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St-Ambroise Pale Ale - McAuslan Brewing

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St-Ambroise Pale AleSt-Ambroise Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

338 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 338
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 20
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
McAuslan Brewing visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-06-2002)
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PJT

Quebec (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

01-14-2014 01:29:54 | More by PJT
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Jotora

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -22.9%

01-08-2014 22:04:20 | More by Jotora
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GoHabsGo

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-26-2013 23:49:26 | More by GoHabsGo
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jzlyo

Iowa

3/5  rDev -22.9%

12-26-2013 01:10:58 | More by jzlyo
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10%

12-22-2013 07:13:17 | More by schnarr84
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-21-2013 02:44:59 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

12-14-2013 05:43:55 | More by jaydoc
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KeeganRohovich

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-11-2013 07:17:44 | More by KeeganRohovich
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-08-2013 03:28:27 | More by BillRoth
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KrisDLSmith

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

12-02-2013 05:50:11 | More by KrisDLSmith
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kvadiat

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10%

11-03-2013 05:23:33 | More by kvadiat
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

10-30-2013 07:28:50 | More by FadetoBock
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Ianleesrivette

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

10-30-2013 06:42:17 | More by Ianleesrivette
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Jason-Dallan

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great beer. I have had it many times and today bout a 6 pack. i am reviewing this over the fifth and 6th beer.

a- This beer pours a copper colour with huge head. It pours a 2-4+ finger head depending on pour and previous lacing in the glass and leaves a nice thick film of head throughout the rest of the beer.

s- nice fruity hoppy smell. smells of lots of caramel and great smell of fruity hops. also takes on a bit of the smell of tea which becomes more apparent the more you drink of this beer. It smells very strongly from a bit of a distance.

t- tastes great. easy to drink. hops are very apparent for a beer at 35ibu. leaves long lasting fruity hop aftertaste for a while after drinking. bitterness is not too high but the aftertaste is great and long lasting. also tastes of some tea after drinking more as stated above.

m-the mouthfeel is good nothing wrong with it. carbonated beverage to me

o- one of my favourites had it many times before. its good

Serving type: can

10-27-2013 21:46:29 | More by Jason-Dallan
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MJ63

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

10-26-2013 01:14:43 | More by MJ63
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harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -10%

10-10-2013 21:59:27 | More by harpus
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

330ml bottle from LCBO for $2.00 CDN into a pint glass.

Appearance - Poured a ridiculous 4 fingers of head that sat on top of the beer in true Belgian fashion looking creamy and delicious. Pour yielded a dark golden brown color with orange hues. Beautiful looking beer.

Smell - There isn't a ton going on; grassy hops and some malts. Some bready aspects are also present.

Taste- Similar to the smell, with a certain sweetness on the front end that is unexpected. Does not hinder the beer in any manner whatsoever.More malty than hoppy but a good balance.

Mouthfeel - Feels quite light on the palate yet is creamy and rich which is hard combination to match. Not overly carbonated but sufficiently so to provide the right finish on the beer. Not bitter nor sweet, no lingering aftertaste, yet just enough on the palate to leave you wanting more.

Overall - Pleasantly surprised by this brew, very delicious and has great finish and mouthfeel. Don't know if it was my pour or what but also looked brilliant in the glass.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 05:14:30 | More by DenisKolkin
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FrostBlast

Quebec (Canada)

4.45/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

341mL bottle

I never mention bitterness in my reviews, my bitterness taste buds are ridiculously under-sensitive.

APPEARANCE : Dark golden orange with an off-white head, about 2cm thick. Head dies out with average speed, leave some lacing, not much. Lacing is very fast to die out. Very pleasing look.

SMELL : First nose is almost absent, but what is there is mostly grassy hops, with some pale malt. Second nose releases more pale malt aromas and seems fresher than the first nose. Third nose is all about pale malt with some hops to sharpen it up. Hops are there but somewhat indistinct, very well blended into the malt profile.

TASTE : Somewhat toasty pale malts (this toasty side was absent on the nose) with some caramel malts as well, very fruity. Red apples, pears, sugary candy apples. Hops are present but well blended in the malt, as was the case on the third nose. Very fresh, very refreshing.

MOUTHFEEL : Good carbonation, not too explosive on the palate, allows the beer to fully take its place in the mouth, expanding the flavours everywhere. Quite lengthy aftertaste for a pale ale.

OVERALL : This is my standard everyday beer and has been for quite some time. I just never got down to reviewing it. Now that it's done, I think I appreciate it even more. Definitely one of my favorite pale ales around, and I've had some pretty good ones, including Yakima by Benelux and Edward by Hill Farmstead. St-Ambroise Pale Ale totally measures up, even though their production is much larger. They don't cut the corner for this beer - after all, it's their flagship product.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 21:56:18 | More by FrostBlast
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JG_McNaulty

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10%

09-11-2013 22:12:01 | More by JG_McNaulty
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AnHeroicHippo

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

09-09-2013 13:20:35 | More by AnHeroicHippo
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TT--Cashout

Newfoundland (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

09-07-2013 13:44:35 | More by TT--Cashout
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CurtisD

New Brunswick (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-29-2013 16:15:03 | More by CurtisD
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Vyronian

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-17-2013 14:01:59 | More by Vyronian
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-16-2013 14:09:16 | More by KStark
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kevinlater

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -22.9%

08-11-2013 01:42:50 | More by kevinlater
St-Ambroise Pale Ale from McAuslan Brewing
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