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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

351 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 351
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 20
Gots: 16 | 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:
Hops: Cascade, Willamette, Golding, Hallertau

IBU: 35

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-06-2002)
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Photo of Ianleesrivette
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Ianleesrivette, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of Jason-Dallan
4.5/5  rDev +16%

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

Jason-Dallan, Oct 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

MJ63, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

harpus, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of DenisKolkin
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

DenisKolkin, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of FrostBlast
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%

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.

FrostBlast, Sep 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Mr_Hoptimistic, Sep 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

AnHeroicHippo, Sep 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

TT--Cashout, Sep 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

CurtisD, Aug 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Vyronian, Aug 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

KStark, Aug 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

kevinlater, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of beerluvr
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%

473ml can purchased at the local LCBO and poured into a Smithwicks Draught mug. Produces a tight and long lived white colored head atop light reddish liquid, clear and bright. The nose is kinda unassuming, just some light sweetness and a touch of fruit with little hop presence. The ale is easy drinking, the carbonation not over the top which makes it easy to quaff, flavors of light biscuity malt, yeast fruitiness and a very balanced hop bitterness add up to make this a great session ale...which is just what I'm doing as I have 2 more cans lined up after this. Finishes light and refreshing, light without sacrificing taste. Recommended!

beerluvr, Jul 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

mrfrancis, Jul 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

NDG07, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

McBastard, Jul 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

juliendesrochers, Jun 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

YamagamiTravis, Jun 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

TheBeeraholic, Jun 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

DaveR514, May 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Edgerrin32, May 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

hotsudge, May 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

WillAndSarah, May 22, 2013
Photo of greenengineer
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%

473 mL Can - still in the hotel in Toronto - going through an assorted six pack from the LCBO
A - Transparent orange/bronze. Foamy head fades quickly.
S - slightly sweet aroma, milky
T - nice balance of hops and malt, slightly charred malt taste
M - pretty light, a little astringent
O - after being disappointed with a few other Canadian Pale Ales that were too sweet, this is a nice find. Nothing heroic, but a well balanced brew.

greenengineer, May 12, 2013
St-Ambroise Pale Ale from McAuslan Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 351 ratings.