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


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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
donrajin (233) - Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2008
Damn fine framboise. Nice lambic backbone and plenty of raspberry flavors. A little more tart and less sweet as Lindemans.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kidmartinek (3307) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2014
Looks like cheap alcoholic grapejuice that’s pale plum color instead of vibrant. Smells like holy water (pronounced brass and water + minerals and dirt) mild wine. Taste starts dry and finishes thblat way muddled with spent, tart green grapes despite the red color. A foul beverage to be sure. There’s really no point in it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chris__hartley (274) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2014
It pours ruby coloured, with dark reddish highlights; the head is very pale pink and foamy. The aroma has notes of: sweet malts, raspberry pits, slight barnyard funk, and slight vegetable quality. The taste is medium heavy dry with a medium sourness; there are notes of: raspberries, lemon-juice, and a slight pepper. The palate is medium bodied, has medium carbonation, and a medium finish. Overall, a wee bit too dry for the flavour profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Canmoore (203) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
Pours a deep rich raspberry red, with aroma notes of freshly picked raspberries and some tartness. Tasting notes is a powerful tarty blast of fresh raspberries, some sourness, and a slightly bitter finish. This is most excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4356) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 9, 2014
This is pretty tasty. A great mix of sweet and sour, both in aroma and body, with a nice pink appearance. A bit sweet but quite great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ametras (215) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
[2012] 375ml bottle. Clear ruby red with a thin pink head. Flavors are raspberries, cherries, lemon, oak, funk, balsamic vinegar, red wine and brown sugar. Light to medium body, soft carbonation, smooth texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Freaky_tiki (398) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
Pours sangria red with no cap. Aroma stomped raspberry. A brisk opening on the tongue. Tart is turned up to 7. Sweetness is dialled down to 1. Example of how tart <> sour. My sentences are short today. Like Hemingway. So there.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
htzpah (28) - - APR 6, 2014
Much less sweet than other framboise beers I've sampled. But necessarily more sour, if that makes sense. A more adult lambic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinsenn (979) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle from LCBO. Pours clear ruby with foamy pink head. Creamy raspberry aroma. Tart sour raspberry taste. Dry vinegar finish. Thin body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alpha10 (269) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
2014/03/29 - Pours a deep ruby colour with a small, fizzy, pink head that dissipates quickly. No lacing. Aroma is tart raspberries and subdued balsamic vinegar. Taste is tart raspberries, faint funk, red wine notes and mild vinegar. Mouthfeel is medium, with mild carbonation and a tart, dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
probstblueribbon (2746) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
375 ml bottle from LCBO, 2012 vintage, served cold in a tulip glass.

App.: Deep clear ruby with a very modest pink head. Aroma: Lots of raspberry aroma (almost cherry-like?), both sweet and sour, Lambic funk lurks beneath this. Palate: Medium-ish body with full, sparkling effervescence and slight astringency. Flav.: Tart raspberry, raspberry greens, a little jammy/stewed fruit, very restrained funk; dry with mild tartness and a long raspberry finish with faint Lambic character.

This is the second stage for introducing people to Lambics. Not the sweet alco-pop of some fruit-based examples and also not bracingly sour or overly funky.

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