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False Creek Raspberry Ale - Granville Island Brewery

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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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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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 frizziness 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.

biboergosum, Jul 25, 2011
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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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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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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.

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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

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False Creek Raspberry Ale from Granville Island Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.