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Raspberry Frambozen - Steamworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

23 Ratings
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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 17.83%
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)
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Guitars_and_beer, Oct 24, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -9.7%

CWVegas, Aug 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

scameron, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Eric_Standard
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

Eric_Standard, Jul 31, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Derek, Jul 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Tivlavrie, Jul 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

CeraKathleen, Jul 16, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -51.3%

taylur, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of Niceroad77
4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

Niceroad77, Jun 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

smekermann, Jun 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

jrempel, Jun 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

ZachT, Aug 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Drknight, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of souvenirs
3.89/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

souvenirs, Jun 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

bumchilly25, Dec 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

schopenhauerale, Nov 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

chickenm, Sep 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

LampertLand, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of Sammy
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Sammy, Jul 30, 2011
Photo of lumikuuro
4.97/5  rDev +38.4%
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.

lumikuuro, Aug 09, 2009
Photo of Hornet2003
3.13/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

Hornet2003, Feb 12, 2007
Photo of allergictomacros
2.58/5  rDev -28.1%
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.

allergictomacros, Sep 03, 2006
Photo of canucklehead
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

canucklehead, Jul 01, 2005
Raspberry Frambozen from Steamworks Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.