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


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RATINGS: 516   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."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Davhgbrew (925) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2002
In appearance, it could almost pass for a brown. Had a frothy off white head, and a bit of a pilsner aroma with slight malt. A pretty basic brew, no where near in quality to their oatmeal stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (4625) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2003
Slighly hazy amber colour with a thinnish dense off-white head. Aroma of nuts, wheat, grapes, plums: JUST LIKE A DOPPELBOCK-if I had my eyes closed, I'd never known it was an APA. Medium-bodied; Slightly sweet raisiny taste with malt highlights-no hops at all to speak of (but in 2+ years, they all faded I'm sure). Aftertaste subtley sweet and full-bodied; A bit wierd, but not too much past its prime. Really nice to try, I thought it was VERY WIERD to see this lining the shelves at Chevy Chase (where the whole stores selection changes like every week), but I snatched up a bottle! I bought this twelve ounce bottle at Chevy Chase Wine & Liqour in Washington, D.C. and sampled it on 20-December-2003.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2005
Clear Light Brown Coloring with Good White Head. Sweet Malt Aroma. Wet, Sweet Malt...Light Cardboard Taste. Decent Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Butters (3725) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Bottle at the Fourth Butters’ Cellar Clearance Event. Fruity and floral hop profile with a little skunk. Nice mellow hop with a little butter, and balanced. Good for style, but not my thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gam (3159) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2009
Retention pretty good gold pour aroma grassy lemon flavour fruity bitter smooth stonefruit pear apple lemon a mellowness of malt sweetness finish sweet smooth fruity

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thorongil2 (1147) - , Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2010 (bottle) weak fruity and yeasty nose, rather insipid flavour, short finish (bottle) clear amber with tall white head; aromas of citrus, hint of roast; clean and refreshing if unexciting flavour; seems more of an amber ale than a pale ale, ok but far from outstanding

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shigadeyo (2973) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2009

11/14/2007: St. Ambroise Biere Blonde Pale Ale has a transparent pale orange appearance. It has a soft and creamy malt aroma (some diacetyl), but there are no hops to be smelled. The flavor is creamy and almost buttery malt flavor with some mellow hops toward the back. It is a touch grainy in the finish. This beer has a medium-like to medium body and is quite mediocre overall.

11.5 fl. oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #334 for this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2009
Bottle. Pours a golden body with a mostly white head. Soft grain y dry bitter hoppiness. Some dried fruit and pine. Nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fullers (251) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2010
Bottle LCBO. Pours amber with small off-white head. Hops in aroma Medium bodied, hops with some bitterness. Not a fan of pale ales, but this one not offensive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RexTalionis (2333) - FINLAND - JUN 22, 2011
Bottle 341 ml. Poured amber in colour with fluffy tan head. Pine and vanilla with whipped cream in aroma. Also some heavy bready notes and slightly yeasty aroma. Dry, woody and slightly bitter in flavour with some quite bready influences. Light fruitiness is also present but it stays unfortunately too much in the background. A bit thin. Pretty one-sided taste and a bit boring.

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