Frambozen | Bullfrog Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bullfrog Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
bullfrogbrewery.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by CoolJosh on 06-06-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
103
Reviews:
64
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
9.83%
 
 
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76
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6
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Photo of nickd717
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This super-rare bottle was shared by bring - thanks, Barry! Re-rating from notes after prior deletion of review.

A - Deep slightly hazy red color with a small white head.

S - Tart with fresh raspberry and oak. Very nice, but not too much to it really.

T - Flavor is fresh sour raspberries, oak, vanilla, and some funk. The Bullfrog mafia hyped this beer up like crazy, and it was in fact pretty solid - but not THAT good

M - Body is medium with a sharp acidic bite and fairly high carbonation.

D - Better than average. This is a good sour but not a game-changer.

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Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml autographed bottle kindly shared by alfrantzell. Thanks, Arne.

Raspberry red pour, clear with a slight haze and a small white cap. Macerated raspberry aroma, both sweet and tart. Lightly woody and vinous. There isn't a lot else to the aroma, no distinct funkiness, but the fruit is nicely expressed. The taste is largely fruity, more tart than outright sour, with a hint of sweetness appearing mid-palate. The finish is faintly tannic and dry and there's a trace of acetic acid. Very light and spritzy. Pleasant stuff, nothing outrageous, but taken as a simple fruit beer it's quite good.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.57/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Grant for sharing this at the wonderful tasting at his house awhile ago. Pours a very hazy reddish orange with a wispy head. Smells slightly woody followed by ripe fruit, but relatively lean. Tastes of really ripe, almost rotten fruit with some sour and more pleasant fruity notes underneath. Unfortunately, this whole fruity melange then edges into bandaid flavors wwhich turns me off. The mouthfeeel is tart, but alittle soft as well. It lacks the edge it should have. This beer has a great aroma, and a few promising notes, but overall disappoints. This is the brewery that the current fadsters are seeking out? I don't see it. If it were easier to get I'd reserve judgement until I'd have tried a few more. Since its such a pain to trade for any, I think I'll pass on any more.

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Photo of weeare138
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Much thanks to TomDecapolis for sharing this one. This is the one that caused the stir at the brewery when there was not enough for the crowd...
Appears a hazy, pink toned orange with a small white cap that quickly fizzles out. Spotty bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of raspberries, vanilla, strawberries, warmed sugar, and freshly baked pie crust.
Taste is of the aromas with a standout of rhubarb pie with cream topping, and apple.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, crisp, semi-dry, with vanilla tannins lingering.

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Photo of Floydster
3.55/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle acquired in a trade with KingG, thanks again Joey, shared with Bill yesterday, drank from a snifter, color is a light pinkish red, 3/4 inch white bubbly head that goes away quickly, no lacing, aroma consists of ripe raspberries, bettanomyces, grassy accents, lemon, other berries, lactose, and candied sugar, flavor starts off with a light raspberry taste, sugary and tart in the middle, finish is light and does not pack the sour punch you hope for from a wild ale, it has a nice fruit flavor but lacks complexity and is not characteristic of the style in that it is mellow in taste, sweet, slightly sour, and sugary mouthfeel, light to medium bodied, high amount of carbonation, could have drank this whole bottle because it is light and goes down easy, overly smooth for a sour, no alcohol present in the flavor either, a bit hilarious to think about how much controversy this beer caused and then to see first hand that it did not really live up to its hype, it is a decent beer do not get me wrong, but I have had dozens of wild ales better than this one, worth trying but wish I did not trade so much for it now

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Photo of NittanyBeerFan
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Again, have to thank treyrab and cooljosh for making this trip out to Bullfrog to make this tasting possible.

A: Hazy washed-out ruby color with lots of sediment churning through the beer as the carbonation rises from the bottom of the glass disturbing it as it tries to settle.

S: Tart raspberries with the classic pungent funk of sour, wild yeast. The tartness begins small and builds to overwhelm my nostrils.

