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Boon Framboise - Brouwerij Boon

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83
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385 Ratings
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Ratings: 385
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 5
Gots: 24 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-22-2002

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of haazer
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.

A- A deep mohagony red with a bit of bubbles. The head is a gorgeous bubbly off-white pinkish color. Very thick and creamy. Fairly long lasting. After I pour the last of the 12.7 oz bottle into the glass it becomes a opaque violet color. This impresses me.

S- Strong raspberry aroma blended with some funk. Smells a bit sweet but also has some lactic character suggesting sour perhaps. Almost a hint of concentrate, but supposedly "real" raspberries used. Still smells good though.

T- A biting raspberry flavor. Sweet, tart, and a little lactic. Some vinegar but not overbearing. I would put this at 3.75, and only because there's a weird ketchup flavor to this. Though I love ketchup it's odd for a beer flavor.

M- Light to medium body with a high level of carbonation. Lip smacking induced from the combination of sweetness and lactic character.

O- I think I'm finally starting to realize the craze of Lambics/gueezes/sour beers. They may or may not be the best beers you've ever had, but they sure as hell challenge your pallette and nose. Though this was "cheap" compared to others in the style, it certainly was still an experience and a pleasure to drink as I introduce myself to these styles.

Photo of VncentLIFE
3.23/5  rDev -12.2%
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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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of beershlitz
3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer has a hefty pinkish yet light head with lacing, pours with a reddish over light brown hue.

A tart raspberry nose with some hints of barnyard funkiness, hayish and a hint of wheat.

Delicious sour raspberry flavor with deep earthy, horseish aftertones. Acidic fruitiness yet quite thin.

Drinks very crisp with a light carbonation, almost like a flat champagne with sour fruit notes.

A very good beer overall, delicious with chocolate. With the first glass I had some trouble with the funky earth flavor but my taste buds assimilated thereafter. It is on the pricey side but I would buy this beer again.

Photo of Knapp85
3.37/5  rDev -8.4%
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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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Filosoof
4.07/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Boon Framboise is very calm, undercarbonated beer. "Changing the dish, makes hungry". This beer is something different than many other beers. It changes your palate.

L: chesnutt red/brown; one finger top that doesn't last long;
S: very good; sweet raspberry jam; a touch of funk but not very much;
T: okay, but the bretts have been swallowed by the sugar/sweeteners; dry finish; this must be an interesting beer to pair with chees or a sweet dessert;
M: alcohol and dryness are nice; but the undercarbonation and the 'taste' of sweetener ruin it a bit;
O: a good beer; I will try this more often; interested with what to pair it...

Photo of mlazzaro
2.64/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

375ml cork and cage - expiration date on bottle: 19-07-2014

Lower carbonation. Clear raspberry color with thin pink head that dissipates immediately. It looks nice, both presentation of bottle and the beer. Unfortunately appearance is the least important part of beer for me.

Smells sweet, I do find it to have an artificial candy aroma. An unusual oakiness. Aroma doesn't weaken over time which is strange.

I have a really hard time believing this is a completely wild fermentation. Light malt character to start sip. Into a syrupy sweet dark raspberry character. Minimal to no funk in this beer. Again the oak is quite unusual. I think the barrel was previously used for wine. No major fermentation flaws, just strange flavors in my opinion.

Low acidity. Thicker mouthfeel than expected. Very bland on the tongue.

Both Boons I have had were similarly sweet- candy flavor. It really reminds me of robitussin. Not what I look for in a Belgian Lambic. More similar to a raspberry soda. I wanted to point out that there wasn't yeast/sediment/dregs on the bottom of the bottle. Seeing that pair with the taste really makes me think the beer was pasteurized, back sweetened, and forced carbonated like a keg.

Photo of THECPJ
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

Photo of MoreThanWine
3.12/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a 1" lavendar head fading fast. Dark violet in masstone but clear and watery during pour. Smells of raspberry syrup. Taste is raspberry, far far less sweet than other fruit lambics, but still so much fruit it overwhelms the beer aspects of the beer. And although the sour is present it is far less funky than I'd anticipated.

Photo of hreb
3.15/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Disclaimer: I'm only reviewing this because it failed the girlfriend test after I bought it for her. She'll drink Lindemans, but complains it's too sweet. This is definitely less sweet and more funky. This particular sample is a 375 mL champagne-topped bottle which I've served myself in a flute. Heavy, dark sediment in the bottle (from the barrels? or the fruit? definitely not the yeast).

