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

bottled
common

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 521   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."


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2004
St. Ambroise scores another winner. Great tasting, with a refreshing, semi-sweet, malty and spicy palate and flavor. Aroma is light from what is expected from ales. Good brew!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BobP (3) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2004 does not count
I am a fan of this beer first because I love the taste, and also because it is a local brew to me. If I had to pick one ale to live from for the rest of my life, this is th eone.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2004
Pours a clear copper with an ample frothy beige head. Subtle aroma is sweet, floral, hoppy. Nicely carbonated with a bite to the mouthfeel. Taste is slightly sweet, fruity, hint of spice. Very pleasant drink. Thanks, Dave.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2004
Amber color, white head. Big hop aroma, nicely offset by a bit of malt. Flavor is predominantly hoppy, some light malt lurking around. Long bitter finish. Medium bodied. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crockett (1007) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2004
Pours deep gold/amber. Big hoppy floral aroma. Very bitter with lots of butterscotch. Herbal. Good mouthfeel. Very dry finish. Good example of the style. Very hoppy.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ungstrup (29217) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2004
An amber beer with a small disappearing white head. The aroma is almost nonexisting - what is there is sweetness. The flavor is very dry with notes of coriander, caramel, and spices, though I can’t tell which. The flavor is very artificial.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2006 small head. decent flavour. pale yellow colour. slightly hopy flavour. a nice summer beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
pootzboy (1586) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2007 A nice pale, although I can’t get as excited as some do about it. Well crafted, beautiful color, fair lacing, better than average micro pales in the aroma department....but certainly not phenomenally outstanding in the bottled form...in the same class as Conner’s with possibly more fruit-floral nose to it. The pour was a clear orange-amber with a 1 finger head that laces nicely. Fragrance of fruity-floral hopping over a sweet malt aroma. Medium to heavily carbonation (lost points for this from me). That (IMHO) over carbonation produced a sandy-peppery mouth feel that SHOULD let go, sooner or later, and reduce this medium bodied ale to a creamy mouth feel....but it doesn’t… that carbonation hangs in there and actually detracts for the finer aspects of this ale. I detected nice floral-bittering over some great pale malt sweetness...the finish is dry and tart with the hopping lingering in the metallic after taste...but even in the finish the tongue is still being strip mined by the damnable over carbonation. This is probably a very good pale ale but they’re gonna have to remove a lot of that fizzy mega brewer carbonation to get these great tastes across undisrupted. I had a Black Oak pale right after this and I Know I’m right about this. The BO was softly carbonated and this lends itself to the flavor departures AND makes it much more drinkable . I have tried this beer on tap in PQ many times hoping the carbonation would be less aggressive but it always seems to be present masking this ales true potential.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2004
Nice, clear redish amber color with a fairly laced medium white head. Grassy and fruity hops aroma. The flavor is hoppy but not overly bitter and then fruity and manbe tangy. Bitter finish. Light body, slightly watery texture, lively carbonation. This used to be an amazing beer but now it is decent at best.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 5, 2004
Aroma is hoppy, mixed with sweet malts. Pours a beautiful golden brown, thick bubbly white head that sticks around. Half-decent malt precence for an American Pale. Hop bitterness is present, but I would have liked it more aggresively hopped. A decent beer but falls short of being great.


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