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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (2114) - 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 (541) - 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 (135) - - 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 (444) - 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 (6123) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kchampagne (111) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Had this one out of the bottle from Sportstown in Orlando. Pours an amber color with a tan head with a touch of pink. The taste was not over powered by raspberries which allowed for it to resemble a brown ale in some sense. It was a nice balance.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2013 Merry Christmas! 12oz bottle poured into my New Belgium globe glass. Pours a clear reddish brown color with a medium whitish pink head that leaves good lacing. Smells of raspberries and bready malt.Tastes of raspberries with a bit of sourness and Is malty. Mouthfeel is medium, creamy, and chewy with a dry finish. I always look forward to this every holiday season but it typically sells out fast so I haven’t had it for a few years. Great fruit beer.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
boozedude (1909) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 24, 2013
bottle into glass, dark clear red pour with white head, hard o point out aroma, taste is sour raspberry, and some brow sugar, weird, wont do again, but not offensive, jkust not my thing

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcartamdg (2047) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Pours a cherry brown with a thin white head. Aroma of raspberries, malt and a hint of toffee. Taste is a raspberry caramel, sweet and malty with a nice raspberry note. Not bad


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