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


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RATINGS: 567   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
St-Ambroise Pale Ale is the brewerys 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbill (3615) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2006
341 ml bottle. Pours a deep golden amber with a moderate foamy head that lasted through most of the glass. Light, grassy aroma. Initial flavor is fruity and slightly sweet. An excessive dry mouthfeel then kicks in, which I think robs this brew of some of its flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - MAR 4, 2006
Bottle Qu est que ce? The beer pours amber golden with a smallish head. Aroam is non-descript maybe a touch fruity. Flavor is fairly watery, not much substance. It is not quite clear what dominates here, but contary to some other rates I did not have the feeling that it was carbonated too much or too dry. However something was missing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2006
The lasting impression I get from this beer is that is a little bit too sweet. I agree with previous poster that this beer is too carbonated and dry for the mouth, so the palate feels deprived after taking a swing of this. The flavor is pretty good, but it is a shame that the initial taste only lasts for a moment, then disappears. Some hops comes through to mask the sweetness as the beer warms up, but there are definitely some holes in this brew. After a while this start to grow on you, so maybe these guys know what they are doing after all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CMUBEERMAN (427) - - FEB 19, 2006
Pours a carmel gold with a big white head. Smells a bit creamy and malty...some acidity aswell. Flavor is fairly malty and a bit citrusy sweet...some decent hop bitterness to round out the end of it. Mouthfeel is very carbonated and dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quevillon (2991) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2006
Trs bonne bonne ale la fois lgre et amre. Un arome de cral frais et un petit got de fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2006
Dark honey amber with sticky-thick head. Malty flavour with some hop dryness on the finish. After a few ounces it kind of reminds me of an English ESB.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
turg (156) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2005
Bottle. Appearance: Amber-orange with white foamy head. Aroma: great aroma, fruity and hoppy. Flavor: malty, citrous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CoolerKing (14) - Burlington, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2005
Amber-orange in colour, pours with a foamy head. Nice earthy, fruity aroma. Very easy drinking ale, nice balance between slight fruity taste and mildly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rsans (125) - Pont-Rouge, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2005
Bottle. Amber color with a off-white head and good lacing. A bit cloudy. Caramel malt and honey notes in the flavour. A medium-bodied with a very good hop bouquet.. The taste is malty with a nice hoppy bitterness. Long and a bit bitter after taste finish. Great balance. Solid and enjoyable. The majority of macros dont come close to this. This is a ale that I have recently developed a taste for as an everyday beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - NOV 2, 2005
12oz bottle, brought back from Montreal. BB 28 FEV 06. Served at 55.5/13C in my Duvel tulip. Pours reddish copper with a small, off white head. The beer coats the glass and leaves foam spattered around the edges. The aroma is caramel, earthy, spicy hops, fragrant. The flavor is light malt with a strong earthiness at first that turns into a mighty earthy, rye bread, slightly spicy, pine flavor and finishes moderately bitter with some mild citrus fighting its way along the earthy hops. A nice pale ale. The hops used are not my favorite.

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