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McAuslan Brewing

St-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout

12 oz single from Green's on Buford, Atlanta, GA, USA. Pour is a standard black body with some initially good head but the retention is not great. Lace is minimal, but we do get a ring on the surface of the beer. Light roast greets the nose and taste, and to be honest this beer never gets too demanding. In that respect I like it, and the drinkability of the beer remains good throughout the bottle. Light lactose and licorice combine nicely to give a smooth mouthfeel which is no doubt enhanced...

St-Ambroise 20th Anniversary Vintage Ale (2009)

11.5 oz bottle in the cardboard sleeve and plastic cap. Interesting beer. Firstly there is an appearance that is reminiscent of one of the classic, English Pale Ales with superb sticky, white lace and a dark, honey orange body. The head and lace are very good. Could be classic, cask Pale Ale from the look. The sticky nature of the lace reminds me a little of a West Coast DIPA but it is really quite, white. Nose has some very sweet, light malt notes with a very subtle, light undertone of...

St-Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale

12 oz single from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. Light orange pour with a soapy, thinnish head that fades quickly. Despite this the head imparts some decent, sticky lace - better than I was expecting. Nose is a fairly strong, summer fruit aroma. It has elements of apricot but also some serious peach tones as well. A bit strong and sickly. The nose runs right into the taste and we find similar attributes there. It tastes a little like one of those highly flavored, fruit chewing gums! Artificial...

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...