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False Creek Raspberry Ale | Granville Island Brewery

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Brewed by:
Granville Island Brewery
British Columbia, Canada | website

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

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.

Added by biboergosum on 07-25-2011

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3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

20oz pint, on-tap at Sherlock Holmes in downtown Edmonton, during the hubbub that is the Capital Ex festival.

This beer appears a clear, medium salmon-tinged amber hue, with one finger of weakly foamy, and thinly creamy pink-tinged white head, which leaves a wall of inconsistently broken painted lace around the glass as things quickly settle.

It smells of bready, slightly crackery cereals, a hint of caramel malt, a less than fruity raspberry puree, dry honey, and somewhat astringent leafy, earthy, and herbal hops. The taste opens with more slightly tart, but still neutered raspberry fruitiness, followed up anon by a biscuity, semi-sweet graininess, a hint of gritty wheat, and soft leafy, vegetal, and dead grassy hops.

The carbonation is fairly low, just a meek fizziness throughout, the body on the light side, weight-wise, and rather plain Jane in its workaday smoothness. It finishes generally restrained on the raspberry front, the wan malt poking through, but not enough to make an issue of it.

A so-so raspberry ale, one sorely lacking in comparison to Alley Kat's tasty effort of years past, in terms of my local-ish brewing oeuvre. Overall, though, a simple, kind of enjoyable, and mostly balanced fruit-adjacent summer patio sipper, however, I am certain that I could do better around here for the next round, fruit beer or not.

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3.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.41/5  rDev +2.1%
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

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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

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2.12/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Not for a beer lover, it's like drinking fruit juice with artificial fruit flavor!

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3.69/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

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2.58/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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3.05/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Came from a Granville Island mix-pack. Pours a kind of unnatural pink-ish (purple? the colour on the label, basically) amber, with a finger or two of pink-white foam that recedes to some rings, although does lace nicely on the glass. Smell is bready, crackery malt and raspberry syrup. No hop presence that I can detect. Taste is bread and cracker and raspberry syrup. Bit of a biscuity, grassy aftertaste. Something slightly bile-ish? Quite one-dimensional, and fairly sweet and artificial, but I've had worse (I've had better, too). Body isn't terrible, and it's decently refreshing once you get past the unexpected artificial sweetness.

My girlfriend and I have decided that the best use for this, since the mix pack came with six bottles) is to mix it, 1:1 with Granville Island's standard lager (another entry from the Granville mix pack that isn't setting the world on fire), to get a beer that's a bit less sweet and got a bit more complexity than either entry on its own--better than the sum of its parts, at any rate.

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False Creek Raspberry Ale from Granville Island Brewery
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