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


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RATINGS: 905   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (2726) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2007
Bottle from BevMo. Pours a burgundy color. Slightly sweet, slightly tart berry aroma. Very fresh fruity aroma. Flavor is rahter tart with only a touch of sweetness. Finish is quite tart and even a little bitter. Alittle bit of a plastic taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2007
I liked this beer and all of the raspberry aroma and flavor, but would still choose Lindeman’s over this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2007
bottle. light red color. no head. great aroma and taste of rasberrys. sweet and sour. dry as usual. very nice beer.
Earlier Rating: 10/30/2006 Total Score: 3.4
bottle. nice red color. lots of berrys in aroma and taste. quite sweet. also fresh and a bit dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3926) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 28, 2007
Bottle from Ledgers; Nose shares a little barnyard, tartness, and raspberries; slightly hazed raspberry red with a tiny pink head; flavor is more sour than the normal fruit lambic, raspberry flavor is light, and the tiny barnyard hint is there in the background with very little sweetnes and a nice dry, tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarrettB (1181) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 28, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2007 Recent forays into sweet and sour beers have left me more than a little confused. I blame my own incompetence, but that doesn’t resolve the matter. You see, the fruity beer offerings in Denver all seem to have some sort of consanguineous and incestuous relation, such that the beers have been produced under many names, from different people, but to the same effect each time – a fruity beer. Etymology is equally vague, throwing around excess F’s and vowels much to my chagrin, confusing breweries and their products. In this condition I am unable to discriminate between beers, let alone hope to spell them. Even worse is trying to talk about them. An observation about flavor or aroma is occasionally interjected with sudden sputtering with much saliva and mouth wrenching. When the unfortunate conversant on the other side asks whether he should call an ambulance, I reassure him by telling him that no, it was not a seizure, but simply an American trying to pronounce a little Belgian, and failing so miserably that everybody in the room is in a state of alarm. And so, with the clouds of confusion still very thick in my head I begin a description of my newest sweet and salacious sip, the Boon Framboise. A nice burgundy red fills with the glass, and were it not for the natural bubbly character of beer I should think I just poured myself a glass of wine. The lacing is shy, quickly deflating into a lavender ring around the inside of the glass, circumnavigating a tiny island of bubbles spinning precariously in the center. The aroma’s concentrated sweetness, combining the unflattering and cloying artificial variety with a more natural and organic piece, presses into the nose like a thick frosting, redolent with strawberries straight from the vine and freshly cut. Raw strawberry sits alongside its mashed and mutilated cousin, strawberry jam to convey a whole shade of fruity splendor. Grape jelly, with its intoxicating aroma of slippery, sweet goodness makes an appearance, with a little sweet white wine for maturity and balance. Finally, some generic vinegar gives the mix some punch so as to keep accusations of candied beer at bay. The whole thing leans towards the sweeter side, but not so much that I’m suffering from gaseous hyperglycemia. The performance on the palate is much milder, cutting back on the sugary bits. In fact, it does this with so much zealotry and enthusiasm that the beer feels watery, hollow and disparaged. Somewhere between the aroma and the taste the integrity of the beer was impugned. The watery palate and the generic sour bitterness find company with a slight hint of strawberry, but after a moment on the tongue this last testament to the red and lumpy fruit of carnality and lascivious days is unwelcome, retreating and leaving an inglorious flavor of vinegar and mineral water. The metallic quality does nothing for the flavor, but it lends itself nicely to the mouthfeel: springy, light and sudsy, it goes to great efforts to make up for the flavor’s leeched personality. It is sad to see a beer start so well and end with a resounding crash. However, I am better for it, having studied the label the whole way through to avoid the same tragedy of misdirection and apprehension that has plagued me with every approach to the lambics.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NosirIwont (2103) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2007
Bottle. Pours a light, golden amber-brown with almost no head. Sweet, fruity aroma with lots of raspberry. Has a slightly sour touch. Sweet and sour raspberry flavour. Bitter and dryish finish. 27-01-07.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2007
Pours a dark pink with a very small and quickely dissapating white head. Very tart smelling nose of cranberries, and a hint of sweetness. the flavor is unique and I pick up some mustard and bologna with a little sweetness and a tart acidity or maybe vinegar. I almost wonder if this bottle is a little off. I will try again and re-rate if needed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2088) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 23, 2007
Pinkish red in colour with a bit of brown mixed in. Light carbonation. Aromas of under-ripe raspberries, lemon, balsam wood, and earth. Flavors of sour raspberries lead the way with some raspberry cane and eventually cedar wood bring up the rear. A good amount of acidity and fairly dry. This is definitely not a sweet dessert beer. Some pretty drinkable stuff that makes me excited to try some of the better examples. 2005 vintage. Thanks to presario for the sample.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
nick76 (4304) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2007
The aroma has a wild yeast smell which is not unlike a raspberry scented urinal cake. The appearance is amber with a nice foamy head. The flavor is not much better than the aroma. It is incredibly sour with wild yeast and sugar and only a moderate amount of raspberry. The palate is nothing special and the aftertaste is astringent. I couldn’t finish this, it tastes really bad to me. I guess Boon Lambics are not my thing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Pours a clear and effervescent reddish copper color, briefly topped by a quarter inch of white foam. This reduces to a ring in short order. Tart fruity and slightly cheesey aroma. Light fresh raspberry and strawberry flavor sits on top of a tart and slightly funky brew. The finish is quite tart a lemony, with a very mild herbal hop presence. Tart acidic raspberry lingers in the aftertaste. Medium body and gentle carbonation.

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