Boon Framboise
Brouwerij Boon

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From:
Brouwerij Boon
 
Belgium
Style:
Lambic - Fruit
Ranked #119
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
84
Ranked #23,221
Avg:
3.73 | pDev: 12.87%
Ratings:
520
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 20, 2022
Added:
Apr 22, 2002
Wants:
  9
Gots:
  41
SCORE
84
Good
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Photo of Bitterbill
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Bitterbill from Wyoming

Bought at Liquor Shed in Casper. 2016, best before August 31st 2019.

It pours a clear red with a substantial long lasting head of foam.

I smell raspberries, both tart and semi sweet, a little bit of oak.

The taste is raspberries, maybe it is a bit past its prime, sweet and tart notes, some oak to it. Kind of dry on my palate.

Good mouthfeel despite the carbonation being on the lower side.

I would grab some fresher, no doubt aboot it.

Mar 20, 2022
 
3.61 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 25, 2022
 
3.89 by Korbynlehr from Kentucky on Aug 08, 2021
 
4.46 by wc94wc from California on May 23, 2021
Photo of Sigmund
4.06/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Sigmund from Norway

Bottle, at Plan B, Copenhagen. Fizzy, clear red colour, initially large head. Aroma is ripe raspberries (no surprise), "over-ripe" perhaps. Fruit garden notes, smells like an "Indian summer" day. Also notes of blackberries. Flavour is again raspberries, not too sour, well balanced, vinous qualities. A supreme fruit lambic.

May 13, 2021
 
3.54 by JensUrup from Denmark on Feb 28, 2021
 
4.75 by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania on Feb 03, 2021
Photo of BGDrock
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by BGDrock from Canada (ON)

Dull ruby body, hazy, briefly forming a high head the colour of himalayan sea salt, but swirl the glass and a full layer returns.
Super fresh and real raspberry aroma, like you just took a berry and smashed it in your hand. Nothing artificial about it. Focused.
Flavour is like raspberry mousse, being full of raspberries (though blindfolded I might also guess strawberries or cherries) and accompanied with a sense of vanilla and cream; champagne like in feel and taste, with fine carbonation and notes of white grape; only lightly tart, this is all fruity sweetness - not sugary sweetness; medium body; off-dry finish with a whisper of hop bitters.

A focused ode to the raspberry that won't wow with complexity, but makes a great accompaniment to chocolate cake.

Jan 22, 2021
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4.17/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by rex_4539 from Greece

L: Slightly hazy red color, one finger pink-ish head, minimal lacing, good carbonation.

S: Raspberry, sweet.

T: Raspberry, sweet, light sour notes, smooth.

F: Light bodied, mildly flavored, extremely drinkable.

O: Decent lambic, lacking on the sourness.

Jan 08, 2021
 
4.2 by bainz from England on Jan 02, 2021
Photo of ZenAgnostic
4.93/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by ZenAgnostic from Texas

2016 vintage as labelled on a neck sticker. 12.7oz/375ml bottled poured into Duvel tulip. Gave my mom some in a Lindeman's flute to celebrate New Years. The end of 2020. On the bottom of the back label it's printed "Best before 31/09/2019 Batch# 73709". So apparently I had this a 1 year and 3 months after it's suggested best by date. Picked it up recently from the liquor store for around $10 I think? Maybe even a couple less.

Appearance - Small 1 finger or smaller white head. Deeply hazy raspberry colored body, maybe slightly more on the brown or orange side. On a subsequent pour I accidentally poured out the sediment. Very thick dull reddish-grey chunks. Luckily they sank to the bottom of the glass after a couple minutes. Mostly. 4.75

Smell - Enticing raspberry without any artificialness to it. Which I think is the key aspect of any fruity beer. 4.75

Taste - Fairly dry with just enough 'sweetness' to cut out any harshness. Great raspberry flavor. Tart. Isn't overbearing or artificial. Tastes very natural, very balanced, very delicious. 5

Mouthfeel - Delicious soft head gives great texture. Good effervescence. Great body. Very clean, and refreshing. 5

Drinkability - Delicious. Very drinkable. Drank it a year late, but can't imagine it could have been better than what I had. One of the better lambics I've had. 5

Jan 01, 2021
Photo of Cramshawbar
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
by Cramshawbar from Canada (ON)

Warning: I don't like lambic beer at all, but this was part of a set.
Here we go.
Pours lovely red with nice lacing. The nose takes me back to my childhood's raspberry syrup and soda drinks. Lovely. The taste is not as sour as I expected, which is good. Then again, I just had a few sips of this brewery's Geuze (which was an eventual drain pour) and it left all my teeth, tongue and the roof of my mouth sour and miserable. I might finish this one, but again it's not the best.
These two lambic bottles were the negative cost of the other four non-lambic Belgians I will have later this week.

