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

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RATINGS: 563   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
hopscotch (11245) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2003
Crystal clear amber ale with a small, creamy, white head. The aroma is of butterscotch, floral and citrusy hops. The flavor is well-bittered, nicely balanced and matches the aroma. Light-bodied with a watery mouthfeel, fizzy carbonation and a short, crisp, clean finish.

3.1
faroeviking (11220) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 30, 2007
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange colour with a nice big creamy off-whitish head. Very fruity, sweet and malty aroma. Less fruitiness in the flavout though it is present, good hoppiness, some sweetness, some maltiness. Rather thin APA.

3.2
DocLock (11048) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2006
Thanks to Hogtown Harry for this one. The pour is dark straw with a 2-finger, off-white head. The aroma is caramel malty, with some honey, apricot, and pale malty honey. The taste was pale malty, with some crisp honey notes coupled with mild hops.

2.7
jercraigs (10886) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2007 Bottle @ Victory Cafe. Dark amber body with a moderate creamy off white head (3+). Fruity aroma with modest hops and surprisingly noticeable alcohol, much more than it should have for such a low abv brew. Similarly fruity flavour is roughly diminished by a strong alcohol presence that is not particularly well integrated into the rest of the flavour. Average palate. Not a great example of this beer. Disappointing. 6/3/5/3/10 - 2.7 <P>July 2003. Had mixed experiences with this. One tasty too warm and too fruity, one perfection of a pale ale at St. Lawrence beer festival, and one unbalanced hop profile on tap. 4/3/5/3/12 - 2.7

3.2
kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Name: Pale Ale
Date: 01/25/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

Appearance: clear dark copper, wispy beige head, bits of drippy lace,
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma with a touch of bready character and lots of floral hops,
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, touch of candy sweetness, light floral hops add complexity and just a bit of balance,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

3.9
pivnizub (10813) - Bochum, Por�ř�, GERMANY - OCT 15, 2006
Bottle: Slightly hazy, amber coloured, smaller, absolutely stable head, that sticks to the glass; enormous aromatic hoppy and fruity nose, some malt in the background; stronger bitter-sweet flavour; peppery hoppy, resinous finish, well balanced by some malt, lingering bitter aftertaste. Superb stuff, joss !

2.9
marcus (10682) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 27, 2008
This copper ale poured with a substantial beige head that lasted a while. The flavor is rather thin, but has some nice tasting caramel malt and a slightly bitter finish.

3.6
DuffMan (10667) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 7, 2006
Brilliant orange-amber with a moderate head. Fresh apricot fruit aroma with some green leafy element too. Initially modestly sweet and lightly fruity, but with a woody dry note in the finish. Surprisingly refreshing despite its complexity and very approachable. Fantastic!

3.3
olio (10552) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 22, 2012
33 cl bottle.
Rated on 20110615.
Pours dark copper color with a small, rapidly collapsing head. Aroma of malts and fruits. Flavor of malts, mild bitter and amber fruits.
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3.1
Maria (10211) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2008
Courtesy of fonefan. It’s dark amber with an OK head. The aroma is fruity with notes of malt. The flavour has a light sweetness, notes of malt, caramel, fruit and a bit of spice. It’s straightforward and charming.


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