St-Ambroise Scotch Ale

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Type: Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy
  • Brewed by: McAuslan
  • Availability: Limited
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  • Region Available: Québec
  • Aroma: Malty
  • Aroma Description: Strong Coffee
  • Serve at Temperature: Cold
  • Container: Snifter and Tulips
  • Website: http://www.mcauslan.com/
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  • 07.50% 
  • 1069/3686 
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St-Ambroise Scotch Ale is dark ruby red with a tawny head – sweet and malty, with hints of vanilla and butterscotch, and a log hop finish. With it’s 7.5% alcool, this beer evokes the classic “wee heavies” or the full-bodied 90-shilling strong winter ales of Scotland. Enjoy a glass of St‑Ambroise Scotch Ale and celebrate over 400 years of Scottish heritage in Canada.
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Ingredients:Water, Pale malt, Munich malt, Peated Malt, Hops.
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  • Mar 20, 2012
    JimBeam1983 (152)Rank: Beer ExplorerGroup: Microbrewery explorer
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    341ml bottle (last bottle at the restaurant) served in its own custom tulip glass around 6 degrees:

    Pours a clear dark cherry wood with fiery ruby highlights topped by a finger of tanned foam. Lacing is rough and retention is low since the head shrinks to form a thick ring around the rim of the glass.

    The nose has a strong coffee attack decomposable into roasted malts, caramel (wee burnt), a touch of vanilla and a sting from the hops.

    The taste is very interesting with a sweet malty attack quickly expanding to huge hops delivering a great bitterness. This lets loose nice notes of espresso and leading the way to medium hoppy/vapory finish.

    Mouthfeel is clear, a bit oily but the ale is undoubtly robust and full-bodied.

    Overall this is a good scotch ale with a good bitter backbone. It could be mistaken for a mild Imperial Russian Stout but its a great winter ale.