Frambozen Raspberry Brown Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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Frambozen Raspberry Brown AleFrambozen Raspberry Brown Ale

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by kbub6f on 11-03-2001

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, "Best Before 17Feb13", pours red in color topped with a thin, off-white head. Sweet and tart raspberry fills the nose coupled with some brown sugar and a hint of caramel perhaps. Tastes are sweet raspberry up-front with brown malts, it's tart and a little sour on the finish with a very slight grassy/herbal hop presence, while finishing semi-dry while the raspberry lingers. Thinner mouth-feel with lower carbonation. Overall, pretty one-note and rather cloyingly sweet. I like raspberries, but this was just okay.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz : tulip
Best By: Feb17, 2013

Pours a ruby red with faint brown hues and a thick, foamy off white, perhaps very faintly pink hued, head with great retention and thick lacing.

Primarily lightly tart raspberry in the nose.

More raspberry upfront, with a mild earthy/nutty malt backing. Not much hop presence.

Medium-light body with low, foamy carbonation.

An enjoyable, well done fruit beer. Lots of raspberry, fairly sweet, with a complimentary malt backing.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Trappeze Pub. Served in an Allagash Flute.

12 oz. / $5
half pour / $3

A - Light Auburn with a three finger beige head. Excellent lacing.

S - Raspberry and a hint of peanut butter and jelly sandwhich.

T - Raspberry sweetness with a solid malt background. Virtually no hops to speak of.

M - Light and crisp, very refreshing for a brown ale base.

O - One of the better fruit beers i've ever had. Really reminded me of a liquid peanut butter and raspberry jelly sandwhich throughout the drink.

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Frambozen Raspberry Brown Ale from New Belgium Brewing
3.67 out of 5 based on 869 ratings.
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