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Brewed by Steamworks Brewing Co. (Canada)
Style: Fruit Beer
Vancouver, Canada
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Frambozen is inspired by the centuries old Belgian tradition of brewing beer with raspberries. This high gravity brew undergoes a slow second fermentation with tons of fresh, whole Fraser Valley raspberries. The result is a ruby-red fruit beer with a intense raspberry flavour, a nice tart finish and a luscious pink head.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GRM (2835) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2008
Glass, draught, drank on site on July 27 2008; eye: pale ruby, clear, no effervescence, tiny tan head, a bit of lacing, cherry Kool-Aid; nose: malt, grain, slight raspberry; mouth: malt, grain, slight raspberry, raspberry becomes more present towards the finale, finale in slightly acidic raspberry, slightly grainy texture, medium-thin body, not much carbonation; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Verre, en fût, bue sur place le 27 juillet 2008; oeil : rubis pâle, claire, pas d’effervescence, petite mousse fauve, un peu de dentelle, Kool-Aid aux cerises; nez : malt, grain, très léger framboise; bouche : malt, grain, très léger framboise, framboise devient plus présente vers la finale, finale en framboise légèrement acide, texture légèrement granuleuse, corps moyen-léger, peu carbonatée; en résumé : correct

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 16, 2008
Was not overly impressed with this one. Kind of sweet, not quite to the point of being cloying, but just doesnt have a really pleasant mouthfeel. Lots of fruit sweetness, a bit of tartness at times, but it is all fruit without a substantial malt backbone.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
yarry (527) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2007
Sampled on tap at local brewery. Deeper red then most raspberry beers. Smells like a fruit zinfandel such as boones. Tastes like a fruit zinfandel as well with a boozy kick. More like a strong cider with raspberry notes.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2007
Sweet raspberries in the simple, jammy nose. Opaque red body is topped by a low white head that recedes rapidly to ring. Lightly tart wheat flavour with plenty of residual sweetness and raspberries. Long sweet fruity aftertaste. Light body with moderate carbonation. Sampled on tap at the brewpub as CapFlu ran to catch the float plane.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (12675) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2006
On tap at Steamworks, Vancouver. Clear red/brown colour with thin pinky white head. Raspberry aroma. Very raspberry fruit. Hint of sourness. Raspberry fruit in mouth leads to very moderate sourness and then if falls away towards the end. Rapsberry fruit syrup continues throughout. Bit over carbonated. Lacks a bit of malt structure.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CapFlu (4369) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2006
(Draught) The dissipated, white, foamy head strings to the glasses circumfrance and jammy red clouded body sits astool. Very sweet raspberry aroma melds into a more toned and citrus flavoured, Benadryl-inspired sour cherries cough syrup. Elixir textured medicine meets lemon juice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2005
GCBF. Pours a light reddish colour. Raspberries in the nose. Tastes of raspberries and malt, medium tartness and crisp carbonation.Well concealed alcohol. Quite tasty.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2005
Sampled this with Oakes. He loved it, it seemed, I could barely choke it down. Too, too bitter!! Gah gah gahyha. That’s what I said when I drank it. But I drank it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (11866) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2005
Bright red colour. Slightly candyish raspberry aroma. Fruity, lively flavours, with a trace of alcohol for dryness. Tart, juicy finish. Not balanced, but it has good body and a very fresh raspberry character owing to the use of whole fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8216) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2004
Bright ruby red colour with a thin slightly pink head. Sright sweet raspberry aroma with the pronounced bitterness of raspberry seeds. Flavour shows lots of raspberry on the front with a burst of tart tannins in the middle before a short acidic finish. Very interesting, if somewhat thin body. Tasty brew, but not all that complex.


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