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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2413) - California, USA - JAN 9, 2008
Darker reddish brown, moderate head with good lacing and retention. Aroma is raspberry syrup with some caramelly malts. Fairly bland other than a sweet fruity flavor. Can definitely taste those íripenedí hops though... haha. Not terrible, but far from great.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
cfrancis (2405) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2010
Pours a deep ruby red with a small slightly off white head. Aroma is slightly subdued. Raspberry and slightly boozy in the nose. Taste is a dull raspberry with small hop and floral. Somewhat disappointing.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (2349) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2317) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2011
Originally rated July 2006. Bought at La Trappe ņ Fromage in Gatineau, Quebec. Comes in singles in a bottle-size box. Wow, very nice light pink head that is creamy, has very long retention and leaves great thick lacing all-around. Its colour is red with a touch of orange and even though clear, is hard to see through. Tiny carbonation is quite active, but tough to see. The nose is on the light side, with the raspberry and mild hops. The mouthfeel has a bit of stickiness, but is pretty crisp overall. The raspberries are present in the taste, but also too light, with some bitterness in the finish and grain malt. Not too sweet. The aftertaste is almost dry with not much lingering. A great refreshing summer brew from one of my favorite breweries. I just wish the aromas and flavours would be more dominant, and found it overpriced.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radiomgb (2262) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2007
Deep amber in colour, long lasting off-white coloured head, good lacing. The aroma is of sweet raspberry jam, light grainy malts show up. The flavour is of very fresh raspberries, icing sugar, fruity (plums and grapes). Very sweet mouthfeel, medium/light body, medium carbonation. Finishes quite long, prickly carbonation, lots of sweet raspberries. This isnít all that bad but Iím not sure if its worth the $6 that they charge for it.

341ml bottle from the <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/quebec/g target=blank>Marchť Jovi in Gatineau, Quebec.
Best before December 31, 2006.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mds (2218) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2006
Bottle. Dark, murky mahogany with a medium white head and lacing. The aroma consists of cherries and tart fruity raspberries. The flavour is typically simple sweet and syrupy though there is a touch of fruit tartness. Not all that great but itís still drinkable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
matt7215 (2190) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2010
341ml bottle from jsprime. pours hazed dark reddish brown. minimal aroma of pithy raspberry. the flavour is mostly balanced golden ale with raspberry added. super easy to drink and quite enjoyable as a refresher but not really a beer id reach for regularily.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gethinbeer (2172) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (2033) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2011
341ml bottle. Red hued brown, hazy, large white but rose tinged head. Subdued raspberries, not overly sweet, some malt and caramel. Start sweet, builds as the raspberry taste becomes more prominent. Decent body and partly buttery mouthfeel but there isnít much going on. Have to say I like that its not too sweet, and that the raspberries donít hit you over the head. Still its lacking complexity and depth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2011
Draught at Gambrinus. Thanks to Milos and Adil for getting this in. Very pretty dark amber/red hued liquid is topped with a thick foam leaving heavy lace. Interesting nose of fresh raspberries, kool-aid, English style hopping and earthy malts. A bit sweet, with nice acidity and mild bitterness to balance. Like easting a raspberry, but the beer has a metallic edge to it which I do not prefer. Very creamy finish, medium bodied, with nice lingering fruity aftertaste to it. This raspberry beer is for all seasons.


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