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RATINGS: 698   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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3.4
fonefan (49341) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2011

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ home.

[ Courtesy of Secret Santa ]. Clear medium to dark red color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity - berry, light raspberry. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, light acidic and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, wood, tart raspberries, berry, chocolate - roasted notes. Body is medium to light, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20110120]

3.9
Travlr (24781) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Bottle. Clear maroon color, large thick beige head. Nice fruit aroma. Taste is sour and bitter fruit. Great body. Nice.

3.1
mcberko (17837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2011
12 oz. bottle, split with manuchampions, Matts_Property and uhlan, pours a mellow maroon / amber with a small tan head. Aroma of sweetened raspberries (nothing artificial here), toasted nuts somewhere underneath and a hint of rose-like red wine. Flavour of sweetened raspberries, slight tartness, with no discernible qualities of a brown ale underneath. A bit watered down, with a sort of a vinous quality on the finish. Missing punch / depth, but it’s quite enjoyable for the style.

3
Oakes (17676) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2002
Dark reddish-brown; aroma like a raspberry tart - very sweet and fruity. Fresh, seedy berry flavours at the beginning, but then giving way to the more confectionary aspects before finishing up sweet & sour. Brown ale not as present as I prefer in the style, which leaves it overall too candyish.

3.3
jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle I got as an extra in a trade a long time ago from someone I can’t remember. Pours dark brown with off white head. Nose and taste of raspberries, caramel, berry juice and grainy malt. Some cocoa. Lighter medium body. Soft carbonation.

2.1
brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 8, 2011
A: The pour seems to be amber mixed with ruby with a short lived off-white head. S: Not a good nose at all. Seems to be a combination of metal, fake raspberry, raspberry syrup, chocolate, corn, and vegetables. Just quite the array of aromas, here. T: The flavor is not any better. Lots of sugar and raspberry syrup. There’s also a soda water flavor to it. It’s watery overall and sort of like a raspberry flavored snow cone. M: The body is on the light side of medium with a moderate level of carbonation. D: Sorry New Belgium, this is just not good.

3.2
Ferris (15275) - 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.

3.3
bhensonb (15194) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 11, 2007
An aroma of raspberries. Also malt, but not so much as the fruit. Beautiful ruby red color with a lasting white head; which laces. Starts with raspberry, medium mouthfeel, malt moves around, but first, last and always there is raspberry. The malt melts away, and the finish is dry. Whether the bitter ending (moderate) is hop or raspberry is a question. There is a herbal note in the finish.

3.2
Ratman197 (14838) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2005
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a clear dark reddish brown with a large lasting tan head. Aromas of raspberry and cocoa. Palate was light bodied, smooth and a bit tart. Flavors of raspberry and a bit of cocoa with a smooth slightly tart finish.

3.2
djd07 (14508) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy amber with a small white head leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is rasberry malt. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet rasberry and tart finish. Easyto drink a good fruit beer from New Belgium.


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