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

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RATINGS: 1012   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


kepano's rating

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kepano (261) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 19, 2008
Rosy-bodied and pink-topped, it’s tough to look manly with a glass of Boon’s craft in hand. Aromatically though, the fruit’s luscious intensity is about as delicate as a jackhammer. Strawberry cheesecake, grape candy, red apple and raspberry jelly; there’s pie crust and peaches, brown sugar and cookies. All this is only meagerly balanced by well-aged hops, but no matter, the variegated fruit flavors are truly inspiring. As for the flavor, imagine The Shining’s elevators spewing torrents of raspberry syrup instead of blood. Surprisingly dry, the fruit is full but not cloying and the fine carbonation adds wonderful texture to the experience. Hints of fig, browned butter, oak and black cherry, a finishing touch of blackcurrant, it’s an impressive brew. If it had further explored those sour notes of leather, this certainly would approach perfection in the realm of fruit lambics. For those outsiders who deem a pink fruit beer girly, let me again borrow from Jack Nicholson’s oeuvre and say "YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE FRUIT!" (01/07/07, 2004 bottle)


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alex60 (201) - - OCT 1, 2016
Bouteille 33 cl - couleur violette, mousse rose, odeur de framboise dominante, en bouche framboise et sucre, très bien dosé pour ce type de biére

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fkoolen (992) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2016
37,5cl bottle 2013 ed @ Drinkers Pub, Eindhoven. Cloudy pink colour, pink foamy head. Raspberry, lightly sour, funky and tard. Light body, medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lonick (1320) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2016
Keg @ Six North Opening Night. Pours red/purple slight head. Nose is raspberry, slight funk and tartness to the nose as well, ever so slight vinegar. taste is big raspberry, raspberry sorbet, tart fruity finish, nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Antonio369 (162) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2016
37,5 cl bottle, served in flute glass. Poured clear red with a pink two finger head. Lively carbonation. Aroma: Raspberries, cherries, funk, vanilla. Taste: Raspberries, tart, funk, cherries, earth, grapes. Mouthfeel is light tart raspberries. More sweet than sour. Medium body with a fruity, light tart finish. Enjoyed this sweet, fruity refreshing brew very much. Ideal for these summer days...

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Blueshawk (349) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2016
- braun-rötliche Farbe mit leichter Schaumbildung - durchdringende Aromen nach Himbeeren mit einem leicht säuerlichen Touch - perfekte, schön moussierende Carbonisierung - wunderbar erfrischender Geschmack nach reifen Himbeeren - die säuerliche Note prickelt angenehm auf der Zunge - im Abgang kommt noch eine interessante leichte Bitternis hinzu Fazit: Ein absolutes Hammer-Lambic

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Velquex (84) - Warsaw, POLAND - AUG 26, 2016
[Butelka] Wygląd: Czerwone, z różową niską pianą. Aromat: Wyraźne maliny, stajni nie stwierdzono. Smak: Malinowe, dość słodkie. Kwaśność jak na styl względnie niska. Podsumowanie: Trochę za mało ciała i kwasu, ale poza tym jak najbardziej na plus.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nathanvc (224) - Brugge, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2016
Pours hazy red with a thin white head. The aroma contains raspberries, cranberries, vanilla and wood. It tastes light fruity sweet and medium sour. Acidic aftertaste and dry finish, light body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Baramba (920) - ITALY - AUG 7, 2016
Bottle. Red with white head. Strong raspberry aroma, sweet raspberry flavour, very light sourness

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DwarfeD (2718) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2016
375ml bottle shared at home. Hazy dark red with a medium off-white head. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Quite sweet with some sour and bitter tones. Raspberry, sugar, funk and citrus. Quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (1353) - - JUL 18, 2016
2012 bottle. Murky red pour, smaller head. Jammy aroma, raspberry, light funk, lactic sourness. Raspberry vinaigrette taste, lighter fruit, sour. Lighter body, soft carbonation.


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