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

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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

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3.3
Brettsky06 (505) - Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 21, 2017
Bright red pour. The raspberries taste real, which is not often the case with fruit beers. Nice tart taste as well. Pretty good beer

3.3
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2012
Dark red almost purple. Foamy pink head. Aroma is raspberry jam, sour candy, sour milk, slightly soapy. Oily and light. The sour overripe fruit favours overshadow much else. Not very complex but quite refreshing.

2.3
Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2006
Big brown head, brown/red color. Strong raspberry aroma. Wheaty at the beginning, then heavy raspberry taste comes in that feels like syrup. Too sweet. Medium body. And well, the raspberry is there for the finish too.

3.5
Hoser (387) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2007
UPDATED: APR 10, 2007 A nice package and not a whole lot of raspberries and yes it was a unique summer ( okay fall ) time treat. Page 290 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide and only 199 of his 500 Classic Brews to go.

3.9
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 28, 2007
Held up to the light it’s a deep red, with a tall frothy head. Aroma is strong but pleasant raspberry. Smooth feel with a tart berry finish. The best fruit beer I’ve had to date.

2.8
UM02 (367) - 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.

3.8
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 won’t get many malts and/or hoppy features from it. I personnally would’ve liked to spot at least some hops to remind me I’m 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 wouldn’t pair this one with anything except maybe a salad (with raspberries) or a raspberry dessert.

2.7
Snoro (306) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2007
Belle mousse abondante. Doux parfum de framboise. Goût peu prononcé. Peu d’effervescence.

3.1
Fred182 (305) - valleyfield, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2012
Bouteille de 341ml, robe rougeâtre, arome de petits fruits, en bouche, c’est la framboise!

3.2
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.


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