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

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RATINGS: 517   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."


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - MAY 20, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2004 A nicely balanced IPA with a good hoppy aroma and nice orangey/gold colour. To me it just didn’t taste hoppy enough. This is still a solid effort with a good balance of malt and hops, but I expect a little hop flavour from an IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2004
Nice citrusy sweet hop and yeast aroma. Murky orange /brown body with a foamy tan head with some great lacing. Really good pale ale. Fruity and bitter hops flavor with a mild breadiness. Long lasting aftertaste. Tasty brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrManning (2003) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2004
On tap at the winking judge in Hamilton, Ontario. Pours a dark amber body with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma is bready, hoppy, and bites you right in the nose. taste is biscuity, fruity, and bitter hops. Well balanced, which makes this PA an amazing session beer in my opinion.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8358) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2004
Carbonation and hop works to make it quite drinkable and a champion Canadian beer. This brewery doesn’t have an inferior product. Excellent balance, above-average smell in head that dissipitates. Can drink this for a long time. Sweet start, excellent clean aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2004
Amber orangish w/ a lasting off white head. A little bit of dry woody hop, and a fairly noticeable diacetyl. Fruitiness is low, and is slightly papery (oxidized). Well balanced, lightly bitter, and fruity sweetness is higher than int the aroma. There is a lightly acidic quality that sours it just a little. Hints of caramel; dry finish, a relatively light hop and stronger diacetyl aftertaste as it warms. Medium bodied w/ medium carbonation and dry mouthfeel. Not too bad of a beer! I'd prefer American pales like Sierra Nevada, but this is a pretty good one!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2004
Slight hazed amber body frothy light tan head. The aroma is, well different, day-past-prime-peaches, some wood and an English hop aroma. The flavor is a milder version of the aroma, with an odd bitterness that is almost equivalent to tobacco bitterness. Body is smooth and medium. Long lasting aftertaste. Intersting but not my favorite.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9747) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2004
Deep gold beer with a nice hoppy nose but with a clear diacetyl problem. Nice crisp malts in mouth with light citrus and floral hops. A good medium body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (2949) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2004
Superb golden-copper beer with a dense and stable head. Great fruity/malty aroma with some hints of bread. Robust, dashing and definitely bitter hopsy/floral flavor that ends in a moderately bitter final. Even at 3,5/5, that beer is quite underrated. For about 1,60 CAD, this is probably the best deal you can get among pale ales.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2004
I love this beer. It has been my everyday "session" beer for years and I kind of forgot that I hadn't rated it since joining this great community. Great orangey copper colour with thin head but lots of lacing. Fresh floral aromas supplemented beautifully by lots of hops. Smooth sweet slightly bitter taste leads to a lingering mildly bitter finish. Nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PrimeMinister (138) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2004 This beer is like candy. The first few drops really taste like caramel... but then the real fiesta starts as the after taste hits like a Todd Bertuzzi going on rampage! Rich, warming presence, this is a beautiful example of a pale ale, one that many should take as an model.


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