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


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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.62/5   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gildnerk (195) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUN 24, 2014
I’m going to give Tall Ship a bit more credit than the previous raters, although I might be working more off of nostalgic memories than they did. The beer pours amber with a rather thin off-white head. Aromas are mostly resiny, with caramel notes. Rather malty taste with a hoppy-bitter finish, somewhat one-dimensional but refreshing. Decent "everyday" amber.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
vadie (1183) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
Ambré claire avec une petite mousse blanche. L’arôme du malt, caramel et un peu de toffee. Le goût est un déception par rapport a l’arôme. Du malt avec un peu de caramel et une finition avec un peu d’amertume, mais c’est pas mal creux et aqueux.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DomD (224) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2014
A middle of the road type of beer. Better than the typical macro brews, but nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hidden_Pooch (502) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
Really not a huge fan of this. Has light caramel taste with hints of toffee and raisins. I find it to be quite watery though, but then it is a little lighter on the ABV. I would recommend to people just getting off macros, but I can never really go back to it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
AgentAle (1400) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 10, 2014
Aroma : sweet toffee and caramel aromas. Some raison and butterscotch aswell Taste :roasty malt flavor that is fairly smooth. Caramel and crystal malt sweetness here. Appearance : slightly cloudy gold body with medium retained head

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Masterkush7 (580) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
Dull maple-brown, clear, with a vast but very quickly disappearing bubbly white head, no lacing....very mild, faintly fruity-hoppy (apricot, bit of citrus) aroma, I think a bit oxidized as well...syrupy mouthfeel, somewhat sour and off, a bit vegetal, dry and woody towards the finish, no real hop presence and the malts are submerged in a brackish, murky wash

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
darrennelson12 (456) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ben4321 (5396) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
pictoman (869) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bendrixian (1452) - 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.

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