Brewed by McAuslan Brewing (Brasseurs RJ)
Style: American Pale Ale
Montreal, Canada


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RATINGS: 550   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (14659) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2007
Bottle thank to Sk8viking. Clear amber - white head. Bread, straw, malty, light sour hopped, grass, caramel, pine. High carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (13913) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 8, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2006 Bright copper-amber colour. Caramel malts and woody hops feature in the aroma. Moderate bitterness but little hop character to match. There is also quite a bit of caramelly, slightly toasty/earthy malt sweetness. The finish is more of the same - a pleasurable bitterness but too much caramelly malts for my taste. Well-made brew but pretty far from my ideal pale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (12952) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12498) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (12407) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12367) - 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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (12267) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 21, 2014
Leicht trübes bersteinfarbenes Bier mit ordentlicher weißer Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht hopfig, reife Früchte. Geschmack nach reifen Obst, leicht hopfig bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (12047) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (11817) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 21, 2011
341ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki)
5 Initially quite lagery aroma when cold. As it warms, it becomes sweeter and spicier, maybe cookies. A touch of alcohol.
3 Rich orange, lots of lacing from teh small off-white head.
5 Pretty dull taste, sweet malts, I guess. I guess a it yeasty and some banana. Some earthiness, mushrooms, and even alcohol.
3 Smooth palate, crisp carbonation. Just feels so dead. No depth. Finish is earthy and with burnt plastic astringent bitterness
11 5% sweet beers should not smell and taste of alcohol. Simply adequate, otherwise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11670) - 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.

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