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


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 546   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pumpkinhead2 (561) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2014 Bière orangée cuivrée, parfaitement limpide, effervescence moyenne, surmontée d’un bon col tirant sur le beige, très dense et mousseux, qui se réduit tranquillement en formant des cratères et en laissant une riche dentelle sur les parois du verre. Arômes de caramel et léger sucre d’orge, pain grillé, pâtisserie, grain, céréale légèrement rôtie et un peu de malt fumé. Un houblon plutôt floral est également perceptible davantage en arrière-plan. Beau nez bien agréable, belle complexité, intensité moyenne. En bouche, c’est moyennement pétillant, plutôt mousseux, onctuosité intéressante au palais, le corps affiche une belle rondeur, il est riche, soyeux et velouté. Au goût, entré en bouche bien malté, grain, céréale légèrement rôtie, pain grillé, caramel et malt fumé. Ces saveurs maltées laissent progressivement la place à un houblon floral qui revendique sa domination en finale apportant avec lui une amertume tout de même plutôt légère, mais bien présente. Excellent équilibre malt/houblon, excellente intégration des différentes saveurs entre elles, belle complexité, plus intense en bouche qu’au nez. Très bon produit, à la fois accessible et bien goûteux, à la fois «bière de tous les jours» et véritablement digne d’intérêt sur le plan de la dégustation. J’adore! Je ne m’en lasse pas!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RxForHealth (154) - - JUN 6, 2013
473 mL can. An excellent pale ale. Pours a light brown with a modest head that dissipates quickly. Hoppy aroma. Nicely balanced on the tongue. Nice long slightly bitter finish. Really well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2013
July 2010. Bottle. Floral and hoppy aromas. Pours orange with a white head. Aromas of pine, citrus and grass. Good balance and a nice hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stantheman (779) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2013
On tap at Bitter Tasting Room in downtown Vancouver. Served in a straight up stein. A very large pour in my world. A very nice pale ale with generous amounts of caramel. The alleged hops aren’t coming through for me, at least not yet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rejtable (1732) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2013
Lovely basic beer! Pours light amber with some head and tons of lacing. Nose is fruity but quiet. Aromas of apples, cereal,’some cereal, some grassy hops. Tastes are light sweet and light bitter. Medium to light body with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BreWedge (387) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2013
On tap @ Supply and Demand Ottawa. Aromas are damp old carpet and sweet cereal. Tastes are grain, honey, biscuit, mild hop and a little alcohol. Light body, creamy, and a short, mildly bitter finish. Nice pale ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alpha10 (425) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
2013/04/28 - Pours a clear orange gold color, with a fluffy white head that laces nicely. Aroma is biscuit, caramel and floral hops. Taste is caramel sweet up front, with a bitter hoppy aftertaste Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation and a crisp finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mathieuc (2180) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2013
Can. Pours a clear golden with a fluffy white head that doesn’t stay for too long and leaves no lacing to speak of. Aroma is fruity with a few noble hops notes. Taste medium sweetness with a little bitterness that prevents it from becoming cloying. Mouthfeel is a bit thin with a correct amount of carbonation. Overall: drink this cool and relax, not much to ponder about there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (2787) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2013
Bouteille 341ml. De couleur ambrée et claire. Nez de malt du genre caramel, léger de houblon herbeux aux notes florales et fruitées (agrumes, traces d’abricots). Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture légèrement huileuse. Léger goût de caramel avec des notes fruitées (agrumes, traces d’abricots) dès l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute une légère amertume de houblon herbeux aux notes florales puis en finale l’on retrouve des traces de biscuits. Post-goût moyen, composé d’une légère-moyenne amertume de houblon herbeux aux notes florales avec un léger goût sucré de caramel qui reste en bouche. (2006)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dandeman (654) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
Tasted in October 2011. Aroma: Malted, caramel. Appearance: Blond with gold glints, thick, creamy and long lasting head. Taste: Attack is a good mix of bitterness and caramel. Slightly acid mouth feel. Finish is hoppy but not harsh. Good pale ale.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 3 4 5  6  7 8 9 » 55

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50