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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kchampagne (105) - 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 (506) - 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 (1677) - 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 (1877) - 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

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
harrymel (1481) - 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, it’s fleeting in presence and is quite disappointing. M: Thin with low carb and wet finish. O: Meh, likely won’t have again. Might be good warm (as in, 100 degrees with a little honey jager in it). Serving type: bottle 12-05-2011

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EtTuCthulhu (1006) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
uhclem (360) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2013
On tap at Old Chicago. This is the best fruit beer I have tasted. The aroma is a perfect blend of raspberries and malt, and the taste just reinforces it.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
commonmac (266) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle purchased at Four Firkins. Unexpected fruit beer for a Sat night. I really wanted to hate it but it just wasn’t that bad. No head or lacing to be found. Smells like raspberry...obviously. Taste follows suit. Honestly doesn’t taste much like a beer. Starts better than it finishes...kind of falls off the table. I guess if you have to drink a fruity beer, this one could be OK.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (656) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
12 oz bottle served in a pint glass. Pours dark amber red with a medium thick fizzy white head. Aroma is rich cereal malt with pleasant floral berry fruit notes. Taste is thin light caramel malt with mild juicy raspberry and cherry notes. Faint natural sourness on the finish. Simple brown ale; but with nice fresh berry flavors without being too sweet or cloying. Would be a perfect dessert beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lamas (1347) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle. Best before: 02/23/14. Mine says 6.5% ABV. Pours a clear ruby with a thin quartz head. The aroma is made up of raspberries, caramel, sweet cereal grains, Sweet Tarts, some lemons, and a hint of nuts. Thin to medium-bodied on the way down with a relatively high level of effervescence. A touch of caramel and some sweet cereal graininess starts things off taste-wise. The slightest touch of earthy/nutty qualities in the middle. Lots of tart & tangy raspberries and some sour lemons finish things off. A tasty dessert beer.


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