RateBeer
Lighthouse Tasman Ale
     click to upload
overall
42
28
style
Brewed by Lighthouse Brewing (Canada)
Style: American Pale Ale
Victoria, Canada

bottled
available

on tap
available

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


WheatKing's rating

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WheatKing (1238) - Victoria, British Columbia, - NOV 11, 2012
On tap.It’s Race Rocks with some NZ hops thrown in. The advertising and description and make this look like one for the beer geeks, but nope. Bready with a mild peach twist.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12167) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
patricks110 (1620) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Druid (84) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2734) - 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.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
stantheman (613) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
On tap at Bitter Tasting Room on Hastings in Vancouver. A pale orange amber with a bit of head. No nose to speak of. Not sure how to describe the taste and mouth feel. Slightly sweet with a trace of malt. No bitterness detected. It’s beer (I guess) but only barely. Nuh!

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrFecesious (903) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
On tap at sunset. Clear orange gold. Aroma of citrus and caramel. Pungent. Taste is dry malt. Late dryness.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
solidfunk (3583) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Well-balanced nothing-at-all beer. Not sure where it starts, where it begins, and it ends quick. Pours orange with good lacing, some head. Finishes a little sour with slight sweetness. On tap at Garrick’s Head.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RD400F (174) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2014 Bottle to Unibroue tulip.

Aroma: Sour but floral, biscuit undertones, the aroma is mostly in favor of the hops. Lots of citrus, spice and biscuit.

Appearance: Clear dark amber with a mousse-like white head.

Taste: Lots of bittersweet in this with a bitter finish.

Palate: Thin, somewhat dry and bitter finish which unfortunately reminds me of an ashtray. This hop variety seems to have more fruit taste to it rather than plant but maybe I’m imagining shit. Biscuit finish. This is pretty clean and refreshing.

Overall: Great beer...good balance, high drinkability. Definitely well crafted.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RumRunner101 (732) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
Clear amber pour. Fruity nose with some bread malty backing. Flavour is fruity hops and caramel/bread. Something a little different. I like it.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50