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Brewed by McAuslan Brewing
Style: Fruit Beer
Montreal, Canada
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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 10, 2006
Sampled draught at the Mondial de la Bière in Montreal, 2006. Dark purple-red in color, with little retained head and no lacing....nicely balanced sweet-sharp fruity nose, hints of biscuit, but very simple if not pedestrian overall....the body is tart and sour predominantly, rather thin and lacking in a real malt background but for a touch of dry cookie dough....becomes pretty jammy and syrupy towards the finish, and a nasty metallic edginess intrudes on the otherwise tolerable finish, becoming really harsh as the sample warms to cellar temp....I had trouble finishing this, what a bummer from this fine brewery.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4368) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2008
(Bottle) Obtained via a trade with Goldorak. Pours a medium, frothy off-white head with a deep ruby-orange body. Head settles nicely along the sides of the glass. Nose of raspberry jam and seed. Flavour is nicely tart and raw, the raspberry flavour is sweet upfront than steadily changes to a tart seedy raspberry. Very enjoyable. This should be a winter beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (3838) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (3807) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2010
I guess I can’t really say that it smells and teastes like raspberries...! I do need to specify that there is a good malt character to it, maybe a little nutty? Pours red as in not pale-reddish but red. Not my type but fun summer beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2006
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.

2.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernesto987 (3372) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Bottle, smells like tasty ripe raspberries, the taste is very off. Bad perfume, no finish, smell and dp my friends.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2006
Huge raspberry aroma, dark pink/auburn, with a small pink head. Taste is the essence of raspbery, sweet and syrupy. Pretty good. Thank You Very Much Andrew!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gam (3069) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2011
Salmon pink pour head soft good size pink in colour carbonation working well at soft medium aromas grain smooth raspberry not overpowering flavours sour bitter fruit is sweet but smooth grainy taste lemon and tert touch finish some bitter sour aftertaste grain citrus raspbery smooth a tart ness okay not as refreshing as some

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (3022) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Not entirely pleasant. Texture is very syrupy. Pours red without much head or lacing. Sweet finish. Raspberry very present, even abusive. Bottle from my buddy’s fridge at the end of the night.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (2968) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2010
Bouteille de 341ml. Cette bière au concentré de jus de framboise est d’une robe orange-foncée et rouge. La mousse est épaisse et d’une belle couleur beige. Au nez elle est discrète et laisse percevoir quelques petites arômes de framboise. En bouche cette bière n’est pas légère, elle a une bonne amertume. Ce n’est pas du jus d’été.


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