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Boon Framboise - Brouwerij Boon

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83
good

385 Ratings
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Ratings: 385
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 5
Gots: 24 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon visit their website
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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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.

Photo of laituegonflable
3.24/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pale portwine colour, dark red-pink. Head is white, small bubbles but fades quickly. Lace is decent, but overall a bit underwhelming as a beer.

Smells very fruity and sweet, with raspberry and apple juice characters. Odd funky note as well, with a corporeal, slightly salty aroma. Tart as well, vinegary in its fruity character. Not quite fresh, but certainly intriguing and nicely fruity.

Taste doesn't quite scream of fruity character. There's apple and raspberry notes throughout here and there, but a bit thin on the front and a bit watery. Slight tartness late-mid and some funky, organic notes late that get barnyard bitterness on the finish. Pretty decent, but it could really bring the fruit out to be more of a hero, with more acidity as well. Sort of weak fruit with late funk, neither of which is as impressive as it should be.

Decent body, but nothing much to it as far as texture goes; not too thin but a bit bland.

Drinkable and balanced, but there's something unimpressive and weak about it all.

Photo of Shadman
3.24/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

old skool green bottle eith the cork and wire. Fizzy, no head/lacing. Cloudy appearance, almost has the look of venous blood. Hopefully it tastes better.

Nice rich aroma of raspberries and malt.
Very tart and very dry initially. Some richer flavor becomes more apparent in the mid/after taste...the malt more certainly.

not as watery as i thought, actually quite decent..the excessive tartness makes this a one off for me though.

Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.24/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed 2/14/08. Bottle. Poured reddish brown, with some dark black yeast. The best thing about this beer was its aroma--very sweet with raspberry, reminded me of a Lindemann's Framboise. The flavor was less good, sort of watery and raspberry. Slight tartness. Overall, an ok lambic but certainly not my favorite.
Aroma: 8/10
Appearance: 3/5
Flavor: 6/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 13/20
3.3/5

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Naerhu
3.26/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle reads 2004, but does not have "Mariage Parfait" anywhere on the label. 6.2% abv is what gives it away as the Boon FMP. Has a expiration date of 2009, but I had this in October 2005.

A - Deep red opaque body with pure white head. Deep red rasberry aroma, nice balance of bitterness (natural fruit bitterness, not hoppy bitterness) and sour, though far more bitterness than sourness.
S - Restrained rasberry flavor.
T - Rasberry totally dominates the flavor and there is little if any malt flavor. This tastes more like rasberry wine that beer.
M - Nice mild carbonation and medium body.
D - The bitterness is a tad overwhelming, but otherwise this is a nice beer.

Photo of Spider889
3.28/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Red. A bit murky with a nice rose colored head which forms into a tall foamy cap.

S - Smells really sweet, almost akin to Lindemans with notions of cherry cough syrup.

T - The flavor is still sweet but there is also a nice tartness. There's also some green leafyness and a lingering bitterness.

O - I expected much more after sampling the Marriage Parfait earlier. I guess the two are completely different beers.

Photo of harrymel
3.32/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bb: 23, Feb 2014

A: Pours a maduro brown with hints of cherry tones. Single finger, light pink foam cap falls in a few minutes leaving a thin sheet of the same. Hazy at best. No lacing.

S: Raspberry, vitamin, mineralic qualities. A near cough syrup smell, but sweeter. Light and airy on the nose.

T: Raspberries are the highlight, plenty of tartness, not too overbearing. Hints of the yeast at the very, very finish. I'm having a difficult time articulating everything I'm tasting here.

M: medium to heavy mought feel with moderate carbonation. Leaves the mouth with a slight dryness.

O: The flavor of the beer is excellent, and it avoids the artificial sweetness I taste in lindeman's. Good beer. I wonder what would happen with a year or two on it.

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.

Photo of andersony17
3.35/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of zoso1967
3.35/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark red maroon color with a fizzy reddish head that fades quickly and leaves no lacing. Smells very sweet with raspberry notes and not much else. Tastes tangy sour upfront with some woodiness. Rounds out with a deeper, more subtle raspberry flavor than some framboises. Finish is puckeringly sour with some malty notes and tannins. Beer is on the light side of medium bodied with a somewhat sticky finish and lingering sourness. Light carbonation makes this fairly drinkable if this is your cup of tea. I personally do not find this beer appealing as it is not fruity enough or funky enough to catch my interest.

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