1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Raspberry Frambozen - Steamworks Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Raspberry FrambozenRaspberry Frambozen

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
82
good

25 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 25
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 17.37%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Steamworks Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: canucklehead on 07-01-2005)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 25 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of kaufmaal
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Boozecamel
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of CWVegas
3.24/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of scameron
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Eric_Standard
3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Look: A crisp clear brownish red, medium in hue, with a small head of rapidly dissipating, slightly pinkish foam.

Smell: A mild aroma of fruit, namely raspberry.

Taste: Crisp, slightly tart, raspberry undertones, a touch of sweetness. I expected a bit more tartness

Feel: Very light and again, crisp. That word keeps popping up when trying to describe this beer.

Overall: Mad decent. Not too sweet, but could still use a bit more tarty raspberry umph. Light, easy-drinking, crisp, and very summery.

Photo of Derek
2.5/5  rDev -30%

Photo of Tivlavrie
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of CeraKathleen
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of taylur
1.75/5  rDev -51%

Photo of Niceroad77
4.03/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Nice slightly red amber colour which serves as a great introduction to the what's to come. Carbonation is light to moderate and results in a very slight head that vanishes rather quickly without leaving any lacing whatsoever.

S: Fruity. Raspberry. Smells great but maybe a little faint.

T: Mostly balanced. A little tart with some raspberries. Some bitterness in the aftertaste.

M: Very thin. Feels like a pilsner but with less carbonation.

O: This is a good beer. I might be a little too used to the similar belgian brews but at least, it doesn't fall in the "tastes like cough syrup" trap. This beer is light and definitely sessionable. I think it is a great drink to have on a patio on a hot summer day and is very worth the try.

Photo of smekermann
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of jrempel
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of ZachT
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Drknight
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of souvenirs
3.89/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

650ml bottle, $5.50 + deposit at the BC Liquor Store at 8th and Cambie, Vancouver.

Appearance: very appealing red/pink colour. A bit cloudy. Obvious carbonation. Smallish white/slightly pinkish head.

Smell: raspberry, sweet and tart, a little bit yeasty.

Taste: less sweet than I'd expected, and I'm glad. I was worried this was going to be too sweet, but if anything, it could be a TINY bit sweeter.

Mouthfeel: light and fizzy. Very refreshing.

Would I buy it again? Definitely.

Photo of bumchilly25
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of chickenm
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of LampertLand
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Sammy
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Pink coloured body with a thin white head. Real raspberry aromas. Initially tart and promissing, a lot of sugar and malt base behind it made this one go the other way. i wanted the tartness. Average mouthfeel, decent drinkability.

Photo of lumikuuro
4.97/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at Steamworks, Gastown. Unsure of this year's abv, but when I had it last year it started at 9% and then increased to 12% as they left it in the tank.

Appearance: Brilliant red with rapidly diminishing pink head. Slight haze, obvious carbonation.

Aroma: Tart and sweet raspberry.

Taste: Initial sweetness from the raspberry, then a welcome tartness takes over. The finish is long, with the sweetness returning but in balance with the tartness; at no stage is this beer too sweet. Alcohol is prominent in this rich, gently lambic tasting beer, as well as hints of cherryade helped by the high carbonation.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, syrupy.

Drinkability: Perhaps a little sweeter than the previous year, possibly as a result of the hot, dry summer for the raspberry harvest. But the beer is very well balanced with sweet and sour flavour, and still ranks as the best fruit beer I have tasted.

Photo of Hornet2003
3.13/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled at Steamworks pub in Park Royal, West Van.

This beer pours with no head and a beautiful deep ruby red raspberry colour. It smells like raspberries and a bit of a belgiany yeasty aroma. The taste is very bitter. It thought the beer would be a little sweeter, being a fruit beer and all. Very cloying and bitter on the tongue meaning this is tough to drink more than one.

Photo of allergictomacros
2.58/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Clear pink/red with a minimal head.

S - Light raspberry aroma (but not much else).

T - Raspberries of course, and a mild bitterness. Given the focus, I think the raspberry flavour is a bit low.

M - Light bodied and fizzy.

D - A novelty beer. No off flavours, but not particularly tasty either.

Photo of canucklehead
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was served in a tulip glass with the reddest colour I have seen in a while. The head was pinkish but the beer looked great. The nose was fruity but not too pronouced. The taste was a nice mix between commercial sweet and artisan sour. Very drinkable and well crafted, this is a different challenge for a Summer Seasonal.

Raspberry Frambozen from Steamworks Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.