Dec 23, 2020
 
2.88 by DvdP from Netherlands on Dec 05, 2020
 
3.85 by nullbort from Canada (ON) on Dec 02, 2020
Photo of octortus
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by octortus from Canada (ON)

375 mL Bottle. ABV 5%.
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Review: 239

Nov 25, 2020
 
3.98 by Insomniac from Canada (ON) on Nov 21, 2020
 
4.21 by NightINgale from Russian Federation on Nov 11, 2020
Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

This is a Belgian Fruit Lambic brewed with raspberries and aged for two years in oak vats. It is brewed in the village of Lembeek, the village that gave Lambic its name. Personally I like my Lambics a bit more tart, but it is quite good. My wife and my daughter really liked it.

Look: dark red/brown with a thin white head

Aroma: raspberry pie

Taste: mostly raspberry, maybe apple or cherry as well. It is not very tart, more sweet, like raspberry jam, there's some yeast flavor and oak.

Body/Overall: light to medium body, easy drinking, thirst quenching

Jul 14, 2020
Photo of Bruno74200
4.06/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Bruno74200 from France

A bit sweetned, not really complex nor upfront on the raspberry. Still enjoyable.

Jan 07, 2020
 
3.77 by hcproff36 from Texas on Nov 26, 2019
 
3.7 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee on Nov 09, 2019
Photo of GuyFawkes
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

2016 vintage; drank 8/24/19 @ the Yarchives.

This was a bit too sweet for me, and resembled a Luden's cough drop a bit too much...but was pleasant enough.

Aug 25, 2019
 
4.1 by JamieDuncan from Maryland on Jul 31, 2019
Photo of bubseymour
4.42/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by bubseymour from Maryland

Nothing funky here. Nothing sour here. Not complex at all. But this is a fruit beer (Rasberry) and its a darn good one. So thirst quenchying and super-clean finish. Excellent brew.

Jul 29, 2019
 
4 by Quafftastic from Virginia on May 15, 2019
Photo of ChicagoJ
4.6/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by ChicagoJ from Illinois

4/17/19 (Chicago): 2016 375 ML bottle of Framboise Boon purchased 4/8/19 for $8.99 plus tax at Beer on the Wall in Park Ridge. 5.0% alcohol, batch 73709 best before August 31, 2019, two pours into a snifter glass. Dark rose colour, light off-white tan lacing, leaves generous lacing, heavy carbonation which holds well. Very sweet raspberry aroma, backed by tart cherry aroma. Taste mirrors aroma, raspberry taste strongest, taste more tart than aroma, very well blended. Light texture, carbonation holds well, clean crisp and refreshing going down. Overall excellent offering, this vintage held up well over time. I look forward to the next pour!

Apr 18, 2019
 
3.62 by westcoastbeerlvr from California on Feb 27, 2019
Photo of egrandfield
4.06/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by egrandfield from Massachusetts

Like a rosetta by Ommegang without the bite of a sour aftertaste. Had this at Meadhall in Cambridge, MA. Served in a goblet-esque wine glass. Would have again. Love the color.

Dec 12, 2018
 
3.75 by Sludgeman from District of Columbia on Nov 10, 2018
Photo of StoutElk_92
4.42/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

2013

Oct 01, 2018
Photo of Snowcrash000
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Snowcrash000 from Germany

Pours a deep, dark ruby red coloration with a small, fizzy, pink head. Smell is dominated by a sweet raspberry aroma with a hint of tart black cherries. Taste follows the nose, being very fruity, with a good balance of sweet raspberry and tart black cherry, but very little funk or many other notes coming through, although there is an underlying earthy/musty/woody note to this as well. Finishes with a mild tartness and some sweet raspberry lingering in the aftertaste. Soft mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation.

What this lacks in complexity, it makes up for with an excellent balance of sweetness and sourness. Very fruity, but with very little funk and only a mild tartness coming through. Very nice body and mouthfeel.

Sep 23, 2018
 
3.25 by Eziel from Ohio on Jul 19, 2018
 
3.74 by Marcgrams from Canada (AB) on Jun 16, 2018
 
3.74 by Nunya from Ohio on Jun 16, 2018
 
3.78 by npachl from Wisconsin on May 17, 2018
 
3.63 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Feb 25, 2018
Photo of xtonytx
2.52/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
by xtonytx from Connecticut

2013, bottle had no carb. More of a raspberry syrup

Jan 21, 2018
Photo of KensWorld
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by KensWorld from Florida

2014 batch #6083

Jan 20, 2018
Photo of philipwalter
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by philipwalter from New Zealand (Aotearoa)

2014 vintage. Big Raspberry aroma. Pour looks a little muddy and it's a dark red, nice head that dissipates. Taste is raspberry, a lot of raspberry but not tart and sharp, this is quite manageable ad without pucker. It's really quite nice.

Jan 20, 2018
Photo of pootz
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by pootz from Canada (ON)

Caged corked bottle, vintage 2012 - pours a clear ruby-brown with a smallish cap that goes immediately to a surface lace. Aromas of raspberry, vanilla, wood, and funky sourness. Very sharp on the palate good for cutting through oily cream cheeses - flavor is deeply fruity, tart, earthy-funk...goes very dry and puckering in the finish. Enjoyed this greatly with a tray of rich holiday canap├ęs.

Jan 04, 2018
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Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 520 ratings