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

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RATINGS: 830   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2006
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.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2006
@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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2006
Dark red color, little pink head. Strongly sour and sweet aroma, mild raspberry too. Sour, mildly sweet and cherry flavor. Aftertaste lasts with sourness. Nice and finely balanced lambic.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ezra456 (39) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 14, 2006
poured out an almost greyish purple color, with small light lavender head that dissipated very quickly. had a very light taste as well as a little tart. had a bit more of a alcohol taste compared to other fruit lambics. nothing compared to lindeman’s raspberry lambic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2006
Bottle. Red light color with a pink head. Very sweet almost cidery taste. Slight sour finish of raspberry. Smooth and light going down.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2006
Aroma is balanced, with some fruity and slightly nutty notes coming on. Taste is smooth and starts sour and tart however becomes far more balnced and fruity and quite dry. Good fruit lambic.
Earlier Rating: 11/10/2005 Total Score: 3.8
Brought this back from belgium from and cant believe its lasted till now without me drinking it. (2000 bottle). As soon as the cork fired off this the room was filled with framboise/geuze really lively and fresh. Pours an excellent pinkish colour with lasting head al through. Aroma is a bit harsh for me to start with but quickly sorts itself out to a nice rassberry, infact rasberry seeds that u get in jam. Taste is fresh and again the seeds with little nuttyness and soem light funky yeast to excite it a bit. Mouthfeel is very lively almost champagne like. Im still trying to get into lambics at the moment as they arnt easy for us to get up here in scotland and they are a very unique style of beer, but a great beer we have here no doubt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2005
Red-brown body, thin off-white head. Strong raspberry syrup aroma, tart, but not strongly sour. Strong tart raspberry body with some sweetness, leading to a sour, woody bite at the finish. Starts sweet, and then the sourness hits. Perfect complementation. The fruit and fruitskin tumble with the sour wood and must notes for awhile, ending with a light bitter finish. Quite a treat for the raspberry and lambic fan.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2005
deep raspberry red appearance with small white head...great lacing...wonderful lambic aroma full of sweet raspberry and sugars...flavor, on the other hand, is dominated by tart raspberries....sour bite...great palate

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 17, 2005
Tasted 12/12/2005. 375ml bottle from Regional Wines and Spirits. Bright red, blood-like. Crystalised light pink head that thins out and becomes quite lacey. The nose is a sweet and sour marriage of both young and pungent over-ripe raspberries. In the mouth the sour raspberry dominates, with a good deal of sweetness present too, and a long, dry, woody finish (hints at the Boon Geuze here). Just short of puckering. Medium weight. Perfectly soft carbonation. Some powderiness on the palate. Woodiness still lingers on... lovely appertif or desert beer.


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