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Frambozen Raspberry Brown Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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787 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 787
Reviews: 380
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.05%
Wants: 34
Gots: 40 | FT: 1
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a New Belgium Globe glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep brownish ruby red with a lot of bubbles. About one finger of off white head that fades away fairly quick.

Smell: A very fruity and sweet aroma with hints of raspberries and roast malt. Very fruity and juicy upfront with a big jammy scent of raspberries and other berries. Sweet hints of sugar. Toasted malt with hints of biscuit, toast, chocolate, nuts, and yeast. Hops are very light. A pretty decent aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a fruity and pretty sweet taste with big notes of raspberries with some roasted malt. Big upfront taste of sweet raspberry jam with some other berry fruit notes. Sweet notes of sugar. Roasted barley malt with notes of biscuit, toast, chocolate, nuts, caramel, and yeast. Very subtle earthy hops. Fruit flavor is pretty sweet but not overly syrupy. The chocolate comes in more towards the finish. A nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Body is on the lighter side of medium. Carbonation is fairly high.

Overall: A pretty decent take on a fruit beer. Sweet and jammy but not sickly sweet. Nice chocolate malt flavor comes through after the fruit.

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A- Pours a reddish light brown color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains a bit before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a small center patch of sheer surface foam. Nearly no lacing.

S- Straight up raspberry preserves. Like I stuck my nose into a jar of Smucker's jelly. And I'm not complaining.

T- Taste follows the nose only with a toasty malt quality. Very straightforward in its delivery. You want raspberry? There it is.

M- Slightly syrupy with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- Though there's certainly not a lot of complexity here, it accomplishes what it sets out to do: give a nice, fruity snap of sweetness along with the malty balance.

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Frambozen Raspberry Brown Ale from New Belgium Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 787 ratings.