T: Tart raspberries and wild yeasty sourness spikes rapidly and takes me completely by surprise. The taste starts with raspberries, and all of a sudden, my whole pallet is tingling with sourness. The vanilla from the barrel aging process comes through nicely in the finish, complementing the raspberry character almost like a creamsaver. The wild yeast also pushes its way in towards the end of each sip, covered slightly by cherry and raspberry.

M/D: Slightly overcarbonated, maybe, even for a wild ale. Tingly and tart early on, somehow, the finish is smooth and silky. The barrel aging adds a lot to this beer. This beer is really delicious...somehow managing to be both sweet and sour in the same instant, but not conflictingly so. Make the trip out to Bullfrog to get some if you can, because this is definitely a good one!

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Photo of emerge077
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to d0b for breaking this out. Review from notes.

Rusty orange red body, with light pinkish foam that had good retention. Clean seedy raspberry aroma with minimal levels of funk. A firm tartness in the first sips, and a clean distinctive raspberry flavor. A bigger sip had a tangy, lasting aftertaste. Very dry with a pleasant light effervescence and very light body. The tartness was clean and moderate, approachable for a sour novice. Definitely got the salivary glands working. It reminded me a tiny bit of De Wilde Zuidentrein from Flossmoor Station. Personally I would have gone for more unbridled wildness/funky yeast, but it was well rounded and tart, which made for an enjoyable experience.

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Photo of joe1510
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml

Thanks go out to d0b for busting out this bottle yesterday. Frambozen pours with a tarnished copper body with a glass full of tiny floating particles that create some haziness. The off white head quickly shrunk to practically nothing but a quick swirl brings it back to life and it shows off a pinkish hue with the off white. A moderate collar is left behind after the head settles and leaves small sticky lacing.

As soon as I stick my beak in the glass I'm greeted by raspberries, both slightly green and ripe with stems. I mention stems because there's an earthy/leafy quality I can shake and that's the best I can describe. There's a light minerally character throughout with some muddled cherry and mild vinegar. The raspberries steal the nose in this one.

The flavor lays down exactly what the nose suggested. Raspberries lead the way with a soft tartness upfront that softens even more as the beer works through my mouth. A quick splash of vinegar hits on the finish but it's only slightly acetic. Underlying earthy qualities float around in the background and, again, remind me of slightly underripe raspberries with the stems intact.

The body is on the lighter side of medium with and airy carbonation which pushes it to a softer consistency. There's some tartness upfront and a drying finish that adds to the overall feel of this wild ale.

The mouthfeel and refreshing flavors make for an easy drinker, especially on a warm summer day. The raspberries tend to pop up front, and although they fade, it creates a refreshing flavor profile.

Frambozen is a solid brew from the guys over at Bullfrog. I'm glad I got the chance to try this brew and would like to try it again down the road to see if anything more develops. Thanks for sharing, Dave!

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Photo of MasterSki
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Dave for sharing this brew. Served in a Hopleaf tulip glass.

A - Looks like a framboise. A couple fingers of white foam that dissipates pretty quickly with a touch of lace. Orange-red color with a ton of suspended sediments and a few bubbles.

S - Unripened raspberry, light funk, graham cracker. Not eye-popping like the Cantillon Lou Pepe, but still pretty nice.

T - Taste is more sour than I expected, only a touch of funk, with a nice light fresh raspberry taste at the back end. There is some light woodiness in the aftertaste, but it's surprisingly clean.

M - Higher carbonation, with a super dry finish, medium body. Style-appropriate texture.

D - This was a pretty easy drinking brew. It's not super funky and crazy - just like an alcoholic raspberry cider. Solid brew - probably not as awesome as the initial hype, but better than the backlash.

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Photo of hwwty4
3.48/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Akorask for this treat.

