Not terribly difficult for what it is. Clearly not meant for chugging, but if you’re in a hurry it can be done. I feel like the sweetness and thicker body actually made it go down quicker. I generally find that carbonation and intense hops are a chugger’s enemy and this has neither.
How Much: 6
Once again, I bought this as a BYO six-pack, but my local liquor store sells it for $8.99. It’s a moderately-priced beer that would likely be well-received at any holiday party, particularly an ugly sweater party. People in ugly sweaters would definitely love this beer.
Let me begin by saying sweet, fruity beers aren’t really my thing. This is the kind of beer I would have loved before I started drinking craft beer. Having said that, I thought this was pretty decent. It’s like dipping raspberries in caramel…plus beer. I could put on an ugly sweater and probably chug 2 or 3 of these things and think nothing of it. I actually might buy some for my mom next time she’s here. My mom will love this. Yours probably will too.
New Belgium distributes to 35 States, but Frambozen is merely a seasonal offering.
Overall Rating: 5.9
Suggested food pairing: Caramelized lizard tail
Random gif from “A Christmas Story:”