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Boon Framboise - Brouwerij Boon

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362 Ratings
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Ratings: 362
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 5
Gots: 21 | FT: 1
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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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Zbeetleman, Jul 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

allenson21, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of kojevergas
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

kojevergas, Jul 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

jaxon53, Jun 29, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

ajtorres311, Jun 25, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

pelicon, Jun 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

ajs4bd, Jun 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Texasfan549, Jun 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

anhigdon, May 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Slatetank, May 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

mantissa, May 24, 2013
Photo of GPHarris
3.34/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

GPHarris, May 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Kmat10, May 20, 2013
Photo of tectactoe
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This one pours a swampy-looking brown color with some lavender and faint, ruby hints around the edges. Not quite as vibrant or colorful as I was expecting, especially compared to many other raspberry lambics. The head is soapy and gray-tinted, leaving nothing behind as it quickly dissolves to nothing but a ring.

Lots of juicy raspberries infiltrate my nostrils as I first bring the glass to my face. Some lighter, faintly vinous notes play in the background, somewhat wine-like with a mild tannic character. Aside from a developing touch of mild acidity, there really isn't much else to the aroma. No yeast, funk, or anything else - pretty basic and just full of raspberries with a little bit of grape to it. Not complex, but still refreshing.

The taste is a bit tart up front, but far from what I'd call "sour". It's more just like a quick jolt of tartness from the raspberries and then it fades into a residual, sugary sweetness. Again, the lightly vinous flavors come out; grape skins, tannins, light wine, but the raspberries are still the most prominent thing in the profile. The sweetness that bellows in about halfway through lingers long into the raspberry and fruit-filled aftertaste. The mouth feel is light and watery with heavy carbonation.

Wasn't expecting too much from this, thankfully so. Almost more of a juice than a lambic, as it was pretty one-track minded and not very complex at all. An easy drink, no doubt, and something that may be nice to open with someone who doesn't care much for beer. But don't purchase this expecting Cantillon or Drie Fonteinen quality and you won't be too upset.

tectactoe, May 19, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -38.9%

hotsudge, May 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

DStoked, May 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

SpongeRuiner, May 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Anze, May 11, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

DarthKostrizer, May 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

saiconotto, May 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

dalepryor, May 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Kerrie, May 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

SStein, Apr 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

drummermattie02, Apr 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

ScaryEd, Apr 14, 2013
Boon Framboise from Brouwerij Boon
83 out of 100 based on 362 ratings.