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River City Raspberry Ale - Brewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant - Oliver Square

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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 5.67%
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Brewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant - Oliver Square visit their website
Alberta, Canada

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: Garin on 09-06-2003)
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Reviews by Olek4374:
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3.36/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This is the beer to get at Brewsters if you're still timid about all their options and want something simple, of if you're just looking to get smashed.

Don't let me fool you though, this is a really good raspberry beer. Granville Island wishes that this was their raspberry beer. It's very pale with some raspberries floating in it with a gentle sweetness that serves more to complement the beer rather than cover up the grainy goodness.

Give it a go.

Olek4374, Jun 17, 2013
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Photo of biboergosum
3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

20oz pint at Edmonton Oliver. This has always been the offering that the ladies get when they go to Brewsters - sexist, yes, but true in my experience. So, on a warm late summer night, I thought I'd get my fruit on.

This beer appears a clear, pale pink-tinged golden yellow hue, which may or may not be from the octet of frozen raspberries floating at the top of the glass, above rising streams of small bubbles, and one finger of wispy, soapy off-white head, which leaves a small ebbing ring of lace around the glass as things quickly sink away.

It smells of vegetal (in a good way) raspberries, a hint of floral honey, and softly wheaty pale grain. The taste is more meek, somewhat underripe raspberries, semi-sweet wheat malt, a bit of green garden dryness (think pea-pods), and a very mild earthy, weedy hoppiness.

The carbonation is moderate in its trilling frothiness, the body on the far side of medium-light weight, and somewhat mealy in its plain as the day is long smoothness. It finishes surprisingly dry, with some mild berry fruitiness and green vegetal essences hanging on.

A decent, and approachable fruit ale, to be sure - I do appreciate that they've kept the raspberry component understated in the sweetness department. Easy, anytime summer patio sipping, this one is, for good boyz and gurlz alike!

biboergosum, Sep 18, 2009
Photo of Garin
3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hm. A great beer from Brewster's. It poured witha beautiful creamy long-lasting head that clings to the glass. The beer underneath was a pale gold with some coppery highlights.

The nose was dominated with fresh raspberry. The flavour was a mixture of all the nice flavour from their usual wheat ale (toast and bread, wheaty malt, and other nice stuff) plus a fresh but mild raspberry hint.

This is a very nice raspberry ale.

Garin, Sep 06, 2003
Photo of Alberta_Beer_Guy
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Alberta_Beer_Guy, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of wordemupg
3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle poured into tulip 9/12/11

A golden yellow with the slightest pink shade in the foam that's a solid two fingers that retains well leaving a thick ring of lace as it falls

S reminds be of a creamy raspberry ice cream, and some wheat and honey

T not quite as nice as the nose with the raspberries not tasting as nice as they smelled, still decent but there's some sweet macro like grains trying too peek through

M a little foamy but a few swirls of the glass take out the excess bubbles, sweet raspberry lingers faintly

O decant beer even on a chilly day, not overly complex but its a simple fruit beer after all

Brewsters has done a good job of making simple yet solid fruit ales and this one's no different. straight forward but with the 3L for 20$ Brewsters stuff always has value in my eyes

wordemupg, Dec 09, 2011
River City Raspberry Ale from Brewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant - Oliver Square
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