St-Ambroise Framboise
McAuslan Brewing

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McAuslan Brewing
Quebec, Canada
Fruit and Field Beer
3.63 | pDev: 11.85%
Apr 26, 2019
Jun 13, 2006
St-Ambroise FramboiseSt-Ambroise Framboise
Notes: Made with carefully selected fresh raspberries and top-quality sun-ripened hops, St-Ambroise Raspberry Ale is the perfect thirst quencher for sundrenched summer days. If its glorious red hues don’t woo you, it’ll win your heart with its delicate fruitiness and crisp hoppiness -quintessential St-Ambroise.

25 IBU
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Reviewed by altstadt from Canada (BC)

2.3/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Look: Murky red-brown. Light head hangs around for a couple of minutes before turning into a small patch.
Smell: Mostly yeast. Cooked raspberry shows up after swirling the glass.
Taste: As expected, the raspberry flavor did not survive the brewing process. The cooked raspberry turned into more of a malt flavor. Rather sour from the leftover acid in the raspberries.
Feel: Swells from small bubbles, to medium, and then large bubbles. The bubbles make it hard to swallow until it dies down a bit.
Overall: Disappointing. Raspberry is hard enough to turn into juice commercially since it burns at such a low temperature, so I wasn't really expecting much from a beer. Is it permitted to use gamma ray preservation on the raspberries instead of cooking them?
Apr 26, 2019
Rated: 4.17 by EricPhilpott from Canada (ON)

Nov 27, 2018
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Reviewed by taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Review from notes. First time enjoying this after over 5 years. Didn't love it the first time, let's see if my tastes have changed. Served from a 473 ml can into a pint glass. LCBO purchase for a little over $3 CDN.

Appearance - Deep pink and purple colored beer. Light pinkish head mostly white. Light and fluffy head. Haze throughout the beer.

Smell -Raspberries all the way, like fresh ones picked right off the bush.

Taste - Raspberries in a big way, middling sweetness and some tartness.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied, easy drinking and carbonation is light. Obviously a fruity finish.

Overall - A better beer than I remembered, the raspberry smell and taste are quite natural and make this a delightful fruit beer.
Jun 19, 2018
Rated: 3.72 by sdm9465 from Canada (NS)

Jan 11, 2018
Rated: 3.77 by Bf_89 from Canada (ON)

Aug 13, 2017
Rated: 3.25 by Pmicdee from Canada (ON)

Jul 30, 2017
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Rated by ewpass from Canada (PE)

3.76/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Deep red with a good head. Raspberry nose obviously with medium body with a raspberry tartness on finish. Light body, easy summer drinking.
Jul 14, 2017
Rated: 3.42 by Mack from Canada (QC)

Jul 05, 2017
Rated: 3.96 by Tivlavrie from Canada (AB)

Sep 05, 2016
Rated: 3.25 by Mlkluther from Canada (AB)

Aug 17, 2016
Rated: 3 by rugene from Canada (QC)

May 23, 2016
Rated: 3.14 by -chii- from Canada (QC)

May 23, 2016
Rated: 2.75 by SocalKicks from California

Oct 28, 2015
Rated: 3.3 by CurtisD from Canada (NB)

Sep 04, 2015
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Reviewed by VbolieuV from Canada (QC)

3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Dark red in color with a nice pinkish head. Smells of raspberries with some pale malt and a little bit of hops. A nice raspberry taste with a nice carbonation but nothing incredible.
Aug 08, 2015
Rated: 3.87 by beerboy21 from New Hampshire

Jul 04, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by mikeincharleston from North Carolina

Jun 09, 2015
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Rated by Svingjo from Canada (BC)

3.91/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
The slightly tart real raspberry fruit flavour jumps out and grabs a hold and doesn't let go. Tasty!
Dec 23, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by spycow from Illinois

Dec 05, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Gotti311 from Wisconsin

Oct 29, 2014
Rated: 3.6 by Tommy9898

Oct 17, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Cycle69 from Canada (ON)

Sep 25, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by TheHammer from Canada (ON)

Aug 25, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by slowfade from Canada (QC)

Aug 13, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by fostachild from Wisconsin

Aug 12, 2014
Rated: 4 by Jerboat from Canada (ON)

Aug 02, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by reizorc from Pennsylvania

Jun 21, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by DrewLikesBeer from Florida

Jun 11, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by Socialiste from Canada (QC)

May 30, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by rale from France

May 20, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by lesdemonsamaporte from Massachusetts

Feb 03, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by Beer-Fetish from Canada (ON)

Jan 07, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by esto from Canada (ON)

Nov 08, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by WillAndSarah from Canada (ON)

Oct 22, 2013
Rated: 4 by ChrisCage from Canada (AB)

Sep 19, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by Mr_Hoptimistic from Canada (ON)

Sep 11, 2013
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Reviewed by SebD from Canada (ON)

3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: It has a nice brownish/ruby red color to it. It has a nice light pink head that dies down moderately and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of raspberries, slight floral hops and bready malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some definite raspberries, faint floral hops, bready malts and a slight grassiness.

Mouthfeel: It has a med/high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.
Sep 07, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by Petitetouale from Canada (QC)

Aug 12, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by YamagamiTravis from Canada (BC)

Jul 16, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by NDG07 from Canada (QC)

Jul 04, 2013
St-Ambroise Framboise from McAuslan Brewing
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 99 ratings