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


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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."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EithCubes (4623) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Bottle. Dusty dry nose with wild, leafy hops (And some dry leaves), yeasty fruit and pepper. Lightly hazy amber pour with a tan head. Sharp start, tastes mildly sweet with a bready yeasty character under low bitterness but beautifully elegant hop tones. Amber ale fruity tones, dry with a touch of tang. Medium body. Lip-smacking, quick-call-for-another taste - really quenching and addictive. Very impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scubaguy (230) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 11, 2010
The flavor is a nice well balanced mix. It has some good malts and a couple different types of hops. You also get some carmel notes as well. It is sort of creamy for a pale ale. The aroma is nice I get some malt,honey and some floral hops coming through Pours an amber color with a decent size white head and a good amount of lacing It finishes with a nice blend of all the elements lingering on the palate. I got this in a taster box and it was by far the best beer in that box. I have to say my new favorite pale ale. I can’t stop drinking it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2010
Bottle. Clear medium gold amber pour, towering, moussey white head. Softly sweet bready nose on it with fruity, fruity notes and a moderate dose of earthy, herbal hops. The flavors follow suit, caramel and bread at the beginning, then a yeasty fruitiness that transitions to a crisp, dry, moderately bitter hop finish. Nice subtle floral, earthy, and herbal hoppiness. Moderate body. Very clean, well crafted, subtle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cyrenaica (965) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2011
341ml bottle
5.0% ABV
I tried this beer on October 1, 2010 at "Smokeless Joe’s" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a translucent copper colour with a this white head that left plenty of lacing. The aroma was caramel malt, floral hops, and grain. The mouthfeel was medoim bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was grainy malt, caramel, and hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Daytona00 (132) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2012
341 ml bottle. Amber color. Medium head. Sweet aroma made of caramel. Good taste with some character. Solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ronaldtheriot (1099) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAR 14, 2013
St. Ambroise Pale Ale has a thin, off-white head, a hazy, copper appearance, with a few bubbles and some floating brown bits, and not much lacing. A grayish cloud descended when I swished the bottom residue and poured it in. The aroma is not to bold, but one picks up toast, sweet brown bread crust, and some caramel. Taste is similar, with an energetic, yet, overall mellow bitterness throughout. The mouthfeel is light and watery and slick. St. Ambroise Pale Ale finishes dry, flavorful, and mild. Overall, this is an excellent beer. RJT

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3751) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 26, 2008
12 oz bottle from Ralphs Palm Springs. Nose of light floral hops, a light peach note, sweetness, and caramel. Clear copper with a medium oatmeal colored head. Flavor was lots of caramelly malt, light hop bitterness, and some fruitiness. Would make a good session beer.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (920) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 15, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2013 Pours a nice clear amber colour with small white head and nice lace. Aroma is sweet malts, floral and light citrus notes. Flavour is citrus, pine, moderate bitterness, a sweet caramel malt balance, and higher carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pumpkinhead2 (235) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2013 Bière orangée cuivrée, parfaitement limpide, faible effervescence, surmontée d’un bon col un peu beige bien résistant. Arômes de malt caramélisé, de céréale et de houblon floral, un peu de pain grillé et de malt fumé. En bouche, c’est moyennement pétillant, un peu mousseux, onctuosité intéressante, corps moyen. Bière au goût bien malté, malt fumée se mélangeant à un goût caramélisé, céréales grillées, houblon floral. L’amertume est bien présente en fin de bouche, mais tout de même légère.

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