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St-Ambroise Pale Ale | McAuslan Brewing

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BA SCORE
3.87/5
Very Good
416 Ratings
St-Ambroise Pale AleSt-Ambroise Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
McAuslan Brewing
Quebec, Canada
mcauslan.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our flagship beer -the one that put McAuslan on the map. St-Ambroise Pale Ale is a golden, generously hopped brew, and a perennial favourite of the many pale ale drinkers who have enjoyed its rich, fruity flavour since 1989.

Hops: Cascade, Willamette, Golding, Hallertau

IBU: 35

Added by Jason on 10-26-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,523
Reviews:
227
Ratings:
416
pDev:
11.63%
Bros Score:
4.47
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
42
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 416 |  Reviews: 227
Photo of SocalKicks
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Wajohnst
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of groleau
3.39/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tmappin
3.27/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of josvemden
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Lekkere geur,goede bitterheid die niet overheerst. Voldaan gevoel. GP Quebec

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Photo of D-HopSupreme
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Presents a wonderful golden color with a thick, frothy head. Following this, the scent is rather mild, though what comes through the most are spicy and fruity hop aromas. The taste is almost tart, with hoppy bitterness backing the end. Feel is very smooth, carbonation is present but not artificially heavy. Overall a very good beer.

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Photo of jfreeze
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MUNRO
4.53/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An incredibly tasty ale and a new favourite from beyond the border east of home. Just wish it was more readily available and affordable in Ontario.

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Photo of Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of sokol_1993
4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Andrewharemza
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear light amber a nice head with great lacing. Taste is of sweet caramel malts blended nicely with floral hops, has sweetness at the start and ends with bitterness that hangs around.

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Photo of Howlader
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LDuke
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pmicdee
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Until now, I've only had this in a bottle. What a difference a can makes. This was another unremarkable beer, but I have updated my review. This is a very smooth beer, almost like a milkshake. Taste is great and colour and smell are what they should be. Usually I like bottles better, but definitely not in this case.

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Photo of FrazFraz
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Clear amber color with powerful delicate activity. Creamy white sparkly 1.5 finger head lasting around 10 minutes with strong legs.

Aromas and flavors of grains, fruits, citrus, caramel, floral and herbal spices. Nice floral nose and delicious taste of sweet orange, lemon, apple and a fresh grain feel. Also slightly woody and grassy.

Creamy full body with moderate carbonation. Strong and long finish ending with a slightly fruity but highly spicy bitter chalky and dry mouth coat.

Overall a very good craft; complex and delicious crispy flavors with good freshness while having a little too much aggressive bitterness for my taste with tongue numbing spicy hops.

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Photo of mactrail
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

More of an amber color with a brief but enthusiastic foam in the Ciney snifter. Spritzy mouthfeel. A little woody with some plain malt flavor. A whiff of flowery hops and a shy bitter tang at the finish. One of the better McAuslan brews.

Really not a bad Blonde Ale. It's easy to drink, provides a little malt and some hops. Less flabby, more refreshing. From the 341 ml screw-cap bottle purchased at a BC Liquor Store in the mixed 12-pack.

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Photo of OneTuffPony
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jul_dredd
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rugene
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of BCborn
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TimWakimika
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ramjet62
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

I read other reviews, guess my taste buds aren't great, was a nice drink and aftertaste was what I thought enjoyable

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Photo of nullbort
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Max8787
4.59/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

World class beer... Top 3

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St-Ambroise Pale Ale from McAuslan Brewing
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 416 ratings
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