Boon Framboise

355 mL bottle, Total Wine, Perimeter, Atlanta, GA, USA. $8.99 for the pleasure. Corked and caged. SB 59 on the cork. Best before 06.03.2012.
The look is NOT the strongest part of this beer. Poured into the l’Abbaye Brasserie des Rocs chalice, the fizziess is short lived and leaves absolutely no lace or head. The color is a murky, dirty, brownish magenta. Not that attracive at ALL, but it does seem to get more pink as it warms and less volume is present in the glass.
The nose offers some light raspberry but the oak seems to dominate.
The tastes are where this beer shines for me. A lovely combo of sweet and sour with the dominant flavor being the bitter, dry notes of raspberry seeds. Fruit is strong, but magnificently balanced with acidity. Again the raspberry seeds come through strong with some nice sourness.
This is a VERY approachable fruit lambic that gets away from sweetness and gives the drinker a real sense of what a genuine fruit lambic should do.
Lovely, a great beer to put into my regular rotation.

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02/22/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.0 %
Appearance: 2.5
Taste: 5
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.38
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