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

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RATINGS: 567   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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3.1
Lubiere (14262) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2004
Deep gold beer with a nice hoppy nose but with a clear diacetyl problem. Nice crisp malts in mouth with light citrus and floral hops. A good medium body.

3.5
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 15, 2003
(best by 05/01, tasted 6/15/03): Clear amber body with small light beige head. Aroma is sweet floral, very inviting. Taste is moderately sweet, floral, slightly fruity, finishing earthy/floral bitter. Pleasant medium body.

3
BeerandBlues2 (14027) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark amber with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is biscuit and honey malt, earthy, herbal, and woody hops, and pear esters with light plums and sherry. Flavor is oxidation, sherry, light malt, hops, and bitterness with stone fruits and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.2
Bov (13354) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 19, 2001
honey colour, nice head, well-hopped, smooth, bitter, some unpleasant sourness, long aftertaste

3
hopdog (13258) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2005
Bottle acquired in trade with boutip (thanks!). Poured a medium and slightly hazy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, citrus, and somewhat fruity. Tastes of citrus, flowers and fruity. I found the tastes to be on the watery side with a thin body. Ligthtly sweet and very lightly bitter.

3.5
bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a murky amber-brown body with a descent off-white head. Aroma of grapes, raisins, and maple syrup. Flavor of malts, caramel, and cola. Slick mouthfeel. Not sure why this is classified as an APA...

3.6
Sammy (13013) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2004
Carbonation and hop works to make it quite drinkable and a champion Canadian beer. This brewery doesn’t have an inferior product. Excellent balance, above-average smell in head that dissipitates. Can drink this for a long time. Sweet start, excellent clean aftertaste.

3.2
jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2008
12oz bottle-pours a retaining tan head and copper/orange color. Aroma is mild light/medium malt-some caramel, secondary wood/spice hops. Taste is mild light/medium malt-some caramel, secondary wood/spice/hint of citrus zest hops. Mild carbonation. Comes through as more English than American to me. Thanks to jwc215(BA) for sharing.

2.7
rosenbergh (11957) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2011
Draught at Nyk’s Bistro Pub, Montréal, QC.
Clear amber colour with small to average sized white head. Caramel malt and sugary candy sweetness in aroma. Mild sugary sweet and woody malty flavour. Drinkable but boring. No hops to speak of.

2.7
BVery (11461) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Bottle. Watery orange to cola colored pour with minimal head. This tastes a bit flat. Moderate caramel sweetness and a hint of citrus. Easy drinking but fairly dull and boring.


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