False Creek Raspberry Ale - Granville Island Brewery
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2.15/5 rDev -37.3%
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.
09-17-2011 05:51:24 | More by Converge
3.43/5 rDev 0%
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
09-11-2011 00:07:19 | More by joemcgrath27
3.53/5 rDev +2.9%
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.
07-25-2011 22:40:49 | More by biboergosum
False Creek Raspberry Ale from Granville Island Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.