head and some visible carbonation bubbling up. Minimal spots of lacing.

The aroma is dominated by fresh raspberries. Very sweet and sugary with some earthy oak tannis, barnyard and horsey funk. The nose isn't as funky as I expected with more of a fruit character.

Very sweet with a nice sour funky tartness that is puckering without being overbearingly acidic. Nice oak tannis and slightly vinous with slight vanilla. Soft carbonation with a huge raspberry flavor and less funk than I expected. Well balanced and very quaffable.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2010 07:29:31 | More by corby112
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had a bottle with dessert at the Farmhouse. This is a heck of a framboise. I sincerely wish Lindemans, which seems to be everywhere, was this good. It's not an "oude" fruit beer, but it still incorporates wild yeast and oak barrel character. To begin, there's a big, pure raspberry taste and aroma that's only slightly sweetened. The background has a crisp toasted oak with a hint of vanilla. The yeast adds a mildly tart lemon juice note and blends with the barrel to give off peppery and earthy background notes. Delicious. One of the best young fruit beers I've had.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2009 03:24:57 | More by tempest
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Green bottle decanted into 2 small wine glasses and split with the wife. The date on the bottle is quite faded away but I believe it to say 11/7/10. The appearance of this brew is a hazy brownish red with a creamy white head initially less than a finger strong that fades away quite fast.

The aroma of this brew is primarily raspberry sweetness with a very slight underlying of funk and earthiness. The taste is tart upfront with a sweet flavor of raspberry through the body and a lingering amount of sourness. Light feel with a moderate to low level of carbonation that leaves this brew feeling a bit watery. For the most part this brew tastes sweet and makes my mouth salivate, however it finds a way of finishing with a bit of dryness. The drinkability, it is hurt due to the watery aspect but it is easier drinking that say lindeman's take on fruited lambics that get a bit too sweet for me. Overall not bad but not something I would drink again.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2010 03:08:23 | More by stakem
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a teku)

A- With the soft pop of the cork, this beer pours a deep glowing red body with a clear bud dense pink bubbly head that fades into a thick ring after a bit. It is too dense to see any carbonation but a few tiny bubbles trail up the glass.

S- The fresh dark ripe raspberries come through during the pour. There is a bright fruit note with a slight dark tartness in the finish.

T- The dark black raspberries flavor has some dry bitter funk notes that linger into the aftertaste. There is a dry raspberry jam flavor and a soft buttery hint in the finish aswell.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a very soft astringent note and a tight fizz finish.

O- The bitterness in the finish is a bit to strong but the nice bright fruit in the nose turns darker in the taste. There is not much depth in this beer with a little tartness and hints of funk hidden underneath.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2011 20:57:02 | More by rhoadsrage
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3/5  rDev -18.5%

08-03-2012 03:14:46 | More by mothman
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2014 19:36:42 | More by Stinkypuss
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-07-2013 21:27:55 | More by BillRoth
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Boon Framboise would look like juice if not for generous pink froth swirling atop it. It can't be too hard to sell a beer when it looks like this; with a deep but clear cranberry complexion, it's as unique as it is pretty. With this much colour it's natural to expect a good amount of fruit.

The aroma is nowhere near as tart as an authentic, artisinal lambic - nor is it as sweet as a modern commercialized one. It strikes a fair balance between the two that might not totally impress fans squarely in either camp. There is some raspberry flavour but the berries don't jump out the glass; there's some basement/barnyard mustiness but no critters crawl up your nose.

The taste makes a similar compromise; it is sweet on the palate upfront but finishes rather dry and mildly tart, with a slight acidic tang. The flavour of the raspberries is far from saccharine or even all that juicy; it tastes like authentic fruit and not some concentrate or candy. A lesser portion of sour cherries is also added and contributes a pleasant pucker in the mouthfeel.

This Framboise won't quite cut it as a dessert unto itself, but its underlying tartness and spritzy effervescence make it a great partner to dark chocolate. It also has the light, fruity disposition to make a nice aperitif, something in lieu of champagne to welcome guests. (Of course, just the sun coming up is occasion enough to enjoy a traditional fruit lambic like this!)

I like Boon Framboise more than these scores may let on - it's only fault is not being as satisfyingly sour or seductively sweet as its compatriots. Still, it's a remarkably enjoyable offering, one worth the bigger price tag. And it's also a safe bet for initiates - this will make you plenty of friends.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 19:27:53 | More by biegaman
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.13/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt!

The beer appears a light brown hue with delicate rouge highlights and a quarter inch of head that dissipates within a few moments. The aroma brings raspberries, sugar, and jam with a touch of oak and just a slight funk. The flavor is overly sweet, with a formidable sugary raspberry presence. The sweetness becomes cloying after just a small pour. This beer was not in the same echelon of the great Belgian fruit lambics I have grown to love.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2011 18:29:39 | More by Huhzubendah
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mdaschaf

Washington

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes. Served at the May beer dinner at the Pickled Pig Pub in Rehoboth DE.

