Lighthouse Tasman Ale
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Brewed by Lighthouse Brewing (Canada)
Style: American Pale Ale
Victoria, Canada


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Tasman Ale is brewed with the Tasmanian hop varieties Topaz and Summer, along with Motueka and Rakau from the Tasman region of New Zealand. Fresh and crisp, this copper hued ale features distinctive tropical fruit characters, clean and light bittering and a soft malt body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
simonblaine (470) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 5, 2015
Hmmmmm, I didn’t like this. Bitter, weak, low carbonation, just doesn’t taste right. Someone reviewed it as skunky, and it kind of is. Not enjoying this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tdubs92 (45) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 15, 2015
Strong lime, lemon and grapefruit aroma. Dark orange. Average off white head that bubbles away into a thin top. Taste is of barley and malt. Only a slight hop taste and the citrus is not very distinctive. Satisfactory ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MunBro (895) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2014
Faint arome of malts and hops. Had a very off taste, I suspect I got a skunked bottle due to the lighter glass bottles Lighthouse uses. Seemed to have a decent hop profile and nice balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bulldogops (1402) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
Rating #1083 - May 17, 2014 - Bottle from taster pack. Golden brown pour with a creamy white head that bubbles away quickly, very fragrant with mild citrus in the aroma. Mouthfeel is creamy, medium carbonation, and light bitter hops on the finish - but not overpowering, very balanced. Delicious.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle @ BC Liquors. Clear golden pour with a white head. Nose is kind of innocuous. Minimal hop aromas. Just sort of grassy and floral, maybe a touch vegetal. Some sweet bread in there as well. Flavor is similarly bland. Some bread, cracker, and. Dry faint hops. Notes of grass and dried flowers. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
exeter (482) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2014 From the Lighthouse Sampler. A very peppery start with sweet toffee. Is balanced with a mineral-like bitterness, tropical fruit in the finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (13966) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
Golden-amber, slightly chewy, the malts are a bit chewy, but there’s some florals from the NZ, bubbly head, sweetish overall, leaning towards chewy, with just a touch of NZ hops. Decent beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
patricks110 (2232) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 5, 2014
A mostly underwhelming and boring APA with a lightly toasted cara malt and mild hops. Pours a pale golden amber with a thick soapy beige head. The nose is sweet, toasty and grassy with mild citrus hop aromas. Quite mild overall with a good balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Druid (101) - Wamuran, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2013
Beautiful hop aromas with a nice lite malt backbone. Pours a nice amber colour and has a very typical ale taste. Nice bitterness and a medium length finish. An excellent example of an American Pale Ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (4290) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Tap. Golden with small head. Very mild pale ale. Light hops and very dry finish. Reminds me a bit of Vernors.

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