Joint review with BA Jtrockchalk. This beer pours cranberry red with rust hues along the edges. The carbonation is tight producing a massive 3 inch head and leaves absolutely no lacing. This is a really pretty beer. The aroma is raspberries up front with hay and apple cider vinegar. The flavor is muted tones of the aroma. Dulled raspberries with just a hint of vinegar. Very subtle sweetness lingers on the palate. The mouthfeel has a cakey dryness with just a slight carbonation. The head would have made you think there would be a crisper carbonation. Overall this beer is good, but a bit over-hyped in my opinion. It really feels like they were going for a Flanders Red but fell a little flat

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Photo of hopdog
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml shared courtesy of TomDecapolis.

Poured a medium reddish/amberish color with almost no head. Aromas of some funkiness, berries, fruity, and some woodiness. Tastes of berries, the same fruitiness, lightly funky, and vanilla.

Notes from and tasted on: 8/14/09

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Photo of br3wmeister
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to natasharai for sharing this beer with me, I would also like to thank hophead101 for sending this beer to Natasha.

A- Large light pink head, moderate retention, moderate retention and okay lacing.

S- Large Raspberry aroma nice tartness lingering sweetness, strawberries, and light oak.

T- Large earthy sour beer, awesome sweet tart raspberries, good funky and fruitiness. Very nicely flavored beer.

M- Puckering tart to start with a nice dry finish.

This is a great frambozen, I am very glad I had the chance to try this beer.

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Photo of rye726
4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Huge thanks to natasharai for sharing this bottle.

Pours a cloudy rapberry color with a thin beige head.

Nose has lots of fresh mountain berries. Very nice blend of ripe and tart fruit along with hay, manure, horse blanket, oak and white wine.

Taste also has a deep rapberry presence as well as sour yeast, wooden wine barrels, and farmyad funk.

Clean, refreshing body is well carbonated. Nice dry, acidic finish. Tasty stuff.

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Photo of BARFLYB
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Corked and caged bottle split with a friend. Poured into a Duvel glass. My 1st and hopefully not last wild beer from BF.

A- Frambozen has a nice fruit punch red color that has some clarity to it, Im able to see through it, almost. On top lays a thin white skim that does not fully coat the surface, a few swirls takes care of that. Minimum lacing.

S- On first whiffs, this reminded me of blushing monk with some wildness to it. A light funk in the beginning progressed with time while a nice blast of raspberry and cherries is up front. Getting very light vanilla and oak. Light brett and barnyard.

T- Frambozen did not blow me away but I liked it more as time passed. A light mix of raspberry and tart cherry, pretty much a malange of dark berries. After that some funk/tart with a old sweat sock. This is followed by vanilla and oak/wood. Kind of reminded me of a funkier version of Weyerbacher Riserva.

M- A small step above light bodied with a nice light carb felt throughout the bottom of the mouth. At first the fruits take the stage which is followed by the tart/wild part of this beer. Crisp, light and refreshing.

D- Really could not drink this quick, I was savoring it. Small sips are the best for this. The ABV is low but the acidity gets in the way somewhat hindering the possibility for big gulps. Im glad I shared the bottle as a whole one of these would be a bit much, even for me, a guy who adores his sours.

Good Job Bullfrog.

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Photo of natasharai
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Greg (Hophead101) for sending me this hard to get and delicious beer!!! :-)

Appearance: Poured with a small off white skily head that dissipated to a thin layer, which lasted through the majority of the beer. The head left almost no lacing on my glass. The beer is a rusty orange/red with a bit of haze to it.

Smell: Juicy raspberry is prevalent, creamy berry smoothie, light tartness, sweet tangy fruit.

Taste: Tangy berries, sweet juicy/ripe raspberries, sour bit, a little bit of a grassy flavor, and some woody oak flavors.

Moutfeel: Tangy bite, medium body, good amount of carbonation, and a smooth creamy feel.

Overall: Really good drinkability, nice juicy sweet ripe raspberry character, creamy texture and flavors. The ripe sweetness helps balance out the sour tangy flavors.

