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

bottled
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RATINGS: 519   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."


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gooner (136) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2001
The commercial description of this beer nails it on the head. Hints of orange flavours. Excellent!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillyTheFrog99 (31) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - APR 1, 2002
Wow, excellent Canadian beer. A very good brew, one that’d I’d drive back to Montreal for. Very smooth, with a wonderful clean fruity taste all the way through. Subtle, yet excellent.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (2957) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2004
Superb golden-copper beer with a dense and stable head. Great fruity/malty aroma with some hints of bread. Robust, dashing and definitely bitter hopsy/floral flavor that ends in a moderately bitter final. Even at 3,5/5, that beer is quite underrated. For about 1,60 CAD, this is probably the best deal you can get among pale ales.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rederic (2901) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2005
Light orangish-amber color, big foamy head, fruity, floral hop, pale malt aromas, follow through on a medium-bodied with a very good hop character, malty note and a nice dose of dry bittering hop finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CoolerKing (14) - Burlington, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2005
Amber-orange in colour, pours with a foamy head. Nice earthy, fruity aroma. Very easy drinking ale, nice balance between slight fruity taste and mildly bitter finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quevillon (2453) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2006
Très bonne bonne ale à la fois légère et amère. Un arome de céréal frais et un petit goût de fruit.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonas (5603) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2006 Bottle. Amber, champagne bubbles, foamy lacing golden head. Nice honeyish malt overlaid with a subtle hop-profile. Cracker malt, honey, preserved apricots and restrained flowery hop flavor. Good chewy body, creamy mouthfeel.Now this is a pale ale!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RaphaelN (195) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2006
Gorgeous. Just about everything I had last night was! Poured darker than I expected for a pale ale. Small head, and as good as I expected from my past experience with St. Ambroise. . The flavour comprised of sweet ripe fruits and a very nice bitterness lingered in the aftertaste. Best Pale I have had yet.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2007
Draught @ West 50, Mississauga, ON: I need to overcome my fear of the word ’pale’. Years of living in Molbatoria has hardened me. Came cloudy and orange, a bountiful white nitro head that coated the glass and my tongue on the way down. Incredible aroma of floral perfume; I thought I might be out of it but others at the table caught the scent without provocation. Amazing. Flavour is complex for my experience in the style, and who was I to ever doubt McAuslan anyways? Very malty but with a good hop bomb to it, floral, biscuity, caramely sweetness. Great stuff.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Bottle. Very good APA. Aroma is citrusy, and it has also grass and caramel. Long-lasting and bitter flavour. Oily in the palate, medium body. Amber colour, and a fizzy white head.


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