False Creek Raspberry Ale – Granville Island Brewing (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

False Creek Raspberry Ale – Granville Island Brewing, 4.5% ABV, (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

On the back label:

“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.”

  • My Rating: C-
  • Why I might like it: refreshing if out in the sun
  • Who I recommend it to: N/A
  • Where I got it: BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $12.25 for 6pack , Summer 2011

Tasting Notes: pours cara-cara orange flesh pink, half-lacing, micro carbonation, smallish head. Slight muted raspberries on the nose and nothing much else. Initial burst of tartness, minor sourness, and then a very blanketed raspberry aroma. The tartness persists throughout while the soft but over-carbonation covers the entire top of the mouth. Finishes mildly bitter and somewhat rough. Low-medium complexity, low depth, short length. Can’t say I’m a fan.