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


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RATINGS: 561   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
turg (156) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2005
Bottle. Appearance: Amber-orange with white foamy head. Aroma: great aroma, fruity and hoppy. Flavor: malty, citrous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CoolerKing (14) - Burlington, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2005
Amber-orange in colour, pours with a foamy head. Nice earthy, fruity aroma. Very easy drinking ale, nice balance between slight fruity taste and mildly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rsans (125) - Pont-Rouge, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2005
Bottle. Amber color with a off-white head and good lacing. A bit cloudy. Caramel malt and honey notes in the flavour. A medium-bodied with a very good hop bouquet.. The taste is malty with a nice hoppy bitterness. Long and a bit bitter after taste finish. Great balance. Solid and enjoyable. The majority of macros don’t come close to this. This is a ale that I have recently developed a taste for as an everyday beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - NOV 2, 2005
12oz bottle, brought back from Montreal. BB 28 FEV 06. Served at 55.5°/13°C in my Duvel tulip. Pours reddish copper with a small, off white head. The beer coats the glass and leaves foam spattered around the edges. The aroma is caramel, earthy, spicy hops, fragrant. The flavor is light malt with a strong earthiness at first that turns into a mighty earthy, rye bread, slightly spicy, pine flavor and finishes moderately bitter with some mild citrus fighting it’s way along the earthy hops. A nice pale ale. The hops used are not my favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2005
A really nice alternative to the usual characteristics of American Pale Ales. Much more restrained in the hops and subtle. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (11290) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2005
Bottle acquired in trade with boutip (thanks!). Poured a medium and slightly hazy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, citrus, and somewhat fruity. Tastes of citrus, flowers and fruity. I found the tastes to be on the watery side with a thin body. Ligthtly sweet and very lightly bitter.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Snoro (305) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2005
Une blonde avec trop d’arrère goût, trop acre, amer dès la première gorgé et reste longtemps en bouche.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2005 Nice looking ale with a great aroma - fruity and hoppy. Very easy drinking - almost disturbingly so. Clean, slightly sweet with a strong character. A perfect summer brew. How I missed this one is a mystery to me. I will be putting this on my (ever growing) list of regulars.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
asheft (2926) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2005
[bottle] Almost clear orange-copper with a nice flanel blanket cover that clings to the glass. Fruity hops and raisiny caramel meld to form a very nice aroma that has just a touch of diacetyl. Citrus and dried fruit flavour in perfect balance with caramel and malt, ending with a pleasant, almost crisp bitterness, the fruit transcending it all. Medium body with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2005
Bottled. Lovely fruits aroma with apricot, apple and citrus. Oker/amber color, off-white head, good lace. Light sweet, fruity, well hopped, bitter finish. Although just 5% ABV still a little warming.

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