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Frambozen Raspberry Brown Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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721 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 721
Reviews: 372
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.05%
Wants: 33
Gots: 21 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Skunkdrool, Feb 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

SFC21, Feb 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

mike_dawson, Feb 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

EigenBeer, Feb 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

MNPikey, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of Mikecap
2.78/5  rDev -23.4%

12 oz. bottle into a snifter.

A: Pours a reddish brown with a finger of frothy, almost fizzy white head, lines the glass with a splotchy lace.

S: Tart fruit..definite raspberry maybe some strawberry as well. Don't get a ton else except some biscuit and maybe a touch of grass.

T: Up front tart raspberry but not super sour by any means. The raspberry tastes a bit too artificial and there is a lingering sweetness.

M: Medium bodied with a pretty high carbonation and a fizziness to it that doesn't sit extremely well. Tart finish with very low bitterness.

O: This is interesting...but not really my cup of tea. Glad I bought a single.

Mikecap, Feb 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

jucifer1818, Feb 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

cjgator3, Jan 30, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev +1.4%

12 ounce bottle into signature globe glass, best before 2/23/2014. Pours crystal clear deep ruby red color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of tart raspberry, raspberry skin, caramel, toast, light chocolate, brown bread, herbal, floral, and herbal earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of raspberry fruit, dark/bready malt, and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of tart raspberry, raspberry skin, caramel, toast, brown bread, light chocolate, herbal, floral, and herbal earthiness. Light fruit tartness on the finish; with lingering note of raspberry, caramel, toast, brown bread, light chocolate, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of raspberry fruit, dark/bready malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/fruit balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, lightly creamy, and slightly syrupy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice fruited brown ale. Good balance and robustness of raspberry, dark/bready malt, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

superspak, Jan 27, 2014
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Frambozen Raspberry Brown Ale from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 721 ratings.