Frambozen Raspberry Brown Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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3.73/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Ruby. Ruby. Ruby.
Do you recall, the most famous ruby of all?
Aroma of hard, bitter rasberry--crunched in one's molars--brings forth an autonomic jaw-tightening reflex.
First sip is disappointing, as raspberry foreplay is totally dashed by brown ale toasted malts, etc. [kinda' the brown/amber-ale-reskinned-as-a-Christmas-beer switcheroo going on here.].
Fruits come back for mid-field double play, and resulting in that quintessential Belgian quality:
This is too American tasting, and too freaking cultured a fermentation, to come anything close to a good Kreik or -Bozen. But, as it stands, it's a good fruit beer that can actually serve as a gateway into the micro scene--where many a tired concoction has failed miserably in the past.
I would like to see NB pursue this baby into full, North American, fermee spontenee glory.
Serving type: bottle
12-20-2003 23:29:23 | More by DarthMalt
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