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St-Ambroise Framboise - McAuslan Brewing

St-Ambroise FramboiseSt-Ambroise Framboise

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70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.72%


Brewed by:
McAuslan Brewing visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beersignal on 06-13-2006)
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Reviews by flipper2gv:
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flipper2gv

Quebec (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Quite darker than expected. Has a weird reddish amber color with a TON of light pink head. Very fluffy head with awesome retention.

S: Doesn't seem like a witbier base for this beer. Quite a good amount of biscuit malts seem to come off this beer.. Lightly hopped with some piny and herbal notes. And, of course, quite a good amount of raspberry juice. It does smell like concentrated juice like said on the back of the bottle.

T: Really is a pale ale base and not a witbier. That makes for quite a weird mix of flavors of toasted and biscuit like malts with grassy and piny hops mixed with raspberry juice. Tastes just as weird as it sounds.

M: Medium body with medium carbonation. A bit heavier in feel than expected and it prevents the beer to be as refreshing as it could be. Not bad per se though.

O: This is not up to par with the rest of the Saint-Ambroise lineup. It's an ok beer at best, but still is refreshing for summer days as hot as we have in Montreal.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 18:33:54 | More by flipper2gv
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: It has a nice brownish/ruby red color to it. It has a nice light pink head that dies down moderately and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of raspberries, slight floral hops and bready malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some definite raspberries, faint floral hops, bready malts and a slight grassiness.

Mouthfeel: It has a med/high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

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A: A very hazy red topped with a very creamy looking pinkish white head. Lacing and head retention was fantastic.

S: Raspberries and a bit of floral hops in the background. Nothing is too powerful

T: The raspberries are perhaps not as bold as I would have thought even though it definitely is there are you can taste it. A touch of sourness is available. Some floral hops are in the mix as well making a strange contrast with the raspberries. The finish leaves a metallicy/grainy flavor that is really not that appealing.

M: Very easy drinking and nice bodied. Very smooth going down.

O: A pretty decent beer but not worth the price for me. I can get a 6 of their apricot ale for the price of 4 of these and it's way better imo. Wasn't too astounding besides looks and mouth feel honestly.

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Appearance - Pours a cloudy pink/red colour with a finger and a half of off/white pink-hued, creamy looking head. Pretty unique looking beer to say the least.

Smell - Some wheat notes, and a faint bit of raspberry. A lingering yeast smell.

Taste - Shockingly, it tastes like raspberries. If you like subtle fruit beers (I certainly don't) then avoid this one, because the raspberry comes on strong and stays with you right until the finish. This is seriously sweet. If you can get over the punch-in-the-face raspberry, you might notice some light wheat/grain notes as well.

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A - Pours a murky, hazy reddish color with a pinkish tinged head of bubbly foam. Surprisingly thick head retention with excellent lacing. A pretty nice lookin' beer.

S - Musty malt with some light raspberry notes lingering. Bready and slightly fruity, but a little off-putting in the end.

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St-Ambroise Framboise from McAuslan Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.