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


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RATINGS: 1010   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 16/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - MAY 22, 2006
This is a wonderful "true" lambic, not the fruity, syrupy Lindeman’s (save for their Cuvee Renee) for the starter just tyring new lambics. While it doesn’t have that "nut-check" in a bottle sensation like a Cantillon or Girardin, it still has the nice barnyard, funky cheese, acidic and tartness you look for in a lambic. There is an element of fruityness and sweetness with the raspberries but it’s very soft, not overpowering in any way. The finish is SUPER dry and the fruit comes out a bit more going down. As I stated, this is a nice choice to introduce someone to a lambic. Very enjoyable!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - APR 18, 2006
Bottle. Amber and reddish in colour with a huge head. Slightly sour and woody in flavour. Very fruity and a little to sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2006
Medium ruby-red hue. Smelled like raspberry cheesecake. Slick texture with a sparkly carbonation. Vinous, like white wine infused with raspberry syrup. Warming alcohol in the back. Sugary, fruity sweetness. Some sourness and a pinch of bitterness; not quite enough, though. Overall, I found it tasty, but it was a tad too sweet for me. I also yearned for more prominent yeast elements.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2006
Lovely musty raspberry aroma. Lightly sour flavour, but heavy on the sweetness - quite the opposite of what I was expecting really. I quite like it, but I think there must be better ones out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2006
Bottled. Red appearance. Quite acidic and sour. Woody and dry with strong raspberry notes. Sour finish. A great and refreshing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2006
Bottle. Aroma of real, not sweeties, tart fruit, pungent. Sour, tart, and lightly sweet underneath. Very much real fruit, unsweetened, nice, ripe, real. Red winey red, robust looking, perhaps a little light towards rose than that. Gorws on you as you drink, a bit two dimensional, but will teach lambic initiates a thing or two about the candy sweetness that is lindemans without (possibly) scaring them off if they have an open mind.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2006
Bottle. Clear red coloured with a huge off white head. Acidic aroma of berries and wood. Light acidic flavour with lots of berries and wood. Good lambic.
Earlier Rating: 11/26/2005 Total Score: 3.7
Bottled. Clear red coloured with a huge off white head. Fruity aroma with lots of raspberries with notes of wood and light acidic notes. Flavour is dominated by raspberries with some sweetness and notes of wood and light acidic notes. Dry woody finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2006
Amber/red with a small fizzy head. Raspberry aroma with some wheat and apple cider. Taste is sour and raspberries with a tart finish. Easy and light carbonation with the medium body. Very easy drinking. Very good but nothing really exciting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2006
Purchased this for my wife, the Lambic lover, who’s sole taste revolved around the Lindemans label. However, the light fruits and actual "bits o’ fruit" screamed au-natural. Slight buttery "jammy" aroma, light sweetness, visually quite cloudy, but not as dark as other lambics drank. I think this pairs well with certain blander foods, maybe a white chicken dish or pork. I could see this as a desert drink, but not with any chocolate. (Ah, hah, after sampling the second glass from the bottle, which was darker in appearance... raspberry vigarette scent memory!)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vomitgirl (13) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 5, 2006
i’m a big fan of the kriek boon, so i was looking forward to trying this one. it didn’t disappoint, but neither was it in the same category of excellent delicious lambics that the kriek epitomises. or something.

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