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Photo of younger35
4.69/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Received this bottle from my main man over in the Cuse. This will officially be my first brew from Bullfrog but I have a few more in the cellar awaiting a monstrous August tasting. Thought this would be a nice 4th of July treat while watching golf. Drank from my Ithaca Excelsior tulip.

Appearance- Pours a very hazy pinkish red with a fairly nice one finger bright white head that bubbles away very quickly. A spotty cap of bubbles remain and a super thin collar that leaves zero lacing.
Smell- Not necessarily the strongest nose in the world but it's has all the intangibles that makes me know this beer is going to be tasty. It's slightly tart with a big raspberry profile. Some malt vinegar and green apples add a bit more of that sharp acidic bite that I love. Lightly dirty and earthy with a bit of wet dog and mushroom but its very subtle and really only peaks in once the beer warms. Not a lot of wood in the nose but there is enough cream or vanilla to let you know it's definitely been barrel aged.
Taste- Whew, fiercely acidic and soured the raspberries are very potent. A crisp green apple and pear like profile adds to the blast of fruity sourness as well. More Lactic goodness than Brett for sure, just how I like it. Slightly vinegary as the acidity really seems to be more pumped up than usual because the raspberries are so potent. A bit of cheese funk or toe jam but it's really only on the finish and linger as the fruit drowns it out. The wood is also noticeable on the finish as it's slightly tannic and full of vanillin.
Mouthfeel- Light and zesty with a strong bite from the carbonation. Acidic and fruity on the tongue as it's lightly sour and quenching.
Drinkability- One of the best fruit American Lambics I've had (I think). It tastes A LOT like Uplands, just with way less barrel. The fruit is a bit more amped up and the sour is less quenching and intrusive. Very drinkable and extremely enjoyable. I know the bottle limit is low on this but seek it out either this year or the next. Thanks Adam - although slow and often dangerous behind the wheel, you can still serve a purpose!

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Photo of Sean9689
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brought this up to split with some STLHops.com guys @ The Stable.

A - Bottle opens with a nice "pop" and a small amount of white head pours our very slowly but in time to pour right into a tulip. Light reddish color with a fizzy white head with very lively bubbles - very much like champagne.

S - Raspberries, sour/tart, sweet fruit - very enticing!

T - Sour, but not too sour for what I'm expecting out of this one. Lots of raspberries, but then again, not too sweet. Everything is just to my liking. Some oak from the barrels in there as well. Very well balanced. A sour but not a super-sour...very nice.

M - Light, fizzy, perfect carbonation. Very refreshing for a summers day.

D - Very easy to drink. I could easily have more...great job, Bullfrog.

Everyone who sampled this beer really enjoyed it. A lot of STLHoppers said it was a great beer and I agree. A winner.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.72/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled June 2009
The cork looks a bit amateurish in its insertion as it is put in way to far and requires a cork screw to take out. This is a bit of a gusher, but nothing that a quick pour doesn't mitigate. A solid pour starts out with a three-finger thick, lightly pink tinged, tan colored head. The beer is a hazy, dark pink tinged, red-amber color that shows a murky, bright red color when held up to the light. The aroma has an acidic, raspberry infused note to it that is noticeable as I pour this beer. A more focused look at the nose yields a raspberry seed and flesh note, that is more tart than anything, but does have a hint of fruity sweetness towards the back. The raspberry and acid is by far the most dominant note in the aroma, but the finish does see a touch of musty, earthy, lightly musky, phenolic Brettanomyces signature that becomes more noticeable now that I have recognized it. As you take a focused, multiple succession of draughts of the aroma the raspberry is noticed first, but the Brett becomes much more noticeable as it tries to banish the raspberry; it can never do this as the hit of tart, fleshy, tannic raspberry is the first thing you notice each time I come back to it.

