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Brewed by Garrison Brewing Company
Style: Amber Ale
Halifax, Canada

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.6   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This refreshing premium ale is golden-amber with light maltiness, crisp hop aroma, and smooth, dry finish. Launch into Halifax’s own "Tall Ship Amber Ale", and celebrate our rich nautical history.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
darrennelson12 (431) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 25, 2013
On tap in Halifax ... overall OK, but quite hoppy and dry for my taste of an amber. I would drink it again when it Halifax, but wouldn’t look for it anywhere else

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ben4321 (4097) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Location: Draft at Maxwell’s Plum, 7/7/13

Aroma: The nose has caramel, some toffee, fruity notes, and a little earth
Appearance: It pours an amber color with a small white-to-off-white head and light lace
Flavor: The taste is similar to the nose, somewhat sweet and malty with light hop bitterness
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has an okay but not great mouthfeel, and mild dry finish
Overall Impression: I thought this was an alright, but ultimately underwhelming amber. It’s better than plenty of beers out there, but it is nothing too exciting.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
pictoman (618) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2013
Poured from a 341mL bottle. Clear, golden amber (more gold than amber) with some off-white head. Mild carmel malt aroma. Same mild taste, with feint hops, very light and a little watery.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bendrixian (1175) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2013
Frothy white head with a light amber colour. Muted, sweet malts and a hint of cereal or grain. light brew with a fast finish, has a light metallic finish and lacks any depth.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
andrewturba (1088) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2012
Pours a clear golden amber with small white head leaving a light white top over a few minutes. Aromas of sweet light malts, and slightly fruity. Flavours are sweet maltiness, caramel, faint bitterness. Not a whole lot to this beer.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Reimer96 (1342) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 27, 2012
On tap, pours a clear amber color with a white head that dissipates quickly and leaves little lace. Smell is of sweet malt and fruit but kinda faint. Taste is of malt and caramel with a little bit of hop bitterness on the finish. Was really hoping for more on this one.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AlainG (1349) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2012
Elle est belle, mais n’est pas tout à fait ambrée. C’est blond tirant sur la châtain. En ce qui concerne son col, il est mousseux et persistant. Elle sent le malt et le pain blanc rassi. Elle goûte aussi le malt et laisse un tout léger arrière-gout acidulé et âcre. Des plus ordinaires. (316-150812)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
barcull (7) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2012 does not count
I had this beer on tap in Halifax. Nice amber colour with rich white head. The malt/hop balance was quite good. The hop aroma came through with a long bitter finish, warmed by the caramel maltiness and earthiness.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
WheatKing (1306) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2012
The lack of taste on my first sip was quite a shocker. Did taste some on its way down the gullet, but I didn’t warm to it much. Same Garrison taste, but this time with nothing to make it more interesting. Ice shavings.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
garth_86 (225) - EDMONTON, Alberta, CANADA - APR 21, 2012
Pours a Dark amber color. Has a caramel, fruity smell. Taste is smooth but some fruit that I didn’t really like.


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