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RATINGS: 651   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3401) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niko100 (1923) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajtrupp (217) - 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

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2411) - Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2014
12 ounce bottle into signature globe glass, best before 2/23/2014. Pours crystal clear deep ruby red color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of tart raspberry, raspberry skin, caramel, toast, light chocolate, brown bread, herbal, floral, and herbal earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of raspberry fruit, dark/bready malt, and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of tart raspberry, raspberry skin, caramel, toast, brown bread, light chocolate, herbal, floral, and herbal earthiness. Light fruit tartness on the finish; with lingering note of raspberry, caramel, toast, brown bread, light chocolate, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of raspberry fruit, dark/bready malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/fruit balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, lightly creamy, and slightly syrupy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice fruited brown ale. Good balance and robustness of raspberry, dark/bready malt, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (5899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2014
12oz bottle, shared by b3shine. Best by: 23/feb/14. Nice clear dark red color. thin pink off-white head, kind of bubbly. Dots of lace. Medium body, kind of soft lighter carbonation. Lightly slick. Moderate sweet, kind of tangy, light tart taste. Raspberry syrup, caramel malt in the aroma. Alright, kind of sweet syrupy fruit beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5135) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle to tulip (shared with DrSilverworm). Looks good; a transparent cherrywood with off-white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of semi-sweet malt and raspberries. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Solid beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rbrazell (1572) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle from ABC Betton. Clear ruby pour with a small white head that fades to a ring. Light aroma, toast and toffee malts, faint fruitiness and flowers. Raspberry flavor on the front of the tongue with light tartness fading into toffee and toasted malts with a quick, empty finish. It could be so much more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Busick (352) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2014
I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed this brew. Makes me feel like I am starring in A Christmas Carol... maybe just saw Tiny Tim excel at something he didn’t think he could, which deserves a good brew and this one fits that description!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4028) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Good yoked longneck, OK label. Clear, burgundy-tinged brew, thin filmy head. An unusual aroma that was intially sour and starchy malt, giving way to a sweeter and more caramelized cranberry affair - complex. Not too sweet, nice raspberry/cranberry flavors, woody, lightly hopped but a spicy bitterness. Medium to slightly light body. Lambic-ky, sour finish. ABC, Betton.

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