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Boon Framboise - Brouwerij Boon

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360 Ratings
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Ratings: 360
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 5
Gots: 21 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon visit their website

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-22-2002)
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Photo of aepb1
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

A- Red translucent body, tiny white head that dissipates almost instantly

S- A bit of raspberry fruity malt maybe? Not much carbonation, little to no nose

T- Very dry! A hint of fruity malt up front and the finish is dry and makes you salivate giving a copper flavor in the finish as well

M- Light body, crisp and dry

D- If I am in the mood for a very dry framboise, this is it!

aepb1, Jan 19, 2011
Photo of dipso123
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

dipso123, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of anhigdon
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

anhigdon, May 27, 2013
Photo of allenson21
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

allenson21, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of MichiganderHB
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

MichiganderHB, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of jaxon53
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

jaxon53, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of windypete
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

windypete, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of ILikeGoodCider
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

ILikeGoodCider, May 24, 2014
Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

spycow, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of hopsolutely
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

hopsolutely, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of Naerhu
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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.

Naerhu, Oct 16, 2005
Photo of Kerrie
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Kerrie, May 01, 2013
Photo of berkshire413
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

berkshire413, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of Spider889
3.3/5  rDev -10.3%

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.

Spider889, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of beancounter
3.33/5  rDev -9.5%

Poured into a Belgian glass from a 750ml bottle. Drink by date was 2014.

A-Poured medium red with a lot of initial carbonation, but very still after a couple of minutes.

S-Typical barnyard lambic smell with raspberry.

T-Nice sour flavor slightly offset by raspberry sweetness. Not much else. More acidy fruit drink than lambic.

M-light to medium body, smooth.

D-Very drinkable, like a fruit drink, not like a lambic. Some have suggested that this is a good beginners lambic, but if this were my first, I wouldn't have been motivated to try others. Especially at this price point ($10)

beancounter, Jan 10, 2011
Photo of harrymel
3.33/5  rDev -9.5%

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.

harrymel, Apr 13, 2011
Photo of ludachris
3.34/5  rDev -9.2%

Nearly two fingers of fizzy light pink head sits on top of the beer. Its body is a striking scarlet red hue with plenty of clarity. Its fruity, dessert-like look can trick someone into thinking this is something other than a beer. I love it for its unique look.

Heaps of raspberry jam with a tart twist burst from the glass. There's a little hay and a touch of dry astringency. The nose lies heavily on the sweet, fruity, contrived end of the usually complex, wild, and funky Gueuze style.

Similar to the nose, the taste profile is full of sweet raspberries. The presence of its syrupy backing is lessened by its lively level of carbonation and tart twist. Grape skins come out at its peak but are short lived. A flash of damp breadiness makes its way into the finish.

Light bodied with a spritzy level of carbonation. Dry throughout with a clean finish.

I liken this to a summer spritzer as opposed to a traditional Lambic. It's quite tame on the more traditional characteristics of the style but at the same time it's very refreshing and perfect for a light, fruity, thirst quenching beer on a hot summer's day.

ludachris, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of GPHarris
3.34/5  rDev -9.2%

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
Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.35/5  rDev -9%

Poured from a 750ml. corked and caged bottle into a Duchess oversized wine glass. Not sure of the vintage but its recent. Shared by schen9303.

A: Pours a monstrous 3 finger, cotton candy pink colored head with decent retention. Beer is a stunning, clear red. Lacing is patchy but sparse and with moderate cling.

S: Nose is fragrant and pungent. Crushed raspberries, cobweb, and band-aid with a distinct woody barnyard aroma. Subdued but at the same time, very deep and enticing.

T: Raspberries are big and bold upfront. Very sweet with little tartness at the back. This one sweetens even more as it warms and the sour drop almost completely out. Spicy and yeasty towards the finish which is dry and bit a woody. Aftertaste is sticky and fruity and lingers on the palate.

M: Medium bodied, subtly carbonated, and oily and smooth in the mouth. Dry at the finish with a sticky and slightly abrasive aftertaste that lingers.

D: I think this is the definition of a middle-of-the-road lambic. No real outrageous flavors and not really tart. Flavors are pleasantly mellow but body is a bit too carbonated at times. Still, worth a try as this one'll ease you into the more complex sours.

SpeedwayJim, Sep 05, 2010
Photo of andersony17
3.38/5  rDev -8.2%

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.

andersony17, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of zoso1967
3.38/5  rDev -8.2%

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.

zoso1967, Feb 24, 2010
Photo of deepsouth
3.38/5  rDev -8.2%

poured into a delirium tulip.

the beer poured a pinkish brown with no head or lacing.

the smell is raspberries with a touch of sour and a touch of wild. smells very fruity.

the taste is raspberry as well. a bit tart and sour and fairly dry.

the mouthfeel is a bit syrupy, which was unexpected. decent carbonation.

this beer is pretty easy to drink. i think it would be better paired with food rather than a standalone drinker.

deepsouth, Jun 02, 2008
Photo of Knapp85
3.38/5  rDev -8.2%

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.

Knapp85, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of drabmuh
3.4/5  rDev -7.6%

Another lambic, I like Boon but this lambic was way way way too sweet.

Beer is kind of brownish red with a white head of small bubbles.

Aroma is like raspberry jam. At this point I know what I'm in for.

Beer is thin but the heavy fruit presence on the palate makes the beer seem thicker. It is jelly flavored, strong raspberries and sweetened, at least it tastes that way. Eh, there's nothing wrong with it, there is even some mild tartness from the berries on the finish, it's a big big fruit beer.

drabmuh, Mar 03, 2011
Photo of brendan13
3.4/5  rDev -7.6%

A - Poured into a tulip glass a hazy dark pink colour with a few centimetres of pink tinged white head.
S - Some musty, funky notes backed up by some raspberry tartness.
T - The raspberry comes through in the taste as well. Slightly sour. Tastes like raspberry juice.
M - Medium to full bodied & a fairly crisp carbonation.
D - An interesting one that's for sure. I'd possibly drink it again but not on a regular basis.

brendan13, Dec 20, 2007
Boon Framboise from Brouwerij Boon
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