Color is much paler and more natural than the Lindemans, with a thick foamy pink head. Similar raspberry funk aroma. Flavor is of tart raspberry juice with a funky edge, perhaps the oak. I'm pretty sure this lambic is hopped, because there's a really interesting play between the sour flavors of the lambic and bitter undertones in the beer. Where by "really interesting" I mean "enough to get me to finish the quarter bottle".

Photo of wisrarebeer
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$5.99 for a 355ml bottle from Discount Liquor in Milwaukee.

Best by 17 Nov 13.

A: deep, mahogany, red color, clear, with off pink head
S: intense juicy fruit, very little to no funk, not cloying at all
T: decent brew, a tad more on the sweetish side but very drinkable with some characteristic barn funk, incredibly deep raspberry sweet/tart qualities, unusual (but not offensive) slight bitter finish in the back of the mouth
M: a bit pithy with some almond qualities, rounded, not overly brett but could use a few more degrees of sour
O: decent but needs just a bit more sourness

Photo of schwaeh
3.08/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Shared by inebriatedjoker during the Jackie O's release.

A: Pours a dark violet color. Purple-pink soapy head that dissapates.

S: Smells of tart raspberry, sharp acidity, maybe lacto and brett, maybe a little funk but the fruit stands out the most. Smells kinda sweet.

T: The taste is very dry raspberry skins, a slight tartness, a little wheat, and some background funk. It seems brett focused, just with more of it's bad qualities showing themselves. The finish almost seems so fast that the flavor is gone before you can process it.

M: The mouthfeel is zesty, crisp, and dry.

O: This is probably the driest beer I've ever had; I can deal with this to an extent but when it totally takes away from enjoying the fruit, it's just no good. Fruit, funk, or sour- this beer needed more of at least one of those to be good. I can see why these are a cheaper option...

Photo of gskitt
3.46/5  rDev -6%
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.

Photo of beerwolf77
3.08/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Corked and caged 375. Split into tulips.

A: Dark red purple hue. Small pink head. Tiny bits of soapy lace.

S: Full on raspberry puree. Sweet and fruity. Not much funk or sourness. Pretty much one note. Raspberry.

T: Dry raspberry flavor, hint of sourness and funk. I find it a bit disjointed. The sweetness doesn't mesh with the sourness. It's like two beers in one.

M: Light body with mild carbonation.

O: Yet another beer from Boon that doesn't do it for me. Sadly they all can't be oude kriek.

Photo of BEERchitect
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

With the portrayal of black raspberries in a very fruit-forward kind of way, this sour ale carries its raspberry flavor very well and without allowing dominance of the fruit.

Pouring a dark beet-red color, the raspberry additions are evident. A froathy pinkish head billows up from the release of carbonation and provides a fluffy textured head that seems to disipate quickly, likely from the acids present in the beer. Light on retention and lace, the beer reduces to a delicate creme before holding firm.

A blend of tart berries and more rich black berry puree hit the nose with a very inviting culmination of scents that include crabapples, lemons-limes, balsalmic vinegar, musty fruits, and a tinge of oak and soy sauce. A very appetizing scent.

Raspberries also dictate flavor, starting with the fresh and ripe flavor of fresh picked raspberries- some of over vine rippened, others of under rippened tart versions. Acidic flavors from citrus blend well with clean lactic tartness and balance the raspberry sweetness well. But there's a point when the raspberry flavor subsides and the more musty rustic flavors of brine and lime supply the refreshing and crisp finish. This creates a dull mid palate where the transition occurs and makes for an abrupt, less smooth transition.

Medium bodied for a fruited lambic (which is still fairly dry because of the acidic tone of the beer). Much of the fruity sweetness remains a factor on the beer's weight and makes for an uphill climb toward the powdery-dry finish that is so enjoyable about their Marriage Parfait Oud Gueuze.

Much of the subtle character of the classic lambic notes are swamped underneath the immense raspberry flavor, sweetness, and feel. A good Framboise but there's a few nuances that make it almost world class.

Photo of rvdoorn
4.33/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: the beer pours a nice dark reddish color with a pink head.
Smell: Funky raspberries, cherries, lemon, grass and vinegar.
Taste: Raspberries, lemon, funky lambic, sour cherries, apples. Aftertaste is dry and sour with hints of lemon
Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation
Overall: Nice brew, tastes like fresh raspberries.

Boon Framboise from Brouwerij Boon
83 out of 100 based on 385 ratings.