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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.


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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HippyHop (267) - Quebec, 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 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.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
wolffish (238) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
Un peu trop vieile je crois... L’arrière-goût est différent de ce dont je me souviens de dégustations antérieures. Meilleure chance la prochaine fois ;-)

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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2007
Normally I wouldn’t bother giving a fruit beer a 2nd look, especially at 4 bucks. But for some reason I decided to give er a try and was not disspaointed. Not a sweet or sour beer by any means, there is a pleasant berry tartness that really quenches a thirst. Also, impressive deep red colour with short lasting head...mild berry aroma. Overpriced but a winner nonetheless.

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Stephane_Houle (148) - - 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%

3.2
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mannika (140) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 7, 2007
Aroma is a sweet raspberry (as expected). Pours with a slightly pink tinge. Flavour is undeniably raspberry, but the tartness of the raspberry mixes a bit confusingly with the bitterness of the beer. Overall, not a bad summer beer, but for a fruit beer, would prefer a more champagne-like feel and taste like Mort Subite.


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