bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lovely musty raspberry aroma. Lightly sour flavour, but heavy on the sweetness - quite the opposite of what I was expecting really. I quite like it, but I think there must be better ones out there.
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Red appearance. Quite acidic and sour. Woody and dry with strong raspberry notes. Sour finish. A great and refreshing beer.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aroma of real, not sweeties, tart fruit, pungent. Sour, tart, and lightly sweet underneath. Very much real fruit, unsweetened, nice, ripe, real. Red winey red, robust looking, perhaps a little light towards rose than that. Gorws on you as you drink, a bit two dimensional, but will teach lambic initiates a thing or two about the candy sweetness that is lindemans without (possibly) scaring them off if they have an open mind.
joergen (20861) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear red coloured with a huge off white head.
Acidic aroma of berries and wood.
Light acidic flavour with lots of berries and wood.
Earlier Rating: 11/26/2005 Total Score: 3.7
Clear red coloured with a huge off white head.
Fruity aroma with lots of raspberries with notes of wood and light acidic notes.
Flavour is dominated by raspberries with some sweetness and notes of wood and light acidic notes.
Dry woody finish.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber/red with a small fizzy head. Raspberry aroma with some wheat and apple cider. Taste is sour and raspberries with a tart finish. Easy and light carbonation with the medium body. Very easy drinking. Very good but nothing really exciting.
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Purchased this for my wife, the Lambic lover, who’s sole taste revolved around the Lindemans label. However, the light fruits and actual "bits o’ fruit" screamed au-natural. Slight buttery "jammy" aroma, light sweetness, visually quite cloudy, but not as dark as other lambics drank. I think this pairs well with certain blander foods, maybe a white chicken dish or pork. I could see this as a desert drink, but not with any chocolate.
(Ah, hah, after sampling the second glass from the bottle, which was darker in appearance... raspberry vigarette scent memory!)
vomitgirl (13) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 5, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
i’m a big fan of the kriek boon, so i was looking forward to trying this one. it didn’t disappoint, but neither was it in the same category of excellent delicious lambics that the kriek epitomises. or something.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Semi-hazy cherrywood amber color with a thin, white head that dissipates quickly, but evenly. Plenty of fresh raspberries in the nose; also a touch of vinegary sourness that is so common to this genre of beer. Aromas are genuine and pleasing - not artificial like many lambics. Acidicy isn’t overpowering; the raspberry flavors dominate and finish with a nice oily residue on the tongue. After a couple of minutes the residue begins to taste a bit like envelope glue, but not necessarily in a bad way. This is a very nice, fresh, organic tasting lambic.
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Boon Framboise is an excellent beer. This is one of the more authentic tasting lambics that has not been sweetened to appeal to a wider audience. This beer has a very sour refreshing edge, and some real vinous character. Boon Framboise pours to a beautiful, bright pink color with a thick white head, and a very lively carbonation. The nose on this beer is very complex. Aromas of oak, raspberry, and yeast flood the nose. The palate is firm with tart wheat flavors, notes of raspberry, and oak. This beer finishes with more slightly sweet berry flavors and a crisp, refreshing, sour edge.
This beer is a wonderful aperitif, and also works extremely well as a desert beer. Framboise also works very well as an ingredient in dishes. I would have this beer as an aperitif, or match it with a desert such as a raspberry tart, or perhaps raspberry cheese cake.
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@highlandlad’s from duff: this was quite a shock after drinking a rosé de gambrinus straight before. smell is entirely raspberry. nothing else. nice in its way. i like the smell of raspberries. in the mouth it’s sweet raspberry cordial with a pleasant light fizziness, finishing with a mild tannic, overstewed tea flavour. not much actual sourness to speak of, but it is quite dry, which saves it. a pleasant drink - maybe a nice marinade for something.
Earlier Rating: 1/8/2004 Total Score: 3.8
not as sour or funky as i hoped, but the raspberry aroma is huge and 3D, like bruised, slimy raspberries about to start fermenting by themselves. flavourwise it's mainly our friend the raspberry, with only a slight amount of socks, but lots of quinine in the finish. not exactly too sweet, but a bit tame.