St-Ambroise Pale Ale - McAuslan Brewing
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3.59/5 rDev -7.7%
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!
07-22-2013 01:11:15 | More by beerluvr
3.95/5 rDev +1.5%
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.
05-12-2013 20:19:59 | More by greenengineer
4.5/5 rDev +15.7%
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.
05-09-2013 03:36:24 | More by IdeaSpeeder
4.09/5 rDev +5.1%
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.
04-27-2013 02:44:25 | More by leaddog
4.14/5 rDev +6.4%
(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.
04-21-2013 21:39:18 | More by Digimaika2
St-Ambroise Pale Ale from McAuslan Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 345 ratings.