Boon Framboise
Brouwerij Boon

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Style:
Lambic - Fruit
Ranked #170
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #34,575
Avg:
3.75 | pDev: 12.8%
Reviews:
245
Ratings:
515
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Brouwerij Boon
 
Belgium
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  41
SCORE
86
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BGDrock from Canada (ON)

3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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rex_4539 from Greece

4.17/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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
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ZenAgnostic from Texas

4.93/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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
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Cramshawbar from Canada (ON)

3/5  rDev -20%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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
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Thomas_Wikman from Texas

3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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
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bubseymour from Maryland

4.42/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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
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ChicagoJ from Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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
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egrandfield from Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
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Snowcrash000 from Germany

3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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
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philipwalter from New Zealand (Aotearoa)

4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
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pootz from Canada (ON)

3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 canapés.

Jan 04, 2018
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HermannTheGerman from Germany

4.35/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had a 2015. Nicely chilled. Excellent fruit lambic. Clear and fruity raspberry taste, nicely embedded into the lambic. Refreshing. Exciting. No bad odeurs.

Oct 22, 2017
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teromous from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the neckerchief label: "2013"
From the back label: "Best before end 2017" and "5% alc/vol"

Appearance: It pours a deep raspberry red with a pink head. There is a lot of visible carbonation and the head has very good carbonation. The body has excellent transparency.

Appearance: I get a very fresh raspberry aroma from this beer. It smells just like a raspberry smoothie.

Taste: There is a slightly buttery flavor to the beer that accompanies the very precise raspberry flavor. Evidently it isn't the cleanest. It is still an outstanding tasting beer with a very clean raspberry flavor that finishes with a staccato drop of flavor leaving nothing in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is very decadent with a smooth and luxurious start with just enough tartness and carbonation to keep it from being soupy. The middle is spoiled a bit with a slickness that is a bit off-putting.

Overall: A highly enjoyable Framboise that would be a good addition to anyones cellar. I sill be buying it again and I highly recommend it. The highlights of this beer are that it has a wonderful raspberry flavor without ever being annoyingly sweet or tart. It has a wonderful balance.

Jun 03, 2017
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rszopko17 from Michigan

4.55/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: deep red

Smell: strawberry/raspberry Jam

Taste: very fruity, raspberries

Very easy to drink! Almost felt like I was drinking juice. Once of my favorite fruity beers I've ever had.

Apr 23, 2017
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Reddanm1 from Michigan

4.84/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I am a very big fan of fruit flavored beers. The Boon Framboise is very good! The appearance is a beautiful cherry brown. The aroma is very berry-ful - it consists of cherry, raspberry, and blackberry. The taste is exactly like raspberry jam and very smooth. The aftertaste is bitter, smooth, and dark cherry. Overall, the beer was excellent.

Apr 19, 2017
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moose1980 from Germany

3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

2013 vintage. Deep amber wth a thin, pinkish head. Smells like fresh pureed raspberries. Nice, but simple; it lacks the subtle funk that gives others in the style their complexity. Regardless, excellent fresh, fruity aroma. The fruit is much more subdued in the taste, almost like a raspberry spritzer without as much carbonation. No sourness. Watery.

Mar 11, 2017
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emincems from Turkey

4.19/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

excellent raspberry lambic. one of the best balanced fruit beers. pale red color with pink head is really attractive. taste is not sharp, not overly sour or astringent. belgian amazing lambic yeasts are detectable with slightly barnyard esters. dry finish.

Mar 05, 2017
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VoxRationis from New York

3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours with sparkling rose color, moderate head and lacing. Appropriately fruity nose. Interesting blend of fruity raspberry front with almost tobacco flavor finished, but blended so nicely it really worked. Medium body. Enjoyed it and would try it again.

