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RATINGS: 686   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
patricks110 (2673) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
Quite good for a mashup. Pours a light, translucent amberish brown with a finger of bright white head that dies instantly. The aroma is covered in raspberry fruit notes and light toffee/cara malts. A bit sweet in the middle with raspberries and caramel malts predominant. The finish is flat and sweet with raspberries throughout.

2.3
ajuan51 (246) - - DEC 13, 2014
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
78samh (288) - 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
cheap (6090) - 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
DialSquare (5131) - 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
jackl (8425) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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
Ed5388 (3488) - 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
andrewje41 (4260) - 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
Beergeek23322 (2643) - Chester, 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
bpreo (2943) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Slightly fruity. Definitely a Christmas holiday beer. It would taste great with the family in the evening.


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