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

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RATINGS: 928   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (15381) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2010 Bottle at Københavnske Øldage. 5% ABV. Orange, almost clear body with a small, pinkish white head. Raspberries, sweetness and sour notes in the aroma. The flavoris a bit boring and weak, yet quite good, with raspberries, sweetness and sourness. Weak, tart mouthfeel. I think it’s too sweet, but definately drinkable. Rating: 6-3-7-3-14-3.3. 070512

Bottle, 75cl corked, vintage 2004, 6.2% ABV, the beer formerly known as Framboise Mariage Parfait. A hazy, reddish copper colored beer topped by a small white head. Berries, notes of almod and a pleasant funk level in the aroma. The flavor is mostly raspberries, but also a bit candyish. Some almond flavors, and a little touch of barnyard and sourness. Tart, medium body. Berries dominates the finish. A smooth beer, almost too easy drinkable. 100115

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2007
6/9/07: Sample at Columbus Ale Fest ’07.
OMG, this is a good beer. Aroma of barnyard and raspberries – fresh raspberries that is. Body is also raspberry coloured. Sour-sweet and de-lish. Flavors remind me of a raspberry ganache that would be used for a wedding cake.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2007
1997 bottle shared with a bunch of people at Spuytin Duyvil. Huge raspberry aroma right off the pour, with a very old character and various sherry notes. Lots of raspberry in the taste, with a good bit of residual sweetness and decent complexity. I would’ve liked more sourness in this, but the sweet is quite pleasant and well done.
Earlier Rating: 10/19/2006 Total Score: 3.3
Nothing too special here. Aroma is lots of sweet raspberries and only a touch of funk. Flavor is similar, with more sweetness than the aroma, a little acidity, salt, sour cherries. Bottle from secret santa, thanks!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14466) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2007
Bottle (2003) at home. Clear amber/red - white head. HiIgh fruity, berries, raspberries, light acid, sweetness, mild sourness, very smooth fruity (20% fruit). Very nice and refrehing !!!!
Earlier Rating: 5/23/2007 Total Score: 3.1
Bottle (2004) at NB Ølsymposium. Clear red - white head. Lots of berries (Raspberries) in the aroma light acid/sour. Taste: Raspberries, disolved white sugar, light strawberries, light sourness, acid, earthy, soil. Very dry finish !!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 7, 2007
355ml bottle poured in a flute. Boon Framboise pours with a large off-white head and an apple cider-colored body with large pieces of pulp. It has an intense nose of acid, dry wood and raspberries. This promises to be a heartburn in a bottle. It is intensely sour with vinegar bite. After the shock of the first sip the beer settles into a highly carbonated mouth-party of tart raspberries, acid and happy little bubbles. The finish isn’t as dry as I would expect but has an unexpected watermelon exit that leaves your mouth watering for more.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (22632) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2007
Bottled. Hazy murky reddish brown colour with mediumsized white head. Aroma is earth, raspberries and some sourness. Flavour is raspberries, sourness and some earthy notes. Pleasantly balanced and overall very nice.
Earlier Rating: 1/26/2006 Total Score: 3.5
Bottled. Deep red colour, mediumsized reddish head. Aroma of raspberries and sourness. Flavour is sourish sweet with mild raspberry tones coming in, pleasantly balancing up the whole thing. A bit watery to the palate and nicely tickling carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2641) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2007
This is a nice framboise. By the looks of the bottle, I think the best buy date is 2008 - I’m not sure how long they project these, but lambics can go awhile, so I figure this one has been around awhile, which is consistent with the beers I’ve been getting in FL. This was the first time I was scared of the sediment in a beer, which came out during the last pour, thick chunky and black! I decanted the better part of my glass into another glass and dumped the rest. Otherwise the beer was good, pouring an orangey red color with a foaming but fast pinkish head. Funky barnyardy, leathery and raspberryish aroma, with a hint of pitty earthiness. Flavor nicely sour, really just about the perfect amount of acidity: hard, but not overly acetic. Complemented, rather than cut, with a sweet raspberry undertone. Drying finish, with lingering woody notes. Light refreshing palate with good carbonation. Good one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2007
Balanced sweetness, a bit of cherry on the nose, but raspberries obviously dominate. Moderately sweet palate, balanced acid. Interesting beer, very nice.
Earlier Rating: 1/18/2004 Total Score: 3.3
Love that raspberry aroma, so fresh and naural smelling, the taste was a little sweet and dull but clean and free from malt flavours which works in its favour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5310) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2007
Fourth beer during Cellar’s Wine & Spirits Friday beer tasting of "Lawn Mower Beers." Pours a hazy pinkish brown brew with a thick, fizzy pinkish tan head. Minimal lacing. Aroma of earthy dust, raspberries, cask, white pepper and a touch of vinegar. Taste is lambic sour, yeasty, raspberries, very carbonated, and a little syrupy. Finish is dry, bitter and a sour aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Cloudy Red Color with White Ring. Clean, Carbonated...Nice Fruit Notes..Not Overbearing or Too Sweet. Clean and Light Bitter Dry Aftertaste. Overall a Nice Balanced Fruit Lambic. Defiitly a Better Go Than Lindemans


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