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


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RATINGS: 526   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2361) - California, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Coulda swore it was a blond, but wow I had a lot to drink this weekend so whatever. Golden amber. Aroma is very light, bread, grass, etc etc. Lighter body, fairly well balanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tripplebrew (775) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Pours a clear copper with a light amount of white head. Aroma of hops and citrus (peach). Favor definitely fruit and hops with hints of creamy malts. Body is light with fair carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BossHossBikes (148) - California, USA - SEP 2, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear orange with a pale off-white head that lasts for a good amount of time. The aroma is a bread-y dry with some sweet caramel. The hops seem not to be that noticeable. Malts are pretty dominant. The flavour is a bit funky. Orange and orange rind are in the initial flavour. As the flavour progresses, the caramel notes come through as well as that nice breadiness. Some light spices show itself more towards the finish. This is all fine, though, some funkiness begins to arise from here. Towards the back of the tongue, there’s a weird soap-like flavour to it and a light bitterness. I like bitterness, but I think the other flavours make even the lightest of bitterness somewhat unpleasant. I’m not too fond of this brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Davhgbrew (938) - 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 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2003
Very faintly hazy amber under a large white head with generous full length lacing. Pleasant floral hops and lighter malt aroma. Medium light body. Medium floral hoppy and lighter fruity malt sweet flavours. Short softer sweeter finish and then back to a more bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (4709) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Bottle: Deep orange pour with decent clarity and dense off white head. The aroma was a bit oxidized, metallic with a sweet bready malt hint. Not very inviting. Flavor had a creamy caramelized malt mild sweetness, but more toasted character. There’s only a touch of balancing bitterness but it seemed metallic. Kind of boring, and lacked hop depth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - APR 18, 2008
Clear amber. Small white head. Pale malt and lightly fruity hops. Light graham cracker towards finish. That’s it. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Very quaffable, but unimpressive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BBB63 (6019) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Bottle and served in standard pint glass: Amber hue with frothy head and good lace. The aroma has notes of caramel, bread, grassy and herbal hops, hint of citrus and earthy yeast esters. The taste starts twangy with some apple flavor, grassy hops bring about a light bitterness before a medicinal finish. The mouth feel is lively yet soft, refreshing. Not all that great and needs a better hop profile IMO.

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