Monday, September 24, 2018

Framboise Boon

Fill date: 2016

Judged to 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines for: 23F Fruit Lambic

AROMA: Moderately strong authentic raspberry presence. Jam-like, but without added sugar or overt sweetness. Natural terroir character is present with slight earthy/woody/countryside notes. Subtle tart/sour implication. No hops (none needed). 10/12

APPEARANCE: Beautiful magenta hue (17-22 SRM). Slightly hazy body. Large pinkish foam at first, mostly dissipates. 3/3

FLAVOR: Palette is nearly opposite of the nose as it is the natural Brett/terroir taste which dominates the palette with the raspberry being much more subtle. Light sourness immediately followed by raspberry jam-like flavor (sans sugar). Strong Brett sensation of tartness, some lactic acidity, and earthy/countryside flavors. Finishes tart and dry with just a faint raspberry note. The fruit and microbiota complement each other well, though the fruit flavor is quite diminished after only two years. 14/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; high carbonation. Refreshing and dry with a tartness in the aftertaste. Drinks and feels much lighter than 5% ABV, though. Overall drinkability is high. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Lovely authentic lambic base with classic terroir character. Just a little disappointed the raspberry faded so much already. 8/10


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