St-Ambroise Pale Ale

$2.75 from Green’s on Buford as a single in the 11.5 oz bottle.
Darkish golden pour with some decent, pure white head and lace.
Some decent complexity in the taste with an odd combo of a refreshing lager like characteristics, but also a strangely sharp, bitter grapefruit ending and aftertaste. The sharp, tart grapefruit notes caught me by surprise as I was not expecting them. They were tasty and enjoyable but just not what I had in mind. A few earthy notes which unfortunately lend a bit of a musty/old taste to the brew.
Much more bitter (and tasty) than your average pale ale, and it had th hop twang of a Saaz based Pils or perhaps even a very light IPA. The body, tastes and overall feel was very light but the taste packed a punch that punched well above its weight. Interesting and drinks nicely.

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05/01/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.0 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4
Total: 3.6
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