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


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RATINGS: 550   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thefatguy (34) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2005
For a pale, it’s really dark, and that’s an understatement. Good drinking ale. Sweet, with a little fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2005 Pours medium gold with thin white head. Aroma is sweet ripe peach and hoppy. Slightly bready. Taste is fruity with a richness and hoppy finish. One of the finest APA’s I’ve ever tried.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 22, 2005
Thanks go to my man up north, beerhugger, for this one! It took me awhile to find this stuff in the database. "Where’s the belgian blonde?" It can’t be a pale ale...wha? it is? OK.... Clear, dark golden pour with a beady, thick head. Great aromas, with a sweet malty touch that reminds me of honey and peaches. Just the slightest bit hoppy. Beautifully delicate on the palate, with hints of fruit, fresh dough, flowers, and honey. Malty, lingering finish. This would be a great summer session beer. I don’t really know about this being an APA, but it’s just such a tasty beer, I can’t knock it. Thanks again, Steve!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gilvanblight (819) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2005
Sweet hoppy flowery aroma, nice red gold colour with little head. Slightly sweet with a bitter hoppy aftertaste. Leaves an odd taste on the tongue I am unfamiliar with.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6371) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2005 Bottle (341ml) - Pours a fairly clear glowing coppery amber, quick-dispersing white head, bubbly lacing left behind. Aroma - hop-bitter, slightly sour malt, apricot, grains (corn? canola?). Taste is mild hop, mild grainy malt - smooth, balanced, non-challenging but not boring either. A bit of astringent orange peel and minerals on the palate, starts a tad malty, finishes bitter. Tastes of northern forest and eastern rocks. Not great but very good Canadian ale - why don’t the macros even taste remotely like this?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GiBrew (171) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 19, 2005
Pours orange/copper, slightly cloudy with a nice frothy head. Aroma is citrus fruits (Lemon and orange rind, a bit of grapefruit), mild yeast and malt. Flavours are very nice, citrus fruits, yeast and a bit of bitterness at first but a fairly heavy finish. Mouthfeel is quite creamy. Very refreshing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2005
Pour is nice amber with an off white fast fading head that left a nice lacing...smell is full of hops...grapefruit and pine...taste is sweetly fruity and a nice clean hoppy finish...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hobgoblin (163) - St-Épiphane, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2005
Bottle. Light brown color, bubble and thin white head, fully lasting and nice lacings. Hops and yeast aroma. Explosion of malt, cereal and fruits. Light alcohol in the finish, watery texture (just a little) and light to medium bodied. Nice Pale Ale. Bière de couleur brun pale avec des bulles dans sa robe et un mince collet blanc qui perdure jusqu’à la fin et qui colle bien au verre. Au goût, le malt est frappant à la 1ere gorgée, go¸ut également de céréal et de fruits. Texture un peu acqueuse, corps léger à médium, leger fini d’alcool. Très bonne Pale Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Commodore (112) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2005
Poured golden colour with the perfect head. Just the sweet side of balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5211) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 20, 2005
Thanks pintbypint. Poured a dark godl, almost orange color. The aroma is sweet caramel and bananas. The taste is light grapefruit with some dark bread crust. There is also a note of black pepper in the aftertaste, but it is faint. A nice varation on an APA. I think this might be closer to an amber, but shows that the style has a lot of potential for diversity. More well balanced than many in the style.

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