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


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RATINGS: 1006   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 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (4854) - 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 I’ll 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 I’ve had. It’s 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 (1909) - 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 can’t 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 (3164) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (3296) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2007
Brownish red wthit a small white head. Strong raspberry and some yeast notes. medium body with a balanced sweet and sour finish. Very nice !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AskForJenny (1066) - Ontario, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2007
375ml - Brown tinged red liquid, fizzy pur yileds a fleeting white head. Nose of raspberries and sour, yeasty lambic goodness. Sour lambic flavors accentuate the raspberries, bringing the quaff to a wonderful finish. Nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2007
Bottle, 37,5 cl. Reddish orange colour with a small head. Aroma is over ripe raspberries with a burned shade. Fruity sweet flavour with a rather short finish. Not a favourite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2007
Robe ambrée très claire aux reflets rouges surmontée d’une mousse blanche qui s’estompe. Arômes de framboises, de liège et d’acidité. Saveurs acides de framboises et de liège.

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