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Boon Framboise | Brouwerij Boon

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3.71/5
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479 Ratings
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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:
#26,991
Reviews:
233
Ratings:
479
pDev:
12.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
37
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 479 |  Reviews: 233
Photo of quang_dam
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skabiski
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mitchellrhen
3.57/5  rDev -3.8%
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 +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 sheenisgod
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cycle69
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bugs318
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leitmotif
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Pray_For_Mojo
4.17/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a wine glass.

Appearance: Beautiful! Ruby-colored and wonderfully bright. When poured, a light pink spritz forms into a champagne-like head. The head fades quickly, leaving only lacing behind. This is the only limit to the appearance being a perfect 5.

Aroma: vinous, like diluted red wine and funky like left-out-overnight wine. With the funk again comes the butter. Fresh raspberry and lacto readily identify the style.

Flavor: a great balance of light malt and fresh raspberries. This malt is a great canvas for the raspberries to shine without overpowering the raspberries with syrupy sweetness. There is slight butter (diacetyl) taste to the beer. I'm surprised how enjoyable this beer is. The tartness is just like a raspberry: tart but not sugar coated or mouth puckering.

Mouthfeel: Great! this beer is so thin - literally water, but it works so well. The beer is only 5% abv, but give then body, you'd expect something even less than 5%. The thin body, combined with the raspberry and carbonation - make this very similar to flavored sparkling water.

Overall: highly enjoyable - as light and thirst quenching as Gose. 5% abv is no heavyweight, but this beery is very light/thin for its alcohol. This beer could benefit from a little more malt and body. Raspberry flavor and tartness are spot on. I am pleasantly surprised by how good this beer was. I will now certainly try the Kriek.

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Photo of changdulla
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of life_of_agony
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RMentair
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Antyk
3.86/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of desint
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gajo74
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark red/mahogany, no head or lace. Strong raspberry aroma(what else?) slightly tart and a tiny hint of alcohol . Raspberry taste, and very slightly tart and sour, of which I would have liked more of to add complexity . Very light body and drinkable. Hard to believe its 5.5% abc because it feels less .

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Photo of N1Nkasi
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Red color with pink head, looks really nice. Aroma is very fruity with no lambic characteristics. Taste has also none of the lambic specific flavors, just a lot of fruit with moderate tartness. Seems more like a well made fruit beer than a fruit lambic. But overall it's really enjoyable and easy to drink.

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Photo of popery
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2013. The beer is a brownish reddish purple color. It’s fairly hazy, but I wasn’t handling the bottle gently. Fizzy light pink head. The aroma has a nice jammy raspberry flavor. Very mild funk. Some sugariness coming through. Taste is better than expected. There’s some sweetness to the fruit, but it’s very natural and nice. There’s a lot fruit flavor. A solid dose of oak. Refreshing balancing sour tanginess. The finish is quite oaky. Medium to light body. Prickly carbonation.

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Photo of Dentist666
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

5% ABV. Decent lambic.

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Photo of teamwiggum
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lucasj82
3.43/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stephenlee
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jkhara12
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Boon Framboise from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 479 ratings
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