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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

339 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 339
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 20
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Could be the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale of Canada? This beer has the great balance and decent hops of that famous pale ale from Chico. I like this beer as a session brew because it one of the most drinkable pale ales anywhere. I would love to support my home province in the pale ale listings but this beer beats out similar offerings from Granville Island and OK Springs.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2004 03:53:28 | More by canucklehead
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Rastacouere

Quebec (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pale amber color. Appealing bouquet of spices and yeasts. The taste is well pronounced and balanced: a little of everything from flowers to spices, from malt to hops, from sweetness to bitterness. MUST be drunk as close as possible to the bottling date to be truly great and reveal all the subtilities of its hops

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2004 03:08:47 | More by Rastacouere
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Darned impressive to look at. Attractive rusty amber colour with a moderate head that you won't be able to wait out. It stays firmly perched up there on top of your beer. Leaves big chunks of foam behind on the glass as you drink. Very nice.

Sweet fruit hops which are a delight to the nose. Nice warm up to drinking this beer.

Starts hoppy, breaks to bitter and herbal, has a nice tea-like characteristic. Sweet maltiness in the background. This beer is a good drink. Lots of interesting things to enjoy. Real easy on the palate, highly drinkable.

Found this as a single, but I think I'll wander out and find a six. Nicely done.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2004 20:45:14 | More by TerryW
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ManekiNeko

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle served chilled in a Molson's mug.

Appearance: Clear orange amber toped by a slightly rocky offwhite head that leaves a nice layer of foam all the way down to the last sip. Leaves rings of foam and some lacy fingers on the sides of the glass.

Smell: Nice orangey and biscuit malt aromas with some mildly floral hop notes.

Taste: Biscuity malt goodness with a nice smack of peppery/grassy hops on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Lightly medium in bodied with great palate cleansing from the carbonation and the hops.

Drinkability: The first decent Canadian beer I had on a recent trip there. A killer session beer that is a great representative of the British interp of the style. I'd get this if it were available in my area.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2004 20:14:03 | More by ManekiNeko
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Carbonation and hop works to make it quite drinkable and a champion Canadian beer. Excellent balance, above-average smell in head that dissipitates. Can drink this for a long time. Sweet start, excellent clean aftertaste.Had this again three years afterwards, and this in brief is a beer that I like and yet can till be popular.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2003 01:57:04 | More by Sammy
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jcalabre

California

3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This poured a clear amber color with a white, fluffy head into a pint glass. The aroma is hoppy, fruity with a slight touch of leather in the background. The flavors are slightly citric, hoppy with a definite bite on the tongue. This pale ale would pair well with oily food or shellfish, IMO. Overall, this is an enjoyable Pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2003 05:06:51 | More by jcalabre
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Popsinc

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: 341ml bottle. Best before 11/03. Dark amber pour with a generous foamy, white head.

Smell: Nice hoppy nose with a malty kick. Some sweetness and floral hints.

Taste: Nicely hoppy off the top with an adequate malt backbone. The body bends towards the sweet side with hints of caramel and light fruit such as apricot and mango. Lovely full body.

Mouthfeel: Lively and full. A carbonated finish that starts to dry out towards the end but leaves and sweet tingle on the tongue.

Drinkability: A well rounded brew. Perfect to accompany a steak or pork. I would consider this an everyday beer of good quality.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2003 20:09:39 | More by Popsinc
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kbub6f

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought at Marché du Boisé (boul. des Forges, T-R), 6/11/03, a couple of days in the fridge.

A big, cream-colored head is busy (busy) and densish. It collapses crustily. The beer is mostly clear, a darkish amber. There's plenty of fast carbonation. The smell is full of nice, sweet, citrusy hops. Finally, a Canadian with hops. Oh ya, a nice fruity, hoppy start allows some caramel to bloom, but this is much more about hops. It sweetens with temperature. The finish is hoppy bitter, with some grains.

Excellent. There's plenty of sweet maltiness at temperature, but big on the hops. Mmmmmmm.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2003 06:56:19 | More by kbub6f
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tavernjef

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Color is a pale, hazy amberish orange, that reminded me of a Fuller's but with a paler glow. Has a small white head and web-like lacing that followed in level rings as it lowered. Smell is faint of citrus and sweetness, light and clean. Taste is crisp, clean and smooth, sweet dullish malt with citrusy fruit hop bitterness thats all balanced well leaving a nice bitterly dry sweetness thats very smooth. Very nice and very drinkable, a darn good pale.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2003 15:42:59 | More by tavernjef
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slitherySOB

Ontario (Canada)

4.7/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The Beer Store didn't have any St. Ambroise oatmeal stout, so I settled for this. Damn, am I not dissapointed. This is a delicious beer. For a pale ale, it's very yellow. Sort of a copper yellow, or dark blonde. Blonde ale would be a better description for this, I think. Head settles too one finger after poured into the mug. White, fluffy and strong all the way down. Beautiful. Strong hop smell. Strong enough to give your nasal a kick, but not so strong as too be a turn off. Very hoppy taste. I love it. No malt on the tongue, which was a surprisingly good thing. Mouthfeel was bitter and clean. Highly drinkable. I love this beer. When I pick up their oatmeal stout, I'll be sure to get this again. It's delicious. I honestly believe the taste cannot be improved any more.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2003 12:01:56 | More by slitherySOB
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Gusler

Arizona

3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On the pour deep amber to copper color with an impressive head, frothy in its texture, and the resultant lace a fine covering sheet. Crisp citrus nose, orange peels, sweet malt, fresh and clean, the start sweetly malt, top middling in its feel. Finish strikingly acidic, the hops perky in their bite, dry long lasting aftertaste, quite a quaffable brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2003 06:35:36 | More by Gusler
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Crystal clear deep amber robe topped by a short, creamy white head that dissipates shortly but holds a decent collar and leaves some thin lace. The aroma offers some light dried summer fruit, and a bready and mildly caramel malt that's entwined with grassy & floral hops (Goldings?). It's not overly special or unusual, but it is nicely done, clean, and inviting. The body is medium with a very fine, median carbonation that's lightly crisp at first but warms to become creamy. The flavor offers a decent amount of hop flavor and bold bitterness atop a soft, lightly caramel-tinged malt. Quite English! The finish is clean and dry with some lingering grassy, and even peppery, hops. Well done! It reveals more of it's character as it warms, but I don't think that serving it at cellar temperature would benefit it greatly. Worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2003 19:03:31 | More by NeroFiddled
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John

New York

3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale-amber in color, decent head. Not much aroma. Light-medium body and subtle hop profile. A decent all around brew. More or less a session beer. Better if it's readily available, not one to seek out

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2002 13:37:08 | More by John
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 11.5 oz brown twist, no description and no freshness date.

Appearance: Hazy orange amber with a wonderful web like white lace that clings everywhere and leaves thick rings all the way down the glass.

Smell: Fragrant fruity and hoppy floral make for a sweetish aroma. Slight sweet tea nose within, very appealing.

Taste: Smooth with a moderate body that boots a crisp malty palate. Rustic hop bitterness and a lightly pungent hop oil flavour linger on top with a fruity and sweet grain mix. Fruitiness fades from peaches to apples while the hop bitterness cleans up. Pale malt character holds strong though is certainly not dominant.

Notes: Not much else one could ask for in a pale ale, seriously one of the finest pale ales I have ever had the joy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2000 00:00:01 | More by Jason
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St-Ambroise Pale Ale from McAuslan Brewing
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