Feb 04, 2017
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superspak from Ohio

3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2014 vintage bottling. Pours fairly clear deep ruby red/light copper color with a 2 finger dense pink head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big sweet/tart/tangy raspberry, fruit skin/seeds, lemon, plum, cherry, apple, red grape, brown sugar, toasted bread, wood, light hay/funk/pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of raspberries, fruity/earthy yeast, bready malt, and oak notes; with great strength. Taste of big sweet/tart/tangy raspberry, fruit skin/seeds, lemon, plum, cherry, apple, red grape, brown sugar, toasted bread, wood, light hay/funk/pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate fruit tartness and light yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of raspberry, fruit skin/seeds, lemon, plum, cherry, apple, red grape, brown sugar, toasted bread, wood, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of raspberries, fruity/earthy yeast, bready malt, and oak flavors; with a great malt/tartness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Minimal dryness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready/grainy/acidic balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a very nice young fruit lambic. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of raspberries, fruity/earthy yeast, bready malt, and oak flavors; very smooth, refreshing, and easy to drink with the balanced fruit acidity/sweetness. A very enjoyable offering.

Jan 14, 2017
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this beer is awesome, its weird to read some of the critiques here, like only cantillon can make framboise or something, its bogus, the american lambic crowd is a snooty bunch. rarity does not mean quality, and this relatively findable beer is a great one, period. they all have different styles of course, different nuances, and you like what you like, but the pull and push of popular opinion seems to have as much influence on ratings of lambic as the beer itself, bummer. i love this, and i dont care who knows it! a deep pink brew with a soda sort of head to it, an obvious effervescence i love in the style. raspberries both tangy and sugary green the nose and make the palate water with a nice citric pucker as well. perhaps a less developed or mature funk to it, but there appears to be plenty of wood maturation here, and as much fruit as there is wheat, without it ending up particularly sugary. the bacterial sourness is cool, unique to these guys, and the residual sugar of the fruit i reckon balances it just enough. brilliant bubbles really make it dance, and the raspberry flavor is so authentic you almost forget this is a beer and not a fruit wine or something. i disagree with those who claim it lacks depth, i think it has all the elements any of them have, just in a different proportion and order of presentation. count me among the enthusiasts of this one (and their kriek too)!

Jan 12, 2017
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Marius from Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at Beertemple. Clear red pour with a light pink head. Smells like a sweet raspberry syrup. The taste is dominated by raspberries. A bit too light bodied and sweet.

Nov 11, 2016
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buschbeer from Ohio

3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12.7 fl. oz. bottle
Served in a beer flute
2013 vintage

This beer pours rust colored with copper highlights. It is topped with less than an inch of beige head that leaves no lacing.

It smells like fresh raspberry purée. I don't pick up on any sour or tart aromas. Raspberry dominates.

The taste is raspberry with a little funk. There is a lot of fruit in the taste and not enough funk or sour for my liking.

Full mouthfeel with low carbonation

It is a good lambic that just lacks a wow factor. It is pleasant to the senses, but I would have liked it better if it has more funk or sourness.

Aug 07, 2016
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sjdevel from Utah

3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look:
Year on bottle: 2013. Poured a fairly clear dark reddish brown color. Loads of carbonation. The head recedes in a reasonable amount of time.

Smell:
A decent aroma. Tart raspberry and a slight vinegar smell. Mostly fruit and yeast.

Taste:
Not what I expected compared to other Lambics. I expected a very rich and powerful sweet fruit flavor like others. Slightly sour and a hint of vinegar. Raspberries are very evident. Some malt comes through towards the end. There are some oak-like aging flavors that also come out. Seems a bit thinner than a lambic normally is. I did get some hints of caramel, malt, and yeast throughout.

Feel:
Felt a bit thin but not bad. Starts off a bit dry, but continues to dry out as you go.

Overall:
Not what I was expecting, but a good drinking brew. I was hoping for a bit sweeter flavor and more mouthfeel. I felt as though it started off just ok, but seemed to get better as I went. Maybe it was a bit too cold when I started. Slightly sour but not over powering. There are quite a few flavors that swirl around with this one.

Jul 10, 2016
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anvindr from California

2.53/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2.75

it isnt unpleasant to drink but definitely not what I look for in lambics at all. would not buy again.

The taste reminds me of a sangria or something along those lines. no complexity and very light without any strong flavors

Jul 02, 2016
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