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

bottled
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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1075   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.

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3.9
Marsiblursi (3083) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2008
(Bottle 2000) Pours light hazy amber to red with a small off-white head. The aroma is of fresh raspberries, mold and basement like yeast, unripe strawberries, vanilla and some old oak wood. The nose is only light acid and tart with a medium sweetness that is almost white sugar like. The flavour is medium sweet light acid/sour/tart with notes of raspberries and some wood. Undertones of vinegar, wood and unripe berries. The mouthfeel is light tannin tart, bit milky and light soft. The finish is medium tart, sour and dry with vinegar and unripe raspberries lingering. Medium bodied. A bit more sour and this beer would have been perfect.

4
robertjm (896) - Albany, California, USA - JUN 14, 2008
Very effervescent. Pours nice light pink head that has lots of bubbles in it. Excellent aroma with a "gentle" smell of raspberries. Not that candy smell you get from others. Flavor is very tart. Reminds me of being very close to a raspberry wine laced with the noticeable sourness of Belgian bugs present. Clean tartness lingers on the pallate, even a minute or two after taking a taste.

2.8
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2008
In short: Liquefied breakfast raspberry jam, nothing more, nothing less.

How: Bottle, 375ml. Bottle is about 1 year old (2005 crop, aged two years before being released)

The look: Cloudy dark red body with some particles and a short-lived pink head

In long: Nose is pleasantly raspberries. Taste is more like grocery store raspberry jam. Two sweet for the style with hints of brown sugar. Almost no tartness, no acidity, no sourness. This really is liquefied commercial raspberry jam. Too pricy and just not thick enough to spread over my breakfast toasts. Plus what kind of drunk would put alcoholised jam on his breakfast toasts anyway? And the flavour just would sit well with my two daily breakfast stouts.

3.9
tomthompson89 (1983) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2008
really good, wish i had of picked up more. kinda purple pink color, nice pink head. Nose is raspberry obviously, some definate musky lambic scents too. flavor is rasberry again but great tart lambic flavors keeping any sweetness there but in proper check, some woody notes as well really good.

3.1
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2008
bottle:pours extremely carbonated with a quick lively white head. atop a clear cherry red colour. aroma is a good tart fresh raspberry with some sugary malts to go along with the fruit. flavour is very light and nice the taste of fresh raspberries some sweet sugar, not to much sour but extremely drinkable, almost like drinking fruit tea. finishes lite and spritzy. not to bad.

2.5
note666 (1315) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2008
375 ml bottle. red colour. white head. taste is not as sweet as I expected, more sour with dry aftertaste.

3.4
Svesse (8821) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2008
(Bottle 2006 harvest, Akkurat, Stockholm, 23 May 2008) Deep red colour with frothy, pink head. Fruity nose with wild raspberries, almost creamy. Fruity taste with a distinct raspberry flavour. Nicely balanced sweetness, hints of tartness, not very harsh. Very nice fruit character.

3.9
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - MAY 22, 2008
pours a murky purplish red, smells tart with raspberries aplenty, this has a nice tang to it, with plenty of fruit flavor, finishes sour, dry and a little bitter overall nice flavor.

3.7
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - MAY 22, 2008
This is a nice, dryish, tart lambic with some good flavour and it’s much more interesting and flavourful than their thin, bland kriek. It’s dark red, bubly, with a medium, faintly pinkish head that steadily shrinks to a thin top. The aroma is fruit, mostly raspberry but a little vague, bread, and a hint of iron. The taste is mostly tartness with a very light sourness, light yeassty quality, and light berry flavour. It’s tingly and rather dry with everything being a bit mild. It doesn’t have a strong tart berry flaovur or as much of a lambic quality as I was expecting but it’s still quite good and very crisp and refreshing.

3.4
BuckeyeSammy (617) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2008
Aroma is a bit funky, berry. Ruby color with nice light lacing. Flavor is sour raspberries, yeast, tart. Great desert lambic.


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