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RATINGS: 655   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.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Emeister84 (1038) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Aromas of raspberries, caramel, and raisins. Dark ruby with a white head that retains decently. A little sweet with raspberry and raisiny flavors in the forefront, balanced by drier, tart flavors. Medium body, average carbonation, finish is pretty clean.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - 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."

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1400) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2014
As much of a problem I have generally speaking with fruit beers, I can’t seem to quit this one. I look forward to it every season, and I’m 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 I’d rather have in my glove while grilling something nice and fatty out behind the house in seasonable temperatures. A nostalgic, festive favorite.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (1683) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sitzds (299) - - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle poured into shaker pint. Courtesy of Tim that night I didn’t have the right channel for the ’Hawks game and we watched Trav’s skiing video w/Kristy. Medium red-brown body with tan head and a few patches of lace. Aroma is dominated by toasted malt and raspberry. Taste is slightly tart raspberry, sweet toasted malt, hints of cocoa and nut on the swallow. Medium body, soft creamy texture, moderate carbonation, dry finish with lingering tartness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jojojam (65) - Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Pours a beautiful clear ruby red one finger head in a NB tulip glass. Head remains and so does the lacing. Pretty clean aroma although ripe raspberries are present. Mouthfeel is very light and soft. A huge amt of the raspberries appears on the swallow. This dates beer (Feb '14) exceeded my expectations. Can't want to try a fresh one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1421) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Pours a reddish brown color with off-white head. Lots of raspberry on the nose along with some caramel malt; follows onto the palate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
[Tap] Pours a nut-brown color with a nice cream colored head. Mild fruit and marmalade in the aroma. Sweet raspberry, peach, floral hops, toffee and toasted bready taste. Slightly chalky mouthfeel. Not overly sweet, which is nice. Tasting notes from 2/2014.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2014
355ml bottle into a shaker glass; served cold. Aroma: Raspberry jelly. Mild, but definitely fruity and juicy. Appearance: Clear, amber body with a handsome, full head that dissipates at a moderate rate. Moderate-thick lacing. Taste: Raspberry jam. Lots of juicy raspberries. It tastes almost like hard candies. Palate: Medium bodied, very light carbonation. Quick finish and ends on lightly sweet raspberries. Overall: Quite a nice fruit beer. Juicy and delicious.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (3352) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours a clear reddish brown with an off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of raspberry and tart apple. Light ot medium bodied. Light carbonation. Tart finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
steve1966 (107) - Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Great raspberry smell out of the bottle upon opening. Taste quick tart raspberry going down but not much of a finish. Not bitter pretty good and enjoyable for the holiday season. Head fades fast no lacing typical of a fruit beer. Reminds me of Pete’s wicked winter ale from about 12 years ago.


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