Brewed by McAuslan Brewing (Brasseurs RJ)
Style: American Pale Ale
Montreal, Canada


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 563   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (5452) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 23, 2016
Golden malts, giving a biscuit malt base aroma, and taste. Hops are English and perhaps some resin. Balanced recipe and enjoyable, and despite not being extreme at all and flavourful, it’s not one typical style that it reminds me of. English Pale Ale perhaps. Nice bitterness and good drinkable body. Very nice to drink, quality brew. (Bottle from Saveur Bière)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marcius (419) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - JAN 30, 2016
Amber color and minimal head. Medium hoppy aroma. Taste is bitter with a dry finish. Nice pale ale!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hub66 (394) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 19, 2015
couleur ambrée; petite mousse blanche; arômes et goût maltés et épicés; l’alcool se fait sentir alors que cette bière n’a que 5%; trop sucrée également

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sulawang (1050) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 29, 2015
Visual: Pours clear salamander orange with a dissipating small head, a thin layer of micro retention, a mix of fast and slow loose streams. Nose: bright fruity orange, raspberry jam, sweet malts (lvl-6)-pungency Attack: crisp-watery, fizzy-tingly Mid-palate: short duration, (lvl-4)-sweetness, (MAIN) toasted malt, bread-grainy, Finish: soft bitter hops, malty clean but short finish. Summary: Easily drinkable but nothing much here. Very clean albeit basic malt profile with good texture. Lacks depth and character. Those nose was good, but the taste is just average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bewyder (431) - FRANCE - OCT 19, 2015
Dorée ambrée, une pale ale pas trop commune, un peu crémeuse, une amertume présente agréable, assez goûteuse, bien équilibrée, au corps à légère onctuosité. Sympa. Bouteille 341ml achetée sur un stand québécois au marché de Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie (étrange), France, bue le 18/10/2015.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Metalflake (73) - Les Coteaux, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2015
Can from the grocery store. Poured into a pint glass, bright clear orange with a 1-inch off-white head that stayed around almost to the bottom of the glass. This is one of my go-to beers, always have some in the fridge, but strangely haven’t gotten around to rating it until now. Aroma right up front is unapologetically all floral hops, with a nice grainy maltiness making itself known after a few sips. Nicely bitter, but not in an over-the-top, puckering sort of way, with a mellowing earthy sweetness underneath. Medium carbonation, with a clean, bitter finish. One of the best of the macro-micro offerings from Québec, in my opinion reminiscent of some of the great Burton ales. Always deserving of a space on the shelf.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (4727) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Draft in Toronto. Copper brown, great foam. Malty, clean. Nice balance. Not American in style in my book but a solid, nice ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Karol (877) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 28, 2015
Can bought at an LCBO in Toronto/Canada. Pours a copper clear color with a solid soapy white head. Aroma is mostly malt with some fruit in the back. Taste is malty, bitter fruits with a dry and balanced malt and bitter hops finish reming me of walnuts and sugaless forest fruits. This is a good beer, but I prefer the hoppy and less malty American pale ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TATE (404) - Lubec, Maine, USA - APR 22, 2015
Can. Pours copper with minimal head. Buttery aroma. Not a lot of flavor but some diacytel in there with minimal hop bite. It’s okay but disappointing after having their stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdubs92 (62) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2015
Sweet caramel and vanilla aroma. Little to no head...formed into small blotches. Colour is a copper-red. Taste of roasted malt, nut and a hint of creme brule. Sweeter ale with little carbonation. Different from most pales...and i think its great that it is.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1  2  3 4 5 » 57

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50