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


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RATINGS: 1000   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5464) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2007
Fourth beer during Cellarís 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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2007
A Mes rate: Bottled during the Toer de Geuze. Attractive reddy pink colour with a slight bubbly head. Plenty of fruit in the aroma with some delicate sounrness and a little pepper. Flavour is great. Balances out really well between a gentle lambic sourness and a restrained sweetness from the berries. Soft yet prickly mouthfeel that I really like. Good stuff.
Earlier Rating: 6/9/2005 Total Score: 4.1
A Mes rate: Oh how I love this one. I was expecting the Mariage Parfait to have more obvious lambic characteristics but there is not too much sourness nor as much dryness as I would have thought. I must admit initially this was a slight disappointment but the more I drink of this the more I like it. Firstly the looks are glorious. In our framboise champagne flutes it was an almost clear, pinkish brown at the bottom turning a lovely raspberry red towards the top and crowned with a welcoming, almost white head. Then the nose. It is quite clearly jam roly poly like my mum and nan used to make. Bit of rhubarb crumble in there too. Full bodied and quite sweet but not too much so. The raspberries are clearly apparent and the addition of that little bit extra alcohol makes it just that little bit special. The lambic tendancies show up a little for the finish with a slight sourness that once finished leaves a fantastic lick of the berries. My god this is great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stine (1746) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2007
Garnet and deep red pour. Straight raspberry aroma with small hints of peat and sawdust. Slightly oversugared taste with the plastic edge of soda. Eventually highlights the sourness and the dryness of the raspberry - itís more felt than really tasted in the mouth. Moss and hints of caramel even. Aftertaste is slightly pungent with farmish sourness, but only at length following salt water mist. Not the most intriguing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (4766) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 3, 2007
2005 vintage at the Hopdevil
Poured a murky red colour with no head. A pungent raspberry nose with weak notes of sulphur from time to time. A refreshing taste, nice raspberry foreground with a salty-sourish background and aftertaste. Not nearly as funky as the kriek, and not all that complex, but, as I said, nice and refreshing. However, with the (around) 5 Euro price tag, I doubt that Iíll be getting it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 1, 2007
Bottle. Sweet aroma. Old raspberries. Dark maroon appearance. Looks like raspberry juice. Flavor is raspberry. Think of eating a raspberry. Very sweet, mildly thick. Medium lacing. Bitter, sour palate. Sugary aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 23, 2007
bottle from Plaza Liquor - Pours a hazy dark red color with a thin pink head that faded quickly. Aroma is berries and light yeast. Has a slightly tart, almost fizzy, raspberry flavor. Light to medium body. I think I like this beer more than any other raspberry framboises Iíve had. Itís fairly smooth and not so tart. A very nice raspberry Lambic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stew41 (1904) - Phuket, THAILAND - MAR 23, 2007
UPDATED: APR 14, 2012 Vintage: 2005
Tasted: Jan 2009 (14/20)

Colour is holding up well; a genuine mix of orange and brown. Aromas are very attractive and show a surprising rich level of strawberry fruit, almost of confectionary-like intensity. Good stuff. Palate does a complete about face and is dominated with a bitter, sour fruit. I canít quite put my finger on the fruit flavour; probably very sour grapefruit comes closest. All in all I thought this beer was looking pretty good if you dig sour fruits. Maybe best drunk inside 5 years from vintage.

Vintage: 2003
Consumed: March 2007

Dirty blood red, almost dull brown in colour. Unexpected, perhaps the result of both ageing and a touch of oxidation. Thin persistent head of good depth. Fruit driven nose, a little tart, but the sweet berry fruits are very evident. The first couple of sips were marred (almost severly) but a pongy, bitter sulphuric-like kick. Like bottle stink in wine. This character did subside over time but still always lurked in the background. Otherwise the palate looked decent; aged strawberries, a hint of old wood, and fading tart fruits. I reckon this might have looked better as a 2 or 3 year old.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
schuimkroaat (427) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2007
75 cl bottle, 2004. Vermilion coloured and slightly turbid, covered with a pinkish velvety head which rapidly disappears. Nose of raspberries (jam) and spring meadow. The taste is sweetish-sour, fruity (raspberries, citrus, apples) and reveals a touch of wood in the aftertaste. Fizzy water-like mouthfeel and a rounded finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jerre (3032) - Waregem, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2007
Bottle, 25 cl. Red color, little white head, which disappears rather fast. Aroma: raspberry, wilde yeast, sweetness. Framboise based on oude gueuze. The Taste to little sourness with a dry aftertaste.

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