Boon Framboise | Brouwerij Boon

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon
Belgium
boon.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-22-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
472
Reviews:
232
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
12.83%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
34
For Trade:
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Ratings: 472 |  Reviews: 232
Photo of Sanchezrox23
5/5  rDev +33.7%

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

Photo of bakercia
5/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

cloudy red in color, a strong fruity-raspberry smell. Tastes very fruity and tart. Reminds me of Founders' Ruebaus, but more fruity.

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Photo of Reddanm1
4.84/5  rDev +29.4%
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 jjanega08
4.82/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A= A violent pop of the cork reveils a beer that pours a nice deep red color with a huge pink head on it. The head stands 3 fingers high and is super rocky and holds wonderful lacing and retention.

S= Loads of bright raseberries. Smell that reminds me of Framboise De Amarosa only a little less vinegar in it. There is for sure a deep sour note however beneath the bright raseberries. There is also an oak wood smell to it that I notice later in the beverage.

T= Very well balanced to say the least. Nice mix of sweet and sour to this one. There is a huge sour raseberry note in this one. The raseberry sweetness is there for sure and while sour is the dominate note the sweetness is there which makes me call this balanced. Upon further review it is more sour but still balanced as far as framboise go. I almost feel like I get taste some raseberry seeds in it. There isn't much oak or cheesy funk to it. Just sour and raseberries.

M= Nice bright lively carbonation.

D= This is one of the better framboise that I have ever had. In my opinion I would say this is better than Lost Abbeys FdA. This is sort of the peak of framboise for me.

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Photo of BrAdequate
4.77/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lanstrum
4.75/5  rDev +27%

Photo of taylorzeee
4.71/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I love this beer! The raspberry taste is exactly what I am looking for in a beer. It is not too tart with wonderful raspberry nodes and a beautiful red color. It is not too sweet, and runs along the palate with a great carbonated, refreshing feel.

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Photo of texashammer
4.7/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

served, at Kulminator, with great ritual and care, with the basket to preserve serving angle, and all. I must confess I am impressed by this ritual. smells like a perfect balance between beer and fruit, with characteristic lambic tartness and slight funk. this is my ideal version. great balance. delectable and addictive. dry finish. oh so good.

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Photo of gosurfobx
4.67/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a corked 355ml bottle. The beer pours with a nice red color and a large lightly pink head. The head sinks down to two finger widths that stays around and leaves some nice lacing. Smells lovely with a nice balance between the raspberries and the barnyard lambic smell. Taste is amazing. The balance between the sweetness of the raspberries and the acidity and tartness from the brett fermentation play together very nicely. The beer also feels very good in the mouth. The beer sets lightly on the tongue with a high level of carbination that almost tickles the tongue. A great framboise from Boon.

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Photo of rousee
4.59/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks like apple cider--but with a tan or brown tint to the color. No lace but it isn't expected here. Smells very vinegar-like sour just like one of those flemish reds--this smell keeps growing on me. Slight hints of honey and fruit in the nose too. More acidic-vinegar than anything else.

Taste is finally the raspberry that you expect--it has some tartness but it is so nicely balanced between sweetness and tartness. It is a fine lambic. Soda-like carbonation--smooth puckery finish. Very quenching.

Velvet mouthfeel. This is one nice beer.

Drinkable and smooth but a bit of overkill goin' on.

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Photo of donnebaby
4.57/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Boon framboise is a pale rhubarb color red with just a pink spindle of pale pink foam. The nose is a good balance of sourness and fresh raspberry jam.

Taste is multidimensional of watery raspberry juice and bitter raspberry seeds nested in a base full-mouth, mild sour tartness. The interaction of fruit sweetness and big tartness -- with the latter much more of a full force -- makes this lambic exceptionally drinkable. Quite bitter compared to the Lindemans and other sweeter lambics I've had recently, recalling more of a geuze.

A great value sour lambic.

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Photo of rszopko17
4.55/5  rDev +21.7%
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 Hanna-Russell
4.52/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours deep red. Very sweet and tart with cherry flavor. Delicious.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of Gitspe
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of KiMiRaiK
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of Sparty21
4.49/5  rDev +20.1%
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 ausonius
4.47/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From standard 750 Champs bottle

Good head (for a lambic) that faded slowly to a thin, slightly pink foam. Little lacing, obviously.

Big nose of fresh, vibrant raspberry fruit. Very minerally with cherry pit, Brett, & grainy wheat in the background. Nice complex lactic fruitiness - not one note raspberry. Some oak, & actually a hint of some fairly young oak - interesting/nice surprise.

On the palate: Big, complex, mineral/raspberry, firm oak & Brett.
Very nice lactic quality, but not as tart as some.
Love the firm-fruity-oaky-Brett-cherrystone fruit.
Hint of bloodorange. Some oak tannins & hint of (partial) younger oak.

Not vintage dated. Drink by date of 2014.

Another great Boon - Bravo Frank!

94 Points

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Photo of Chadbrew
4.45/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, smell the Brett!
This is more of what I've been looking for in a lambic. Fairly clear red beer with a champagne head. A big waft of raspberries and horse blanket, oh yeah! Initially it starts out mouth puckering sour but after a little while you really don't notice that at all, this allows you to appreciate the sweet-tart raspberry flavors, yum. A very light body, way lighter (and dryer) than Lindemanns. Excellent drinkability I wish the bottle was bigger.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.42/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The pour was nice, dark pinkish color coming out of the bottle really set it apart right away. Very cloudy with a small, light pink, almost white colored head on top of it

.Huge notes of cherry right up front, raspberries, sour apples, just rich and ripe with fruit. sour, funk, fruit mash up to your face, and here we have it again. Light spicey notes coming up as it warms now as well. hints of apples and raspberries thrown in as well. Smooth, velvety carbonation prickles the tongue as you take each sip. Really just enchanting. No hint of the ABV at all, I could have drank this forever and indeed the bottle was gone before I knew what to do.

this is what i am loving about my new sour craze the ones i least suspect are totally blowing me away in every way!

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Photo of natasharai
4.42/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured with a light pink creamy head that dissipated to a nice layer on top leaving a small amount of lacing. The head is easily aroused when the glass is swirled. The beer is a darkish reddish brown.

Smell: Raspberry preserves! :-) Some tartness.

Taste: Sweet raspberry, strong sour tart, has a slight spicy flavor like iced tea, resembling a good raspberry iced tea, leaves mouth with a sweet malty flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nice amount of carbonation, good sour pucker, then ends with a sweet and slightly dry feel.

Overall: Really drinkable. The sweet fruity raspberry flavor is delicious then quickly becomes sour/tart, which fades to a sweet flavor making you want more. This is a great fruit beer, currently my favorite since it has the sweet/spicy malt character at the end.

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Photo of pat61
4.41/5  rDev +17.9%
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 santoslhalper
4.4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearence: Pours a nice amber red with a huge, foamy almost pink head,

Smell: The smell is a strong raspberry sweet smell, with a strong alcoholic tint to it.

Taste and Mouthfeel: Wow. This is instantly the most thirst quenching lambic I've ever had. It's got a well balanced, not over powering taste to it. Incredibly smooth, but refreshing enough for a summer day or with a nice breakfast. The mouthfeel is full and enjoyable.

Drinkability and Overall: This is an underrated lambic that is full of character and very entartaining and unique. it really satisfies the palate wihtout overwhelming it. One of the better lambics I've had. It just really hit the spot on this late Sunday night.

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Photo of steverx8
4.37/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Boon Framboise from Brouwerij Boon
3.74 out of 5 based on 472 ratings.
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