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RATINGS: 653   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (689) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lamas (1360) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UkrainPubCrawler (105) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Beautiful reddish-brown hue. Nice foamy head. The raspberry flavor is delicious. Give it a try you won’t be disappointed!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Danyel (762) - Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear red, with off-white head. Smells slightly belgiany with a strong raspberry aroma. Has a very raspberry flavor with a slight nuttiness to it. Touch of sourness on the finish, not much though. Overall, a decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
That1Guy (1934) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2013
12 oz bottle pours a clear, brilliant ruby with a small white head. Aroma is raspberries, a little isovaleric, a little ethyl acetate, but all of the aromas complement each other. Flavor is raspberry, but not so much that you forget you’re drinking beer. Light bodied considering the abv. Crisp, clean, very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dlihcsnatas (293) - Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Somehow the last bottle of this got pushed to the very back of the fridge. So to start out with the bottle I am using for this review is about a year old. With that said... A light brown brew with small head that dies off to a lace fairly quick. Smells of fruit and bread, sorta like a fruit cake. Taste is dry, caramel, rasberries, not the best thing I have ever had but interesting. Last time I tried this like a say was a year ago. Can’t remember how this was then so not sure if this aged well or not. It’s not bad but not something I would like to have again. Sorry, when I drank it last year for some reason I did not make any notes about it. May have been better when it was fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (2183) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2013
12 oz bottle. Deep red and clear with a pinkish white head. Aroma is mostly raspberry fruitiness with floral, toasty, earthy and woody notes. Similar flavor with a nice malt presence, nuts, caramel, light chocolate. Tart and kind of sweet, pretty easy to drink with a semi-dry finish. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2140) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Pours a straight amber color with light-to-no head. Raspberry and toasted malt aroma. Balanced raspberry and malty roast flavor. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Reddish brown with a quickly fading off-white head. Aroma of raspberries, caramel and bready malt. Taste of raspberries, light caramel and sweet malt with a dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2013
12oz single bottle at home - Pours a gorgeous, clear crimson red color with a fizzy off white head. Aroma is faint fruit and a little sulfur. Flavor and body are subtle and thin. Tart cherry / raspberry notes are nice, the finish is dry and a little boring. The label says raspberry brown ale which I find a little misleading seeing that in appearance and flavor this beer has nothing to do with a brown ale. Not much going on here but it’s not a bad beer by any means.

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