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

bottled
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RATINGS: 510   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."


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 29, 2003
UPDATED: APR 4, 2008 Near amber color with a small bubbled light tan head. Sweet floral perfume aroma with undertones of pine and citrus. Lighter feel. Earthy sweet malt with lingers of citrus. Very dry in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2003
Tasted in Toronto at C'est what. Floral and spicy aroma. Light copper / golden colour. Light white head. Overall failry bitter in taste with a spice background.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BroueNeault (158) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2004 Amber colour with a nice creamy head. Fruity and hoppy aroma. The taste is malty with a nice hoppy bitterness. Very pleasant.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2003
Sweet, caramelly, fruity aroma. Neutral start with a medium bitter finish. Quite ok.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - AUG 31, 2003
Best by 11/03. Classic APA color. This sample tastes a little old; slight metallic taste. Very sweet. Slight bitter character. An average American Pale Ale at best.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2003
Deep, deep amber – almost brown – which is the colour you want to see in a pale ale. Brown sugar is the most dominant scent, followed by chocolate and caramel. The palate is nice and dry, with bitterness dominating the flavour profile, followed up by cherry pits and wood. After warming up a little, some malt begins to show through as well. It’s bitter character would match quite well with charred food, hot of the barbecue. I’ll take mine with pork chops.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2003
Very faintly hazy amber under a large white head with generous full length lacing. Pleasant floral hops and lighter malt aroma. Medium light body. Medium floral hoppy and lighter fruity malt sweet flavours. Short softer sweeter finish and then back to a more bitter aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4494) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2005 Bought from the combo pack with Griffon Rousse, Blonde and Apricot beer. Nice dark golden brew with a nice head that stayed for a while. Medium hoppy for a pale ale but still not too complex. Nice brew for those hot summer days beside the pool. Better then most pale ale I’ve drank before...

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2007 Bottle @ Victory Cafe. Dark amber body with a moderate creamy off white head (3+). Fruity aroma with modest hops and surprisingly noticeable alcohol, much more than it should have for such a low abv brew. Similarly fruity flavour is roughly diminished by a strong alcohol presence that is not particularly well integrated into the rest of the flavour. Average palate. Not a great example of this beer. Disappointing. 6/3/5/3/10 - 2.7 <P>July 2003. Had mixed experiences with this. One tasty too warm and too fruity, one perfection of a pale ale at St. Lawrence beer festival, and one unbalanced hop profile on tap. 4/3/5/3/12 - 2.7

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2003 Pale amber color. Appealing bouquet of spices and yeasts. The taste is well pronounced and balanced: a little of everything from flowers to spices, from malt to hops, from sweetness to bitterness. MUST be drunk as close as possible to the bottling date to be truly great and reveal all the subtilities of its hops


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