Brewed by McAuslan Brewing (Brasseurs RJ)
Style: Fruit Beer
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Flute, Shaker


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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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, its a unique summertime treat.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
B1tman1ac (7) - - JUN 2, 2016 does not count
red color, mild carbonation, flat/light taste, little bit of raspberries in the flavor ...wife liked it, I thought it was ok...more of a summer style I guess.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (1883) - CANADA - OCT 13, 2015
Appearance: murky brownish purple with one finger of light purple head, excellent retention and decent lacing. (3/5) Aroma: raspberry and red berries, grainy malt. (6/10) Taste: moderate-strong sweet, moderate tart, low bitter. (6/10) Medium-light body, moderate-low carbonation, off-dry tart finish. (3/5) Hey, its an Ambroise Framboise! Not all that interesting - tastes kinda like raspberry jam in a pale ale. The initial sweetness drops pretty rapidly, but unfortunately so do all the other flavours, leaving a kind of undifferentiated astringency. Overall, not bad, but not great. (12/20)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bunget (943) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2015
341ml bottle from Broue Ha Ha. Clear amber-pink body, medium light pink head with good retention. Aroma of tart raspberries, red currant, grains and jam. Taste of grains, raspberry juice, herbs and a some minimal hops in the backstage. Not bad for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stoned99 (1500) - St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2015
Sample from wifes glass. Aroma: raspberries sugar tarts, cereals, floral. App: dark red with brown tint, small white head. Taste and palate: light body, medium carbonation, medium sweetness, light dry and astringent acidity finish. Overall: not bad. Not my favourite raspberry ale / raddler but could be worst. Didnt enjoy the finish and aroma and taste is just ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yourilevesque (1798) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
Bire gracieusement offerte par lun des reprsentants McAuslan lors dune vente de garage ralise Montral! Il ne serait que trop facile de tomber dans le pige dune analyse comparative de ce produit aux grandes bires du mme genre (Solstice dt par exemple) mais Il faut tout de mme garder en tte quune complte objectivit est impossible. Cette bire est dun rouge pourpre tirant sur le brun et offrant une abondante tte rose. Le nez ne sent pas vraiment la bire, mais pas aucunement non plus. Mis part limportante dose de sirop de framboises, On sent quelques traces de levures qui cassent le sucre abondant. En bouche, tel quon doit sy attendre, une dominance de sucres maladroitement artificiels, quoique non coeurants vu le soin mis sur le dosage. La ptillance de cette bire est somme toute trs bonne, linstar dune belleeau gazifie. Je dois admettre que malgr tout, je mattendais furieusement pire. Disons quil ma t de dguster bien pire que celle-ci en terme de bires fruites!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Speedy_Charly (216) - Plaisance, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2015
Bouteille de 341ml au March des Brasseurs. Liquide rouge/rubis avec une paisse mousse rose qui descend un doigt en laissant peu de dentelle sur le verre. La framboise sucre domine lodorat autant quau got avec une finition surette assez plaisante. On ne peut parler de houblon...on nen ressent pas dans ce breuvage qui ressemble plus un punch fruit qu une bire. Elle plaira surement aux matantes en accompagnement de salades fruits ou desserts aux framboises durant les journes chaudes dt.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beardbeerman (341) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
341ml bottle (dated 2011) poured at 6 degrees in a St-Ambroise tasting glass: Cloudy ruby pour with a nice density, showing off a pinkish finger of foam. Lacing is average and retention is minimal. The nose is, as you might expect, all about the fruit with strong notes of raspberry jam, cassis and currants. The fruit dominates the mose so you wont get many malts and/or hoppy features from it. I personnally wouldve liked to spot at least some hops to remind me Im drinking a beer and not a summer cocktail. Kind of a downer if you ask me. The taste is on target with lots fruitiness and tartness one would expect eating raspberry. Malts do come through on the tongue and give it an enjoyeable kick. The tartness stays around to give you a sharp bittery finish of raspberry jam. This ale is a good choice for the ladies on a hot summer day and it does do the job of providing you with an accurate experience of the fruit overall. I wouldnt pair this one with anything except maybe a salad (with raspberries) or a raspberry dessert.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HippyHop (628) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
Really not quite sure what to make of this beer. Also not sure I can top maneliquors review of this (about 3-4 down). "Frambozen" made my day for some reason. Anyhoo....pour is brownish red, or reddish brown, like canned cranberry sauce. Head is virtually nonexistent, ditto retention and lacing. Nose is almost entirely raspberry, but there is a sort of....thing in the background. One minute I want to say rotting apple, the next cooked beets, maybe boiled cabbage, now I feel its kind of a fruit roll-up quality (and as most of these things smell different, maybe its ALL of them). Taste is nicely tart and, again, raspberries + rotten apple/beet/cabbage/fruit roll-up. The more I drink the more I want to add prune juice to the weird list above. The "hop character" listed in the description is noticeably absent, though the finish is dryish. Carbonation is really high, too, which makes this taste like some weird raspberry spritzer. And despite the claim of "fresh raspberries" in the blurb above, the ingredients list only "red raspberry juice concentrate", which sounds suspiciously different from fresh raspberries. Also, do raspberries come in colours other than red? St-Ambroise is the first company Ive ever seen that felt compelled to specify the colour of their raspberries, like angry hordes of people were calling them, disapppointed that their beer wasnt Slush Puppie blue (why the hell is a raspberry-flavoured Slush Puppie blue?) Ok I digress, several times. Anyway this stuff is kind of shyte, but Id assume its nice on a hot summer day (as its a cold night in fall, Im hypothesizing).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jauneattend (76) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
Belle couleur mais rien voir avec la DDC. Un peu sr avec une touche fruit mais combien rafrachissante

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (14832) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
Draft - Raspberry jam. Cloudy reddish amber with a nice white head. Light tartness, raspberry and a light finish. Not enough of anything to make this interesting.

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