Boon Framboise | Brouwerij Boon

Boon FramboiseBoon Framboise
BA SCORE
3.71/5
477 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:
#26,877
Reviews:
232
Ratings:
477
pDev:
12.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
37
Trade:
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Ratings: 477 |  Reviews: 232
Photo of eric5bellies
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drank from my Duvle Tulip

A - Pours a deep Ruby coolour with a Pink head that reduces quickly

S - Sweet boiled lollies and Rasberry

T - Sweet up front with Rasberries. the finish is slightly sour but not much. The flavours are more extract like rather than genuine Rasberry

M - Light to medium body and medium carbonation

O - Not the best offering from Boon but on a hot night with serve a thirst.

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Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of Zbeetleman
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of akttr
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of TubaDan
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of gonzo46and2
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a deep mahogany red. Fluffy white head laces nicely.

Aromas of raspberries and pastries were mostly what I got from my nose.

Taste is balanced nicely with sweet and sour tones.

Moutfeel is thin and fluffy with soft carbonation.

Overall it was a balanced lambic that was both easily sipped and gulped.

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Photo of dfhhead25
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of hansavijaticar
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of atrocity
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ajs4bd
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of BMart
3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of Rastacouere
3.03/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

This was a 1997 bottle drank with Kimchee, Martint, tiggmtl and Oakes. It pours darker than I expected, a rather deep brown, dirty soil alike with barely no head, but lots of flaoties. Aroma is very leafy with raspberry "coulis" notes, like you’d put over a good ice cream. Hints of old books, dirt and earth. In mouth, acidity level is disappointingly low, it’s earthy with raspberry grains flavors, but ultimately just too sweet to be enjoyable. mouthfeel is thin-medium with moderate carbonation. Cloying finish with more of the leafy aspect.

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

Photo of mothman
3.05/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

2013 label around the neck. Cork popped out easily and minimal gusher. Pink head. Ruby pink color.

Very weak tasting lambic. Minimal raspberry flavors. Bready malts. Bland cardboard finish.

Light bodied. Bubbly feel.

This one isn't undrinkable, it's just not good. Much better framboise options our there. Makes you really appreciate an LPF.

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Photo of bark
3.07/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The clear liquid is ruby red; the two finger thick foam is airy and white with a tint of pink. There is no yeast sediment in the bottle, which surprised me.

The smell is very sweet. There are notes of raspberries and lambic-vinegar. It is a bit sharp and almost artificial, like cheap fruit candy. I’m not impressed.

The taste is both dry and sweet. The dominating note is blackcurrant, but there are also some fresh raspberries, earthy yeast, some vinegar /citric acid and a touch of gravy. The long lasting aftertaste is bittersweet with blackcurrants, raspberries and an odd, stale earthy note.

The carbonation is very, very strong. But it won’t cross the line and get sharp. There are lots of small bubbles.

I didn’t really enjoy this beer. The raspberry part was OK, but the lambic had a stuffy, odd yeasty note that didn’t go too well with the fruit.

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Photo of schwaeh
3.08/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Shared by inebriatedjoker during the Jackie O's release.

A: Pours a dark violet color. Purple-pink soapy head that dissapates.

S: Smells of tart raspberry, sharp acidity, maybe lacto and brett, maybe a little funk but the fruit stands out the most. Smells kinda sweet.

T: The taste is very dry raspberry skins, a slight tartness, a little wheat, and some background funk. It seems brett focused, just with more of it's bad qualities showing themselves. The finish almost seems so fast that the flavor is gone before you can process it.

M: The mouthfeel is zesty, crisp, and dry.

O: This is probably the driest beer I've ever had; I can deal with this to an extent but when it totally takes away from enjoying the fruit, it's just no good. Fruit, funk, or sour- this beer needed more of at least one of those to be good. I can see why these are a cheaper option...

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Photo of beerwolf77
3.08/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Corked and caged 375. Split into tulips.

A: Dark red purple hue. Small pink head. Tiny bits of soapy lace.

S: Full on raspberry puree. Sweet and fruity. Not much funk or sourness. Pretty much one note. Raspberry.

T: Dry raspberry flavor, hint of sourness and funk. I find it a bit disjointed. The sweetness doesn't mesh with the sourness. It's like two beers in one.

M: Light body with mild carbonation.

O: Yet another beer from Boon that doesn't do it for me. Sadly they all can't be oude kriek.

