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

bottled
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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."


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiereLuc (883) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2013
Belle couleur cuivrée. Nez de houblon et de miel. En bouche, la bière est légèrement sucrée avec une amertume moyenne et une acidité qui vient balancer le tout. Cette bière est l’exemple même de la frontière imaginaire qui subsiste entre une pale ale de base et une india pale ale. Juste assez houblonnée, sans tomber dans les extrêmes qu’on connaît aujourd’hui.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VincentDamon (315) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2013
Blond ambré, 5% d’alcool. Au nez, on note des arômes de houblon très dominant, et en arrière-plan, des traces de miel. En bouche, le houblon explose, amenant une belle amertume équilibrée. Belle «IPA», style qui n’est pas fait pour tout le monde... Cheers!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alexus (240) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2013
Shared bottle, courtesy of Sigmund at Cardinal. Pours golden in color with a white head. Aromas of flowers, sweet malt, caramel and toffee. Flavors dominated by malt with a relaxed hop finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (5010) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2013
Shared 341 ml bottle, ABV is 5%. Copper colour, moderate white head. Strong perfumed aroma, candy, toffee, caramel and flowers. Distinct malty flavour with notes of caramel, moderate hops in the finish. Quite nice to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vadie (665) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 28, 2013
UPDATED: APR 5, 2013 Une bonne blonde, mais il manque la complexité et l’originalité pour le distinguer. L’aröme est clairement de malt. Le goüt a un peu de malt et caramel avec une finale lègèrement amer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maris (982) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2013
From a 341ml bottle on 14/1/2013. Pours a clear very deep golden with a medium head. Has a mild aroma of caramel and toffee malt, with some stewed fruit also present. The flavour is dominated by sticky toffee, butterscotch and caramel malt, with some sweet stone fruit in the mix (apricot in particular). Has a quite spicy, medium hop finish. A nice, distinctive malt driven ale. Doesn’t taste like an APA to me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
fantti (687) - FINLAND - JAN 13, 2013
Kaatuu lasiin ruskeanoranssina, keskikokoisella katoavalla vaahdolla. Haju on ruohoinen, sitruksinen, maltainen ja pihkainen. Maku on mieto, ruhoinen, hedelmäinen, maltainen ja pihkainen. Suutuntuma on ohuehko, pieni humalan puraisu tuntuu. Kokonaisuutena helppo ja raikas juotava, joskin turhan mieto.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoicLegault (7) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012 does not count
Nice day to day pale ale beer golden with white head, some bitterness and fruits.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marheb (2001) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2012
Des houblons subtils mais assez présents pour donner un peu de lustre à un corps assez bien portant.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagerboy (1211) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2012
Clear light copper, foamy off white head fades. Rich malt, grassy hop aroma and taste, lightly sweet, caramel and pine notes. Well balanced. Average carbonation, medium bodied, moderately hopped. Light dry bitter finish. Well made pale. LF (Lagerboy Friendly)


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