False Creek Raspberry Ale | Granville Island Brewery

False Creek Raspberry AleFalse Creek Raspberry Ale
BA SCORE
22.2%
Liked This Beer
3.37 w/ 72 ratings
False Creek Raspberry AleFalse Creek Raspberry Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Granville Island Brewery
British Columbia, Canada
gib.ca

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,419
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
72
Liked:
16
Avg:
3.37/5
pDev:
13.65%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 72 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Bf_89
3.67/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LampertLand
3.67/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Granville Is. Brewing 'False Creek Raspberry Ale' @ 4.5% , served from a 3pack of 341 ml bottles
A-pour is a fruity pink from the bottle to a clear pink in the glass with a small white head leaving a spotty lace along the chalice
S-hints of raspberries
T-tart & refreshing
MF-ok carbonation , medium body
Ov-ok fruit beer
prost LampertLand

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Photo of Eric_Standard
2.96/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I found myself wishing for more tartness. Ok, overall.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
2.83/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Clear dark gold, amber hue, with dense activity. Slightly foamy white 2 finger head, lasting around 5 minutes, with faint lacing. Flavors of raspberries, cranberries, caramel, sweet grains, corn, very faint herbal spices. Thick sweetness, minimal bitter hops. Light oily body with soft prickly carbonation. Light finish, lingering sweet grains and fruits, with very soft grassy hops. A little flat and thick on the tongue, with average freshness. Faint flavors, not bad but overly accessible, and a little unbalanced. Overall below average quality craft.

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Photo of jakea
3.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pmicdee
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kevofficiel
3.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Granville Island False Creek Raspberry Ale from Granville Island Brewery from Vancouver. Bought it in a 12 summer m ix pack for 14,99$ here in Montreal:

Look: Yellow/pink. No head at all.

Smell: Raspberry, hops and some cereal.

Taste: Sweet raspberry ale, hops, some grassy notes. Nothing to spectacular.

Feels. Sweet and watery with a notes of raspberry at the end. Light body. Easy drinking. Goes down very well.

So overall would I recommend it? Yes and no. For the yes, this is a nice beer in general, for summer it will be a nice beer but as a Fruit/Vegetable/Raspberry its not that impressive. There is much better Raspberry Ale beer out there.

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Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Howlader
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VincentGR
4.01/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Antg8989
3.84/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of -chii-
3.06/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of probert
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beer-fan-1
3.95/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ILOVEHAM
2.58/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of boszormeny
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Grogsky
3.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of imfinished
3.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rempeba
3.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Drknight
3.29/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kelvarnsen
3.13/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rugene
2.12/5  rDev -37.1%
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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Photo of headlessparrot
3.05/5  rDev -9.5%
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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Photo of SDRedDevil
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Malone47
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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False Creek Raspberry Ale from Granville Island Brewery
Beer rating: 22.2% out of 100 with 72 ratings
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