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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%
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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3.1
solidfunk (8838) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Not entirely pleasant. Texture is very syrupy. Pours red without much head or lacing. Sweet finish. Raspberry very present, even abusive. Bottle from my buddy’s fridge at the end of the night.

3.4
BMan1113VR (7931) - 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
TaktikMTL (7733) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2006
Verre de dégustation de 4oz, provenant d’une bouteille de 341 ml, dégusté au Festival des Fromages (Warwick, QC). Arôme: Odeur de framboises. Apparence: La couleur est rougâtre avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de framboises légèrement sûrettes. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture mince. Forte effervescence en bouche. Présence de canneberges (?) en arrière goût. (Rating #523)

3.3
blankboy (7662) - 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!).

3.1
Radek Kliber (7316) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 24, 2006
Hazy, dark woody look, whit smallish top. Creamy nose, maltose, light aroma, citric, woody and vanilla. Medium bodied, berry like fruitiness, chewy texture. Smooth dark malty finish.

3.3
HogTownHarry (6622) - 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...

3.5
Boutip (6316) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2006
Bottle: Poured a deep red ale with a medium bubbly slightly pink head with average retention. Aroma of real raspberry is pretty enticing while not being overly sweet. Taste is quite interesting with some real raspberry presence that is noticeable with some sweetness but not overly or disgustingly sweet. Malt presence is a bit low and bodies a tad too watery for my own liking. Lacks some complexity to make this truly wonderful but very good try nonetheless.

3.4
reebtogi (6235) - 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.

2.7
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2007 Slightly clouded red body topped by a short-lived pink head. Aroma of wood and raspberry pastry. Taste is better than expected although I should specify that I expected it to be bad. The advertised raspberries sit on top of crisp/crunchy malts. The fruity flavours are seedy more than juicy. Some tartness but less than expected for the style. Body is rather thin. Finish is surprisingly hoppy and its bitterness doesn’t work very well with the fruity acidity. Refreshing more boring than anything else. Almost $6 (tax incl) for a 341ml is way too much. It’s not the first time I pay $6 for a boring beer although usually there’s a stainless pole in the room.

2.9
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Bottle, smells like tasty ripe raspberries, the taste is very off. Bad perfume, no finish, smell and dp my friends.


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