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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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BA SCORE
82
good

712 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 712
Reviews: 372
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.05%
Wants: 32
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 11-03-2001)
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

2.89/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: pours a brownish red. looks brownish with garnet hues. a small tannish head that fades quickly to a lacing on the sides

Smell: raspberry first and the strongest. weaker nutty/ chocolate malts are there but quite hidden

Taste: opens up with raspberries, sweet and just a touch on the tart side. followed up by some slightly chocolatey and nutty malts. the malt is quite light in the taste. raspberry come off a bit too strong

Mouthfeel: fairly syrupy. otherwise a bit sweet.

Overall: Like a few of new belgium beers, I love the idea but it doesn't fall quite where i want it.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 23:26:44 | More by SportsandJorts
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winomark

Missouri

2.9/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Medium brown color with hints of red. Head has a pinkish hue.

Aroma: Quite fruity, with a sweet raspberry aroma that dominates. Some malt present.

Taste: Raspberry tartness attacks the palate. Slightly sour. Brings back old memories as a winemaker. Dry, tart finish.

Mouthfeel: Coating, but not syrupy. Lots of tart and fruity tines throughout. Lingering finish.

Drinkability: Not a favorite of mine, but worth trying. Hope you like raspberries more than malt and hops to really enjoy this one.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2003 14:44:53 | More by winomark
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Padron4KM

Arizona

2.93/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle. Best before Jan 2007. Well worn copper penny color.
Small tan head with a pink tint.

Decadent raspberry chocolate cake aroma.

Raspberry flavor starts out nice, a little sweet a little tart, but quickly becomes cloying.

Body is thin.

Decent beer, but it becomes a little to sweet to drink more than one.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2006 03:48:34 | More by Padron4KM
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midworken

Nebraska

2.93/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A deep, dark red body giving way to a creamy red head. These colors really let you know what lies inside...
Upfront aromas of juicy, tart raspberries - overpowering other flavors that come through.
Taste is overly sweet. Raspberries are overpowering here as well. I'll try letting it warm up a bit more... nope - the "beer" part of this still isn't showing through. More of a juice than a beer. The beer in this brew is more of a medium to carry the raspberry flavor, it's a bystander who watches the raspberry take all the glory. I would like to see a more harmonious existence between the beer and raspberry. The taste appeals to a specific crowd of beer drinkers (which is fine), but doesn't necessarily appeal to me. It is tempting to rate this down, but in view that this is a fruit beer, it does deliver decently according to it's style.
Loved the looks of this beer, was OK with the smell and taste. If they are wanting to have the raspberries as the showcase in this beer, they could have still added some spices that would play along with the raspberry to give this beer some more complexity.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 20:20:12 | More by midworken
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HalenRush

California

2.95/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The thing that really jumped out at me about this beer is the color. When held up to the light, it has the most amazing deep red. I'm sure that can be attributed to the raspberry. But can almost be achieved without, like with Sammy Irish Red.

The taste is more strawberry than raspberry, and to me it tasted like strawberry soda. I'm sure it will be a hit with the ladies who think they are beer drinkers. That being said, I didn't think the strawberry flavor was overpowering. It was very pronounced and I couldn't taste the ale, but no, not overpowering.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2008 01:21:24 | More by HalenRush
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mtparty37

Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.4%

01-25-2012 19:39:48 | More by mtparty37
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dertyd

California

3/5  rDev -17.4%

01-12-2014 01:30:34 | More by dertyd
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Jcohen357

Colorado

3/5  rDev -17.4%

12-24-2011 16:08:42 | More by Jcohen357
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Magery

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -17.4%

11-20-2011 05:12:31 | More by Magery
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.4%

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tjkramer95

Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.4%

01-11-2013 23:38:56 | More by tjkramer95
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atomicskier1889

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.4%

12-03-2013 02:35:42 | More by atomicskier1889
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mechanicalprints

Arkansas

3/5  rDev -17.4%

02-20-2012 23:57:36 | More by mechanicalprints
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Geuzedad

Arizona

3/5  rDev -17.4%

06-23-2013 13:41:38 | More by Geuzedad
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EigenBeer

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.4%

02-08-2014 17:49:52 | More by EigenBeer
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Biff_Tannen

Missouri

3/5  rDev -17.4%

12-25-2013 16:36:12 | More by Biff_Tannen
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tubeyes

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.4%

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atone315

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -17.4%

01-15-2012 15:04:07 | More by atone315
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mediajaw

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.4%

01-12-2013 18:23:27 | More by mediajaw
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.4%

01-27-2013 21:06:41 | More by TastyIsBeer
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ChristopherBaker


3/5  rDev -17.4%

03-07-2012 04:25:36 | More by ChristopherBaker
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dav

Missouri

3/5  rDev -17.4%

12-28-2011 14:14:19 | More by dav
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SFC21

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.4%

02-14-2014 03:46:43 | More by SFC21
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Falcone

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.4%

12-20-2013 08:03:50 | More by Falcone
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

03-21-2012 17:26:34 | More by Johnfitts
Frambozen Raspberry Brown Ale from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 712 ratings.