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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
Ranking:
#27,470
Reviews:
233
Ratings:
479
pDev:
12.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 479 |  Reviews: 233
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1/5  rDev -73%

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1.5/5  rDev -59.6%

Photo of mendonjoebeer
1.91/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Must have been a bad bottle- should be good until 2014. Started ok with a reasonable expected framboise colorful look. Things went downhill from there. A funky vinegar smell with some raspberry. Taste of vinegar,sour raspberry,cigarette ashes,yuk! Feels ok until the finish with some grit.Six different people agreed with this review- still have 1/2 bottle left.

I tasted again today- same feelings.

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2/5  rDev -46.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -39.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -39.4%

Photo of Jeffo
2.42/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Got this one at Geers in Gent and flew it back home to share during a comparison tasting with Cantillon Rose de Gambrinus and 3f Framboos. Thanks for hanging out guys.

From a 750ml into a small snifter
Vintage: 2011

APPEARANCE: Pours a small, reddish-white, kind of a lavender blush colored head with decent retention. Head quickly fades to a swirling wisp and bubbly ring. Opaque maroon red with no carbonation evident. Much darker than the other two examples of the style. A light wisp and ring remain until the end and leave some falling dots of lacing down the glass. Pretty good looking really.

SMELL: Some raspberries with grainy, dry bread and lots of barnyard. Hay and horseblanket dominate the aroma and push the fruit to the back. A little unpleasant; wish it was more fruit forward.

TASTE: Some light raspberries up front, with lots of barnyard flavors through the middle, into a slightly funy and sour finish. Some light floral bitterness as well. Milder aftertaste of raspberries, cherries, and lots of hay and horseblanket. Like I'm drinking a barn full of livestock. This is much more farm than the other two on offer.

PALATE: Lighter body with higher levels of carbonation. Relatively airy on the palate compared to the other two. Goes down bubbly and finishes quite dry on the palate. Too light and airy for my palate.

OVERALL: This was by far my least favorite of the three. The flavors were just too barnyard dominante for my tastes, and the light, bubbly, airy palate is just not my style. This one was relatively hard to drink, and there's no way I'd be able to drink a bottle myself. Not my beer.

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2.48/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I'm on a lambic quest right now, and this was a big disappointment along the way. Not really enjoyable at all. Tasted like a budweiser with added raspberry flavor.
A: Nice appearance, although a bit foamy and light for a raspberry lambic.
S: Smells like a typical beer. Little fruit on the nose.
T: Not impressed. Very hoppy and bitter for a lambic. Not enough tartness.
M: Very foamy with a lingering taste of beer.
D: I actually poured this one out halfway through, and that's unusual for me. Just couldn't drink it.

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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of anvindr
2.53/5  rDev -31.8%
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 womencantsail
2.56/5  rDev -31%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A: The pour is a strange looking purple-red color with a minimal and short lived pink head.

S: A completely overwhelming aroma of artificial raspberry is the first thing I notice. There is a mild funky, cheesiness underneath and perhaps a slight acidity.

T: Things don't improve at all when it comes to the flavor. The same sweet, fake raspberry taste and it's slightly sugary. In retrospect, the flavor of this is reminiscent of raspberry jam (and not even a good one).

M: The body is light with a tingly carbonation.

D: I really don't understand the point of these sweetened lambics. If you're going to go through the trouble of making lambic, do it right.

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2.64/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

375ml cork and cage - expiration date on bottle: 19-07-2014

Lower carbonation. Clear raspberry color with thin pink head that dissipates immediately. It looks nice, both presentation of bottle and the beer. Unfortunately appearance is the least important part of beer for me.

Smells sweet, I do find it to have an artificial candy aroma. An unusual oakiness. Aroma doesn't weaken over time which is strange.

I have a really hard time believing this is a completely wild fermentation. Light malt character to start sip. Into a syrupy sweet dark raspberry character. Minimal to no funk in this beer. Again the oak is quite unusual. I think the barrel was previously used for wine. No major fermentation flaws, just strange flavors in my opinion.

Low acidity. Thicker mouthfeel than expected. Very bland on the tongue.