The beer is tart up front, with perhaps just a wisp of a hint of sweetness. As it flows across the tongue the beer foams up a bit excessively, but it comes under control after venting for a bit. The finish has some spicy oak character, a touch of funky phenolics and some woody tannic astringency to it that provides a bit of sharpness as a contrast to the upfront tartness. The acidity seems to be mostly lactic in character, though the raspberry definitely contributes to some of the tartness. A touch of plastic, phenolic character spices the middle as does a peppery carbonic bite. The raspberry character is much muted compared to the expressive nose, this is definitely something I appreciate as this particular fruit can be a bit much for me; there is a nice fresh fruitiness as well as a raspberry flesh note, both of which give this beer a nice spicing, even a deep infusion, of that distinct raspberry signature note. Once the excessive carbonation has been driven off the body picks up some structure from the tannins, but still remains light and drinkable. The balance between the tart and sweet becomes a bit more equal as the beer warms up, though the tartness is still the more noticeable of the two.

I definitely like that the raspberry character is not overwhelming in this beer, I was a bit worried about that and excessive sweetness before I cracked this beer; thankfully this is quite dry and the raspberry character isn't totally overwhelming. I could wish that a little more of the base beer was noticeable under the raspberry character, but the oak is at a nice level, enough to add a complexity and depth, but without being overly noticeable. The combination of the oak and sharp fermentation character does make the finish just a touch hot, but again, nothing overly noticeable. In the end this is pretty nice, I could certainly wish for more complexity and a sharper acidty, but this is still is quite drinkable and even tasty & it does have a great balance between the notes that are found here.

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Photo of HopHead84
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my snifter, the beer is pinkish red with a small fizzy white head. The crown quickly disappears, leaving a creamy ring of foam loitering near the edge of the glass.

The aroma is quite nice, defined by fresh and ripe raspberries. It's sugary and sweet, but doesn't smell like syrup or artificial puree. Oak is evident, as well as vanilla and earthy notes.

The taste is of sweet, fresh raspberries with some acidity. Other flavors are of oak, tannins, and a little vanilla. Tartness is at a very low level, and some lactic character is evident. It seems like more of a fruit beer than a Wild Ale or sour. I'm really enjoying the flavor, until it suddenly disappears. "No...it can't be," I tell myself while taking another sip. Sure enough, the finish leaves me plummeting into the abyss. In the end my palate is left wanting something, some sort of resolution or closure.

The beer is light bodied with a nice medium-high level of carbonation. Overall this beer was enjoyable, and though I found the finish to be far too abrupt its strengths evened things out in the end. Though the raspberries will undoubtedly fade with time, some age might do well for the flavor and finish of this beer. I'm interested to find out.

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Photo of ffejherb
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into goblet. Many thanks to FooFaa for sharing!

A - Poured a cloudy orange-ish/rosey pink body with about half a finger of fluffy off-white head that quickly reduced to a thin ring and left virtually no lacing.

S - Aroma offers a nice balance of tart and sour notes, raspberry sweetness and a healty dose of Brett, which gives off a slight band-aid quality.

T - Flavor is primarily tart and sour but with a subtle underlying fruity raspberry sweetness and a fairly assertive Brett character. Plenty of oaky tannins and woody notes offer a bit of dryness and astringency.

M - Medium bodied with a light syrupy texture and vigorous carbonation resulting in a prickly mouthfeel. Finish is fairly dry and quite tart on the palate.

D - The sour character is much more pronounced than I had anticipated, but it never goes over the top. There was a lot of hype (and controversy) surrounding this beer, so I was glad to have had the opportunity to try this. Not my favorite in the Bullfrog pantheon, but a fine wild ale nonetheless.

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Photo of seaoflament
3.28/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A big thanks goes out to Jason for sharing this one with me on Saturday. I wanted to try this one since I first heard it existed and after the whole release fiasco I thought I wouldn't be able to try it, so thanks again for the opportunity.

The beer looks wonderful in the glass, a hazy, fiery red grapefruit color with an inch of light, rosy foam. The head falls down to form a ring around the glass.

