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Raspberry Frambozen - Steamworks Brewing Company

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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 18.21%
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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Photo of chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5%

09-22-2012 20:40:09 | More by chickenm
Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev +1.7%

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.

07-30-2011 00:01:30 | More by Sammy
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3.24/5  rDev -9.2%

08-18-2014 01:25:14 | More by CWVegas
Photo of souvenirs

British Columbia (Canada)

3.89/5  rDev +9%

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.

06-19-2013 01:45:39 | More by souvenirs
Photo of LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2%

02-17-2012 23:08:04 | More by LampertLand
Photo of Drknight


3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-23-2013 22:36:09 | More by Drknight
Photo of bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5%

12-15-2012 02:24:17 | More by bumchilly25
Photo of Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -30%

07-27-2014 22:51:16 | More by Derek
Photo of CeraKathleen

3.75/5  rDev +5%

07-16-2014 00:50:36 | More by CeraKathleen
Photo of smekermann

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +12%

06-15-2014 10:04:24 | More by smekermann
Photo of jrempel

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +19%

06-09-2014 05:51:13 | More by jrempel
Photo of Hornet2003

British Columbia (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev -12.3%

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.

02-12-2007 00:02:37 | More by Hornet2003
Photo of canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev +3.6%

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.

07-01-2005 00:23:25 | More by canucklehead
Photo of ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-27-2013 02:46:48 | More by ZachT
Photo of taylur

British Columbia (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -51%

07-13-2014 02:06:23 | More by taylur
Photo of Eric_Standard

British Columbia (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev -4.8%

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.

07-31-2014 18:44:53 | More by Eric_Standard
Photo of lumikuuro

British Columbia (Canada)

4.97/5  rDev +39.2%

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.

08-09-2009 20:20:59 | More by lumikuuro
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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +12%

08-16-2014 05:26:50 | More by scameron
Photo of Niceroad77

British Columbia (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +12.9%

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.

06-24-2014 01:33:33 | More by Niceroad77
Photo of allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

2.58/5  rDev -27.7%

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.

09-03-2006 05:52:20 | More by allergictomacros
Photo of schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2%

11-28-2012 08:33:25 | More by schopenhauerale
Photo of Tivlavrie

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +12%

07-17-2014 14:52:01 | More by Tivlavrie
Raspberry Frambozen from Steamworks Brewing Company
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