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

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RATINGS: 1064   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
fonefan (50011) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2006
Bottle. Vintage 2004. Redish-orange color with a thin white head. Aroma is very strong and loaded with raspberry, raspberry seeds, vanilla, wood and some funky sourness. Amazing flavor, tons of raspberries. Balanced with a slightly sour, funkiness and caramel malt backbone. Sweet and sour at the same time. Lighter body with an almost creamy texture and a dry finish.
Earlier Rating: 11/3/2006 Total Score: 3.6
Bottle (Vintage 2003). Hazy reddish color with a nice light red creamy head. Lots of berrys in aroma and taste. Quite sweet, fresh and a bit dry.

4
yespr (46805) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2008
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy to pale red with a lacing white head. Light woody raspberry aroma. Medium sweet at first with a light wooden note turning into a light acidic note. Finish is light tart and delicate fruity. Light sulphorish note.
Earlier Rating: 7/5/2007 Total Score: 3.9
From 37.5 cL bottle. Pours reddish with light off-white head. Nice citric cherry aroma. Sweet and sour cherry flavoured. Rather dry. Dry cherry sour finish. Very nice.7-4-8-4-16=3.9

3.9
Ungstrup (38154) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2008
Bottled - vintage 2000 sampled May 2008. A hazy amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma is sweet and acidic with notes of raspberries - as though they are not quite ripe, which lends it an acidity. The flavor is sligtly acidic and tart and dominated by raspberries.
Earlier Rating: 9/23/2003 Total Score: 3.9
[Mine had the same name - different label and was only 5.0% ABV - is it the same beer?] A beutiful clear dark red beer with a beutiful pink head though fast disappearing. The aroma is very sweet with notes of cherries? in a framboise? and some sharp notes. The flavor starts rather sweet with good cherry notes (still weird in a framboise), but then the mold, vinegar, sharpness, and metal from the wild fermentation hits - running along the sides of the tongue. The balance between the sharpness and sweetness is unique. All in all a great beer.

3.7
joergen (28772) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2006
Bottle. Clear red coloured with a huge off white head. Acidic aroma of berries and wood. Light acidic flavour with lots of berries and wood. Good lambic.
Earlier Rating: 11/26/2005 Total Score: 3.7
Bottled. Clear red coloured with a huge off white head. Fruity aroma with lots of raspberries with notes of wood and light acidic notes. Flavour is dominated by raspberries with some sweetness and notes of wood and light acidic notes. Dry woody finish.

3.7
anders37 (26857) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2007
Bottle. 2007 vintage. Pours a clear reddish/brown color with a longlasting off-white head with some pink tones in it. Sweet fruity raspberry aroma. Sweet fruity raspberry flavor. Lots of raspberry in the flavor. Sweetish raspberry finish with some tart hints.
Earlier Rating: 12/12/2005 Total Score: 3.5
Deep red in colour with pinkish head. Huge raspberry aroma. Flavor is sweet raspberries, some tartness. Finish is dry and a little sour. Could be a little more sour.

3.9
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2007
Bottled. Hazy murky reddish brown colour with mediumsized white head. Aroma is earth, raspberries and some sourness. Flavour is raspberries, sourness and some earthy notes. Pleasantly balanced and overall very nice.
Earlier Rating: 1/26/2006 Total Score: 3.5
Bottled. Deep red colour, mediumsized reddish head. Aroma of raspberries and sourness. Flavour is sourish sweet with mild raspberry tones coming in, pleasantly balancing up the whole thing. A bit watery to the palate and nicely tickling carbonation.

3.8
Travlr (25556) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2010
750 ml bottle marked 2006. Dark purple color with a medium white head, scant lacing. Lots of fruit in the aroma, with an edge of dustiness. Flavor starts sweet and stays sweeter than expected, with not much complexity; nice dry finish. Decent body. An OK framboise, if you like them on the sweet side.
Earlier Rating: 12/21/2008 Total Score: 3.3
A pretty simple and straightforward raspberry lambic, a bit more lively and sweeter than I expected. Fruit background with some sourness. Not bad.

3.4
cgarvieuk (25391) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2010
bottle on train ... soft but big fruity raspberry nose ... light tart raspberry fruits ... very fruit but nice tart rasp ... but at same time quite sweet
Earlier Rating: 9/5/2008 Total Score: 3.6
Bottle at home 2004 bottle ...hazy red brown,only every so slight woody nose, little tart nice body if not over complex,not oversweet huge rasp finnish

3.5
omhper (25380) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2002
Aged 5 years at the time of sampling. Red-brown. Aroma of over-ripe raspberries, balanced sweetness. Portwine flavour.

3.1
madmitch76 (25101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2012
28th June 2010
Clear dark red beer. Little white head. Light raspberry nose. Semi soft palate, a little dry. Slightly tart raspberry that gets a little sweeter. That’s about that then. Decent fruit beer but one dimensional.


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