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Brewed by McAuslan Brewing
Style: Fruit Beer/Radler
Montreal, Canada
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RATINGS: 137   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gethinbeer (2262) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2012
Deep mahogany amber colour with a frothy dirty pink head. Sweet raspberry flavour and aroma. Pleasant bitterness. Nice refreshing tasty brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sulawang (688) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2012
pours cloudy brownish/red with a decent dissipating head, layer of retention, some sticky lacing, some slow-moving CO2 streams near the surface. Fruity red raspberries on the nose. Burst of 4/10 sweet aromatic red raspberries initially, transitions into 5/10-level sourness that isn’t overpowering but balanced with brown sugar malts, a silky creamy mouthfeel in the mids, finishing with a minor tartness and 6/10-level caramel sweetness & bitterness. Medium complexity, medium depth, good transitions, good carry, good drinkability. The finish ends a little rough in the mouth.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2012
Bottle - Murky dark pink/brown. Pale pink head. Thin to medium body. Medium carbonation. Raspberries not overly dominant. Some bitterness.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2012
Bottle thanks to my sisters. Pours a somewhat murky reddish brown colour with smallish light pink coloured head. Falls away slowly leaving a little lacing. Aromas are more subdued than expected showing some syrupy rapsberries and a little sweet malt. Flavours are overall pretty sweet with only light bitterness to finish. Medium to medium thin mouthfeel. OK

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyobon (1027) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2012
(bottle) Poured a hazy reddish amber with a good dense, slightly pink head. The aroma was very pleasant: tangy, yeasty and raspberry. Lovely palate - light bodied but the wonderful fine carbonation gives a silky mouthfeel. The flavour is very well balanced: subtle candy sweetness with subtle natural raspberry flavour and subtle interesting notes from the yeast. The finish has some slight cleansing bitterness. Overall this is an excellent, well balanced, interesting and drinkable raspberry beer. It is really quite different from a traditional Belgian framboise as it is not sour, more subtle and somehow richer and more rounded.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mkel07 (3964) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2011
341ml bottle. From the bottle it is a muddy dark red colour with a soft light pink head. The foam settles to a good even layer. Raspberry in the aroma is to be expected but the aroma is fairly subdued and carries some sweetness. In the mouth there is some tartness and the finish is a bit medicinal and dry. There is only a faint flavour of raspberry and it is hard to detect much else. Probably the most disappointing of the beers I have tried from McAuslan, not up to their usual standard. It’s a shame because I really like raspberries and have had a few good rapsberry beers.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4564) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2011
341ml bottle pours a murky pinkish brown color with a medium pinkish beige head with good retention and leaves behind some thin lacing. Aroma is mostly raspberries with a hint of hops. Taste is raspberries balanced nicely with sweet and tart with some malt and hop presence. I really enjoyed this one.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (2713) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Pours a ruby red/mohagony color. Aroma is fresh raspberries and bread. Taste is like fake candy raspberries or candles. Not my favorite fruit beer by a long shot but it wasnt awful.

2.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernesto987 (4377) - Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Bottle, smells like tasty ripe raspberries, the taste is very off. Bad perfume, no finish, smell and dp my friends.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark ruby red with a voluptuous and lasting beige head with a slight tint of pink to it with respectable lacing. sweet aroma of raspberry and malt but not much more? Taste is moderately sweet with strawberry and malt. minimal bitterness. bitterness that exists is mostly dry and non-sour. the raspberry flavour is not artificial however the overall taste is nothing special and falls into the generic category other than being real raspberry. Palate is syrupy with minimal carbonation. Noticing lots of complaints about the price. I got this one as a gift. Suppose I was lucky.


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