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RATINGS: 657   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Frambozen begins with the aroma of fresh red raspberries, followed by the ripe seductiveness of a fruity brown ale with depth and delicate malt notes. It is deep ruby in color, with flavors just as rich. Every year, New Belgium sends a delegate to the Pacific Northwest to oversee the process of turning freshly picked berries into a pure juice to be added in fermentation. The coming of Thanksgiving at New Belgium is ushered in with the first sighting of our cellar operators scuttling about, covered head to tow in a festive crimson berry wash.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (3529) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours a clear reddish brown with an off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of raspberry and tart apple. Light ot medium bodied. Light carbonation. Tart finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
steve1966 (116) - Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Great raspberry smell out of the bottle upon opening. Taste quick tart raspberry going down but not much of a finish. Not bitter pretty good and enjoyable for the holiday season. Head fades fast no lacing typical of a fruit beer. Reminds me of Pete’s wicked winter ale from about 12 years ago.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mittenator (1375) - Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle on bus en route to MWBF 14. Sweet and fermented aromas. Too sweet and gross.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jayzz (372) - Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Funky malt fruit aroma and cloudy brown color. An interesting flavor with the brown ale base. Not my favorite fruit beer, but original and unique.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gus_west (7) - Idaho, USA - FEB 17, 2014 does not count
Absolutely within a traditional flavor profile. Please give a try and enjoy with pbj or a Spanish goat chorizo, you will not be disappointed.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (4728) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle - Raspberries and toasted malts. Clear dark amber with a bubbly beige head. Raspberry and some malts with a sweet finish. Just raspberry would have been to much, the dark toasted malts gives it a nice depth. Unfortunately this is still not that great.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3942) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle: Red-orange-amber with a short, off-white head. Raspberry/caramel scent. Tart raspberry, malty, sweet toffee taste. Almost a lactic slickness to the body.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niko100 (2033) - Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Nice copper/ruby color; Medium body; Aroma of sweet malt, raspberries, & some floral; Flavor of slight sweet malt, fruit (notably berries), and caramel; Dry finish; Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajtrupp (279) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Without the raspberry it would be a good brown ale in its own right. The raspberry quickly comes 3/4th of the way through the drink and doesn't overstay its welcome. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
homebrewgeek (35) - Frederick, USA - JAN 28, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2014 Very good overall...one of my overall. Favorites, one of 3 beers that started me into. Home brewing


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