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Frambozen Raspberry Brown Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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Frambozen Raspberry Brown AleFrambozen Raspberry Brown Ale

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834 Ratings
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Ratings: 834
Reviews: 392
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.09%
Wants: 34
Gots: 52 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: kbub6f on 11-03-2001

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

New Belgium Brewing Company--Frambozen Raspberry Brown Ale--12 oz. Bottle.

1998. 5.50% ABV. (4.0 / 5.) Hazy light brown color with a hint of purple. Nice head and lace. Light smooth raspberry flavored body with a hint of dry sweetness. Finishes tart and clean. Hint of Belgian yeast. Sampled 12/14/1998.

2000. 5.50% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Clear bright deep red color. Mild toasted raspberry front with hop notes. Light red head. Sweet mildly toasted raspberry fruit body is smooth rich and tasty. Ends dry with lingering fruit and light spice. Sampled 12/16/2000.

2001. 6.00% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Clear raspberry shaded deep ruby red color. Pink tan head. Medium lace. Mellow rich raspberry chocolate front. Cream raspberry sweet malty mild chocolate body. Complex rich smooth fruit malt. Citrus end. Sampled 11/7/2001.

2002. 6.00% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Brown Ale--Clear dark red brown color. Pink mild lacy head. Rich floral roasted raspberry mild hop front. Zesty raspberry toasted caramel cocoa dry sweet mild citrus raspberry body. Tangy citrus malty hop end. Mild yeast. Sampled 1/8/2003.

2004. 6.50% ABV--16 IBU's. (4.5 / 5.0) Creamy lacy light red head. Clear rich deep ruby color. Floral raspberry hop front. Complex tangy dry rich mild sweet chocolate caramel mellow Belgian spice raspberry body. Crisp spicy mild hop end. Nice! Sampled 11/4/2004.

2005. 6.50% ABV--16 IBU's. (4.0 / 5.0) Mild lacy head. Clear bright ruby red color. Rich tangy raspberry fruit hop front. Clean crisp tangy mild chocolate raspberry citrus body. Tangy mild sweet mild hop mellow Belgian spice end. Sampled 10/14/2005.

2006: 6.50% ABV--16 IBU's. (4.0 / 5.0) Foamy lacy head. Clear thin bright dark ruby red color. Toasted raspberry front. Mild sweet Belgian wheat infused fruit ester toasted body. Tangy mild hop wheat fruit spice end. Odd buds tonight. Still nice. Sampled 11/19/2006.

2007: 7.00% ABV--16 IBU's. (4.0 / 5.0) 6-Pack --$8.49. Tight mild lace head. Clear dark red brown color. Floral mild cocoa raspberry Belgian hop front. Mild tangy dry sweet raspberry toffee ester body. Mild sour citrus hop clean dry end. Well blended. Sampled 11/12/2007.

2008: 6.50% ABV--16 IBU's. (4.5 / 5.0) Big dense foamy lacy rocky pink tan head. Clear rich bright dark red brown color. Rich raspberry cocoa nut front. Mild sweet rich malty slightly sour brown dough raspberry infused smooth tasty body. Puckery clean dry citrus lingering raspberry spice hint end. Sampled 6/23/2009. 6-Pack--$10.99.

2009: 6.50% ABV--16 IBU's. (4.5 / 5.0) Mild lace thin off white head. Clear bright rich dark ruby raspberry brown color. Smooth raspberry Belgian chocolate front. Crisp zesty complex Belgian fruit ester mild sweet malty light cocoa raspberry infused rich delicious body. Clean mild hop dry end. Sampled 11/9/2009. 3 @ $1.69 Each.

2010: 6.50% ABV--16 IBU's. (4.0 / 5.0) Big foamy lacy lasting pink head. Clear bright red raspberry brown rich deep red color. Mild raspberry light toasted cocoa mild hop aromatic front. Zesty crisp dry mild citrus sweet sour hint soft toasted chocolate malt tangy festy smooth raspberry body. Dry clean rich refreshing raspberry citus mild hop end. Rich Seasonal Brown Ale. Sampled 11/11-12/2010 from 6-Pack purchased for $10.99 @ Ballard, Seattle Fred Meyer on 11/11/2010.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into strange tulip type glass -

A: Poured a translucent ruby color with light brown hues,one and half finger head that seemed to hold it's retention ,thick sticky webbing as it subsided,good carbonation.

S: Light raspberry hints with slight malts.

T: Raspberry upfront with a mild creaminess. some sour notes with a decent malt backing,some light chocolate hints as well.

O: Overall this was a light crisp and somewhat refreshing fruit beer,my first fruit beer and although It's not my favorite style I would drink it again as a desert beer or a night cap.

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Frambozen Raspberry Brown Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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