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Brewed by McAuslan Brewing
Style: Fruit Beer
Montreal, Canada
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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dandeman (505) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
Évaluation no. 97 Mai 2011. Un nez tout en framboise avec de légères notes de houblon. De couleur rouge framboise, avec une mousse généreuse, onctueuse et de persistance moyenne. En bouche, la framboise est très présente et bien équilibrée avec les alcools. Une bière assez douce. Bonne bière d’été, rafraichissante. J’ai cependant préféré celle à la citrouille.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6101) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2006 Bottle (2x341ml). Shared with blankboy, GregClow, jerc, mds and tupalev, bottles from blankboy and tupalev. Deep clear ruby with a decent sized pink foamy head. I found the aroma a little light, slightly tart berryfruit, a hint of table cream, some sharp yeast character on warming, even more "real" raspberry (almost 8/10). The fruit character in the taste was a little less differentiated - I wrote "redfruit" - sticky sweet fruit with building pepper yeast sharpness building to a dry, oddly bitter finish. Decent body, sticky and dry, lightly syrupy mouthfeel - this smells really pleasing, but I can’t help but think it’s a bit of a miss - I’d like it to have either more sourness or less dry bitterness. But I liked it well enough...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2006
Bottled. Perhaps the dryest raspberry beer I’ve ever tasted, with a hint of hops in the finish. Nothing artificial here, but the distinct flavour of dark, seedy fruit -- it’s almost like you’re drinking the seeds. The proportions are a bit tentative and it smells a little funky, but the thin, smooth body combines nicely with the slightly tart fruitiness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6046) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2006
2 bottles shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc, mds & tupalev -- courtesy of myself & tupalev. Pours a slightly hazy dark ruby-pink with an average size light-pink head. Aroma of slightly tart raspberries, malt and yeast. Flavour of sweet raspberry syrup, yeast and malt with a light bitter finish. Medium bodied. Just good, not great, St. Ambroise is capable of better (especially at that ridiculous high cost per bottle!).

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (3107) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2007
nice aroma of raspberry, but its also got some maltiness in there. Wow, the raspberry stick in the flavour but i can still tatse the beer. AMazing balance between both beer and fruit flvaours i can pick ou the malt and the fruit, and they mingle very well together. very well done.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yarry (527) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2007
Gorgeous tube packaging, 5% a/v from the LCBO Pours a very deep ruby red colour with a nice pink head. The nose is obviously raspberry but also some other berry scent too. The taste is just fantastic with a nice raspberry jam flavour (trust me, it works better then it sounds) with a nice light body and a great palate with an excellently long reminder of the sweet beer you’ve just drank. Ive always liked St Ambroise and this is definetly the best raspberry beer Ive ever had.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4625) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 8, 2009
Bottle. White head and lacing. Dark red-copper. Dark aroma of dried raspberries. Tastes like beer and raspberries. Lots of sourness sinks into the gums. More fruit taste than extract and syrup.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2009
Bottle. Pours a ruby body with a thin pink head. Fresh raspberries, some light grain, hints of berries and light apple tones. Sweet with sugar notes, aroma is better than the flavor, comes across more thin and sweet with a light dry drying finish, mildly tart. Decent ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2010 Bottle. Hazed medium amber with a thick beige head. Jammy, sweet raspberry aroma with a flavor also dominated by raspberry on a light caramel malt background. Moderate tartness combines with the thick fruity sweetness to give an almost ketchupy impression. Light, slightly syrupy feel. Nothing terrible about this. It’s the sort of thing I might offer to someone who doesn’t typically drink beer. There’s much better raspberry beer out there, but this is good for a fruit beer at a standard six pack price.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (2006) - 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.


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