Frambozen Raspberry Brown Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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Frambozen Raspberry Brown AleFrambozen Raspberry Brown Ale
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3.63/5
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Frambozen Raspberry Brown AleFrambozen Raspberry Brown Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by kbub6f on 11-03-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,558
Reviews:
396
Ratings:
873
pDev:
13.77%
 
 
Wants:
45
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Photo of goblue3509
3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of buzzedup
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wingman14
3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass. Pours dark red with a nice foamy white head. Smell is big, dominated by raspberry and chocolate. Lots of fruity and malty aromas in there as well. Tase is littered with strong flavors, the fruit and chocolate come through strong, but not in an overly sweet annoying way. The chocolate starts the sip followed by the fruit and a nice chocolate aftertaste. This one has a medium body with a healthy dose of carbonation. Overall a great beer, and very surprisingly sessionable since the flavors are so strong. Definitely worth checking out.

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Photo of 1971bernat
2/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of OriginalWayOut
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lpeterson11
3.92/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boomersooner656
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of craigbelly
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of iRun2Beer
2.49/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StevenNebulous
3.91/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jason419
4.06/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RickyBell
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.53/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle, poured into a goblet

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, clear, deep, dark, mahogany color, speckled with reddish highlights and an eighth of a finger of white-colored head that formed a thick halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass.

Aroma: Wow! Very aromatic and inviting! Massive aromas of rich, complex, fruity, sweet, raspberries and dark chocolate. There is also some aromas of bready, toasted malt and brown sugar, imparting notes of sweet cake. The predominate aroma of this beer, however, is delicious, mouth-watering, bright, fruity, raspberries and earthy, rich, semi-sweet, dark chocolate.

Taste: Damn, that delicious! Strong, massive really, flavors of delicious, mouth-watering, bright, fruity, raspberries and earthy, rich, semi-sweet, dark chocolate up front, followed by some bready, toasted malt, but like the aroma, the predominate flavor of this beer, however, is delicious, mouth-watering, bright, fruity, raspberries and earthy, rich, semi-sweet, dark chocolate. I love it!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and nicely effervescent as there is a ton of carbonation to lift the raspberry flavor over the palate and tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 6.5%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: Wow! What an unbelievably delicious beer! Tons of delicious, mouth-watering, bright, fruity, raspberries and earthy, rich, semi-sweet, dark chocolate wrapped up in an effervescent, crisp, quaff! Special and delicious! A fantastic beer, New Belgium, a fantastic beer! Highly, highly recommended!

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Comes out of the tap a barely translucent mahogany with a thick, fine-bubbled, light tan head that leaves generous lacing. Strong aroma is mainly fruity, almost like a cider but with a malty and subtly spicy (mainly cloves) undertone. Fruity, powdery flavor has malty and yeasty notes plus earthy and spicy hints, the latter being cloves and cinnamon. The fruit component is mainly sour apple with an undertone of cherry. Firm texture has a rather subtle and not persistent fizz. Pucker up for this one!

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Photo of Knobs303
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slight Variation from year-to-year. Some years more sour, some more sweet.

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Photo of mnbrewery
3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigBry
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One of the rotation New Belgium draft selection at Craft Beer Market in Edmonton.
Pours a clear, reddish-brown color with a beige head. Foam settles to a thin film, streaky lace lines.
Smell is toasted malt, and the raspberry sweetness does come through. Brown ale base, nice layers of flavors.
Taste is much the same, malty, fruity sweet and tart, slightly sour finish.
Decent carbonation, crisp mouth feel, dry finish.

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Photo of williahd
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of christracy76
3.36/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Csikic93
2.54/5  rDev -30%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Too sweet for me. I feel like I'm drinking cranberry sauce.

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Frambozen Raspberry Brown Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 873 ratings