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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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy (1635) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2009 Bottle: Murky dark copper-red with a small off-white cap...aromas of ripe berry fruit over the distinctive aromas of a dark ale....earthy-toasty-malty Tastes pretty much like it smells. Richer ale base than any fruit beer I have encountered... intersting fruity-eartyiness with the toasty malts...nice dry tart finish with a metallic twang in the after taste. Decent enough but over hyped and not worth 4 bucks a bottle.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2008
A "pretty" beer but lacking a little in the substance category. Sweet raspberry flavor gets a little heady towards the bottom of the glass.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lunkie (1565) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2010
Sweet fruit malt aroma. Clear amber colour with fair head and lacing. Sweet stone fruit malt apricot flavour. Smooth palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagerboy (1558) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2012 Cloudy deep red copper, frothy pink head fades. Tart berry aroma and taste, with a light malt/hop background. Great dessert beer, yummy and refreshing. LF (Lagerboy Friendly)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reimer96 (1512) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 21, 2012
Pours a cloudy ruby red color with a big reddish white head. Initial taste is sweet raspberry them finishes with authentic sour raspberry. Like made with a mix of both extract and real fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlainG (1506) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2012
Lorsque j’ai bue cette bière, c’était parce que j’avais envie d’un produit estival, qu’il faisait très chaud et quoi de mieux bière aux framboises? Alors, la couleur me charme en partant, elle est rouge-rosée, opaque, coiffée d’une mousse rose. Les odeurs sont tout en framboise, comme si je humais une barquette dudit fruit où l’on retrouve une senteur acidulée. Diantre! Ça goûte autant que ça sent et ça reste une bière. Une amertume et une acidité forme l’arrière-goût. C,est exactement ce que je voulais en ce jour de juin et j’en suis heureux. (270-170612)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lesifflebiere (1472) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2013
Bien rouge, coiffée d’une mousse rose qui semble onctueuse, elle émet des notes fruitées surtout, mais aussi de céréales. Les fruits ont aussi préséance en bouche, mais une finale de grains blonds est bien perceptible en finale, après une longue parade de saveurs de framboises, de petits fruits rouges variés, et de sucres légèrement amers. C’est une redoutable bière de soif, pas trop acidulée, qui goûte les vraies framboises tout en étant équilibrée ; sans être incontournable, elle est très appréciée sous un soleil de plomb.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
punkska101 (1222) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2011
11.10.28 bottle from Iga supermarket A: low rapsberry aroma, wheat. App: dark clear pink white / reddish head. T/P : med body finish is sweet and medium long. It has an oily texture. O: Fair.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cartoonkhaki (1221) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2007
Cloudy red amber brown. Pink tan head... really cool looking. Raspberry aroma with faint matls lingering on through... Flavour is light raspberry with lingering malt... They balance out quite well with each other with a very light bitter hint hanging off my tongue. Over all finish was slightly dry with a medium body. Not bad!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 29, 2012
Pours a cloudy vibrant red accompanied with a small pinkish head. Smells sour, very little malt characteristic. Tastes closest to a raspberry than any other beer I’ve had with noticeable carbonation.


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