badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good looking burbangy yet clear. Sour nose of funky yeast and berries. Taste is tarte and sweet yet has an odd metallic linger. Enjoyable, but I think I like their kriek better.
DocLock (8345) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I liked this one substantially more than the Boon Kriek. The pour was dark rubyish with a splotchy white head. The aroma was wild yeast and raspberries/cherries, with some sour fruit and female taint overtones. The flavor was a tart berry medley along with some horse barn finshing palate notes. This one was a very good lambic.
pivo (2622) - GERMANY - NOV 27, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Raspberry nose and taste predominates, of course. Nice rusty-red color, low tight head. Good amount of sourness to balance the sweet - like a sweet-n-sour dish. Tart end with an earthy effect. Refreshing and just an excellent beverage!
Earlier Rating: 4/22/2003 Total Score: 3.4
Sweet fruity nose and taste (raspberries). Ruby red color and very fizzy. Sour and tart finish, though not too sour. Actually has a decent balance.
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
37.5cL bottle. Good fruitness, some tartness but more sweetness than tartness. Not as tart as Cantillon Framboise. Not that much funk. Tasty dessert beer but not as sour, tart & funky as I might like.
YogiBeera (2534) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy read orange color with a small little head on top. Raspberry - but medium - sweet nose - kinda tart. Medium sour raspberry taste mixed up with lot’s of cherries and some thyme. Get*s your tongue with a nice smooth whipped cream feeling on the tongue.
Earlier Rating: 4/27/2003 Total Score: 3.2
Vintage 2000: Rhasberry (really??)-cake, acidic nose. Purple with a little red/purple head. Acidic framboise taste. Light sweet aftertaste. Very good balance.
JK (4845) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent raspberry aroma with some lambic funk. Light pink; fairly clear. Flavor is light raspberry with lambic weirdness, yeast, some barnyard. The most sour fruit lambic I have had, but still not has sour as a lambic without fruit.
bierkoning (10877) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2013 Boon Framboise:
Pinkish red color. 2003 vintage. Sugary raspberry juice aroma. Sourness dominates next to a sugary sweet raspberry flavor. Some woody tannines. Fruity bitterness in the aftertaste. Boon seems to be on the right track.
Earlier Rating: 6/6/2005 Total Score: 3.9
Boon Framboise Mariage Parfait Pinkish red color, pink head. Strong raspberry aroma, just a bit of cherry and some oak. Full bodied. Fairly sweet and a bit sugary. Raspberry and almond flavor. Not too much sourness, the emphasis is on the fruit. Good beer, but I prefer the sour framboises.
2012 bottle. Tasted july 2013. Purple brown color. Raspberry yoghurt in the aroma. Relatively full bodied. oak, almonds, raspberry jam. Yoghurt in the flavor. Sweetish, but not sugary sweet. Really liked it.
HungChad (13) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 355ml, date unknown. Nice white head and amber/red coloring, although I would prefer a bit more color depth. Nose is big raspberries with nice light touchs of lime and floral hops (after it settles for a minute). Flavor is well balanced - not too sweet, bitter, or tart. Palate is average. Not an aggressively tart or bitter lambic and, in that sense, a bit too refined for my tastes. I want more of that wild, "what the @!$% was that" flavor in my lambics. Great choice for a dessert beer or a casual summer evening.