Frambozen Raspberry Brown Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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3.98/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A- Looking through the glass reveals a ruby gem of a beer. There's a full finger of head and lacing that trails down in spurts like some sort of strange beer language characters.
S- Raspberry is the strongest smell there, but it's by no means superpowered. There's some dark wheat bread crusts, some herbage- rosemary and basil. Hints of maple syrup, but not a ton of this.
T- The taste has stronger raspberry notes, sweet and sour and earthy, and above all fruity- not a super fresh fruit, but maybe closer to a jam, or defrosted frozen fruit. Anyway it's still great fruit notes surrounded by malts and hops. A good bit of malt, like the bread crusts again.
M- Really nice balance- not at all too sweet, good bitterness on the back of the tongue with some lemony/ citrus/ roses type hop flavors.
O- One of the most balanced fruit beers I've had. You really taste the "this is a beer that was built around this fruit, but it's still a beer" rather than "here's a fruity beer". Nice job
Serving type: bottle
12-28-2011 06:32:32 | More by zdk9
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