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

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RATINGS: 905   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2004
Sweet raspberry aroma. Brown/red color, light pink head, fair lace. Very sweet, light sour, pretty bitter, rasberry flavor, light dry. Macro taste by small brewery!
Earlier Rating: 6/21/2004 Total Score: 3.8
I love gueuze but normally just the gueuze lambic or kriek lambic. Other fruits don’t do it for me. But! This one is an exeption. Nice aroma consisting of raspberry, oak and tart. Pink/redish colour, nice head. Not too sweet, raspberry flavor, smooth, some sourness. Finishes off quickly leaving some sourness behind.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2004
1997 bottling: golden brown, no head. raspberries and cream over leather, funk, mild vinger and solvent. quite sweet with lots of razz and mustardy tartness with a bit of funky cheese and barnyard. nice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2004
Bottle. This is the beer that my wife and I toasted with at our wedding! Big raspberry and oak in the nose. First thing that hits your tongue is tart rasberries and lemon with a earthy background. Very drinkable. Great celebration beer.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2004
(1997 bottle in 2004): The sweetness of raspberries permeates the beer’s fragrance as prickly funk slowly seeps from beneath...Acidity tries to take control at first but stops short of enjoyment and is overtaken by brown sugar...If midnight is sweetness and noon acidity, this is a minute or so before sunrise...Thanks Josh!...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - MAY 23, 2004
Hazy deep reddidsh brown color with a small off-white head. Strong raspberry and brown sugar aroma. Very sour lemon, vinegar, and raspberry flavors.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAY 23, 2004
Hazy deep brownish-red color with a very small off-white head. The aroma was full of raspberries, freshly cut grass, tart lemonade powder, and some dirt. The flavor was very tart up front, but soon was dominated by lush raspberries, grass, and lemon. Wonderful crisp, light feel...very refreshing...semi-dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6153) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2004
This was a 1997 bottle drank with Kimchee, Martint, tiggmtl and Oakes. It pours darker than I expected, a rather deep brown, dirty soil alike with barely no head, but lots of flaoties. Aroma is very leafy with raspberry "coulis" notes, like you’d put over a good ice cream. Hints of old books, dirt and earth. In mouth, acidity level is disappointingly low, it’s earthy with raspberry grains flavors, but ultimately just too sweet to be enjoyable. mouthfeel is thin-medium with moderate carbonation. Cloying finish with more of the leafy aspect.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2004
Strong, sweet raspberry dessert aroma. Fairly, clear reddish brown with pink-brown head that diminishes quickly and completely. Very sweet raspberry, sugar and cream flavours with a gentle pull of tartness around the tongue. Body is light. Carbonation very low. Very tasty dessert-like liqueur but not a lot of lambic character. (Bottle - green - 1997 vintage - enjoyed with MartinT, mr_kimchee, Oakes and Rastacouere).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - APR 27, 2004
Deep red body with a thin, effervescent head that "poof" vanishes. Nose is cidery, with definite bitter cherry tartness and fruity bouquet. Thin body, tart, pungently sour with great cherry flavor. I do like this Boon offering.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrDick (351) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 15, 2004
1997 Pours a leathery brown color. Aroma of tart fruit. The first sip is a bit unsettling as it's much more sour than expected but not too unpleasant. Strong fruit flavors of cherry and rhubarb. A slight bit of earthy textures.


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