Sweet raspberries on the nose, oak tannins, vinegar, lots of fleshy and juicy raspberries, lemons, acidity, and some funk in the background but not enough to balance the sweet fruit. Hints of vanilla later on. I did enjoy the intense fruit aroma, it made my mouth water, but would have liked a little more balance and a stronger brett and sour presence.

The taste was rather disappointing. Plastic raspberry flavor (almost artificial tasting, which really took me by surprise considering the fresh fruit aroma), aspirin, and oak tannins on the first sip. More lemon and a little more tartness in the next couple of sips. The problem lies in the lack of a finish. The beer just seems to fall off a cliff after the swallow and there is no sourness or fruit flavors to linger on the palate. Lacking in sourness throughout but the finish just hurts this beer. Medium dryness in the finish. Lacks complexity.

The mouthfeel is not too bad, a tad syrupy, low level of carbonation.

I honestly wasn't craving any more of this beer and was quite disappointed. I bet a few years in the bottle will do this beer good though.

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Photo of ClockworkOrange
3.6/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to the guy below me here, BeerTruth, for hooking me up with my one and only bottle. Nice to finally meet you in person Adam. A corked 750ml bottle shared with a few members of the NEPA beer club and poured into my Cantillon glass. Frambozen appears the color of a milky ruby gemstone with about a finger of quickly fading light pink foam. Aromas and flavor consist of ripe tart cherries, mildly funky, oak, a bit of astringent tannins. Not as puckering as I'd like. The flavor just about falls off a cliff after each sip. The body seemed a bit thin, but this ale certainly had ample carbonation. Glad I had the chance to try this one. Thanks again Adam! This one might benefit from some time in the cellar, but until I happen upon another taste, I'll be moving on...

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Photo of BeerTruth
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Here we go folks, the oh so contorversial FRAMBOZEN...ooo, aaaahh!

750 ml cork and caged bottle poured into a tulip.

Pours a beautiful ruby red with a quick (and quite loud) one finger light pink head that just about disappears within seconds. A thin outter ring remains atop the beer, but nothing in terms of lacing along the sides of the glass. Wonderful aroma consisting of tart cherries, raspberries, and some rhubarb. A very noticable oak in the nose with a good dose of musty barnyard and dry hay. Flavor starts of with sweet raspberries, cherries, and strawberries but the funk quickly emerges. By no means is the sour level like a Cantillon, but it's definitely there and in control. Aftertaste is pretty tart with a touch of vinegar, apples, and dry grass. Mouthfeel is interesting, pretty light body with a stinging carbonation, but not exactly active. If this had crazy bubbles like Brute, I'd be in heaven. I like this beer a lot, and I have a feeling I'll like it even more with some age on it. Hype or not, this is a quality sour.

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Photo of Avalon68
3.59/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy pink. The small head diminishes quickly.

S: The beer has an amazing aroma. Raspberry, Cherry, wood and funk. One of the best I have encountered.

T: Raspberry up front, not as sour as I would have liked. You can definitely taste the Brett. Overall it's good, but the aroma had me hoping for something a lot more sour/funky.

M: Good carbonation and nice mouthfeel. Right on point for the style in my opinion

D: Very drinkable. Light and refreshing

This is a solid beer. I was hoping for something amazing, especially once the bottle was opened and I got my first hit of that awesome aroma. The taste definitely does not live up to it. I'm hoping this will get more sour and funky in time. If so, my rating would go way up. Definitely one to put in the cellar for a while and see what happens.

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Photo of mymrnngjckt
2.84/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy pink with a similar colored head. Smell is sweet and funky and enjoyable. The taste fails to match the smell. The beer lacks body and is not as tart as I like my wild ales/sours to be. The mouthfeel is also uneventful. The flavor and tart seem to dissapear way too quickly for my liking. From a person who likes wild ales and sours, this one falls flat.

Update: I recently had an aged bottle of this and it is much more balanced.

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Frambozen from Bullfrog Brewery
4.07 out of 5 based on 103 ratings.
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