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Brewed by McAuslan Brewing
Style: Fruit Beer
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cartoonkhaki (1221) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2007
Cloudy red amber brown. Pink tan head... really cool looking. Raspberry aroma with faint matls lingering on through... Flavour is light raspberry with lingering malt... They balance out quite well with each other with a very light bitter hint hanging off my tongue. Over all finish was slightly dry with a medium body. Not bad!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crockett (1032) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2007
pours a murky red/brown with an offwhite/slightly pink head. Creamy thin lacing. Nose of slightly sour and fermented raspberry with a whiff of woodland mushrooms and yeast. Initially quite acidic, and lessens quickly. Not as userfriendly as suspected. Not very sweet, more deep in malts, earth and more of that mushroom. It’s fairly good. I expected something bolder.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JesseM (1155) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2007 341ml bottle. Pours a nice deep, murky red with pink highlights, and a think, creamy pink head. The aroma is mostly rasberry, with some hops and a touch of alcohol. The taste is the same, with a malty finish and after-taste, and touch of sourness. Heavier mouth-feel, but nothing too heavy. Decent, but not spectacular. The aroma is a little annoying, but the taste makes up for it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2007
341 ml bottle - pours a muddy brown with red highlights and a pinkish head. Aroma is all framboises, but REAL raspberries, not extract. It has that slight earthiness that actual raspberry juice has. The flavour is strange.....the raspberry is less potent than in the aroma. There is also some hop presence, but that is kind of overshadowed by the raspberry. Abrupt finish. A good fruit beer, certainly one of the better ones I’ve tasted.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9524) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2007
A fruity aroma in a mildly purple colour, nice soapy head, fresh from Montreal. A blond like characteristic, injected with the raspberry puree, not quite natural berries added right in but also not too synthetic. Nicve summer beverage.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beergut111 (210) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 2, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2007 Dark red colour. Rapberry taste(not artificial) . I couldnt drink too many of these , but still good and very refreshing.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2007 Dark red cloudy poor with a pinkish thin head, good lacing. Aromas of raspberries, yogourt, tart and cherries. Klightly acid perfectly balancerd mouthfeel. Perfect carbonation and a nice creamy feel. Fresh raspberry taste... Very enjoyable and quite refreshing!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (3529) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2007
nice aroma of raspberry, but its also got some maltiness in there. Wow, the raspberry stick in the flavour but i can still tatse the beer. AMazing balance between both beer and fruit flvaours i can pick ou the malt and the fruit, and they mingle very well together. very well done.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Snoro (298) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2007
Belle mousse abondante. Doux parfum de framboise. Goût peu prononcé. Peu d’effervescence.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radiomgb (2502) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2007
Deep amber in colour, long lasting off-white coloured head, good lacing. The aroma is of sweet raspberry jam, light grainy malts show up. The flavour is of very fresh raspberries, icing sugar, fruity (plums and grapes). Very sweet mouthfeel, medium/light body, medium carbonation. Finishes quite long, prickly carbonation, lots of sweet raspberries. This isn’t all that bad but I’m not sure if its worth the $6 that they charge for it.

341ml bottle from the <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/quebec/g target=blank>Marché Jovi in Gatineau, Quebec.
Best before December 31, 2006.



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