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

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.


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3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WheatKing (1328) - Phnom Penh, - 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GregClow (3120) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2016
Bottle. Copper-orange with a small head. Light but pleasant aroma of caramel, black currant, and a touch of pineapple. Balanced flavour, with mild caramel, vanilla and lightly toasted malt up front, some cut grass in the middle, and mellow citrus and pineapple in the medium-length finish. Medium bodied, crisp, a bit astringent around the edges. Not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pintbypint (3326) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 11, 2016
355ml brown bottle. Copper colour, clear, small clingy and soapy looking white head. Nose is fruity, touch of citrus and some caramel. Taste caramel malts with light fruitiness. Light citrusy and fruity finish, bitterness is low. Overall pretty light, was hoping for more of a hop kick.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CapFlu (5100) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2015
Small white frothy head atop an orange body. Nose of Amber ale, mild cantaloupe. Sweet and somewhat fruity. This may be an old bottle.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
simonblaine (571) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tdubs92 (61) - 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

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MunBro (942) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bulldogops (1689) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (15635) - Dublin, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
exeter (501) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (15294) - 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


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