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Brewed by Brouwerij F. Boon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Lembeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 818   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Framboise Boon is a traditional Belgian Lambic fruit-beer. It is brewed according to the traditional Lambic style of spontaneous fermentation. Only fresh raspberries (25%) and wildcherries (5%)are used for this Lambic beer. Framboise Boon is the missing link between beer and wine and is served chilled in flute glasses. NO artificial sweeteners, flavourings, preservatives or colouring agents. Brewed in Lembeek, the village that gave Lambic its name.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2014
Backlog. Sour and fruity with raspberry tartness, strawberries and a slight sweetness to it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 13, 2014
Draught sample at Mikkeller and Friends (Stefansgade). Pours deep red with a small pinky head, aroma of raspberry, fresh and candy like, flavor of raspberry, slightly dry and simple, medium bodied.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Icedwarf (263) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2014
Licht rood bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is zuur met framboos en citroen. Minder geslaagd dan de kriek.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Metalchopz (2208) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2014
Single bottle from the LCBO and my first Boon brew. Best before date is Nov 27 2018 written on back label, but not sure this one is not infected. Smell like wet feet and the flavour is not really good (yes, feet again). Alright, there is a bit of what is expected like some sourness, some sweetness, Belgian yeast and some light tartiness. Clean deep copper-red colour with a pink frothy head, average retention and minimal lacing. Of course, this one does not list sugar in the ingredients like some of the Liefmans, so maybe this is what a more natural fruit lambic should taste like. Just a little too unbalanced for my taste. Thankfully does get better with time, but still nothing to save this one for me. And I love lambics.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Burgers (272) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 7, 2014
Clear red-coloured with pink head. Taste sweet and sour. Nose of raspberries and cassis. Slightly astringent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matt7215 (2155) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2014
i nice semi sweet lambic. its says it doesnt have sweetner in it but if it doesnt it must be back sweetened and pasturized. decent stuff but i like my lambic more sour.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bunget (506) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
375ml bottle. Clear ruby body, medium pink head with poor retention. Aroma of raspberries and sour cherries, green grapes, yeast, apple vinegar, a touch of wood. Taste of green grapes, lemon juice, raspberries, yeast. Dry.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shaynsawchuk (435) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
375 mL bottle. Pours medium dark red with a pinkish cap of foam that disappears. Aromas of raspberry and other red fruits, lemon, a hint of grain and mild yeasty funk. Fruity sweetness cut by good acidity. Rounds out on the dry side with a touch of yeast bite. Light bodied with full carbonation. Kind of one note.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2482) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2014
Tap. Pours reddish Mber with a tiny, of-fwhite head. Aroma of raspberry, wood and vanilla notes. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dry and sour. Light to medium bodied, watery texture and average carbonation, rather dry finish. A nice Fruit Lambic.
Earlier Rating: 4/19/2014 Total Score: 3.8
Bottled. Pours red amber with a tiny off-white head. Aroma of barnyard, horse blanket raspberries wood notes and vinegar. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dry and tart. Light to medium bodied, watery texture and soft flat. A world great Lambic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McWorta (555) - LUXEMBOURG - APR 27, 2014
A red coloured clear beer with a fading pink head. Noses of red fruits mainly raspberries. Soft texture, fresh fruity taste. Sweet fruity taste with a medium finish. Palatable beer.


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