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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (2243) - 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 isn’t much going on. Have to say I like that its not too sweet, and that the raspberries don’t hit you over the head. Still its lacking complexity and depth.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
weihenweizen (2196) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Refrigerated bottle poured into a white wine glass. Pours mahogheny with crimson highlights and one inch head that dissapates quickly. Some thin lacing, light body, and a little light on the carbonation. Taste is sweet raspberry and a hint of hops in the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2008
bottle shared by Dickinsonbeer. Murky reddish brown in color with a small head. Aroma has alot of sweet rasberry jam, with musty caramel malts, and some weird hops. Taste is sweet rasberry, sugar, lightly musty caramel malts- as well as some weird floral hop character. the fresh rasberry part of it was nice, otherwise, kind of strange.

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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomthompson89 (1934) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2007
nice beer, dark almost purple color, some decent foam but didn’t last long, nose is not overpowered by the fruit but well balanced with some good malt and some woody smells, not too thin has good berry flavor but also can taste some mild hops and decent malt, good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
341 ml bottle. Pours a hazy dark pink with a purple-pink head. Smells like raspberries. Tastes like sweet cereals, raspberries and malt. Light touch of bitterness in the finish, along with fruity acidity. Light-bodied. Nice summer beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rejtable (1732) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2011
Big initial raspberry sweetness. Maybe a bit of cereal type malt in the background. Pours dark amber with ok head retention. Tastes medium to heavy sweet, with a healthy dose of raspberry tart. Not very heavy in the mouth with pretty average carbonation. Nice summer beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 12, 2006
Ruby red colour with a nice retaining head. Aroma is raspberry and some malts. Flavour is light raspberry with some caramel malts but just doesn’t seem to blend seemlessly. Finishes syrupy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (1667) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2013
(bottle) hazy red colour with a tall pink head; aromas of raspberry, wheat; refreshing raspberry flavour, just the right balance of sweet/sour/bitter notes; very good

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sseb69 (1653) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2011 Bouteille 341 ml. 5%. Été 2010, Été 2011. Couleur rousse-rougeâtre assez foncée. Arôme de malt et framboise. Goût de framboise, dévoile un léger caramel, malt. Une légère amertume termine le tout. Très bonne. Une des meilleures bières aux framboises.


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