Boon Framboise - Brouwerij Boon
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3.18/5 rDev -13.4%
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.
05-07-2012 23:15:30 | More by FosterJM
3.18/5 rDev -13.4%
Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA
Clear pink and ruby with lots of highly-active carbonation running up through the body of the beer. Small light pink head that doesn't leave much stick down the glass.
The aroma is a simple one, and pleasant enough: raspberry and simple syrup. Very sweet.
The flavor too is quite simple, without a lot of depth. There's not a lot of sour character or funk at all. This is sweet, syrupy, and filled with raspberry flavor. It tastes like carbonated raspberry juice.
Thin bodied with high carbonation.
A simple, sweet, raspberry beer, though too sweet and not complex enough to drink in much quantity.
05-03-2012 20:49:57 | More by ehammond1
3.93/5 rDev +7.1%
Best by 19/1/15
A - Pours deep garnet with one finger of slightly pink head. Head does not last long and leaves no lacing.
S - Nice aroma of raspberries, a mix of fresh and a bit of raspberry jam, and a decent amount of yeasty funk near the end.
T - Tart raspberry up front, with some very mild sweetness and some earthy funk in the middle. The finish is another shot of tartness, this time with more of a bitter aspect, perhaps even a touch of lemon, and a good funk presence.
M - Light crisp mouthfeel with a pretty dry finish. A bit more carbonation would be nice.
O - I was afraid this would be sweet, but was pleasantly surprised. The raspberry presence is very nice and the other components work well to yield a nice Framboise.
03-06-2012 03:10:46 | More by warnerry
3.9/5 rDev +6.3%
25 cl bottle into wine tiulip. Date best by 08/12/15. Light purple in color. Thin tinted pink head. Sudsy lacing, slow slide down glass.
Aroma deep deep raz, seems sweet. Slightly medicinal. Moderately sweet on taste, moderately tart, slightly puckering. Perfect balance between sweet and tart. Tasty.
02-29-2012 00:10:25 | More by KickbacksSteve
3.78/5 rDev +3%
375ml bottle poured into a 9oz flute. 2009 vintage, corked & caged.
A - Pours with a small, fizzy head, with minimal retention and no lacing. The color is a sort of cloudy mahogany, or reddish-purple color; not particularly nice looking. Kind of ugly even.
S - Sour raspberries with some lemon rind and acidity. Mild yeasty funk, with some mixed berries and cranberries in the background as well. A little tart, a little acidic, and a little sweet. Balanced.
T - A nice combination of sweet, sour, and funk. Lots of sour raspberries upfront, with strong cranberry undertones. Light lemon presence, but not really citrusy, but more-so acidic. Mild funk in the aftertaste, with cranberries, yeast, and mild tartness finishing it off.
M - Small and fizzy carbonation, but not overly done. Fairly light body, but a touch syrupy. Slight dryness in the finish.
D - Overall, a decent and balanced Belgian lambic that was easy to drink. The premium price may be a bit steep, but compared to the price of Cantillon around here, it's not that bad. And to be honest, this isn't too far off from the Cantillon 100% Kriek I had the other night.
02-25-2012 00:51:57 | More by Converge
3.38/5 rDev -7.9%
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.
02-19-2012 03:41:00 | More by andersony17
3.9/5 rDev +6.3%
A clear ruby ale, an off-pink head, little lacing but good curtains.
The smell is sweet and acid raspberries, other forest fruits.
Tasting fructose sweet, raspberry lemonade, some sour cherry juice.
Little carbonation, a fresh and refreshing feeling, a dry acid finish.
A fresh balanced and nice sour ale.
01-31-2012 22:23:51 | More by rarbring
4.1/5 rDev +11.7%
12.7 Green Bottle
Jet Ink on the back label - 19.10.2014
Served in a Pilsner glass
It's been way too long since I've enjoyed a nice Belgian lambic. I purchased this Boon Framboise last weekend and I'm ready to sip away and provide a review.
I decided to use my coveted Pilsner glass to showcase the pure aesthetic of this beer that pours a Cherry Blossom Red. There is a minimal head on top, which is consistent for the style.
The nose is unique with whiffs of fermented fruit, perhaps raspberries or cherries.
Each sip is syrupy sweet with a cranberry juice familiarity. Hints of raspberry, cherry, cranberry and sour green apple. This lambic strikes a nice balance of acidity, tartness and sweetness that I would expect. A complex and funky beer that I'm thoroughly enjoying right now.
A flavorful lambic to me has the same effect that cat nip has to an awaiting feline. I wish I had another one to open, but at $7 a bottle, that's unlikely.
01-29-2012 03:52:03 | More by Hibernator
3/5 rDev -18.3%
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.
01-06-2012 12:36:03 | More by eric5bellies
3.98/5 rDev +8.4%
375ml caged and corked bottle. Best before 2013 vintage 2008
Poured a hazy dull purplish red. No head or lace
Fruity raspberry smells. Sour is there too. Lots of fruit up front in the taste. The lambic seems somewhat subdued. The sour creeps up in the middle then then gives way to a kind of surprisingly sweet raspberry throughout.
Pretty light body. Drinkability is good. Not as complex as some fruit lambics but pretty nice if maybe a little on the sweet side.
01-04-2012 16:42:54 | More by scott451
4.05/5 rDev +10.4%
Shared with Bellabananas21 as a New Years toast.
Poured into flute glass.
A: pours a cranberry crimson, nice clarity, some head upon pour, vanishes quickly and looks like fruit juice. No lacing.
S: nose is chock full of tart raspberry, minimal sweetness, and a considerable amount of barnyard funk at the end.
T: taste starts fruity, hints of raspberry come through, it tastes like it is going to be sweet, but quickly turns into tartness. Finish is quite funky with some effervescence that makes for a quick snappy finish.
MF: medium to high carbonation, light body
O: this is a nice authentic lambic, lacks the depth that Cantillon features in their brews, but worth a try nonetheless
01-01-2012 06:10:47 | More by homebrew311
3.55/5 rDev -3.3%
750 ml bottle vintage 2010 shared with friends and family after dinner. Served into a tulip glass.
A: Deep ruby/dark pink colored body, cloudy with a fluffy off-white or soft pink looking head. Lots of tight bubbles give this a fairly steady dissipation with very minor lacing on the glass. Certainly looks more "real" in the sense that it doesn't appear artificially colored, instead the real raspberries impart their natural coloring to the beer.
S: Chalky, raw raspberry puree and skin, funk, hay and touches of a sweet red wine character. Not as much sweetness or sugary notes than I expected, which is nice for a change. I'm not a fan when there's ton of an obvious added sugar or sweetener to fruit lambics.
T: Mild funky and fruit notes up-front, lots of raspberry, strawberry and perhaps cherry skin. A gritty grainy "malt" flavor if you can call it that helps take the edge off the fruit midway, and finishes quite crisp. Hints of residual sweet wine elements stick around for a bit in the back end.
M: Highly carbonated, so much the cork flew off the bottle without much help hitting the ceiling. Bubbly, fizzy and the sheer amount of bubbles give it a bit of a smoothness.
Nicely done here, nothing is overly sweet or cloying like other sugared-up lambics can be but perhaps I was looking for just a bit more fruit flavor. It's still a nice beer and one I'd like to have another of sitting in the cellar for a bit longer next time.
12-06-2011 18:51:35 | More by ShanePB
Boon Framboise from Brouwerij Boon
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