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Brewed by McAuslan Brewing
Style: Fruit Beer
Montreal, Canada
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RATINGS: 133   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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UM02 (302) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2011
Not one of my favourite beers from McAuslan but to be fair also not my favourite beer style. A fairly neutral ale with raspberry flavouring. Not overly sweet but sweet enough not to be that pleasant after a couple of sips. A good fruit beer needs a stronger more complex beer to complement it so the sweetness does not dominate too much.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
punkska101 (848) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
HeistAlmighty (1111) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
341ml bottle. Pours a deep, unfiltered, velvet red with a large, fluffy, pink head. Aroma is nice with some natural raspberry jam sweetness and tartness. Something about the taste seemed a little off, hops too earthy or something metallic? Body is light and dry. Overall, looked good, smelled good, but the taste didn’t come together. Raspberry taste doesn’t come through and very little beer here.

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.

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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Glouglouburp (5938) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2007 Slightly clouded red body topped by a short-lived pink head. Aroma of wood and raspberry pastry. Taste is better than expected although I should specify that I expected it to be bad. The advertised raspberries sit on top of crisp/crunchy malts. The fruity flavours are seedy more than juicy. Some tartness but less than expected for the style. Body is rather thin. Finish is surprisingly hoppy and its bitterness doesn’t work very well with the fruity acidity. Refreshing more boring than anything else. Almost $6 (tax incl) for a 341ml is way too much. It’s not the first time I pay $6 for a boring beer although usually there’s a stainless pole in the room.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Snoro (297) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2007
Belle mousse abondante. Doux parfum de framboise. Goût peu prononcé. Peu d’effervescence.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2007
341ml Bottle in a Sexy Tube: What tremendous packaging, you almost can’t help but purchase it! They figured out a way to make me buy another fruit beer after having swore off them. The pour was cloudy and a pinkish-red, low level of foamy head. The aroma is heavy in raspberry, which is good, with hints of yeast and some spicy elements. All downhill from here - this is heavily carbonated and thick in berries. I’d hoped they’d treat it more like their Apricot Wheat with some subtle fruit and decent hopping, but instead the fruit is more at the forefront with little to find elsewhere. Not my thing.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2012
Bottle thanks to my sisters. Pours a somewhat murky reddish brown colour with smallish light pink coloured head. Falls away slowly leaving a little lacing. Aromas are more subdued than expected showing some syrupy rapsberries and a little sweet malt. Flavours are overall pretty sweet with only light bitterness to finish. Medium to medium thin mouthfeel. OK

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
andrewturba (949) - 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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