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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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beerluvr

Ontario (Canada)

3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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!

Serving type: can

07-22-2013 01:11:15 | More by beerluvr
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-16-2013 13:19:33 | More by mrfrancis
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NDG07

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

07-04-2013 03:48:02 | More by NDG07
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McBastard

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-02-2013 03:56:19 | More by McBastard
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juliendesrochers

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

06-22-2013 03:26:09 | More by juliendesrochers
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YamagamiTravis

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

06-16-2013 01:03:18 | More by YamagamiTravis
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TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-15-2013 18:14:48 | More by TheBeeraholic
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DaveR514

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-30-2013 15:37:59 | More by DaveR514
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Edgerrin32

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

05-26-2013 21:40:46 | More by Edgerrin32
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hotsudge

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-24-2013 22:08:00 | More by hotsudge
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WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

05-22-2013 23:47:54 | More by WillAndSarah
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greenengineer

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: can

05-12-2013 20:19:59 | More by greenengineer
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-11-2013 05:04:37 | More by Kelp
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-10-2013 20:26:45 | More by peensteen
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IdeaSpeeder

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - 341ml bottle poured into a small pint glass.

Appearance - The filtered brew pours a light-amber/golden colour with a thick, creamy white head. Head retention is fantastic - when it does eventually dissipate it leaves behind a thick trail of white lacing.

Smell - A strong sweet smell. Predominately grainy with light notes of flowers and toffe, and perhaps a very light hint of spice.

Taste - Tastes of toasted grains at the beginning, with sweeter toffe and fruity like flavour kicking in towards the finish. Has a good hop backbone, yet not overbearing...

Mouthfeel - Mouthfeel isn't quite heavy - creamy almost, but not in the same way say..a cream ale is. Carbonation is low and unobtrusive.

Overal 4.5/5 - Side Note: One of the best 'balanced' pale ales I've had in ages.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 03:36:24 | More by IdeaSpeeder
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cram

New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-30-2013 21:09:41 | More by cram
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a clear amber/copper with a finger width of bubbly white head.

Smell - Grains, citrus, light floral hops, bready malts.

Taste - Grains and floral hops with a touch of citrus and bready malts. Good balance in flavours. Light bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall - A nicely crafted APA by St-Ambroise. Nice malt backbone and floral hop bitterness make this a flavourful, refreshing brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 02:44:25 | More by leaddog
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Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

(4.0) A: Clear copper with a tall, creamy, and bubbly, white head. Takes a while to recede to a thin blanket and leaves nice lacing in doing so.

(4.0) S: Grains, light floral notes, baked biscuits, a bit of tangerine, and light spices (kind of pumpkin pie like). This leans toward the biscuit/grain side but with some complimentary hop elements as well.

(4.25) T: Exactly as aroma indicated with a biscuit-malt base and tangerine/spice tastes to add a bit of kick. Well balanced and crisp. Leaves quite a lingering bitterness along with a cracker-like dryness, both of which are very satisfying.

(4.25) M: Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Coats the mouth with an appropriate oily sheen.

(4.0) D: Very easy drinking and definitely flavourful considering the ABV. Happy to see this in tall cans as I will have to add it to my regulars.

Serving type: can

04-21-2013 21:39:18 | More by Digimaika2
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Whatup14

Quebec (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

04-17-2013 14:42:50 | More by Whatup14
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mjacquard

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10%

04-07-2013 20:35:36 | More by mjacquard
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MaximeLanglois

Quebec (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

03-28-2013 03:38:26 | More by MaximeLanglois
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

03-19-2013 13:20:32 | More by grahamboudreaux
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.29/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

St. Ambroise Pale Ale has a thin, off-white head, a hazy, copper appearance, with a few bubbles and some floating brown bits, and not much lacing. A grayish cloud descended when I swished the bottom residue and poured it in. The aroma is not to bold, but one picks up toast, sweet brown bread crust, and some caramel. Taste is similar, with an energetic, yet, overall mellow bitterness throughout. The mouthfeel is light and watery and slick. St. Ambroise Pale Ale finishes dry, flavorful, and mild. Overall, this is an excellent beer. Check it out!

RJT

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 15:36:28 | More by RonaldTheriot
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TimeLincoln

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

03-10-2013 18:45:20 | More by TimeLincoln
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BigGruntyThirst

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

02-16-2013 23:33:59 | More by BigGruntyThirst
St-Ambroise Pale Ale from McAuslan Brewing
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