Both Boons I have had were similarly sweet- candy flavor. It really reminds me of robitussin. Not what I look for in a Belgian Lambic. More similar to a raspberry soda. I wanted to point out that there wasn't yeast/sediment/dregs on the bottom of the bottle. Seeing that pair with the taste really makes me think the beer was pasteurized, back sweetened, and forced carbonated like a keg.

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Photo of ciderfaerie
2.68/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

appearance: like a fancy glass of prune juice - redish purple and cloudy; minimal head - quick dissipation after pouring (so quick, i only noticed it on the second pour).

smell: raspberry sweetness definitely present with a hint of goat... or maybe it was lamb?

taste: (see smell, above).

mouthfeel: slight fizz from carbonation; medium bodied; pleasantly sour.

drinkability: surprisingly drinkable since the fruit flavor and sweetness are comparatively mild. if i didn't mind the goat smell/taste, i could probably have a few of these in an evening.

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2.83/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

The beer was chilled and served in snifter.

A- The body of the beer is raspberry hued with a pink purple frothy head. The head resolved immediately and was gone.

S- The aroma of the beer is straight up sweet and tart raspberries macerating in balsamic vinegar.

T- Raspberries of both sweet and tart dipping down into acidic and balsamic notes. Honestly this is more like drinking a raspberry soda instead of a lambic.

M- The body of the beer is medium and lightly sticky. The carbonation is lively.

O- This beer drinks more like raspberry soda than beer. If you are expecting a Cantillion or a FFF sort of experience pass this bottle on by. In all likely hood this is the last bottle of this I will ever buy.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
2.86/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Smells lightly funky with lots of sweet raspberry aromas. Lightly sweet with a bit of raspberry seed taste to go along with the raspberry fruit flavor. A bit of sour acidity as well as a faintly musty taste. Fairly simple for a lambic type beer. A light red color that shows brilliantly clear.

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

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
2.9/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 0z. bottle with cork.

My first official lambic. Pours with little bubble action and head. Looks nice in the glass though. A slightly muddy purplish-red.

Smells pretty much like raspberries, alright. If there's more to it, my nose is too inexperienced at lambics to know better.

Tastes better than I thought it would. I was expecting this cheesy, sour, musty thing. It's not very complex to me, it's a nice raspberry hit up front, pretty much like a wine. This has pretty good carbonation, however. Once it passes through the back part of the mouth, the sour bitterness comes through. It ends on a sour, kind of salty note like when you drink club soda, only more pronounced. Doesn't really develop any more as it warms up. I poured in the dregs of the bottle, some dark purple sediment. I tried to find it, it doesn't settle out, but rather mixes in, but wait, what the hell is that??? That damn fruit fly I was trying to catch earlier took a header right into my lambic! Well, I suppose that's a good sign, nature beckons nature, and he won't drink too much...

The mouthfeel is thin, but leaves a fruity residual taste behind, again, very wine-like. I guess if you're into this sort of thing, this would be drinkable for you, but it's not my cup of tea. It's not unpleasant, but perhaps it's more an acquired taste I'll work on. I have some Lindeman's Kriek, Geuze, and Framboise in the mini-fridge, we'll see what happens...

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2.93/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Framboise and bacon, the breakfast of champions! Best by date: 06/03/12. Into the Lindeman's flute...

A - Two fingers of pink head, with no lacing on a dark ruby body.

S - Very clean and fruity, like I'm smelling raspberry juice...

T - Starts sweet and tart, finishes sour, always very raspberry-ish.

M - Carbonation is mild for the style, aside from that pretty standard.

D - Well, if you like Lindemans et al, this is another one for you. Fruity, with a very straight forward raspberry flavor. Funk? not here. It is what it is, but if you're looking for depth in a lambic, look somewhere else...

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Photo of heygeebee
2.98/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.75

An odd beast for a raspberry lambic, with notes of apple and rhubarb throughout in addition to tinned raspberries, but really let down by lack of carbonation and a very thin and watery body, which applies to taste and feel. Not real sour, either.

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Photo of bpfrush
3/5  rDev -19.1%

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