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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sseb69 (1498) - 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.

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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2642) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2011
341ml brown bottle. Pinkish brown out of the bottle. Head is quite thick and foamy and also has a slight pinky tint to it. Great lacing Hazy unclear appearance. Sweet nose, Candyish like Swedish berry candy. Taste was more tart than expected. Minimal fruit sweetness. Tart finish that lingers for a short while. Body is light, active spritzy carbonation. Good thirst quencher, a good summer drink.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2469) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2011
Bottle, 10C. Cloudy deep red with a large pink creamy head. Smells of fresh raspberries and that’s about it. Tastes of them too with their sweetness and slight hairy tartness. There’s some bitterness too and a little dough in the mouthfeel. Quite high carbonation. Straightforward, refreshing, nicely balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ComradeK (1041) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2011
341ml bottle. Pours a murky pink-tinged chestnut, with a medium pinkish-white head, which lasts fairly well and leaves acceptable lacing. The strong aroma of raspberry is nicely integrated with sweet malt notes on the nose, blending well with a smooth aroma of caramel. Mild raspberry fruit up front segues nicely into some reasonably strong fruity and floral hops. The merest hint of fruitcake then gives way to strong, sweet raspberry in the body, which lingers well into the finish. I’ll admit that I am not really a huge fan of fruit beers in general, and framboise in particular I’ve found to be far too much of a sweet fruit bomb. This beer, however, I quite enjoyed. The fruit is integrated with the base beer far better than in almost any other fruit beer that I have had, and whilst sweet, it is not cloyingly so. I wouldn’t drink it often, but I certainly enjoyed it more than St Ambroise’s apricot beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4237) - 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.

3.4
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frothmeister (565) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2012
341ml bottle. Pours a hazy sort of watery Clamato coloured red, with a pink/beige head. For unknown reasons there is quite a bit of burnt marshmallow on the nose, with fresh raspberries, floral notes, and a little dough. The taste is heavy on raspberry juice, faint lemon, followed by just enough hops to let you know they’re present, and some malt and mineral notes in the finish. The presence of the hops makes this for me. It’s not just all raspberry. A bit of a surprise here. Pretty decent stuff!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle acquired a long time ago (best before February 28, 2013). Pours with a hazed, deep blood hued body with a foamy, slightly pink tinted head. Excellent lace and retention. Aromas are of jammy raspberry, really grainy, bready, wheat like, some grassy hop notes. Mostly toasted and fruity flavors. A touch of artificial sweetener like aroma (I’m not saying that was used, but it smells slightly sweet and chemically). Flavors are quite a bit more bitter than I was expecting. Some floral honey notes, toasty baked bread and of course raspberries. Decently dry and balanced and to be honest, not nearly as sweet or otherwise bad as I was expecting. Medium to fuller, slightly creamy carbonation. Decent body, a bit tannic. Overall bitter with a neutral finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lesifflebiere (1286) - 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.


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