Ventanas83 (20) - - FEB 17, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Awesomeness....like a raspberry fruit champagne with barnwood notes. May be too carbonated for style but the fact it was fruity and dry made it great. Syrupy carbonation is lke cherry cola, this is opposite with brite cherry raspberry notes and flavors with a nice malt oak wheat backbone! Perfect.
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Boon Framboise is an excellent beer. This is one of the more authentic tasting lambics that has not been sweetened to appeal to a wider audience. This beer has a very sour refreshing edge, and some real vinous character. Boon Framboise pours to a beautiful, bright pink color with a thick white head, and a very lively carbonation. The nose on this beer is very complex. Aromas of oak, raspberry, and yeast flood the nose. The palate is firm with tart wheat flavors, notes of raspberry, and oak. This beer finishes with more slightly sweet berry flavors and a crisp, refreshing, sour edge.
This beer is a wonderful aperitif, and also works extremely well as a desert beer. Framboise also works very well as an ingredient in dishes. I would have this beer as an aperitif, or match it with a desert such as a raspberry tart, or perhaps raspberry cheese cake.
BrunoSanchez (165) - Fermo, ITALY - SEP 11, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bellissima lambic colore vino rosso rubino con scarsa schiuma bianca. Al naso sentori di lamponi, yogurt, vino rosso e fragole. In bocca incredibilmente bilanciata con una acidità e dolcezza sposate alla perfezione. Corpo medio con sapore di lampone e vernaccia. Birra davvero beverina e gradebole. Una lambic per tutti gusti.
marg99 (1) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 20, 2001 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
a cheeky light fruity number with plenty of body. don’t go near if you are adverse to raspberry. the sour notes hit the back of your tongue like a sledgehammer. my mates thought it was a pile of piss!
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2005
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2006 VINTAGE 1986, Bouteille, 75 cL. Couleur rouge lumineuse sous une adéquate mousse rose. Parfums absolument incroyable piquant notre intérêt pour les voyages à travers le temps. Pleinement madérisé, le fruit est toujours présent mais confère davantage l’impression de noyau plutôt que de chaire. Pur nectar en bouche, mielleux, douceur sucrée sous une acidité adoucie à travers des années de garde. Les saveurs de ce divins nectars restent en nous pour l’éternité. Délirium Café, Voyage Europe Avril 2005. Merci Joël pécheur!
Fin (8132) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 2004 Vintage, have had this bottle a couple of years unsure where I picked it up, possibly Dranken Geers or Noel Cuviers There are times when having the right beer at the right time make for quite an unforgettable experience. I had a moment like this with Westvleteren 12 in The Kulminator a beer that I’d had before many years back but never rated, it really was quite magical in the Kulminator. There was also the mighty Kaggen on New Years Eve a year or two ago, fantastic! It’s quite difficult to see how drinking Boon Framboise Mariage Parfait whilst cooking ’Tagine Bil Kok’ (tagine of lamb with prunes) down the garden by the raspberry canes on a wonderfully sunny Saturday evening in late May could compare to one of those right time, right place moments for a beer, but it did. The pour was a pinky brown, sometimes looking like old blood in a certain light, it was also a little hazy, the head was light pink a and fluffy. The aroma was pure raspberry jam, soft and squidy raspberries abound on the nose, its a fruit laden corker of an aroma. The taste is simply sumptious, its slightly tart at first but it no way is this sharp, its just so well done those ripe raspberries are soft in the mouth carbonation is fantastic. This is just so refreshing, I simply cannot believe how good this beer is and offer some to Loz to try, Loz is equally stunned into silence. The alcohol in this is just right it offers just the right sort of platform for those juicy flavour’s to flood through. I sip again and those raspberries explode on the tongue, I am so chuffed that this is a 750ml bottle. This isn’t too sweet or too sharp it really is just perfect in my eye’s, you can taste those rapberries, seeds spilling over the lip, wonderful stuff, absolutely wonderful. Gotta get some more! A9 A4 F10 P5 Ov19 4.7
Gary (1528) - Piss-ant Valley, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2012 (2008 corked 33oml.)
Very puckering ,abrasively tart and not atall apologetic for it . The tart rasperberry palate makes me wince in that joyus potency that reminds you you’re drinking a genuine Lambic .
I love this more and more and more everytime .
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 5, 2002
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Who let the cows out? Hee Haw! Down on the farm. There is a good dose of raspberry in the nose also. The palate is very acidic (apple) with a quenching dryness in the finish. The raspberries round-out this beer very well.
muzzlehatch (4422) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 17, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 ml, 1996 or 97 (says both on the bottle). Very very dark red, thicker and more lasting head than most lambics I’ve had. Nose extremely fresh, with some cream to go along with the sweet/tart of the raspberry. Flavor extremely sour, mouthpuckering even, but very refreshing and smooth and with just enough raspberry sweetnes to get by. Finish powerfully acidic and long. Best lambic I’ve had yet, and a totally worthy beer #500!
Earlier Rating: 5/16/2002 Total Score: 4
Lovely ruby-red complexion on this, with thick but fully diminishing head; nose is fresh raspberries and caramel, mmm. Flavor really nicely balanced, with some of that barnyard gueuze stuff coming through along with the sweet-tart fruit taste. Really delicious, and not overpoweringly sweet like Lindemans (though I love Lindemans too). Very dry smooth finish. Not as heavily carbonated as I would have guessed. Very nice, the best Boon I’ve had.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2003 Rerate: Smooth as a baby's bottom, only a hint of the super sourness associated with lambics. Fantastic accompaniment to a Wes Anderson Film Festival me and the Mrs. were having tonight. Seek out this beer. Up .1 to a hair under Muzzle's enumeration. Original: 750 ml, also 1996 or 1997, as per Muzzlehatch. Had a 'best before' date of Oct 2001. This is a really wonderful lambic experience, in my book. The color is a murky dark brown, with a lasting pink head. Nose is a perfect mixture of some gueze sourness plus cheesiness with moderate raspberry. Taste is also appropriately mellow; sure, it's tart and all, but not over the top. Alcohol, at 6.2%, is not at all noticeable. Full in the mouth, far fuller than other Framboises, methinks. A great experience all around. I can't wait to see what yeasty surprises await at the end of the bottle. I got two of these from Matt at Liquidsolutions.ws.