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

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RATINGS: 546   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."


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin21 (155) - Quebec city, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2008
Un peu moins fruiter qu une esb, une amertume de houblon moyenne mais avec une presence aromatique intensifier. Presence d un peu de caramel. Tres bonne. Less fruity than a esb, medium hop bitterness with a more intense aromatic presence. A touch of caramel. Very good.

3.3
   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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
remice2 (151) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
bière cuivré ,belle mousse collante.nez de caramel,pain grillé,agrumes timides mais intéressant. belle onctuosité au palais, léger goût de malt fumé, c’est bien , j’apprécie l’aspect céréales et fruité sucré en fin de bouche légère amertume mais pas singulière pour une american pale ale,disons une pale ale qui a du caractères mais pas ’américaine’ dans le style quand même super bonne

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
AaronBouchard (150) - Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2008
Pours a big frothy head that lasts. Pleasent sweet aroma. Tastes like a typical beer you would get at any old brew pub. May be consitered good by real beer buffs but this does not float my boat to the greatest degree.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BossHossBikes (148) - California, USA - SEP 2, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear orange with a pale off-white head that lasts for a good amount of time. The aroma is a bread-y dry with some sweet caramel. The hops seem not to be that noticeable. Malts are pretty dominant. The flavour is a bit funky. Orange and orange rind are in the initial flavour. As the flavour progresses, the caramel notes come through as well as that nice breadiness. Some light spices show itself more towards the finish. This is all fine, though, some funkiness begins to arise from here. Towards the back of the tongue, there’s a weird soap-like flavour to it and a light bitterness. I like bitterness, but I think the other flavours make even the lightest of bitterness somewhat unpleasant. I’m not too fond of this brew.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lowg (148) - Scarborough, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2012
Got this beer as part of the McAuslan holiday gift pack last year. Pours dark amber with tan head, nice clean aroma. Robust and quite smooth; not a bad pale ale. It’s not quite up there with my favourite; Tankhouse ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Speedy_Charly (146) - Plaisance, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
Bouteille de 341ml au Marché des Brasseurs. D’une couleur cuivrée qui se situe à la frontière entre les blondes et les ambrées elle est surmontée d’une mousse blanche, crémeuse et assez durable. Arôme de caramel (malt grillé) et légere pointe d’amertume trop faible pour qu’on décide entre le pin ou les agrumes. Au palais c’est crémeux, presque sirupeux, avec un goût de caramel légèrement brûlé qui laisse place à une fine amertume résineuse assez raffraichissante. Une pale ale bien balancée qui n’a rien à envier aux bières commerciales du même type.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mannika (140) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2007
341 mL bottle. Pours an amber with weak head. Aroma is of bitter hops. Taste has a surprising fruitiness, with a bitter bready finish. Overall, pretty nice, standard beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PrimeMinister (138) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2004 This beer is like candy. The first few drops really taste like caramel... but then the real fiesta starts as the after taste hits like a Todd Bertuzzi going on rampage! Rich, warming presence, this is a beautiful example of a pale ale, one that many should take as an model.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
movezig (137) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2008
yay 100th review. Past couple days of going through my notepad files was hell. This was a great pale ale even from memory. Nice hop bite very floral. Malt character was nice and rich. Great brew.


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