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


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RATINGS: 559   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."

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin21 (155) - Quebec city, Quebec, - DEC 26, 2008
Un peu moins fruiter qu une esb, une amertume de houblon moyenne mais avec une presence aromatique intensifier. Presence d un peu de caramel. Tres bonne. Less fruity than a esb, medium hop bitterness with a more intense aromatic presence. A touch of caramel. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fhoublon (404) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2016
Bouteille de 341ml. Dégustée le 28 juin 2015. Bière blonde dorée, limpide, tirant sur le ambré. Col mince blanc crème, assez durable. Assez effervescente, bulles moyennes. Odeur de caramel, de céréales grillées. Très douce, assez sucrée, assez amère. Saveur de caramel, un peu fruitée, avec une pointe de malt rôti. Très bonne, se boit bien, rafraichissante. Bonne bière de soif, de tous les jours.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Matwill (84) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2016
Prise en fût au Roasters Marché Central. De couleur ambrée, ça sent un peu houblonné, malté. Très clean, elle se laisse apprécier sans plus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (1775) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Poured into a lager glass. Clear medium amber, a lot of tiny bubbles, tall frothy beige head, good retention and lacing; aroma malty, toasted, caramel, biscuit, bread; taste medium sweet and bitter, malty, toffee, toasted, average to long duration, toasted bittersweet finish, medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; solid pale ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AleRider78 (465) - - APR 10, 2016
Pours a pale amber colour with a nice thick creamy head. Nice lacing. Good balance of hops and malts in aroma. Flavours are pretty much the same as aromas, with a bit of grainy taste and thick maltiness. Sort of spicy mouthfeel and some tingling on the palate. Not bad, nothing outstanding for a pale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zlotta (1306) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2016
0.341 l bottle from ’Saveur Bière’, bottled in September 2015. Clear, golden amber with a medium large, frothy, almost stable, tan to white head. Sweetish, slightly fruity aroma of honey, strawberry jam, toffee and some peach. Sweetish, rather malty and slightly fruity tase of honey, toffee, marmelade and some peach, followed by a short, slightly bitter finish. Medium body, slightly oily mouthfeel, average carbonation. Decent, easily drinkable stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bierdimpfe (179) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2016
Clear amber color with powerful delicate activity. Creamy white sparkly 1.5 finger head lasting around 10 minutes with strong legs. Aromas and flavors of grains, fruits, citrus, caramel, floral and herbal spices. Nice floral nose and delicious taste of sweet orange, lemon, apple and a fresh grain feel. Also slightly woody and grassy. Creamy full body with moderate carbonation. Strong and long finish ending with a slightly fruity but highly spicy bitter chalky and dry mouth coat. Overall a very good craft; complex and delicious crispy flavors with good freshness while having a little too much aggressive bitterness for my taste with tongue numbing spicy hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (5024) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 23, 2016
Golden malts, giving a biscuit malt base aroma, and taste. Hops are English and perhaps some resin. Balanced recipe and enjoyable, and despite not being extreme at all and flavourful, it’s not one typical style that it reminds me of. English Pale Ale perhaps. Nice bitterness and good drinkable body. Very nice to drink, quality brew. (Bottle from Saveur Bière)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marcius (397) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - JAN 30, 2016
Amber color and minimal head. Medium hoppy aroma. Taste is bitter with a dry finish. Nice pale ale!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hub66 (348) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 19, 2015
couleur ambrée; petite mousse blanche; arômes et goût maltés et épicés; l’alcool se fait sentir alors que cette bière n’a que 5%; trop sucrée également

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sulawang (913) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 29, 2015
Visual: Pours clear salamander orange with a dissipating small head, a thin layer of micro retention, a mix of fast and slow loose streams. Nose: bright fruity orange, raspberry jam, sweet malts (lvl-6)-pungency Attack: crisp-watery, fizzy-tingly Mid-palate: short duration, (lvl-4)-sweetness, (MAIN) toasted malt, bread-grainy, Finish: soft bitter hops, malty clean but short finish. Summary: Easily drinkable but nothing much here. Very clean albeit basic malt profile with good texture. Lacks depth and character. Those nose was good, but the taste is just average.

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