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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.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zamboni42 (10) - USA - OCT 10, 2005
Taste tested this alongside "Lineman’s Framboise Lambic". This one actually tasted like beer in comparison. Raspberry flavor is much subtler and still lets the tasty brown ale come through. The lindeman’s, on the other hand, tastes like soda pop IN COMPARISON. Lindemans is fruity, but not overly so and a damn good beer. But comparatively, the raspberries here are much more understated. Nice beer.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jojojam (56) - 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 (1222) - 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 (2422) - 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 (3020) - 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 (100) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mittenator (1213) - Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle on bus en route to MWBF 14. Sweet and fermented aromas. Too sweet and gross.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jayzz (293) - Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Funky malt fruit aroma and cloudy brown color. An interesting flavor with the brown ale base. Not my favorite fruit beer, but original and unique.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gus_west (7) - Idaho, USA - FEB 17, 2014 does not count
Absolutely within a traditional flavor profile. Please give a try and enjoy with pbj or a Spanish goat chorizo, you will not be disappointed.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (2940) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle - Raspberries and toasted malts. Clear dark amber with a bubbly beige head. Raspberry and some malts with a sweet finish. Just raspberry would have been to much, the dark toasted malts gives it a nice depth. Unfortunately this is still not that great.


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