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

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RATINGS: 525   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EithCubes (4834) - 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.

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   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

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   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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cyrenaica (966) - 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.

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   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ronaldtheriot (1227) - 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

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   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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (962) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pumpkinhead2 (328) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2014 Bière orangée cuivrée, parfaitement limpide, effervescence moyenne, surmontée d’un bon col tirant sur le beige, très dense et mousseux, qui se réduit tranquillement en formant des cratères et en laissant une riche dentelle sur les parois du verre. Arômes de caramel et léger sucre d’orge, pain grillé, pâtisserie, grain, céréale légèrement rôtie et un peu de malt fumé. Un houblon plutôt floral est également perceptible davantage en arrière-plan. Beau nez bien agréable, belle complexité, intensité moyenne. En bouche, c’est moyennement pétillant, plutôt mousseux, onctuosité intéressante au palais, le corps affiche une belle rondeur, il est riche, soyeux et velouté. Au goût, entré en bouche bien malté, grain, céréale légèrement rôtie, pain grillé, caramel et malt fumé. Ces saveurs maltées laissent progressivement la place à un houblon floral qui revendique sa domination en finale apportant avec lui une amertume tout de même plutôt légère, mais bien présente. Excellent équilibre malt/houblon, excellente intégration des différentes saveurs entre elles, belle complexité, plus intense en bouche qu’au nez. Très bon produit, à la fois accessible et bien goûteux, à la fois «bière de tous les jours» et véritablement digne d’intérêt sur le plan de la dégustation. J’adore! Je ne m’en lasse pas!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
97hill (50) - - JUN 3, 2014
Nice Pale Ale , can from LCBO. Expect nothing less from these guys. Good not great Pale Ale , hoppy, tasty. A bit sweet to my taste. But looks and smells like a dream.


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