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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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brandon1989 (239) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2014
pours a ruby red with a medium sized off white creamy head. the aroma is very fruit forward, you can easily pick up the raspberries. the taste is very similar. the taste isn’t too sweet and it doesn’t have the syrupy taste that i find lots of fruit beers to have. however, i cant seem to enjoy beers with fruit added.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zach8270 (3376) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2014
(draft @ New Belgium Brewing - Fort Collins, CO) Dark red pour with a light pink head. Aroma is tart raspberries and a very light hint of chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor isn’t as sweet as I was expecting. More tart fruit that gives way to dry wheat malt middle and a very lightly sweet finish. Different.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5260) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Draft at Trappeze Pub with Linh, Scarlett and Dad. Pours a deep ruby red body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is grain and fruit (berries). Mouthfeel is light and a touch puckering with notes of dry, tart fruit, berries, grain and a touch of mineral earthy character. Easy to drink.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrettTaylor (464) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Poured as a taster at the Ft. Collins site. raspberry, wheat on nose, taste raspberry, sweet, but balanced by the fruit tartness. Megan loves this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (1865) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear ruby red color with not much head. Aroma is just raspberries but it’s pretty nice. Taste is all raspberry too, maybe a little leather and metallic notes. Light sweetness. Slightly tart in the finish. Solid raspberry fruit beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HuskerTan (463) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle. A- Raspberry, berries, toast. A- Dark red color, dark liquid, white head. T- Raspberry, wheat, raisins, slightly sweet. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish. O- A good unique brown ale. The raspberry works well in it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dave11899 (23) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Poured from a 12oz bottle. Pours amber to burgundy with a sight white head. Aroma is fruity with strong tartness. Taste is immediately berry flavored with similar tart components. Smooth mouthful with low carbonation. Lingering tart/malt between sips. Overall this is a new take on a Belgian lambic with an American twist. Glad I tried one bottle... Not going to be a repeat for me yet I will recommend for someone looking for this style.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TH28 (103) - - DEC 29, 2013
Appearance is a clear, deep ruby red, with a small white foam cap. Aroma is some toasted, nutty malt, with a distinct berry. Taste starts with a slightly toasted malt and quickly gives way to an intense raspberry, cherry, and slight raisin character. Mouthfeel is light to medium with low carbonation. Very dry. Finishes on the maltier side, with some lingering tartness from the raspberry

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnyoski (431) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle. Rusty, amber color with a small off white head. Aroma is primarily sweet raspberry. Initial flavor is sweet malts before a semi tart, raspberry juice finish. The tartness does not linger too long so it leaves the palate clean. Average carbonation with a syrupy texture. Worth checking out if you’re a fan of a balanced fruit beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2013
12/28/13. 12oz bottle from Chan’s in Destin. That a loon? That is no loon. Oh well. Here goes. Clear red brown pour with a small khaki head that fades. Light, sweet raspberry on the aroma, some biscuit and chocolate, huskiness, and seltzer water. Mild flavor, sweet raspberry, not too much, chocolate, biscuit graininess. Not bad.


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