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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 533   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (12286) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2009
Bottle at the Faculty Club, University of Toronto, courtesy of MSF. Deep orange brown, with a small white head and great lacing. Aroma of pine nuts and orange peel. Bitter taste with a background of orange and coriander, with a bittersweet finish. Nice body. Very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a murky amber-brown body with a descent off-white head. Aroma of grapes, raisins, and maple syrup. Flavor of malts, caramel, and cola. Slick mouthfeel. Not sure why this is classified as an APA...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 15, 2003
(best by 05/01, tasted 6/15/03): Clear amber body with small light beige head. Aroma is sweet floral, very inviting. Taste is moderately sweet, floral, slightly fruity, finishing earthy/floral bitter. Pleasant medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (11252) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Bottle from Wine and Cheese Place in (near) St. Louis, MO. Coppery color with a fine, foamy beige head. Aroma is primarily roasted caramel with a hint of fruity hop. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is rather floral, with light roasted caramel. Halfway between APA and ESB. Maybe the finish is a bit too bit for an ESB. Very refreshing. Smooth with no raw harsh impression. Good drink.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11104) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2008
12oz bottle-pours a retaining tan head and copper/orange color. Aroma is mild light/medium malt-some caramel, secondary wood/spice hops. Taste is mild light/medium malt-some caramel, secondary wood/spice/hint of citrus zest hops. Mild carbonation. Comes through as more English than American to me. Thanks to jwc215(BA) for sharing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (11026) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2007
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2007) Bottle. Golden color, quite ok white head. Malty aroma, some honey and some fruits. Malty flavor, some caramel, some bitternotes. A decent beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Name: Pale Ale
Date: 01/25/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

Appearance: clear dark copper, wispy beige head, bits of drippy lace,
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma with a touch of bready character and lots of floral hops,
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, touch of candy sweetness, light floral hops add complexity and just a bit of balance,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10811) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2007
Bottle sample from distrbutor. Poured clear dark amber with an average frothy off-white head that diminished slowly and produced good lacing. Moderate hoppy citrus aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Medium hoppy bitter flavor with a medium bitter finish of average duration. Good drinkable brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10616) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2006
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Nice amber colour. Powerfull hoppy aroma. Good flavor, moderate long finish. Oily palate and a liottle fizzy. But a really nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 30, 2007
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange colour with a nice big creamy off-whitish head. Very fruity, sweet and malty aroma. Less fruitiness in the flavout though it is present, good hoppiness, some sweetness, some maltiness. Rather thin APA.


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