A: The beer is a hazy ruby/magenta with a nice foamy, pink head that dissipates rather quickly, leaving behind no lacing.

S: Tons of raspberries on the aroma. There is some like oak and a little bit of vinegar.

T: Nice sour/tart raspberry flavors that combine sweet and sour very well. Hints of vanilla and a little bit of spice on the backend.

M: Light to medium bodied with nice carbonation and provides a light fizziness.

O: An easy drinking fruit lambic. Went very well with the chocolate dessert it was paired with. Would certainly consider picking up a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2011 15:36:58 | More by mdaschaf
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Gusler

Arizona

3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

As I’m in a bit of a sour mood, I thought this evening’s samplings should all be “Lambics”, so here goes number two. A deep sanguineous color on the pour, the head modest in size, frothy in its consistency, the color a winsome raspberry red, as it evanesces quite quickly, the resultant lace a bit thin and clumpy. As one would expect the nose is like smelling a “Raspberry tart”, sweet and sour, crisp and clean, and a real treat for the beezeer. Start is ambrosial, chased quickly by the tartness, top is slender in feel, with the finish astringent, raspberry sweet, tart and quite dry, once again a quite good lambic, not great just quite pleasant to the palate

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2003 14:47:56 | More by Gusler
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Tone

Missouri

3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, brown color with tan along the bottom of the glass. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Slight retention and poor lacing. Smells of raspberry, tart malt, sweet malt, and acid. Fits the style of an Lambic - Fruit. Mouth feel is smooth, crisp, and slightly sharp. There's an average carbonation level. Tastes of tart malt, fresh raspberries, slight sweet malt, and noticeable acidity. Overall, a great flavors, good blend, and easy drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2009 00:24:32 | More by Tone
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Brad007

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark red color with a thick head that recedes with some lacing. Aroma is nice and sweet with an intoxicating, unmistakable strawberry scent. A slight sourness in the nose as well. Taste is very sour though with the strawberry taking a backseat in the mouthfeel. A bit funky as well but that's par the style. Still quite drinkable and not too sweet.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2007 02:53:25 | More by Brad007
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THECPJ

Delaware

4/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

cheers,
The CPJ

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 15:43:13 | More by THECPJ
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

03-23-2014 06:01:24 | More by liamt07
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-15-2013 18:56:53 | More by drummermattie02
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2014 00:16:41 | More by johnnnniee
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ccrida

Oregon

4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is murky, ruddy brown, magenta, with a off0white skim leaving no lace.

Smell is fruity, loads of candied raspberries.

Taste is also heavy on the fruit, which is currently in season locally and something I've been eating a lot of - it's remarkably similar, which is great. I'm just wanting for more lambic. Minimal funk, just a drying bite.

Mouthfeel is dry, acidic, medium light bodied.

Drinkability is ok, it's a reallly fruity lambic, not oude, which I prefer. But not what what was on the label either, so I can't ding them too much.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2012 05:21:50 | More by ccrida
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12.7 oz cork and caged bottle split and poured into a Central Waters tulip.
5.5% ABV, 15.04.2014, PL13 on cork.
(Reviewed 06-07-11 - from notes)

Thanks for sharing Todd!

A - Prune-to-blood red in color with a light haze and loose, poorly retained pink head. Great color!

S - Wow. This mells like a fresh, just rinsed-off bushel of ripe raspberries. So real! Barely sugary at all, the nose is intoxicating; slightly earthy, funky notes behind but it's pretty one-dimensional towards the fruit.

T - Big bold raspberry flavor isn't as fresh-like as the aroma but there's much better balance with the earthy, funky yeast undertones.

M - Dusty dry with a mellow sweetness and light funk finish this light-bodied fruit beer with incredibly drinkability.

O - So drinkable and tasty, this fruit beer is great for a raspberry beer but not that great as far as lambics go.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 21:43:25 | More by BeerFMAndy
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bark

Sweden

3.1/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The clear liquid is ruby red; the two finger thick foam is airy and white with a tint of pink. There is no yeast sediment in the bottle, which surprised me.

The smell is very sweet. There are notes of raspberries and lambic-vinegar. It is a bit sharp and almost artificial, like cheap fruit candy. I’m not impressed.

The taste is both dry and sweet. The dominating note is blackcurrant, but there are also some fresh raspberries, earthy yeast, some vinegar /citric acid and a touch of gravy. The long lasting aftertaste is bittersweet with blackcurrants, raspberries and an odd, stale earthy note.

The carbonation is very, very strong. But it won’t cross the line and get sharp. There are lots of small bubbles.

I didn’t really enjoy this beer. The raspberry part was OK, but the lambic had a stuffy, odd yeasty note that didn’t go too well with the fruit.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2005 17:57:49 | More by bark
Boon Framboise from Brouwerij Boon
83 out of 100 based on 349 ratings.