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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

713 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 713
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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TrojanRB

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-01-2014 22:51:55 | More by TrojanRB
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sd123

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

12-30-2013 23:35:51 | More by sd123
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BoJengs

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-29-2013 16:48:55 | More by BoJengs
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

12-28-2013 23:59:04 | More by ldhughes3
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-28-2013 21:08:04 | More by Kelp
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jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-28-2013 01:26:47 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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BGsWo22

New York

4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-28-2013 00:17:37 | More by BGsWo22
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PaulyB83

Michigan

3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A- Medium reddish brown. Small white head that dissipated to a small ring.

S- Light raspberry of a syrupy sort with some light toasted malts.

T- Weak raspberry, much weaker than the nose. Some of the toasted malts are there but it is all much thinner than the aroma and a bit surprising how thin it is.

M- Pretty light and thin in the mouth. Not much puckering raspberry sourness or heavy malts.

O- When I saw this was a raspberry brown ale I was thinking it would be a light American Oud bruin but turns out it's just a regular English/American Brown ale with raspberries. None of the flavors are very full and it's a pretty watery beer. Nothing really off putting to me just kind of weak and not too sure fruit works with this style. The raspberry is a bit syrupy but many are and it's not heavy enough to be offensive.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2013 06:22:55 | More by PaulyB83
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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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gtermi

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-25-2013 07:13:51 | More by gtermi
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Bear1964

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

12-25-2013 00:13:17 | More by Bear1964
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Giggy

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

12-24-2013 14:07:37 | More by Giggy
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Eric908

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-22-2013 18:34:38 | More by Eric908
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From: Piccadilly, Champaign, IL
Date: Best by 2014-02-23
Glass: Standard US pint glass

Frambozen shows its raspberry characters early on and keeps them going throughout the duration of the drink. Enjoyable, though a bit short on depth, which makes me think of having only one in a while. A six-pack to purchase one of and enjoy sporadically during the winter.

Pours a 2cm tall head of mostly white, with a slightly pink tint, head, made up of small-sized bubbles, yielding a somewhat frothy-like appearnace. Retention is average, the foam lasting about one minute in a quick decline to a thin ring around the perimeter of the glass and a small island of residual lacy foam drifting atop the body of the beer. Lacing is modest, a few small dots and lines cling to the perimeter of the glass. Body is a dark reddish-amber hue, with light bringing out more defined amber brown hues. Carbonation visible through the transparent body, fairly low in number and moderate in activity.

Aroma of raspberry preserves sweetened with a light caramel malt base.

Taste of fairly fresh, seedy rasbperries, slightly tart, with a mild chocolate and caramel malt base. Front of palate detects fresh raspberries with associated tartness and mild light to medium colored caramel malt sweetness. Mid-palate of fresh raspberries with their associated mild tartness and moderate dark caramel sweetness, a hint of esters thrown off by ale yeast. Back of palate of fresh raspberries, raspberry tartness, and slight caramel malt sweetness. Aftertaste is mild, of lingering raspberry tartness with slightly roasted malt flavor and caramel malt sweetness.

Beer is medium-light in body, with carbonation of medium-low intensity, resulting in a smooth (3/5) and foamy (2/5) mouthfeel that suits this raspberry brown ale just fine. Closes dry, with light stickiness clinging to the palate and lips.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 07:09:49 | More by falloutsnow
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marley2112

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-22-2013 04:10:11 | More by marley2112
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TheSleepyMonkey

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

12-22-2013 00:38:18 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-21-2013 20:24:50 | More by jaydoc
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core42

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

12-21-2013 20:12:07 | More by core42
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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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crowbar540

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-19-2013 03:18:45 | More by crowbar540
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

12-18-2013 09:42:09 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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zbooks

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-18-2013 02:47:12 | More by zbooks
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spense727

North Carolina

2.09/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Appearance - Looks like raspberry. Like the color of Pocahontas's sun-burned skin.
Smell - Very fruity, like a raspberry Capri Sun.
Taste - Gross. Tastes like something Top of the Hill would make.
Mouthfeel - Better than every other part of this beer.
Overall - Perfect if you hate beer or anything that tastes anything like beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2013 02:46:16 | More by spense727
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richmarkle

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +24%

12-18-2013 00:52:46 | More by richmarkle
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Bzilla

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

12-17-2013 02:22:41 | More by Bzilla
Frambozen Raspberry Brown Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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