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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fred182 (305) - valleyfield, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2012
Bouteille de 341ml, robe rougeâtre, arome de petits fruits, en bouche, c’est la framboise!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MXD (304) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2010
Pours copper with shades of ruby. Forms a white-ish head, surprisingly creamy, an rather thick. A really pretty beer. Aroma is, well, raspberry and malt. Some caramel added to the taste. Slightly bitter. Good beer. Authentic beer. But rather simple.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Snoro (301) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2007
Belle mousse abondante. Doux parfum de framboise. Goût peu prononcé. Peu d’effervescence.

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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
godofsky (274) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 1, 2010
341 ml bottle. pours a very dark red, almost brown, with an off white head that leaves tons of lacing. bouquet is all raspberries, very nice aroma. the taste is dominated by raspberry as well, withsome noticeable hops. the mouthfeel is where this beer loses some points. it’s thin, and watery. must be very refreshing on a hot summer day though.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beardbeerman (271) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
341ml bottle (dated 2011) poured at 6 degrees in a St-Ambroise tasting glass: Cloudy ruby pour with a nice density, showing off a pinkish finger of foam. Lacing is average and retention is minimal. The nose is, as you might expect, all about the fruit with strong notes of raspberry jam, cassis and currants. The fruit dominates the mose so you won’t get many malts and/or hoppy features from it. I personnally would’ve liked to spot at least some hops to remind me I’m drinking a beer and not a summer cocktail. Kind of a downer if you ask me. The taste is on target with lots fruitiness and tartness one would expect eating raspberry. Malts do come through on the tongue and give it an enjoyeable kick. The tartness stays around to give you a sharp bittery finish of raspberry jam. This ale is a good choice for the ladies on a hot summer day and it does do the job of providing you with an accurate experience of the fruit overall. I wouldn’t pair this one with anything except maybe a salad (with raspberries) or a raspberry dessert.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
turboespresso (256) - Port Moody, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2010
Bottle. Kind of a brownish-red with small ring. No lace. Very cloudy. Slight raspberry aroma with some yeast. Medium-low carbonation. Taste is balanced with medium/light malt body, light hopping and the tartness of the raspberry is not that sharp. Easy to drink.

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Stephane_Houle (219) - - 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%

3.7
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bobsy (194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2007
Bottle from the LCBO in fancy and expensive packaging. I poured it into a champagne flute because I was feeling pretentious, and it looked fantastic! Rocky white head and a cloudy dark pink body underneath. The aroma definitely contained raspberries, but I also thought I smelled blackberries. Either way, it was exceedingly fresh. Thick raspberry taste, married to a light carbonated body. I imagine that this is very much a summer beer because of its freshness, and lack of complexity. A good thirst quencher and a good beer.


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