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

bottled
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RATINGS: 517   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."


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcsquint (93) - , Missouri, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Poured from 11.5oz bottle into pint glass Aroma - Malty, fruity, yeasty. Slightest hint of citrusy hops Appearance - Dark golden amber with large, creamy white head. Considerable lacing on the glass. Flavor - Full malt flavor with fruit and yeast, followed by a very tasteful use of hops. This is delicious! Palate - Light to medium with a very crisp finish. Leaves you longing for the next sip. Overall - Very drinkable. This bridges the hop gap between British and American pale ale.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
welho (93) - FINLAND - DEC 6, 2011
341ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki). Brown with small whitish head. Aroma has hops and little citrus. Not bad but had so many better pale ales..

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Illuminatus (92) - Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2008
Six-pack from the Beer Store. Pours nicely, a good creamy off-white head with an attractive orange body. Maltier and less hoppy than I expected from the aroma. A very good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenisLD (87) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2009
Dark copper in colour. Nice fluffy off-white head. Very good lacing. The smell is modestly hoppy, with a nice pine touch to it and loads of caramel maltiness. The flavour profile has some bitterness, graininess, and a bit of sweetness, with some citrus notes and biscuit-like maltiness. Light-to-medium bodied, crisp mouthfeel. A very solid performer overall. This is an excellent session ale.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bcBelgianbrew (82) - , British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2013 Aroma has an apple, hay, earthiness to it. Pours a solid amber with head fully diminishing. Mouth feel has a hint of creaminess through to finish. Carbo is medium to lively. Enjoyable in nice long pulls. Good flavour, nice on its own. As others mentioned, got better as it went along. From a 5 X 2 pack.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
duckdown (81) - GTA, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2010
Big fan of this stuff. On tap throughout Montreal, notably at Le Centre Sheraton where I drink it every time I visit. 341ml bottle from the Beer Store. Pours a beautiful clear amber color with a slight off-white head that dissolves shortly after pouring. A bit of trace lacing in the glass as it goes down. Smells strongly of hops and malts. Tastes strongly of hops, malt, and slight fruitiness in the aftertaste. Bitter. Delicious. Great beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stephane_Houle (80) - - JUN 8, 2014
Apparence: D’une couleur jaune dorée translucide, elle est coiffée d’une bonne mousse légère d’une bonne durée. Effervescence moyenne avec des bulles de petite taille. Arômes: Au nez, ce sont des notes florales et de fraîcheurs qui dominent. Saveurs: Très rafraichissant, très doux en bouche. C’est le côté florale qui se développe en premier lieu. L’amertume prend du temps à se manifester, mais la patience rapporte. Pratiquement aucune effervescence. Fiche technique : Style: American Pale Ale Format: 473 ml Taux d’alcool : 5%

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bean (73) - Saint-Eustache, Québec, - JUL 27, 2012
Crunchy malt, nice clean hops, dangerously drinkable. To be drink in a pint on McAuslan’s Terrasse. To be drink in your pint on your terrasse. Well done for so many years. A classic form this brewery. A nice introduction to "real" beer. What a commercial beer sould be.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ELPADRINO (70) - The Woodlands, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2006
Pours light bronze with quarter inch white head. Aroma is light floral hops. Taste is sweet hops with a sour aftertaste. Smooth, long lasting taste. Could use a bit more punch, but overall good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ported (67) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2008
Moderately dark Amber/Red with a white head. Typical hoppy pale ale with light malty and fruity notes. Starts sweet and finishes with a bitter, crisp aftertaste. Easy drinking and fairly well balanced.


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