Boon Framboise | Brouwerij Boon

Boon FramboiseBoon Framboise
BA SCORE
55.5%
Liked This Beer
3.71 w/ 476 ratings
Boon FramboiseBoon Framboise
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon
Belgium
boon.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-22-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,155
Reviews:
232
Ratings:
476
Liked:
264
Avg:
3.71/5
pDev:
12.94%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
37
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 476 |  Reviews: 232
Photo of jaydoc
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Warren2621
4.02/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.21/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Derek
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teromous
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
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.

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Photo of steverx8
4.37/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rszopko17
4.55/5  rDev +22.6%
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.

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Photo of Reddanm1
4.84/5  rDev +30.5%
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.

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of moose1980
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

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Photo of emincems
4.29/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | 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.

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Photo of Foley67
4.29/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VoxRationis
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

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Photo of brittanylicious
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
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)!

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Vintage 2013.

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Photo of mltobin
3.26/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Marius
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

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Photo of KevBot89
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrDell
2.88/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of risenz
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Euroglot
3.04/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of msumike89
3.45/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Boon Framboise from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 55.5% out of 100 with 476 ratings
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