St-Ambroise Rousse | McAuslan Brewing

St-Ambroise RousseSt-Ambroise Rousse
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St-Ambroise RousseSt-Ambroise Rousse

Brewed by:
McAuslan Brewing
Quebec, Canada

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by papat444 on 03-20-2014

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Ratings: 25 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by Niceroad77:
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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Photo of biboergosum
3.52/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz glass, the day after the McAuslan tap-takeover at Beer Revolution YEG, on a gorgeous October patio.

This beer appears a clear, very dark bronzed amber hue, with a thin cap of wispy, and rather loosely foamy ecru head, which leaves some faint mitochondrial lace around the glass as things duly recede.

It smells of semi-sweet, biscuity caramel malt, a further pastry sweetness, overripe pear and apple, and mild leafy, weedy hops. The taste is sugary pale malt, wet biscuits, apple pie, faint earthy yeast, a touch of nougat, and more weedy, floral hops.

The carbonation is quite sassy in its moderate, and gently fizzy nature, the body a decent medium weight, and a tad edgy in its attempt at smoothness. It finishes off-dry, with a bready pastry character flourishing.

Not a bad red/amber ale, in line with a certain Canadian brewing tradition, rendered here in a sweeter, cake-like manner. Tasty enough, but hardly a sessioner - unless you're into tempting diabetic fate.

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Photo of Sammy
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of StormAles
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rugene
3.08/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.12/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can: Poured a clear medium amber color ale with a medium size off-white head with good retention with light lacing. Aroma of light caramelized malt with some good cereal notes. Taste is also dominated by lightly caramelized malt with some cereal notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Nothing to write home about but good session amber ale with limited hops presence.

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Photo of Canada_Dan
3.22/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Poljazz22
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a very nice beer available just about everywhere here in Quebec. It is easy to drink and has a nicely balanced sweetness vs bitterness. Not as filling as the basic St-Ambroise ale. So you can drink a few more. And it is a nice craft for beginners or your friends who drink Bud.

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Photo of BcCraft710
3.47/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alexc11
3.87/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Like others here, I bought this in can form. As the name indicates, it pours a red amber but not too dark reminiscent of amber maple syrup and a medium foam. Taste is nice balance of bitter with honey and caramel overtones/scent and goes down smoothly. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of theDuck
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Amabar
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of kevofficiel
3.99/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

St-Ambroise Rousse. I got it in a Can at IGA here in Montreal.

So the look of it: Very red with light carbonation. Brown on the light but overall really red.

The smell of it: like Oreo Biscuit. Sweet malt caramel. Very inviting.

The taste of it: Like red wine. Caramel malt, chocolate sweetness, with a touch of maple sirup.
The taste really remind me of drinking a red wine.

So overall would I recommend it ? It is a Yes ! Nice Red Ale overall. St-Ambroise did it right again and I can not complain about this beer. Enjoy one if you can get your hands on it !

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Photo of kabritz
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Photo of VbolieuV
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Howlader
3.88/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of Mack
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Socialiste
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of ujin
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of TheHammer
3.44/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

I had this when it came out but must have forgot to review it for whatever reason. Red in color as the name suggests. Great clarity coupled with a nice looking white head. Sweet caramelized malt on the aroma. On the palate it's somewhat lack luster really. Caramel malts and just the slightest tinge of citrusy but more floral hops, I believe they used cascade which would make sense. Easy drinking but doesn't really offer much in terms of uniqueness or boldness.

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Photo of deonreds
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of zweird
2.25/5  rDev -35.5%

Photo of KStark
3.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of -chii-
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

St-Ambroise Rousse from McAuslan Brewing
Beer rating: 40% out of 100 with 25 ratings
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