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


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RATINGS: 1026   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2008 Bottle at Delirium, Brussels. Deep raspberry red, head quickly dissipates to a thin albeit lasting film. Aroma is the most beautiful combination of raspberries and lambic. The inital taste of raspberries (real ones) is quickly matched by an assertive lambic character and the sweet-sour balance is knife-sharp. The dry, crisp finish has me reaching for my wallet so as to assure that I always have one of these lying around at home.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2006
1997!! Majestic raspberry nose, hazy brown, floaties, seeds too. Full raspberry flavour, like a compote. Tart, sweet, dry yet refreshing. Fantastic! Thanks for sharing Dave Steen!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 7, 2006
Vintage 1997. Dark, stormy with black seeds, hazy amber. Superb fruit raspberry nose, juicy, organic garden. Nose is gentle touched with sour breeze just makes this nose so much fuller. After sip you will notice soft fruity sweetness, with raspberry so well carved and preserved here. Finis was a bit short witch could be due to its age. Still great fruit drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2006
Deep reddish colour with a thin white head. Raspberry fruity aroma with a weak yeasty note. Flavor starts sweet and fruity and ends on a tart yeasty note.
Earlier Rating: 9/14/2005 Total Score: 3.6
Vintage 2000 edition. Clear reddish colour with a big foamy pink head. Tart fruity aroma with sweet raspberry hints. Sweet raspberry flavor, short dry light tart finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregClow (3244) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2006
Bottle shared with the usual suspects - 1997 vintage. Courtesy of Dave. Hazy, dull brown with tons of floaties and a very wispy head. Fantastic aroma of overripe raspberries, funky yeast, wood and a bit of cheese. Flavour starts with a surprisingly fresh raspberry flavour, with is quickly joined by some must and funk, leading to a lingering tart & acidic finish. Mouthfeel is thick and sticky, obviously well aged. Very fine stuff - thanks for sharing, Dave!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2006
Vintage 2004. Graet deep-red color, copperisch and with a warm orange glow. Nice white, slight pinkish head leaving a fine lacing. Very fruity and expressive aroma with hints of sweet apple, red forrest berries, cherries, mullberries and overripe raspberries. It also has touches of musty tree bark, sous bois, some mint, old bourgundy wine, nectarine peaches and refreshing hops in the nose. The taste is fruity and keeps a good balance between sweet fruits (Berries, apples, and ripe stonefruits) the herbal bitters and the complex earthy accents. The afthertaste is very tastefull and the beer has a nice soury crispyness that counters the sweetness of the ripe red fruits and the refreshing herbalness of the well dosed hops. It has a great potential to age.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6379) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2006 Bottle (750ml 1997 vintage). Shared with GregClow, tupalev, DougShoemaker, mds, Radek and others. Poured murky deep amber-orange with a small drizzly off-white head, tons of black seed-like floaties. Oh gawd, what a lovely aroma - initially fresh creamy raspberries, richly yeasty, a little dusty and a hint of sourness creeping in with peppery yeast notes as it warmed - this is 9 years old? Wow. The taste was pretty much the same, fresh berries, a bit creamy and funky, very yeasty, a little sticky-sweet to start but it finishes with some bitterness. Has a thick, creamy, sticky, syrupy mouthfeel - a wonderful treat, thanks for the share of your last bottle from a long-hoarded case of 97, Dave S.
Earlier Rating: 1/31/2006 Total Score: 3.4
Bottle (355ml). Poured fizzy medium-deep clear pink-red with a very small white quick-diminishing head. Aroma of off-dry reisling, fresh tart raspberries, yeast and spices (cloves and cinnamon at least) - slightly funky, but mostly fruity. Tastes the same - theres sweetness to it, but well balanced by the tartness - no detectable alcohol - nothing special but very nice. Mouthfeel is syrupy and lightly fizzy, not a complicated beer but enjoyable - another to add to the "patio" list. Wish it were more sour and yeasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldMrCrow (2418) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2006
Bottle purchased 2005, sampled in June 2006.

Pours a deep raspberry red, elegant with a nice fine head.

The aroma is dominated by rich raspberry syrup as you might find over cheesecake at a first-rate restaurant. It also provides hints of vinegar and a definite twist of barnyard funk.

The raspberries come on strong on the front side of the taste, and the beer is initially sweet, flirting with too sweet before the flavor turns, bringing forth a tart and markedly dry, woody, and plenty of barnyard (never overwhelming). The mouthfeel is sparkling, refreshing, rich early, crisp late, all around very nice on a hot summers day.

Thi s is really, really good. Its maybe a mark too sweet for my personal preference, but its a very fine beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2006
Very happy to see this around again. Nice blend of fruit and barnyard pungence in the aroma. Russet color with a pretty good head. Syrupy raspberry sits atop some oaky barnyard funk, with a surprisingly bitter finish that borders on medicinal. Tasty, sort of a compromise between the bracing acidity of Cantillon and the syrupy fruit focus of Lindemans.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4686) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2006
Bottle. Muddy reddish beer with a mild head. The aroma is dulled strawberry and the flavour is initially vinous, then sour, then strawberry and then bitter. Overall a pleasant beer but not as good as I was expecting.

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