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St. Ambroise Pale Ale

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Brewed by McAuslan Brewing
Style: American Pale Ale
Montreal, Canada

bottled
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RATINGS: 527   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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St-Ambroise Pale Ale is the brewery's flagship beer. Introduced in February 1989, it is a hoppy, amber, full-flavoured ale. In The Simon and Schuster Pocket Guide To Beer , beer critic Michael Jackson gave it three stars and described it as: "An outstanding ale... amber-red, clean and appetizing, with a very good hop character, from its bouquet to its long finish. Hoppy, fruity, and tasty all the way through."


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mattyhennessy (311) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2014
Pours crystal clear copper with an amber head. Sweet caramel and biscuity malt. Definitely more.of a malty pale ale. Some nuts. Some earthy and piney aromas. An okay pale. Quite sessionable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RhetoricalAns (247) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
Can. Medium tall rocky head over an amber body. Aroma of grainy malt and grassy hops. Initially caramel malt and fruity taste leads into a mildly bitter finish. Excellent

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MunBro (354) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
Aroma is of malts and some faint hops. Flavour of herbal hops, malts. Pretty well balanced pale ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UXO (207) - CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
Pours clear medium amber with two fingers of frothy off white head, decent retention and heavy lacing. Nose is herbal hops, roasted malt. Taste is caramel malt leading light grassy hops. Light to medium body, moderate sustained carbonation, and a sustained balanced bitter finish. A decently sessionable malt-forward APA with not much to distinguish it one way or another. Pleasant and easy-drinking, but without too much character.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HippyHop (107) - CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
I donít drink these very often, and itís certainly not the most interesting beer in their line, but itís pretty solid for a plain old pale ale. Nose is pretty much all malt: light grain, caramel, a bit of roasted grain and nuts. Thereís a faint ambiguous dryness on the nose, but no real hop character that I could discern. Taste starts out mostly light grain/bread, but thereís a a lovely roasted flavour, especially as it warms up. Finish has just a hint of dryness; more crisp than dry. Quaffable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2045) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2014
On tap at the brewery terrace as part of a 12$ tasting set. A clear copper with a filmy beige head. Bready grainy malt aroma, it also gained some caramel notes when it warmed up. Medium bodied with a round carbonation. Decent malty flavor with a crisp mildly bitter finish. Pretty good, their beers seem very malt forward and quite English. Ok.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
frankrafale (3) - - AUG 5, 2014 does not count
Biere orangée, col inexistant, presque pas d'effervescence odeur de malt, goût assez tranquille, assez malte, un peu métallique, pas mauvais mais pas super. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
flip_soeperman (598) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2014
A watery over carbonated beer. Aroma is dull and slightly metallic. Having said that the taste is surprising fresh light bitter light sour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NallePalle (109) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle. Overall a nice, well-balanced ale in the British style, smooth and tasteful.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deepeary (109) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
473 ml can from the LCBO. Canned two months ago. Pours clear dark amber colour with nice frothy off white head. Smells of herbal hops, some roasted malt notes, grainy/grassy. malt. Taste is toffee/caramel malt, Euro hops, balanced bitterness, some fruity sweetness mixed in there. Enjoyable lasting finish. Tasty and sessionable. Very nice English style pale ale. High flavour to abv ratio.


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