probstblueribbon (3277) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
341 mL bottle from La Trappe à Fromage, served at cellar temp from a tulip glass. FE 23/07
App.: clear red-pink with brown hues (like oxidized cranberry juice), decent pinkish-tan head.
Aroma: fresh, juicy raspberries, raspberry jam, some resinous and piney hops, peppery, kinda sharp and green.
Palate: thick and syrupy, fine, soft carbonation.
Flav.: raspberry jam, tart, fresh raspberries, a bit metallic, a touch bitter, raspberry aftertaste, a touch of malt (hints of caramel, and roasted characters).
Not spectacular, but decent beer for $3.
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[bottle] Pours reddish brown color, with a short-lived pink head. Subtle fruit aroma. Tart, mildly acidic raspberry flavors mix with a somewhat weak malt background. Finish is very dry, with a touch of woodiness. Not really something I’d pick up again, even if it comes in a fancy box.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2007 Slightly clouded red body topped by a short-lived pink head. Aroma of wood and raspberry pastry. Taste is better than expected although I should specify that I expected it to be bad. The advertised raspberries sit on top of crisp/crunchy malts. The fruity flavours are seedy more than juicy. Some tartness but less than expected for the style. Body is rather thin. Finish is surprisingly hoppy and its bitterness doesn’t work very well with the fruity acidity. Refreshing more boring than anything else. Almost $6 (tax incl) for a 341ml is way too much. It’s not the first time I pay $6 for a boring beer although usually there’s a stainless pole in the room.
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Held up to the light it’s a deep red, with a tall frothy head. Aroma is strong but pleasant raspberry. Smooth feel with a tart berry finish. The best fruit beer I’ve had to date.
Eructoblaster (3336) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nice brown/ruby body topped with a lasting beige foamy head. Good malty/hoppy aroma with enjoyable raspberry notes. Taste is well balanced but lacks complexity. It ends with a decent sour finish. This is a quite honest fruit beer.
Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big brown head, brown/red color. Strong raspberry aroma. Wheaty at the beginning, then heavy raspberry taste comes in that feels like syrup. Too sweet. Medium body. And well, the raspberry is there for the finish too.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong, jammy, raspberry aroma with some grain character notable but a mildly soapy note is distracting. Clear, amber brown coloured body is topped by a decent, fine bubbled, pink tinged white head that lasts nicely. Toasted malts are balanced nicely with lightly tart raspberries in the flavour with a lingering sweetness in the aftertaste. Medium body with moderate, fine bubbled carbonation that invigorates the tastebuds. Mondial 2006.
rederic (3207) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy brown-reddish hue, with a frothy beige head, wheaty fruity nose of wild sour raspberries, with a tartness note, and sweet malty aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a tart acidic fruit raspberry character, hint of wineyness, and a sort of iodine too, with a raspberry seeds sourness, leading towards a fruit raspberry tartness finish.
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear ruby color with a medium but diminishing pink bubbly head. Aroma of tart raspberries and mild sweetness. The flavor is like the aroma, tart rapsberries and sweetness, the malt is also present. The body is light and liquorous and the carbonation is medium. It’s not bad but gets kind of boring after a while.
blankboy (6520) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2 bottles shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc, mds & tupalev -- courtesy of myself & tupalev. Pours a slightly hazy dark ruby-pink with an average size light-pink head. Aroma of slightly tart raspberries, malt and yeast. Flavour of sweet raspberry syrup, yeast and malt with a light bitter finish. Medium bodied. Just good, not great, St. Ambroise is capable of better (especially at that ridiculous high cost per bottle!).