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:
475
Reviews:
232
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
12.83%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
35
For Trade:
1
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Photo of SadMachine
3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of parpalapelix
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sjdevel
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Taste:
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.

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

Overall:
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 -32.4%
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 +17.9%
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 Jcarriglio
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justin8mypants
4.16/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of unclekeith
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveBar
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Enjoy

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Photo of JamLand
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LaurenZ
4.07/5  rDev +8.8%
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 eckk_rachel
4.19/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Deep Red/Purple in Color

Fruity Aroma with Tangerine / Citrus Scent

Taste: Fruity Notes / Pomegranate and Raspberry Notes

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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 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 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 Buck89
3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ande1642
4.14/5  rDev +10.7%
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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Photo of Kristie_Duve
4.23/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: deep red and maroon colors, frothy
Smell: cherry, blackberry, raspberry, sweet
Taste: less potent than aroma, sweet, but slightly watered down. Pomegranate hints.

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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 Jeff412pgh
4.29/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BKotch
4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of quang_dam
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skabiski
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mitchellrhen
3.57/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Mahogany Red
Aroma: Tart Raspberry Aroma
Flavor: Raspberry champagne is what came to mind first, Not as sour as expected, but can definitely tell this was made with real raspberries.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied.
Overall: Decent flavored sour overall, nothing incredibly special but definitely appreciable Gets extra points because the wife decided to steal it from me, so it must have something special going for it:)

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Photo of pagriley
4.24/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Boon Framboise from Brouwerij Boon
3.74 out of 5 based on 475 ratings.
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