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Photo of BigBry
3.11/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Small 375ml green bottle. Cork came out with a nice pop.
First thing we noticed was a vinegary smell fom the cork. Liquid pours a clear ruby red with two fingers of thick white and pinkinsh foam. The smell has some raspberry sweetness and lots of lambic-vinegar. The flavor has some raspberry fruit. More overpowering is the earthy yeast taste and the sour vinegar taste. Lots of carbonation with decent head retention and lots of little bubbles that continue to rise up from the bottom of the glass, other than that body seemed kind of thin.
This beer seemed kind of muddy - nothing really stood out - some earthiness, some sourness, some fruitiness, but nothing to make you say wow.
I didn’t really enjoy this beer, but that is a personal opinion. I know this is a true lambic (not the overly sweet, artificial fruit beers that others have labeled as 'lambic'. Good for the style, just not for me.

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Photo of sweemzander
3.12/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. corked and caged bottle poured into a lambic tumbler.

(A)- Pours a pale blush red color. Produced some white bubbles. Minimal lace.

(S)- A big ripe and juicy raspberry and vanilla-like creamy oak aroma. Nice funk, but otherwise a rather sweet smelling lambic. Very dry and earthy too, like a dirty floor.

(T)- Like the smell in terms of some ripe fruits. Not all that sour at all actually. Hints at some acidity, but otherwise a sweeter, yet drier and funkier example. Finishes in a strange metallic flavor.

(M)- A much lower carbonation level than anticipated. Very smooth and sweet yet lacking a classic lambic feel; this feels like juice to me.

(D)- Easy enough to enjoy and savor, but a let down considering the style and other beers this brewery has out there.

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Photo of ph2001
3.12/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle in flute

slightly hazy red-orange color. lots of carbonation but no real head development. smeels fruity and ale like.

heavy and slightly thick mouthfeel. there is a mild raspberry flavor hiding behind the lambic tartness. this one has much more of a bite and less sweetness than lindemans.

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Photo of MoreThanWine
3.12/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a 1" lavendar head fading fast. Dark violet in masstone but clear and watery during pour. Smells of raspberry syrup. Taste is raspberry, far far less sweet than other fruit lambics, but still so much fruit it overwhelms the beer aspects of the beer. And although the sour is present it is far less funky than I'd anticipated.

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Photo of aleigator
3.12/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Boon framboise 2013

Pours a vibrant, ruby-red color, with a medium sized, pink, froth head.

Smells of extremely jammy, sweetened raspberries. The raspberries themselves provide a nice, unripe sourness, which then gets completely wrapped up by profound fruit sugar. Due to the omnipresent sweetness, nothing else cuts through, with the exeption of a noteable tartness.

Produces a silk, utmost pleasant and soft mouthfeel. The beer has a recognizable mineralic quality during its finish, evoking a fizzy impression, combined with the lively carbonation. Astonishing enough, its fantastic mouthfeel is pronounced enough to handle the beers tartness single-handedly.

Offers prickly raspberries from the very beginning, balanced by moldy earth and wet hay. A strange cotton candy adds to the berries, producing a sourness swallowing sweetness, producing a slick feature during the beers finish. From its stronger pronounced minerality evolves a timid tartness after the swallow, accompanied by earth and fruit pits. This gets joined by fruit sugar and slightly muted toffee. Finishes clean, remaining its easy drinkability while renouncing a mentionable sourness.

Too sweet for my taste, scouring over its subtle, but rewarding and Lambic defining flavors. While the fruits are easily noteable, they come along one-dimensional, as there is almost no taste development at all.

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Photo of hreb
3.15/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Disclaimer: I'm only reviewing this because it failed the girlfriend test after I bought it for her. She'll drink Lindemans, but complains it's too sweet. This is definitely less sweet and more funky. This particular sample is a 375 mL champagne-topped bottle which I've served myself in a flute. Heavy, dark sediment in the bottle (from the barrels? or the fruit? definitely not the yeast).

Color is much paler and more natural than the Lindemans, with a thick foamy pink head. Similar raspberry funk aroma. Flavor is of tart raspberry juice with a funky edge, perhaps the oak. I'm pretty sure this lambic is hopped, because there's a really interesting play between the sour flavors of the lambic and bitter undertones in the beer. Where by "really interesting" I mean "enough to get me to finish the quarter bottle".

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.15/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt!

The beer appears a light brown hue with delicate rouge highlights and a quarter inch of head that dissipates within a few moments. The aroma brings raspberries, sugar, and jam with a touch of oak and just a slight funk. The flavor is overly sweet, with a formidable sugary raspberry presence. The sweetness becomes cloying after just a small pour. This beer was not in the same echelon of the great Belgian fruit lambics I have grown to love.

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Boon Framboise from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 477 ratings
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