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Brewed by McAuslan Brewing
Style: Fruit Beer/Radler
Montreal, Canada
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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Behind its magnificent ruby-red colour, St. Ambroise Raspberry Ale reveals its refreshing charm from the moment you encounter its bouquet and flavour. Made with fresh raspberries and choice sun-ripened hops, it gently engages your tastebuds in a delicious explosion of flavours. Its delicate fruit aromas marry perfectly with the pleasant hop character typical of all St-Ambroise ales. Brewed in Quebec, just once a year, it's a unique summertime treat.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HippyHop (165) - CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
Really not quite sure what to make of this beer. Also not sure I can top maneliquor’s review of this (about 3-4 down). "Frambozen" made my day for some reason. Anyhoo....pour is brownish red, or reddish brown, like canned cranberry sauce. Head is virtually nonexistent, ditto retention and lacing. Nose is almost entirely raspberry, but there is a sort of....thing in the background. One minute I want to say rotting apple, the next cooked beets, maybe boiled cabbage, now I feel it’s kind of a fruit roll-up quality (and as most of these things smell different, maybe it’s ALL of them). Taste is nicely tart and, again, raspberries + rotten apple/beet/cabbage/fruit roll-up. The more I drink the more I want to add prune juice to the weird list above. The "hop character" listed in the description is noticeably absent, though the finish is dryish. Carbonation is really high, too, which makes this taste like some weird raspberry spritzer. And despite the claim of "fresh raspberries" in the blurb above, the ingredients list only "red raspberry juice concentrate", which sounds suspiciously different from fresh raspberries. Also, do raspberries come in colours other than red? St-Ambroise is the first company I’ve ever seen that felt compelled to specify the colour of their raspberries, like angry hordes of people were calling them, disapppointed that their beer wasn’t Slush Puppie blue (why the hell is a raspberry-flavoured Slush Puppie blue?) Ok I digress, several times. Anyway this stuff is kind of shyte, but I’d assume it’s nice on a hot summer day (as it’s a cold night in fall, I’m hypothesizing).

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jauneattend (74) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
Belle couleur mais rien à voir avec la DDC. Un peu sûr avec une touche fruité mais combien rafraîchissante

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (4529) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
Draft - Raspberry jam. Cloudy reddish amber with a nice white head. Light tartness, raspberry and a light finish. Not enough of anything to make this interesting.

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Stephane_Houle (132) - - JUN 8, 2014
Apparence: D’une couleur rosée opaque, elle est coiffée d’une bonne mousse d’une bonne durée. Effervescence difficile à voir, mais semble bien présente. Arômes: Au nez, ce sont des notes de malt et de framboise qui dominent. Saveurs: Le sucre est vraiment la première chose qui attaque les papilles. Ce goût est rapidement remplacer par une amertume désagréable qui rappelle une fruit passé date. Pratiquement aucune effervescence. Fiche technique : Style: Bière aux fruits Format: 341 ml Taux d’alcool : 5%

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmacklin (297) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
341 ml bottle. Pours a hazy, ruby-red colour with a small pink head. Sweet flavour of raspberry and a little malt with a slightly dry, bitter finish. Light body, syrupy texture and lively carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maneliquor (3169) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor. So frambozy like. Like raspberry frozen and then unfrozen. Frambozen. I’m pissed

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
YanIpa (144) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
Couleur rosé. Saveur Sucré un peu. Houblon floral. Sirop de framboise et de éréale. Belle amertume qui se complète avec la légère acidité.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dandeman (531) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
Évaluation no. 97 Mai 2011. Un nez tout en framboise avec de légères notes de houblon. De couleur rouge framboise, avec une mousse généreuse, onctueuse et de persistance moyenne. En bouche, la framboise est très présente et bien équilibrée avec les alcools. Une bière assez douce. Bonne bière d’été, rafraichissante. J’ai cependant préféré celle à la citrouille.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
pumpkinhead2 (375) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
Bière rouge foncée (rouge framboise!), bien voilée, bonne effervescence, surmontée d’un col très légèrement rosé, un peu mince mais résistant. À mon étonnement, le nez est surtout en levure, davantage qu’en framboise! Arômes de levure (pain, voire pâte, et cheval/cuir) et ensuite de framboises très mûres, peut-être d’autres petits fruits, un peu de vin, voire de médicament. Pas très intéressant comme nez! En bouche, c’est un peu pétillant, un peu mousseux, mais c’est très mince au palais. Au goût, ça goûte les petits fruits trop mûres, la levure, la pâte à pain, le mauvais vin, le médicament… Un peu sucré, un peu acide, finale un peu amère, mauvaise intégration des saveurs, mauvais produit, bière décevante…

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (4193) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Not entirely pleasant. Texture is very syrupy. Pours red without much head or lacing. Sweet finish. Raspberry very present, even abusive. Bottle from my buddy’s fridge at the end of the night.


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