False Creek Raspberry Ale | Granville Island Brewery

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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
Ratings:
72
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.33
pDev:
13.81%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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Photo of rugene
2.12/5  rDev -36.3%
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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2.23/5  rDev -33%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

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2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

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2.58/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
2.83/5  rDev -15%
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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2.86/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I bought this beer to taste RASPBERRIES . It tastes nothing . The only raspberry thing in this beer is the look. Pours a red/pink body , light body ... Small raspberry aftertaste. Do not recommend at all if you want a Raspberry ale.

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2.96/5  rDev -11.1%
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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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.04/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of headlessparrot
3.05/5  rDev -8.4%
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 -chii-
3.06/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kelvarnsen
3.13/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.2/5  rDev -3.9%

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3.24/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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False Creek Raspberry Ale from Granville Island Brewery
3.33 out of 5 based on 72 ratings.
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