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

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RATINGS: 859   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yousee (48) - BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2005
This beer is dark and has a creamy woodberry head. The aroma is well hidden. The first impression while tasting do bring up the woodberries again. Refreshing and drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eleusis (70) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2005
33cl bottle. Allright. Quite sour instead of so sweet as their kreik. But besides a sour rasberry flavor, not much. Not overly sweet like a lot of lambics, there it excells, but nothing special.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cornfield (5552) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2005
The commercial description for this reads, in part, "This beer has a real sour fruit taste just like crushed fruit..." Mayhaps that explains the problem that I have in understanding fruit lambics, particularly the framboise. The raspberries that I eat arenít sour. When fresh, theyíre quite sweet, perhaps with a bit of a sweet/sour nip at the finish. But theyíre sweet overall. Now I drink a brew that tastes like a raspberry soda gone bad. Itís not unpleasant, but whatís the attraction? Itís got a nice ruby color, a thin white head, the aroma of a Sweet Tart candy, and the taste of sour raspberries. Personally, I feel a fruit juice would be as refreshing... although it doesnít have a 5% abv, Iíll grant you.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Odeed (1787) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 11, 2005
i am very new to the lambic style so my rating my not be up to par,but here goes. this lambic gave me an appearance much like a nice iced tea.the aroma contained rasberry and that sour lambic signature.i expected a bit more rasberry in the flavor due to the taste.most of what i got was a sourness and some carbonation,with the fruit hidden in the back.pretty good stuff but i like a bit more fruit in my lambics.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonMoore (1904) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2005
Cloudy, red, no head. Raspberry aroma. Taste is sour raspberries. Lightly carbonated, medium body. Good sweet/tart balance. Very drinkable and thirst quenching. Good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfm (1724) - Holbśk, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2005
Red color with no head. The taste is sweet, fruity with loads of rasberry flavors. Finshes slight sour and balanced. Light dry palate.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5109) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 6, 2005
Dark red and amber color with a large white head. The aroma is as expected, raspberries and some dry funky barnyard. A fairly tame aroma for a lambic, though. The taste is fruitier than I expected. The raspberries are almost overwhelming. While the funky barnyard is certainly in the background, it isnít overwhelming by any means. Almost too sweet. Has an interesting dry finish I havenít experienced before.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2005
Red, almost no head. Aroma from raspberries. Flavor from raspberries, some citrus, rabarb and yeast. A little sour in the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Psylocke (91) - st-constant, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2004
i like this beer for his rasberry taste with a big part of cherry. But i dont like very much the sour taste that comes in the end

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GonZoBeeR (2941) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2004
Aroma:rasberry nose appearance:red with small pink head. Flavor:sour rasberry,light cherry taste.


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