Brewed by McAuslan Brewing (Brasseurs RJ)
Style: American Pale Ale
Montreal, Canada


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RATINGS: 563   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2002
That’s an ordinary beer. Nothing special about hte taste. But its stil very enjoyable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2004
On tap, St. Lawrence beer show. I found this to be a little thinner than what I remember. The nose was certainly hoppy, but it had something else in it - I don’t know, I came up with Windex, so maybe it was the condition of the keg. Anyway, the body is still very crisp and thin for an IPA, yet is quite balanced between malt and hops and turns out quite good. Again, a little to carbonated for my liking, so it may have been the serving condition of he beer that is affecting my rating, much like the apricot. Good offering though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2004
Nice, clear redish amber color with a fairly laced medium white head. Grassy and fruity hops aroma. The flavor is hoppy but not overly bitter and then fruity and manbe tangy. Bitter finish. Light body, slightly watery texture, lively carbonation. This used to be an amazing beer but now it is decent at best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badgerben (4884) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2005
Dark gold color with no head. Just a slight grain aroma. More of the same in the taste, just a bit of grain. I didn’t get any hops at all; it was more like a bland pale lager. Disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (11579) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2005
Bottle acquired in trade with boutip (thanks!). Poured a medium and slightly hazy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, citrus, and somewhat fruity. Tastes of citrus, flowers and fruity. I found the tastes to be on the watery side with a thin body. Ligthtly sweet and very lightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 15, 2006
(draught) hazy gold with smallish head. Floral hops aroma - not too strong. Mixed sweetish malt, some fruit, some hops in flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2007
Bottle. A amber beer with a big white head. The aroma is sweet malty with grass hop nots, the taste is sweet caramel with citrus and grass, high carbonation in a medium body with a dry, hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hoser (372) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2007
UPDATED: APR 10, 2007 Not a Land Lord bitter, not Full Moon but you could do worse. Page 391 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide and only 199 of his 500 Classic Brew to go.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - APR 15, 2007
(on botle)had two directly from the ottle, so the appearence ws hard to get. The hoppy aroma an the bright bubbles was a delight tho´ and the fresh-cut-lawn/caramel finish was a treat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mnurda (1245) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 14, 2007
On tap at The Beer Bistro in Toronto. Biscuity is a good word to describe this. Nice beer. Was a bit full by the time this rolled around. Woudl like to try it again.

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