- My Rating: [C], I gave it a (3 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
St-Ambroise Pale Ale – McAuslan Brewing Inc., 5% ABV, 341ml., (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
(-drinking on, the 3rd brew of 5 in the variety pack)
on the back label:
“St. Ambroise Pale Ale was the first specialty beer to be bottled and sold in Quebec. This classic, full-bodied, cold-filtered pale ale takes its name from St. Ambroise Street in Montreal, which runs along the historic Lachine Canal where the brewery is located.”
Ingredients: water, malted barley, toasted wheat, hops.
- Style: (American-style) Pale Ale
- Taste: Straightforward sweet toasted malt clean soft bitter
- Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
- How much: $20 – 10x341ml., November 2014
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: too plain
Visual: Pours clear salamander orange with a dissipating small head, a thin layer of micro retention, a mix of fast and slow loose streams.
Nose: bright fruity orange, raspberry jam, sweet malts (lvl-6)-pungency
Attack: crisp-watery, fizzy-tingly
Mid-palate: short duration, touch of sourness, (lvl-4)-sweetness, (MAIN) toasted malt, bread-grainy
Finish: soft bitter hops, malty clean but short finish.
Summary: Easily drinkable but nothing much here. Very clean albeit basic malt profile with good texture. Lacks depth and character. Those nose was good, but the taste is just average.