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RATINGS: 655   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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TH28 (120) - - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnyoski (442) - 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 youíre a fan of a balanced fruit beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (6082) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2013
12/28/13. 12oz bottle from Chanís 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kchampagne (107) - 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.

   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 havenít had it for a few years. Great fruit beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
boozedude (1851) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcartamdg (2022) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Best by: 24FEB12 A: brown with a finger of pink tinged foam which falls to a mirrored surface in minutes. No lace. Excellent clarity. S: Smells like raspberries, sugar, and the slightest hint of classic brown ale. T: Tastes like a brown ale with raspberry effervescence. Really delicate in the frambozen realm if you ask me, itís fleeting in presence and is quite disappointing. M: Thin with low carb and wet finish. O: Meh, likely wonít have again. Might be good warm (as in, 100 degrees with a little honey jager in it). Serving type: bottle 12-05-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EtTuCthulhu (1072) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - DEC 17, 2013
The color of this beer is a really pretty auburn with a medium off-white head with a reddish tint. The aroma is a strong raspberry scent, and the taste is mkldly sweet and a touch sour. The palate fuses an average carbonation, medium body, slick and thin texture, and a sweet finish.

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