Frambozen Raspberry Brown Ale | New Belgium Brewing

Frambozen Raspberry Brown AleFrambozen Raspberry Brown Ale
BA SCORE
47.6%
Liked This Beer
3.63 w/ 869 ratings
Frambozen Raspberry Brown AleFrambozen Raspberry Brown Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 11-03-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,946
Reviews:
395
Ratings:
869
Liked:
414
Avg:
3.63/5
pDev:
13.77%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
58
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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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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Photo of Moose90
2.99/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of 31Sam13
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not to sweet or tart but well balanced. I really enjoyed this the few times I had it. It isn't a go-to, but fruit beers are generally not my mainstay...

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Photo of SierraFlight
3.42/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into shaker pint. Courtesy of Tim that night I didn’t have the right channel for the ’Hawks game and we watched T’s skiing video w/Kristy. Medium red-brown body with tan head and a few patches of lace. Aroma is dominated by toasted malt and raspberry. Taste is slightly tart raspberry, sweet toasted malt, hints of cocoa and nut on the swallow. Medium body, soft creamy texture, moderate carbonation, dry finish with lingering tartness.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
3.34/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Frambozen Raspberry Brown Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 47.6% out of 100 with 869 ratings
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