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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.


4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BeeriedEyed (211) - USA - JAN 12, 2011
I’m big fan of fruit beer and not a huge fan of New Belgium but this brew tastes awesome. The raspberries are present yet so is the brown ale and both compliment each other well.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Smacky (71) - San Clemente, California, USA - JUN 23, 2003
The color was beautiful, a crimson colored nectar that I could smell even at full arm's length. The nose was of rich, jammy berries with a perfect background of bready malt. The flavors danced in my mouth: a rich yet perfectly acidic effervescence accompanied flavors of sweet, ripe berries and a perfectly balanced caramel-malt richness. Icredible.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sbbrown (1) - , California, USA - DEC 8, 2008 does not count
Great aroma, fresh raspberries come through after even the slightest waft. Good red color when poured in glass. On first sip the fresh raspberries strike the palate, and after a couple seconds the fruit flavor subsides and goes into a pleasant brown ale flavor. These two tastes match each other very well with each sip; it tastes like 2 separate beers, and yet the flavors complement each other at every turn. A great winter beer, recommended!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pubscout (28) - Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2003
You'd be hard-pressed to find something wrong with this magnificent brew. Similarly, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better beer with which to pass a winter's eve. Gets better as it warms!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeoHippie2 (993) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 26, 2012
This is one of the best fruit beers I have ever had. So complex and so delicious! Pours a dark brown with a small head. Lots of raspberry on the nose and a nice malty character too. Fresh raspberries on the palate with a nice malty character shining through in the finish. Such a good brew. Even if you don’t like fruit beer typically, this one is absolutely worth a try.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
lbuttrill (1) - USA - JAN 3, 2007 does not count
One of the few beers I will drink with anything. It is perfect to accompany the holiday treats, but is also great for sipping.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 30, 2003
Sort of like Newcastle ... but much improved and mixed up with some delicious raspberries! The nose smells like a pop-tart and the taste is pretty close. Tastes like it is aged in wood, or maybe the just throw the whole raspberry bush in there. An excellent fruit beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
popkow (286) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Unbelievable pour with ruby brown and off-white head. Perfectly balaned raspberries with malty brown ale. Every year I await if my friend hauls one of these back from Colorado. Crafted with just a hint of sweetness and malt finishes. Recommend serving ice cold, great beer.

4.5
   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!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Krausen (102) - USA - MAR 7, 2005
Very well done, nice earthy rasberry flavor, Medium body is full but not cloying. Some chocolate and malt flavor mingle with the fruit flavor for a wonderful beer.


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