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False Creek Raspberry Ale - Granville Island Brewery

False Creek Raspberry AleFalse Creek Raspberry Ale

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80
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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 13.75%


Brewed by:
Granville Island Brewery visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our False Creek Raspberry Ale is an ultra-refreshing summer ale that combines premium malt and hops with Fraser Valley raspberries. Well-balanced with raspberry colour, aroma and finish, it pairs well with summer salads, fresh air and sunny afternoons.

(Beer added by: biboergosum on 07-25-2011)
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jeffjeff1

California

3.7/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My parents picked up some beers from British Columbia when they were up in Canada and brought them back to me.

Appearance- cloudy copper color, decent size head, nice lacing

Smell- slight bit of raspberry

Taste- raspberry

Mouthfeel- light to medium bodied

Drinkability- Overall I thought it was very refreshing and a great summer beer. If I can get my hands on more, I will.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 18:05:19 | More by jeffjeff1
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle poured into pint glass 15/6/13

A salmon liquid with just a hint of pink in the short lived finger of foam, just a random patch of lace before the head vanished

S raspberry, honey and a hint of herbal hops, basic but about what I expect just a little dry cereal

T raspberries are half way between sweet and tart, really not much going on but again that's about what I expect from a plain old raspberry ale

M light and a little fluffy but quickly flattens out, leaves some slickness and faint raspberry and grains lingering on the finish

O nothing exciting but a decent summer patio brew, one the wife would like

I know what I'm getting but I get it anyways, no surprises here, not disappointed but not impressed either

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 01:23:51 | More by wordemupg
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sAws


3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Much better than anticipated as the raspberry flavour is very natural. You can smell the raspberry but it is not overpowering there is still the smell of beer with is a good thing. The flavour starts with raspberry's, good natural tasting raspberry's then morphs into a decent ale with crisp malt and slight hops. Definitely not to sweet like most fruit beers.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 16:18:06 | More by sAws
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6pkhbt


4.15/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Wow. I was not expecting balance.

Here is a raspberry beer done well. The presence of hops and malt are not missing. The clear clean aroma and flavour of real raspberry flows directly into a malty finish with a tiny hint of hops. A fruit beer that I was expecting to be sweet and cloying, but it really nice and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 17:42:54 | More by 6pkhbt
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Props to my western connection for the hook-up...

A - Pours a hazy pale pink colour with an amber hue, thin layer of head with some retention and no real lacing.

S - Raspberries, musty caramel, buttered bread and some fresh baked pie. Bitterness is detectable, but subdued by the mix of scents.

T - Tart raspberries off the top and really shine through on the finish. Bready caramel and wheat flavours, hint of grassy hops and the baked pie flavours linger on the palette.

M - Medium bodied, but comes across a tad overly carbonated. A bit prickly on the way down and a tad too dry on the finish for my liking.

O - A tasty summer ale, for which I believe it was intended. A tasty raspberry infused ale that doesn't come across as synthetic, yet offers some nice bold flavours. This would be perfect on a patio, and is certainly worth a try to any fan of raspberyy ales.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2011 14:48:08 | More by andrenaline
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Converge

Alberta (Canada)

2.15/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

341ml bottle poured into a 16oz pint glass.

A - Nice two finger head of slightly off-white foam. The beer is a cloudy coral pink. Decent head retention with some lacing.

S - Fairly sweet. Lots of raspberry with a light sourness. Some wheat and light malt, pretty nice. Very fruity, but still smells like beer.

T - Starts off pretty sour, and then finishes flat and grainy. Not much in between initially. Cloying, syrupy sweetness that feels artificial and unenjoyable. Something really vegetal, like tomatoes. While it's not tot the worst tasting beer I've had, this is just not nice.

M - Fair carbonation, with a body on the thinner side. Slight sour feeling.

D - Pretty disappointing overall. This just tastes gross.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2011 05:51:24 | More by Converge
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - hazy pinkish golden with a tall soapy light pink head that retained well in a pilsner glass
S - dominated by adjunct and grain with some leafiness and a very faint hint of the feature ingredient
T - tart raspberry with a bready grain malt body, some corn, leafy hops
M - medium to lighter body with refreshing carbonation, finishes with light tartness
O - an easy summertime sipper for sure that is understated in terms of the raspberry, this 6er won't last the evening

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 00:07:19 | More by joemcgrath27
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Sherlock Holmes in downtown Edmonton, during the hubbub that is the Capital Ex festival.

This beer appears a clear dark reddish pink hue, with one finger of thin creamy white head, which leaves a wall of inconsistent painted lace around the glass as it settles. It smells of bready malt, and raspberry puree. The taste opens with more slightly tart raspberry fruitiness, biscuity grain, and soft earthy, leafy hops. The carbonation is fairly low, the body on the light side, and adequately smooth. It finishes somewhat restrained on the raspberry front, the malt poking through a bit more.

A decent raspberry ale, quite reminiscent of Alley Kat's tasty effort of years past. Overall, an enjoyable, balanced fruity summer patio sipper.

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2011 22:40:49 | More by biboergosum
False Creek Raspberry Ale from Granville Island Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.