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

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RATINGS: 561   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
erickok (6037) - 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)

3.2
Marcius (450) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - JAN 30, 2016
Amber color and minimal head. Medium hoppy aroma. Taste is bitter with a dry finish. Nice pale ale!

2.8
hub66 (497) - 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

3
sulawang (1168) - - 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.

3.2
bewyder (513) - FRANCE - OCT 19, 2015
Dorée ambrée, une pale ale pas trop commune, un peu crémeuse, une amertume présente agréable, assez goûteuse, bien équilibrée, au corps à légère onctuosité. Sympa. Bouteille 341ml achetée sur un stand québécois au marché de Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie (étrange), France, bue le 18/10/2015.

4.6
Metalflake (73) - Les Coteaux, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2015
Can from the grocery store. Poured into a pint glass, bright clear orange with a 1-inch off-white head that stayed around almost to the bottom of the glass. This is one of my go-to beers, always have some in the fridge, but strangely haven’t gotten around to rating it until now. Aroma right up front is unapologetically all floral hops, with a nice grainy maltiness making itself known after a few sips. Nicely bitter, but not in an over-the-top, puckering sort of way, with a mellowing earthy sweetness underneath. Medium carbonation, with a clean, bitter finish. One of the best of the macro-micro offerings from Québec, in my opinion reminiscent of some of the great Burton ales. Always deserving of a space on the shelf.

3.3
luttonm (6483) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Draft in Toronto. Copper brown, great foam. Malty, clean. Nice balance. Not American in style in my book but a solid, nice ale.

3.4
Karol (921) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 28, 2015
Can bought at an LCBO in Toronto/Canada. Pours a copper clear color with a solid soapy white head. Aroma is mostly malt with some fruit in the back. Taste is malty, bitter fruits with a dry and balanced malt and bitter hops finish reming me of walnuts and sugaless forest fruits. This is a good beer, but I prefer the hoppy and less malty American pale ale.

2.7
TATE (407) - Lubec, Maine, USA - APR 22, 2015
Can. Pours copper with minimal head. Buttery aroma. Not a lot of flavor but some diacytel in there with minimal hop bite. It’s okay but disappointing after having their stout.

3.5
tdubs92 (63) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2015
Sweet caramel and vanilla aroma. Little to no head...formed into small blotches. Colour is a copper-red. Taste of roasted malt, nut and a hint of creme brule. Sweeter ale with little carbonation. Different from most pales...and i think its great that it is.


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