Boon Framboise
Brouwerij Boon

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Belgian Fruit Lambic
Ranked #166
Ranked #31,527
3.75 | pDev: 12.8%
Brouwerij Boon
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Photo of GuyFawkes
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.

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Photo of bubseymour
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.

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Photo of dukeandduke
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!

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Photo of egrandfield
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.

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Photo of Snowcrash000
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.

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Photo of philipwalter
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.

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Photo of pootz
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.

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Photo of HermannTheGerman
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.

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Photo of teromous
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.

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Photo of rszopko17
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.

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Photo of Reddanm1
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.

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Photo of moose1980
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.

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Photo of emincems
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.

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Photo of VoxRationis
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.

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Photo of superspak
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.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
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)!

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Photo of Marius
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.

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Photo of buschbeer
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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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Photo of anvindr
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

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Photo of pat61
4.41/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

bottled 2-3-14 and cellared until 6-20-16

L: It pours cloudy pinkish amber to brown with a 1” pink tinted cream colored foam cap.

S: Big raspberry, slight funk, oak and herbal notes.

T: Has a raspberry tartness with lemon notes, berry, and light funk.

F: Has an incredible creamy, moussey, airy texture, medium light body.

O: The texture makes this beer. It is incredibly refreshing like drinking a tart raspberry cloud.

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Photo of DaveBar
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at the LCBO for around $4.00 or so for a 375ml bottle. Served at 6deg C in a tulip. 2012 vintage so it's from the older end of the cellar

A- Opens well and pours a tiny head that is gone in seconds. Very nice dark red colour and filtered clear

S- This is all that and a bag of chips. Nice raspberry notes.

T- Thin on flavor. Very weak and sourishness is light. Sorry guys it's not a great one. Not a good one either.

M- Tons of carbonation then thin. Very thin

O- Won't drink again. I advise against this one.

Food Pairing

This not very good example of a brew would go ok with....... Pork rinds. The salty nature of the pork rinds will get this brew down.


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Photo of LaurenZ
4.07/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It is a beer that is deep red in color and has a white head and is fizzy throughout. The aromas are or raspberry and jam, sugary and sweet. The taste is carbonated and sweet, slightly tart and hints of raspberry and other red fruits. Very light bodied. Great overall.

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Photo of Sparty21
4.49/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Deep purple
Aroma: Fruity notes with citrus aromas
Taste: Sweetand sour with a raspberry aftertaste. Very crisp
Overall: Refreshing and easy to drink

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Photo of ande1642
4.14/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

deep red in color, some light frothiness as well. The smell was very fruity and pleasantly sweet. Taste was sweet and had hints of raspberry and pomegranate

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