The 12 Beers of Christmas – Day 5: New Belgium Frambozen

On the 5th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…
New Belgium Brewing Company
Fort Collins, CO
ABV: 7.4%

CHUG Rating:
Chuggability: 5
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.

Uhhh…Taste: 5
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.

Gettability: 5
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:”

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