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Brewed by McAuslan Brewing
Style: Fruit Beer/Radler
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 136   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2006
Any first impressions?
-Prosperous whipped cream of a head sits atop the pinkish regal red, drawing tons of lacing.
-Faint raspberries pierce the sturdy foam.
-The mild balance of raspberry sweetness and tartness whispers simple refreshment.
-The expansive carbonation provides a frothy, festive mouthfeel, increasing drinkability.

What if you dig deeper?
-Some bittering hop resins nicely dry out the back of the palate.
-Wooden hops shyly accompany the meek raspberries in the nose.
-The overall flavor spectrum is too restrictive and shy for flavor-seeking tastebuds.
-All in all, this is a well-crafted, boring recipe.

Bottle; no date.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2006
Huge raspberry aroma, dark pink/auburn, with a small pink head. Taste is the essence of raspbery, sweet and syrupy. Pretty good. Thank You Very Much Andrew!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GregClow (2914) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2006
Two bottles shared with blankboy, HogTownHarry, jerc, tupalev & mds - courtesy of blankboy & tupalev. Deep ruby-pink colour with a small, light pink head. Aroma of fresh raspberry and malt. Flavour of tart berries and sweet malt, striking a nice fruit vs. beer balance. it’s OK, but I tried the original version of this when it was a seasonal beer several years ago, and I recall it being better.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - 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!

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mannika (140) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 7, 2007
Aroma is a sweet raspberry (as expected). Pours with a slightly pink tinge. Flavour is undeniably raspberry, but the tartness of the raspberry mixes a bit confusingly with the bitterness of the beer. Overall, not a bad summer beer, but for a fruit beer, would prefer a more champagne-like feel and taste like Mort Subite.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewombat (112) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2009
Dark Pinkish-tinted pour. Smells good, sweet/sour raspberry aroma, Smells of hops as well. Little/no head. Sour fruit taste, carbonated finish, watery thinner than preferred mouthfeel. Not a very good framboise, but still acceptable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienHuxley (3482) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2010
Bottle (latest release). Brown pour with some reddish reflections. Aroma is almsot all raspberry, with a little something grassy/herbal too. Taste is quite sweet, raspberry jam but with a dry herbal finish. The dry palate keeps it from being cloyingly sweet. Decent fruit beer, I was pleasantly surprised.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MXD (304) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2010
Pours copper with shades of ruby. Forms a white-ish head, surprisingly creamy, an rather thick. A really pretty beer. Aroma is, well, raspberry and malt. Some caramel added to the taste. Slightly bitter. Good beer. Authentic beer. But rather simple.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (4688) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2010
I guess I can’t really say that it smells and teastes like raspberries...! I do need to specify that there is a good malt character to it, maybe a little nutty? Pours red as in not pale-reddish but red. Not my type but fun summer beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Minderbinder (2028) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2012
Bottle 341ml. Pours reddish with low pinky head. Aroma is of raspberries. Taste is of raspberries. Sligth acidity and bitterness. Balance not too shabby. A fair fruit beer.


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