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RATINGS: 692   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (1195) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2014
12 oz bottle pour. Pours a reddish color with a sweet, sugar, red raspberry aroma. Sugary sweet fruit and berry flavor. Cherry and raspberry. Sweet berry flavor all the way through the finish. Not a while lot more than that. Overall a tasty beer. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2596) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2014
11/23/2014. From bottle. Reddish hue with a white head. Raspberry aromas with malt. Sweet raspberry flavors, some earthy tones mid palate. Nice seasonal brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpreo (1984) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Slightly fruity. Definitely a Christmas holiday beer. It would taste great with the family in the evening.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5493) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2014
4 oz draft pour at Churchkey. Poured a clear ruby color with a small off-white head. Aroma was raspberries, light spices, very holiday like. Flavor was nice semi-sweet, semi-tart raspberries. Girlfriend thought it tasted a bit like juice. Pretty tasty. Im gonna look for this in bottles...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markducommun (331) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle into a tulip at New Belgium Hub, at DIA. Crystal clear red, with the slightest brown tinge. Light, whitish head. Bright raspberries, light honey. Some bitterness, some lighter sweetness. Fair amount of carbonation, some acidity, quite effervescent. Lighter body. Reasonably long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (2976) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2014
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey. Ruby with off-white head. Aromas of respberries, light herbs and spices. Tastes of raspberries, light spices, herbal and floral notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Nicely balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
csaso (1614) - Missouri, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Tap - good size foamy head, nice dark amber/red color, mild raspberry aroma and flavor, fair malty backbone - ok overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6760) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"a little more tart than say...a Lost Coast Raspberry Brown, which is both good and bad. I think this beer is more complex (due to the secondary fermentation), but LC is richer. Overall, this was a pleasant, ruby-brown colored ale. Nice head retention, decent aroma, sweet mouthfeel and finish, but not overly so."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1476) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2014
As much of a problem I have generally speaking with fruit beers, I cant seem to quit this one. I look forward to it every season, and Im looking forward to it this year. I will buy a 12-pack, and rotate it in with dark and malty winter brews for its tart freshness and warming finish. Great hops. And few beers Id rather have in my glove while grilling something nice and fatty out behind the house in seasonable temperatures. A nostalgic, festive favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (2523) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a reddish brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma is berries and some maltiness. Flavor is raspberry jam with toffee or caramel. Slightly sweet. Some slight tartness also. Sort of a vanilla ice cream with raspberry sauce and caramel - with a hint of alcohol. Nice beer.

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