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RATINGS: 670   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2004
Bottle poured a dark, dark red with a small white head and no lacing. Strong fruity aroma with a rich heavy flavor of overripe dark raspberrys that lay heavy on the palate, bitter finish. Great beer for the Christmas season!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 20, 2004
Bottle. Brownish color with a nice beige head. Raspberry and sweet chocolate aroma. Cocoa and raspberry flavor. Medium body, easy to drink. Reminds me a bit of the raspberry cream sees candy. Just enough tartness and sweetness to make it well balanced and to give some depth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8575) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2004
Dark garnet beer with a thick pink-tinted head that lasts and lasts. Aroma is all raspberry, some sweet chocolatey malt underneath the fruitiness as well. A bit of alcohol comes through in the nose. Flavour is beautiful, sweet chocolate and spice on the front followed by a long sweet raspberry flavour that extends into even more chocolate on the finish. Tastes like chocolate covered berries. A bit of tartness prevents this from getting cloying. Nice brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2004
Appearance: lovely dark garnet hued, with a fine, dun-colored head atop, settling swiftly down. Aroma: wonderful! Sweet, yet tart, like chocolate-covered berries, beautiful, complex, and brilliant. Taste: bright and tangy, full of gorgeous fruity flavor and lush texture. Tasrtness first, then sweet, and very, very mellow. Frombozen here has the distinct advantage over raspberry lambics of having this brown ale base to it, making it sturdier, tastier. The raspberries blend well with the ale, doesn’t stick out so terribly much, aiding drinkability. A remarkable notion, excellently executed!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - DEC 16, 2004
Pours a very nice deep and clear red in color, also a nice smooth creamy head on top, grey in color, aroma smells of cream and some fruitiness, a very tasty brew, sweet with the raspberry then turning tart and a nice smooth creamy full bodied taste, nicely hopped.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2548) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2004
Got this one thanks to Snowtiger. Pours out a brown color with reddish tones and no head to speak of. It has a really good aroma that smells like chocolate raspberry cake . The taste is very good and very well balanced, a great after dinner beer for the holiday seasons.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2004
Toasted cracker, raspberry, cocoa, anise in the aroma. Clear red with thin white head. Full palate. The flavors are muddled with some earth, some chocolate, a bit of tartness and some astringency. Slightly chalky.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2004
Found this bottle stuck in my fat tire 6pack...thank you somebody for switching a few up. Cherrywood color is about right. Really taste the raspberries as it goes down. Very nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2004
Clear deep garnet pour with a pinkinsh head. shared with DYC. The head dissipates fast. Sour raspberry aroma. Nice splash of raspberry to start, some sourness. Middle starts to sweeten with malts, some hints of chocolate to finish. Not sweet, as I would have imagined.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 2, 2004
12oz bottle BBD 05/04/05 6.5%ABV on bottle. Interesting red color. Smells of rasperries and malt. Drinks tart with a light body, but a thick lingering feeling. Raspberries and alcohol at the back. OK, but kinda boring and one-dimensional. I’d rather have a lambic.


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