12 Beers of Christmas: New Belgium Frambozen (Day 7)

The 7th of 12 Beers of Christmas is a fruity, festive beer from one of the largest craft brewers in the country.

New Belgium framboze

New Belgium Frambozen

Producer: New Belgium Brewing; Fort Collins, CO
Beer Name: Frambozen
Style: Brown Ale; Fruit Beer
Price Range: $2-3 / bottle (12 oz)
ABV: 6.5%
Appearance: Clear reddish, brown, no head
Aroma: Roasted malt, chocolate, raspberry
Virginia Pour House Review: The bottle of this beer proclaims that “Frambozen” is Flemish for “raspberry.” There is certainly a lot of raspberry in the nose of this beer, to accompany the rich roasted malt and chocolate notes. The beer pours a reddish brown, almost mahogany and is perfectly clear with almost no head. Raspberry takes center stage in this one, but it’s a nice balance between sweet and sour. There are hints of roasted malt and very faint chocolate near the finish, but it it mostly raspberry. The fruit is not overly sweet, and there is a slight sourness in the middle. This is a pretty good beer by New Belgium, but I would have liked to see (and taste) the chocolate and roasted malts take a bigger role in this one.

The 7th of 12 Beers of Christmas is a fruity, festive beer from one of the largest craft brewers in the country. New Belgium Frambozen Producer: New Belgium Brewing; Fort Collins, CO Beer Name: Frambozen Style: Brown Ale; Fruit Beer Price Range: $2-3 / bottle (12 oz) ABV: 6.5% Appearance: Clear reddish, brown, no head Aroma: Roasted malt, chocolate, raspberry Virginia Pour House Review: The bottle of this beer proclaims that "Frambozen" is Flemish for "raspberry." There is certainly a lot of raspberry in the nose of this beer, to accompany the rich roasted malt and chocolate notes. The beer pours a…

Review Overview

New Belgium Frambozen - 85

85

Virginia Pour House Review

New Belgium's new winter seasonal ale adds some fruitiness to the 12 Beers of Christmas.

User Rating: Be the first one !

Check Also

Return of the Blog – New Approach, Backlogged Reviews, and More.

First and foremost, our sincerest apologies about our absence during the last year. We have been fortunate to have a large following over the past several years that has brought in over 100,000+ readers. We want to thank all of you! We have expanded beyond Virginia, touching many places in the United States and even spun off a travel blog to cover our International journeys. So where do we go from here? Many readers have submitted suggestions of a more digital approach. Monthly review pieces versus daily postings, video production, food pairings, wine country itineraries and even a podcast. 

Leave a Reply

Translate »