Framboise Boon

Framboise Boon Brouwerij
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
83
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20
Description 

Raspberry lambic was previously a rarity, only produced for a few weeks in the summer. Frank Boon’s Brewery was the first, in the summer of 1976, to revive raspberry lambic preparation. More than 300 grams of fresh raspberries in each litre of lambic give Framboise BOON its fresh, fruity flavour. The young lambic supports the flavour from the raspberries, but it is the latter which dominate, not the lambic. It is the real raspberries which provide the rich flavour. The rosé fruit beer Framboise BOON has an alcohol volume of 5% The 1986 Vintage of Framboise BOON was awarded the “best beer of the year” prize by the “Malt Advocate” US trade journal in 1995!

Profile

ABV: 
5.0%
Judges Review 
Garrick van Buren's picture
Judges Rating:
83
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20

This clear, medium-brown beer with a low persistent head of dusty pink bubbles has a huge, enveloping bouquet of freshly harvested raspberries and rich black cherry. The barnyard notes common in the aroma of other lambics are not present here. The complex aroma leads into a light body, low carbonation, and dark fruit sweetness that is well-balanced by the acidity from raspberries and hints of lactobacillus. This combination creates a dramatic transition in sensations from slightly puckering and subtly astringent to a malty sweet finish with vanilla traces. This fun, easy-drinking fruit lambic insists on joining you on a picnic blanket for an outdoor summer concert accompanied with the creamy earthiness of Cypress Grove's Humboldt Fog.