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Raspberry Frambozen - Steamworks Brewing Company

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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.67%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | 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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Reviews by bumchilly25:
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

12-15-2012 02:24:17 | More by bumchilly25
More User Reviews:
Photo of Niceroad77

British Columbia (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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


3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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

British Columbia (Canada)

3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-30-2011 00:01:30 | More by Sammy
Photo of lumikuuro

British Columbia (Canada)

4.97/5  rDev +33.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-09-2009 20:20:59 | More by lumikuuro
Photo of Hornet2003

British Columbia (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev -16.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Ontario (Canada)

2.58/5  rDev -30.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

British Columbia (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2005 00:23:25 | More by canucklehead
Raspberry Frambozen from Steamworks Brewing Company
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