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

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RATINGS: 1003   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Raspberry lambic was once a rarity and only produced for a few weeks during the summer. Frank Boon was the first brewer to again prepare a raspberry lambic in the summer of 1976. More than 300 grams per liter of fresh raspberries give Framboise Boon a fresh fruity taste. The young lambic supports the flavor. But this is very much about raspberries, not the lambic. Of course we do not use artificial flavorings, only real raspberries. Boon Framboise has an alcohol volume of 5%. Drink it when it is young.


1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
CH-303 (1917) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 30, 2008
Appearance: Brownish red. Cloudy. Basically no head. Aroma: Raspberry, tort? Sour. Maybe flowery. Taste: Raspberry, but not overload. Pretty sour, quenching. Info: 375ml bottle, 4/12-2006, 118/500

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PilsnerPeter (3037) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2008
Bottle: Hazy red pour with an off white/pinkish head. Smells of musty raspberry preserves, cranberry juice, oak, paper and other oxidized notes. Crisp, light body. Flavor has a cleansing tartness and raspberry preserves. Natural raspberry flavor along with a brief note of wild fermentation (a brief mild acidity). Musty notes of damp basement. A simple/sweet example of the style. Serves as an aperitif, and doesn’t stand to the complexity of the hardcore Fruit-Lambics.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2008
(Bottle 2000) Pours light hazy amber to red with a small off-white head. The aroma is of fresh raspberries, mold and basement like yeast, unripe strawberries, vanilla and some old oak wood. The nose is only light acid and tart with a medium sweetness that is almost white sugar like. The flavour is medium sweet light acid/sour/tart with notes of raspberries and some wood. Undertones of vinegar, wood and unripe berries. The mouthfeel is light tannin tart, bit milky and light soft. The finish is medium tart, sour and dry with vinegar and unripe raspberries lingering. Medium bodied. A bit more sour and this beer would have been perfect.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robertjm (843) - Albany, California, USA - JUN 14, 2008
Very effervescent. Pours nice light pink head that has lots of bubbles in it. Excellent aroma with a "gentle" smell of raspberries. Not that candy smell you get from others. Flavor is very tart. Reminds me of being very close to a raspberry wine laced with the noticeable sourness of Belgian bugs present. Clean tartness lingers on the pallate, even a minute or two after taking a taste.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2008
In short: Liquefied breakfast raspberry jam, nothing more, nothing less.
How: Bottle, 375ml. Bottle is about 1 year old (2005 crop, aged two years before being released)
The look: Cloudy dark red body with some particles and a short-lived pink head
In long: Nose is pleasantly raspberries. Taste is more like grocery store raspberry jam. Two sweet for the style with hints of brown sugar. Almost no tartness, no acidity, no sourness. This really is liquefied commercial raspberry jam. Too pricy and just not thick enough to spread over my breakfast toasts. Plus what kind of drunk would put alcoholised jam on his breakfast toasts anyway? And the flavour just would sit well with my two daily breakfast stouts.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomthompson89 (1976) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2008
really good, wish i had of picked up more. kinda purple pink color, nice pink head. Nose is raspberry obviously, some definate musky lambic scents too. flavor is rasberry again but great tart lambic flavors keeping any sweetness there but in proper check, some woody notes as well really good.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2008
bottle:pours extremely carbonated with a quick lively white head. atop a clear cherry red colour. aroma is a good tart fresh raspberry with some sugary malts to go along with the fruit. flavour is very light and nice the taste of fresh raspberries some sweet sugar, not to much sour but extremely drinkable, almost like drinking fruit tea. finishes lite and spritzy. not to bad.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
note666 (1235) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2008
375 ml bottle. red colour. white head. taste is not as sweet as I expected, more sour with dry aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7724) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2008
(Bottle 2006 harvest, Akkurat, Stockholm, 23 May 2008) Deep red colour with frothy, pink head. Fruity nose with wild raspberries, almost creamy. Fruity taste with a distinct raspberry flavour. Nicely balanced sweetness, hints of tartness, not very harsh. Very nice fruit character.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - MAY 22, 2008
pours a murky purplish red, smells tart with raspberries aplenty, this has a nice tang to it, with plenty of fruit flavor, finishes sour, dry and a little bitter overall nice flavor.


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