St-Ambroise Scotch Ale | McAuslan Brewing

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St-Ambroise Scotch AleSt-Ambroise Scotch Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
McAuslan Brewing
Quebec, Canada
mcauslan.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as McAuslan Scotch Ale

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-25-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
139
Reviews:
75
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
12.94%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 139 |  Reviews: 75
Photo of LampertLand
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

McAuslan Brewing 'St.Ambroise Scotch Ale' @ 7.5% , served from a couple of 341 ml bottle's purchased for $1.85 each
A-pour is amber from the bottle to a dark amber in the glass with a small thin tan head leaving a spotty lace along the pint
S-malty
T-sweet & malty , with hints of butterscotch & vanilla
MF-ok carbonation , feels full bodied
Ov-ok beer & scotch ale
prost LampertLand

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Photo of Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kvadiat
4.21/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of al_al1357
3.49/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of theDuck
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of therubicon
4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Deep hazy dark brown color with a copper hue, with powerful glass clinging activity. Slightly creamy beige 2 finger head, lasting around 10 minutes, with a good amount of legs.

Aromas of molasses, toffee, and dark fruits. Flavors of dark berries, ester fruits, grapes, walnuts, faint metal, herbal spices. Highly boozy and sugary with an earthy and oaky taste.

Slick full body with a perfect amount of carbonation. Medium to high strength finish of short length, ending with a woody smoky feel and a highly sweet fruity/caramel feel.

Overall very good quality craft: tasty flavors with good balance and intensity, boozy and vinous while fresh. The finish if a little off though. Missing some character.

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Photo of Jeremy7
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beerboy21
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rugene
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of D-HopSupreme
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mactrail
2.64/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Coppery brown color with a brief foam in the snifter. Some alcohol fumes and whiff of burnt sugar. Medium body with average spritz.

Slightly sweet, but the malt is the main event. Perfumey caramel taste and maybe a little smoke. Bitter edge but no real hop flavor. Starts out mellow and ends with a back of the throat resiny sensation for the finish.

After a few sips I find I ma feeling kind of queasy. I"d never touch a Scotch Ale if they all had this fruity leaf mold dirtiness. From the 341 ml bottle purchased at the BC Liquor Store in Ladner, near Vancouver.

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Photo of SputnikMonroe
3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ChrisCage
4.28/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a very nice clear ruby red/brown color with a caramel colored head that contains large bubbles and starts off about a half finger thick, before settling into a thick patchwork of foam. Lacing is very good, as there is large swaths of foam sticking to the side of my glass!

S- Beautiful rich caramel and blackstrap molasses aromas right up front. Heavily roasted malt sweetness and hints of smoke permeate my nostrils! Also, minor aromas of dark chocolate, sweet rum, and burnt toast. Simply awesome smells happening!

T- Full flavors of very toasty caramels, molasses and chocolate, tinges of smoke and char, burnt toast.....even woody and liqueur like to a point. I'm thinking there is a portion of black malt used to create this flavor profile! Right before the finish, there is an Earthy Sarsaparilla hint that lingers just slightly! Again....awesome!

M/O- Definitely full bodied and worthy of the 'wee-heavy' monkier! The carbonation is made up of 'wee' tight bubbles that greatly help with carrying the flavors all over the palate and this would be a great brew to enjoy with a stew & dumpling meal on a cold winters eve! I am greatly enjoying this one on its own however and think this is a great example of the style and highly recommend!

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Photo of Burgz
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bunman3
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I am a big fan of this style and I particularly appreciate this brewery. I've had a few runs at this particular beer and I keep wondering what I'm missing. There is a bit of head that disappears completely. There is almost no carbonation or beer-like appearance - perhaps I got a below average batch? The smell is pleasant enough - vanilla and some spice, plus the faintest hint of peat. This is not a bad beer, but there are plenty of better choices out there.

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Photo of Tivlavrie
4.43/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Whatup14
3.42/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of imfinished
3.46/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of DannyBaldoni
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Mack
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of slowfade
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Jean-Philippe
5/5  rDev +34.8%

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St-Ambroise Scotch Ale from McAuslan Brewing
3.71 out of 5 based on 139 ratings.
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