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

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RATINGS: 860   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4709) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2006
2005 375ml bottle. Pink head cannot be maintained. Red beer. Salted raspberry aroma, thinner than the cherry in the kriek. Not as sweet as the kriek. Bitter strong raspberry flavour just needs the bread and sugar for a snack. Very dry, is is simplistic or just well made. Flavour is very much like the not quite ripe raspberries.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (3095) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2006
Pre-Great Taste sampling at 1FastStiís house


I donít remember when this one got opened but it could have been the capstone of the night if we didnít have some seriously amazing beers lined up for later. As it was, I think was the second best thing opened on the night which says something considering the lineup. This was a 2000 vintage brought by MrFacto.

Aroma / Appearance - There is only one thing that you pick up when you take a sniff - raspberries. However, it is not a one dimensional aroma but more like Raspberry Tart with lots of nuances. Underneath it were strawberry, vanilla yogurt and tartnesss. The ruby red body looked beautiful and inviting. A brief reddish head made an appearance before settling into a thin film that migrated around the top of the pour.

Flavor / Palate - Sour raspberries dominate the flavor, but once again not in a one-dimensional way. It is almost as if someone had captured the essence of fresh from the vine raspberries (seeds and all) in a liquid form. The aftertaste is very tart with absolutely no sweetness at all. This is a real lambic, not a sugary Lindemans. Perhaps the best lambic I have tasted, it now forces me to seek out some of the Cantillons for comparisonís sake.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MIBRomeo (2567) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2006
Dark brown pour w/ red hughes and a small thick white head. Super sweet aroma lots of berries and dried suars.. this smells really good. Well carbonated and lightly sour palate. Flavor is nicely tart w/ lots of berries, fruits, & sweetness. Very dry light grassy finish. Very good lambic. Thanks to Matt for sharing.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - AUG 11, 2006
Huge thanks to Engelsmann for hooking me up with this fine brew. BRING ON THE FUNK! Pours a slightly hazy brown/slightly purple color, small white head. Aroma is very musty, slight funk, and full of raspberry goodness. Flavor is tart and pleasantly raspberry. Almost no funk, holy cow. Perfectly sour, not medicine, just very very nice drinking. 6 years old? Who says fruit lambics cant be aged?!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2008 Bottle at Delirium, Brussels. Deep raspberry red, head quickly dissipates to a thin albeit lasting film. Aroma is the most beautiful combination of raspberries and lambic. The inital taste of raspberries (real ones) is quickly matched by an assertive lambic character and the sweet-sour balance is knife-sharp. The dry, crisp finish has me reaching for my wallet so as to assure that I always have one of these lying around at home.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2006
1997!! Majestic raspberry nose, hazy brown, floaties, seeds too. Full raspberry flavour, like a compote. Tart, sweet, dry yet refreshing. Fantastic! Thanks for sharing Dave Steen!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 7, 2006
Vintage 1997. Dark, stormy with black seeds, hazy amber. Superb fruit raspberry nose, juicy, organic garden. Nose is gentle touched with sour breeze just makes this nose so much fuller. After sip you will notice soft fruity sweetness, with raspberry so well carved and preserved here. Finis was a bit short witch could be due to its age. Still great fruit drink.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2006
Deep reddish colour with a thin white head. Raspberry fruity aroma with a weak yeasty note. Flavor starts sweet and fruity and ends on a tart yeasty note.
Earlier Rating: 9/14/2005 Total Score: 3.6
Vintage 2000 edition. Clear reddish colour with a big foamy pink head. Tart fruity aroma with sweet raspberry hints. Sweet raspberry flavor, short dry light tart finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregClow (2914) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2006
Bottle shared with the usual suspects - 1997 vintage. Courtesy of Dave. Hazy, dull brown with tons of floaties and a very wispy head. Fantastic aroma of overripe raspberries, funky yeast, wood and a bit of cheese. Flavour starts with a surprisingly fresh raspberry flavour, with is quickly joined by some must and funk, leading to a lingering tart & acidic finish. Mouthfeel is thick and sticky, obviously well aged. Very fine stuff - thanks for sharing, Dave!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2006
Vintage 2004. Graet deep-red color, copperisch and with a warm orange glow. Nice white, slight pinkish head leaving a fine lacing. Very fruity and expressive aroma with hints of sweet apple, red forrest berries, cherries, mullberries and overripe raspberries. It also has touches of musty tree bark, sous bois, some mint, old bourgundy wine, nectarine peaches and refreshing hops in the nose. The taste is fruity and keeps a good balance between sweet fruits (Berries, apples, and ripe stonefruits) the herbal bitters and the complex earthy accents. The afthertaste is very tastefull and the beer has a nice soury crispyness that counters the sweetness of the ripe red fruits and the refreshing herbalness of the well dosed hops. It has a great potential to age.


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