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


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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.6   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
barcull (9) - Ontario, - AUG 7, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
YigSvartka (142) - Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 11, 2015
Minimal head. Transparent gold/red hue. Many bubbles. Pleasant honey, caramel, and malt aroma. Thin bodied. Fair amount of bubbly hop supplemented with flavours of honey, malt and caramel with a slightly dry, crisp finish. Good, but certainly not spectacular.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
UXO (518) - CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
Pours clear pale gold with a short off-white head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, spotty lacing. (3/5) Nose is pale biscuity malt, faint leafy hops. (4/10) Taste is mild sweet, mild bitter. (4/10) Light body, low sustained carbonation. (3/5) Gotta be the palest "amber" I’ve ever had, and I think they filtered out all the flavour along with the colour. Pretty bland stuff. (8/20)

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
MiloC (27) - - SEP 17, 2014
Bland with wet cardboard oxidized notes and a hint of infection. This beer does not have much going for it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (14150) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Sample at Atlantic Beer Festival Moncton. Clear amber color, medium white head. Aroma of caramel and light toffee. Taste is mostly caramel. Light body. Plain.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
shorlin (709) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
Dark gold colour, medium head that lasts. Malty aroma, toffee. Dry start, caramel finish. OK beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
exeter (426) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 17, 2014
Pours a clear copper colour with a fast disappearing head that settles as a thin film and leaves no lace. The toasted caramel notes dominate the flavour and grassy hops come through on the finish. A bit of a earthy amber ale with some leafy green notes. a thin beer, kind of generic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gildnerk (144) - 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 (880) - 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 (130) - 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 (410) - 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.

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