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

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RATINGS: 1042   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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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2007
Both the bottle and draught versions of Boons framboise are too sweet for me; way to sweet in fact. I like my lips to pucker when I drink lambic so this one isnt for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2007
An attractive dark ruby colour with a small but sustained head, the aroma was of ripe raspberries underscorred with some delicate maltiness. Medium body and quite light carbonation. Fruity sweetness on the palate, well balanced by a sharp tartness which fades nicely onto the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkMagus (517) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Poured an appealing light red/pinkish color with a good amount of carbonation and champagne-like bubbliness. Sour, funky, candy-like aroma with a mouthwatering raspberry character and a faint mustiness. Flavors were fairly straightforward... sour candy raspberry--more sweet than sour--and some faint woody musty notes. Mouthfeel was bubbly and champagne-like with a slight acidic/dry finish. Overall this was not all that complex of a lambic... I kind of wanted more intensity and more SOURNESS... plus it was a bit on the expensive side. But good stuff nonetheless, worth trying at least once.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2007
Hazy red, no head. Aroma is soapy with a tart raspberry scent. Flavor is very dry raspberry flavor like if it was just a raspberry peel, classic soapy belgian gueze taste. Flavor is a lot drier than I thought it would be tart. What a great gueze with fruit added.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2007
2/25/05. 375 ml. Belgianshop 2002. Hazy red with pink head. Musty sharp lambic aroma with some raspberry undertones . Tart sour Grassy with some raspberry but not as prominant as expected. An odd bitter aftertaste present.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GRM (3920) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2007
Green bottle, 375 ml, 2002, best before 08 03 2008; eye: raspberry, no head, clear; nose: raspberry syrup, raspberry jam, quite sweet; mouth: raspberry, a lot less sweeter than the nose was suggesting, a little acidic, relatively thin, finale of average length in sweet raspberry water, thin, average carbonation FRANAIS Bouteille verte, 375 ml, 2002, meilleure avant 08 03 2008; oeil : framboise, pas de mousse, claire; nez : sirop de framboise, confiture de framboise, trs sucr; bouche : framboise, beaucoup moins sucre que le nez suggre, petit ct acide, relativement mince, finale de longueur moyenne en eau de framboise sucre, corps mince, carbonatation moyenne

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2007
Ruby-red orange pour that looks like a waning sunset. Cloudy body with a significant amount of sediment. Absolutely no head or lacing. The aroma is of fresh raspberries, strawberries, and some funky, sour yeast. The flavor is essentially the same, though everything is a bit intensified. Fresh fruit on the nose seemed to turn to Jolly Rancher type sweet flavors. The sourness of the yeast seemed to strengthen as well. Sweet up front, moving to a quick and dry, fruity finish. The body is slightly watery, though it goes down smooth and is incredibly easy to drink. About as refreshing as a beer can be.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drewbeerme (3919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2007
on draught @ Brussels 9th Belgian Beer weekend. pours clear light red with almost pink head. nose is sweet raspberries. flavor is pretty sweet and something off, raspberries, and an odd wood or earthy note, ahh, i cant get into this. syrupy fake raspberry flavor with fizzy mouth feel and unpleasant finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (5956) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Hazy red body with an off white head. Obviously has a raspberry aroma right off the bat. Sour flavor with raspberry and a little bit of beer taste. Some slight alcohol in the taste as well. As my mother said, this doesnt really taste like beer at all, but it certainly does taste good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - AUG 27, 2007
A thin white forms, especially thin considering the vigorous pour intended to rouse a larger foamy topping. Large bubbled, it fades slowly and only partially. The body is a translucent, dark, rusty orange with red hues, colors normally seen in a mountain sunset. Soft, slowly-flowing carbonation gives this a serene appearance. The aroma is of sultry raspberries, both intense and jammy like a mid-range Australian Shiraz. Light notes of brettanomyces sneak out but are squelched on the way out by sweet sugars and plentiful yeast that still had quite a bit of work to do(this is a pretty fresh bottle). Farmhouse nuances are spread thinly across the aromatic spectrum presented here, only a glimpse of one or two bit of funky castings at a time. The nose is, for the most part, calm and mild, the limiting factor in scoring this aromatic composition that is otherwise lovely. The flavor is a thirst-quenching exercise in equality of multiple facets of an exciting, and now quite vibrant, taste structure. Raspberries are shrouded in sweetness but seem to break through and force an aggressive acidity that is balancing. Yeastiness is poignant and focused - an assault on the back of the throat is imminent. Additions of vinegar spring out, cherry juice notes are light but definitely intrude into the wake of the soft raspberries and their destination. Sweetness and acidity are both medium, tartness medium-low and fleeting. The finish is mostly lightly tart raspberry, lighter yeast, fruit skins and mild vinegar. Where are the farmhouse notes? Well, they are few and far between and show up very late. The mouthfeel is pointedly carbonated, moderately smooth and light-medium bodied, mildly sticky. Decent, pretty drinkable.


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