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


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RATINGS: 548   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (11373) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2004
Deep gold beer with a nice hoppy nose but with a clear diacetyl problem. Nice crisp malts in mouth with light citrus and floral hops. A good medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10908) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark amber with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is biscuit and honey malt, earthy, herbal, and woody hops, and pear esters with light plums and sherry. Flavor is oxidation, sherry, light malt, hops, and bitterness with stone fruits and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (10822) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2008
Bottle from Once Upon a Vine North in Richmond, VA. Pours a reddish amber with a 2-finger head. Citrus and floral hops aroma. Assertive citrus and pine hops throughout with subtle caramel and rye notes. Full bodied, strong effervescence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bov (10744) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 19, 2001
honey colour, nice head, well-hopped, smooth, bitter, some unpleasant sourness, long aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
faroeviking (10284) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (10198) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2003
Crystal clear amber ale with a small, creamy, white head. The aroma is of butterscotch, floral and citrusy hops. The flavor is well-bittered, nicely balanced and matches the aroma. Light-bodied with a watery mouthfeel, fizzy carbonation and a short, crisp, clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2008
Courtesy of fonefan. It’s dark amber with an OK head. The aroma is fruity with notes of malt. The flavour has a light sweetness, notes of malt, caramel, fruit and a bit of spice. It’s straightforward and charming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (10105) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2005
Bottle acquired in trade with boutip (thanks!). Poured a medium and slightly hazy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, citrus, and somewhat fruity. Tastes of citrus, flowers and fruity. I found the tastes to be on the watery side with a thin body. Ligthtly sweet and very lightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (10037) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 20, 2010
341mL bottle, pours clear copper with a huge white head. Aroma of subtle hops and malts, with pine in there. Smooth and refreshing palate - flavour of mild hops, spices and caramel. Nice pale ale.

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