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 Sammy
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +7.8%

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

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.62/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach, CA.

Pours a clear crimson red with a foamy reddish-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, sour raspberries, and raspberry puree. Taste is much the same but only mildly sour with some nice fresh raspberry flavors. There is also an acidic quality on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is neither too sweet or sour with some nice fresh raspberry aromas and flavors.

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Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this beer is awesome, its weird to read some of the critiques here, like only cantillon can make framboise or something, its bogus, the american lambic crowd is a snooty bunch. rarity does not mean quality, and this relatively findable beer is a great one, period. they all have different styles of course, different nuances, and you like what you like, but the pull and push of popular opinion seems to have as much influence on ratings of lambic as the beer itself, bummer. i love this, and i dont care who knows it! a deep pink brew with a soda sort of head to it, an obvious effervescence i love in the style. raspberries both tangy and sugary green the nose and make the palate water with a nice citric pucker as well. perhaps a less developed or mature funk to it, but there appears to be plenty of wood maturation here, and as much fruit as there is wheat, without it ending up particularly sugary. the bacterial sourness is cool, unique to these guys, and the residual sugar of the fruit i reckon balances it just enough. brilliant bubbles really make it dance, and the raspberry flavor is so authentic you almost forget this is a beer and not a fruit wine or something. i disagree with those who claim it lacks depth, i think it has all the elements any of them have, just in a different proportion and order of presentation. count me among the enthusiasts of this one (and their kriek too)!

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Photo of Knapp85
3.37/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This poured out as a reddish looking color with a pink fizzy head that rapidly faded away. The smell of the beer is sweet and tart with raspberries. The taste of the beer was full of tart raspberry flavors with a bit of acidic vinegar in there too. The mouthfeel was not carbonated at all and felt like I was drinking a chilled wine. Overall this brew isn't the greatest in my opinion but it might be worth trying if you like this style.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of metter98
4.12/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear dark red in color and poured with a thin pink head that slowly faded into wispy patterns of bubbles on the surface.
S: There are moderate aromas of tart raspberries in the nose.
T: Like the smell, flavors of tart raspberries dominate the overall taste. Only some traces of sweetness are perceptible.
M: It feels light bodied and tart on the palate with a low amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is quite easy to drink.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

With the portrayal of black raspberries in a very fruit-forward kind of way, this sour ale carries its raspberry flavor very well and without allowing dominance of the fruit.

Pouring a dark beet-red color, the raspberry additions are evident. A froathy pinkish head billows up from the release of carbonation and provides a fluffy textured head that seems to disipate quickly, likely from the acids present in the beer. Light on retention and lace, the beer reduces to a delicate creme before holding firm.

A blend of tart berries and more rich black berry puree hit the nose with a very inviting culmination of scents that include crabapples, lemons-limes, balsalmic vinegar, musty fruits, and a tinge of oak and soy sauce. A very appetizing scent.

Raspberries also dictate flavor, starting with the fresh and ripe flavor of fresh picked raspberries- some of over vine rippened, others of under rippened tart versions. Acidic flavors from citrus blend well with clean lactic tartness and balance the raspberry sweetness well. But there's a point when the raspberry flavor subsides and the more musty rustic flavors of brine and lime supply the refreshing and crisp finish. This creates a dull mid palate where the transition occurs and makes for an abrupt, less smooth transition.

Medium bodied for a fruited lambic (which is still fairly dry because of the acidic tone of the beer). Much of the fruity sweetness remains a factor on the beer's weight and makes for an uphill climb toward the powdery-dry finish that is so enjoyable about their Marriage Parfait Oud Gueuze.

Much of the subtle character of the classic lambic notes are swamped underneath the immense raspberry flavor, sweetness, and feel. A good Framboise but there's a few nuances that make it almost world class.

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4.07/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375ml wire-mesh capped and corked bottle.

This beer pours a clear, very dark red-brick amber hue, with three fat fingers of puffy, and tightly foamy pale pink head, which settles evenly, leaving a few random up-swells of patchy lace around the glass.

