Countdown to Philly Beer Week, T-minus 12 days: Boon Framboise

By Eric San Juan
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Philly Beer Week, the citywide celebration of suds we wait all year for, kicks off May 30! PW is counting down the days with Eric San Juan's daily spotlight of great craft beers everyone should get to know better.

A framboise is a lambic beer infused with raspberries. In America, the best known is perhaps the heavily sweetened framboise by Lindemans, a sticky brew that has more in common with candy than it does beer. Boon’s take is closer to the more traditional framboise beers served in Belgium, a bubbly, sour brew with a refreshingly tart snap in the finish. The aroma is loaded with acidic raspberries and tartness, but it’s that first sip that you’ll truly remember. Bright fruits, yeasty funk, and a touch of vinegar and acid all give way to a lovely, clean finish. It exists in a nice middle ground between those sweetened beers and aggressively sour beers. If you enjoy fruit beers, you owe it to yourself to swing by Jose Pistola’s and give this a try.

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