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RATINGS: 668   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DMLINAZ (303) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Pretty smooth; the brown ale and raspberry flavors are reasonably subtle and complement one another. More flavor as it warms.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
ajuan51 (6) - - DEC 13, 2014 does not count
I am confused by the label pronouncing a brown ale, which a pour will only reveal in color only. I was hoping for more malt.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
78samh (173) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2014
12 oz bottle pours a pinkish brown. Fruity aroma of raspberries. Tastes is tart raspberry. A little dry. Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cheap (4198) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2014
On tap at the magic tree. Not a fruit beer, definitely more like a tart sour or wild brew. Mild tart aroma. A darker orange beer color. Decent taste from the start. Not as tart as I was expecting but definitely sour in there. Enjoyable and mild fer sure. Small amount of fruit comes thru after each swig. Little bit of bitterness sets in on the finish. Very goold overall beer experience.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DialSquare (2902) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2014
On tap at Bodega. Clear red pour with thin white-ish head and lazy stick. Aroma of muted fruity, herbal. Tastes of jammy fruit, floral, moderately sweet, just a little tart. Ok.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (4916) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Keg @ Beer Run. Deep reddish Amber pour with a small head. Nose is surprisingly soft. Mellow raspberry meat and some pain au chocolate. Flavor of raspberry purée. Roasted grain. Dried wood. Cocoa. Simple. Almost watery. Hard to believe the ABV advertised. Soft carb.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (2234) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2014
12oz bottle given to me from Ptaz! Pours a purple hued brown color with a purple tinted white head of foam. Aroma of toasted grains and fresh raspberry purée. Taste of toasted grain, fresh sweet and tart raspberries, and some grassiness. More I’m drinking this the more I’m liking it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (643) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2465) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpreo (1747) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Slightly fruity. Definitely a Christmas holiday beer. It would taste great with the family in the evening.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5026) - 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. I’m gonna look for this in bottles...


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