It smells of sweet and tart raspberry puree, pale and caramel malt, a hint of earthy funk, some soft wooden notes, and a bit of freelancing sugar. The taste is earthy, rather tart fresh raspberry, aided and abetted by an in kind cherry wine essence, understated pale grainy malt, green, slightly funky yeast, and a bit of astringent, gritty oak stave character.

The carbonation is moderate, just a vacillating frothiness, the body medium weight, and well, fruity in its plain smoothness, of course, but more on the acidic side of things, for what it's worth. It finishes off-dry, and still very fruity, the inherent sweetness balanced by the seemingly itinerant dryness, so balance more or less attained.

I do have a latent fear of sugary, fruity malt bombs, and likewise, enamel-dissolving acetic acid attacks (I'm looking at you, Cantillon), so it is quite pleasant to come across a level, fruity lambic such as this. Everything that the eponymous fruit promises, rendered in beer form. Good stuff.

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3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served on-draught into a 10oz stem-flute at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach. Reviewed from notes taken in May 2012.

A: Pours a pink colour head of nice yet restrained creaminess, pretty good thickness, and average retention.

Body colour is a dark cherry red. Nontransparent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Raspberry syrup, bacterial notes, and wonderful wild yeast. A moderately strong aroma.

T: Fresh raspberry, nice wild yeast notes. Clean malts, tart fruity esters, and backgrounded light simple hop character. Bacterial notes lending some sourness. Subtle and complex, yet refreshing and enjoyable. Nicely tart. I quite like it. A solid framboise. Well layered and built.

Mf: Smooth, wet, and pleasant. Good thickness. Good carbonation. Light on the palate.

Dr: A very drinkable framboise. I'd certainly get it again. I'd like a little more depth, but it's well executed for what it is. Expensive at $7.00 per 10 oz pour. Hides its ABV well.

Low B

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Photo of emerge077
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served right after New Glarus Raspberry Tart, and the similarities are striking. Big raspberry jam nose also, very bright/high clarity crimson color. Effervescent, crackling pink foam soon dissipates to nothing. Some hints of wet stone and leafy, sweet wild raspberries. Flavor is sweet with a solidly tart lambic in the back, and the taste seems to linger a bit. Some tannic quality, and the bitterness of mixed greens. A vague musty oak note in the middle, but much restrained from traditional sour lambic.

Overall this is a nice apertif or dessert beer. The fruit component isn't overly sweet, but I still find myself craving something sour and truly complex like the Oude Kriek. Maybe someday an "Oude Framboise" will exist...

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep red colored beer with a medium head with average retention for a lambic. Aroma is comprised solely of raspberry. Taste is also dominated by raspberry with a little tart and sour ending. This one is a guilty pleasure for me since I know it taste more like fresh raspberry juice then beer but I like it nonetheless. Very refreshing, I could drink a lot of this.

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Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2014 vintage bottling. Pours fairly clear deep ruby red/light copper color with a 2 finger dense pink head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big sweet/tart/tangy raspberry, fruit skin/seeds, lemon, plum, cherry, apple, red grape, brown sugar, toasted bread, wood, light hay/funk/pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of raspberries, fruity/earthy yeast, bready malt, and oak notes; with great strength. Taste of big sweet/tart/tangy raspberry, fruit skin/seeds, lemon, plum, cherry, apple, red grape, brown sugar, toasted bread, wood, light hay/funk/pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate fruit tartness and light yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of raspberry, fruit skin/seeds, lemon, plum, cherry, apple, red grape, brown sugar, toasted bread, wood, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of raspberries, fruity/earthy yeast, bready malt, and oak flavors; with a great malt/tartness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Minimal dryness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready/grainy/acidic balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a very nice young fruit lambic. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of raspberries, fruity/earthy yeast, bready malt, and oak flavors; very smooth, refreshing, and easy to drink with the balanced fruit acidity/sweetness. A very enjoyable offering.

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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 olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of oberon
3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got this for my girlfriend and she liked it alot,poured a raberry-red with a bg fluffy head.Had kind of a musty smell wich was more preverlant to me than the rasberry smell.Started off very sweet like rasberry syrup almost but finished with some nice tartness.Almost sticky sweet,a little too fufu I guess for me,seemed real drinkable though.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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 wethorseblanket
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 477 ratings
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