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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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724 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 724
Reviews: 372
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.05%
Wants: 33
Gots: 22 | 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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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is definitely a brown ale with raspberries mixed in. I find it earthy and hearty and deeper, which reacts with the raspberries very well. Combines to make a hearty, yet somewhat refreshing ale, even though it's more robust than the standard weak fruit beers. This is actually bringing some good character. I like it and could definitely go for more than one since it's bringing true raspberry flavor and not a bunch of syrupy junk. A nice production from New Belgium.

RblWthACoz, May 09, 2012
Photo of GoneSquatchin
4/5  rDev +10.2%

GoneSquatchin, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of TKEbeerman
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

TKEbeerman, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of j0501
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

j0501, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of ficklenicholas
4.5/5  rDev +24%

ficklenicholas, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of antoines15
3/5  rDev -17.4%

antoines15, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of jeffeljefe
4/5  rDev +10.2%

jeffeljefe, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of Ispeakforthetrees
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Ispeakforthetrees, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of MarkyMOD
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

MarkyMOD, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of OWSLEY069
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clean orange-ish to brown in color with a light tan head. In the aroma, malty and a small raspberry tartness. In the taste, a small tart raspberry and a nice caramel malt. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry tart raspberry in the aftertaste. Nice tart with big raspberry, with a decent brown ale under all of that.

OWSLEY069, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of bobv
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

bobv, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of thagr81us
2.78/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from bottle into a New Belgium globe. Poured a ruby red-orange with one finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma as comprised of sweet malt, raspberry, fruit, and cream. The flavor was of sweet malt, raspberry, cream, roasted malt, and fruit. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly average brew. I have to be completely honest here… I really didn’t enjoy this brew too much. It wasn’t as my doppelganger’s fiancée says, “nasty crap”. But one bottle was pretty much enough for all of us drinking this one. Four of us had a bottle while spreading mulch and none of us went back for another. While it wasn’t one of the worst brews I’ve ever had, it just wasn’t nice. Wish it would have not been a brown ale as that might have saved it. But to each their own I suppose…

thagr81us, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of olmane
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

olmane, Mar 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

scootercrabb, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of pBRale
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

pBRale, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Review from 3/2011 notes. Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a dark red orange amber, thin head and light lacing. Aroma of raspberries, a bit sour, slight malt. Rasberries up front with some dry malt in the middle. Finish is dry, sour, a bit bitter and not very noteable. A slight metallic aftertaste. Light to medium bodied. A miss, which is too bad; a raspberry beer would be a nice change.

LiquidAmber, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of Johnfitts
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Johnfitts, Mar 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

station815, Mar 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

CP20, Mar 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

RobertMathison, Mar 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of match1112
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a nice deep burgandy color with just a thin head on top. fair amount of lacing from start to finish. upon prying the lid off there was an instant raspberry aroma that filled the room. the taste is very raspberry forward at first, then turns to the base beer which is not that impressive.mouthfel is lively with a good amount of carbonation. goes down smooth with a slight sour after taste. overall i'm glad i finally tried it but not looking forward to the other five in the fridge. for a fruit beer it's alright, but for a raspberry beer there are many others out there that are lots better.

match1112, Mar 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

OldTime, Mar 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

ChristopherBaker, Mar 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

EddieJoe, Mar 03, 2012
Frambozen Raspberry Brown Ale from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 724 ratings.