RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   ABV: -
Also chosen as one of the top 10 beers in America for 1999. Inspired by the Bass Harbor Lighthouse, this beer delivers lots of flavor for a light-bodied ale. Rich, roasted malt flavors are subtly accented with aromatic hops, producing a well-balanced English Mild Ale that is not bitter.
Terrific with Maine lobster & seafood.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - FEB 7, 2013
It poured a brownish/orange color with a half inch head that dissipates to a centimeter and lingers for a minute. A perfect foamy lacing surrounded the sides of the glass. Barely any carbonation was seen rising. The smell had some fruits, possibly plum. The hops are subdued but are slightly noticeably there. The taste had a light maltiness to it. Some of the fruits came back. There were some slight chocolatey tones to the taste. The hops are lightly balanced in. Closer to the end of the beer, some raisins came out. The palate was about a medium. The light ABV helped contribute to a mainly drinkable beer. Overall, this was an excellent beer. I would have this again in a heartbeat.

barncatmatt (2286) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2012
bomber shared by jsprime. amber with a tan head. light malt nose with subtle hopping. slightly aqueous body, but in a light english mild it works. appropriately fine.

jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Light light amber, very easy drinking, light flavor of mild sweetness light fruits, very easy drinking...

HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 25, 2011
3 oz. draft sample. Given the name contained the word "light" I wasn’t expecting much, but I was pleasantly surprised. Clear gold pour with a medium white head. Taste was light malt and even some moderate hops. Body was sharp and crisp. The quality and hops in this give the impression it is a stronger brew than it is. Probably the least watery thing I’ve had under 4.5%

harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2010
Bottle at Chriso’ Blue Mountains of Virginia tasting. Copper, thin beige head. OK. Decent amber/bitter type beer. Nice enough. English hops on the finish I thought.

madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2010
22nd May 2010. ChrisOs ’Blue Ridge Mountains Of Virginia’ tasting! (Early hours of the morning rating). Clear amber beer. Very light white head. Floral lagerish nose which translates in to the taste. Sweet and dry. Not bad!

fonefan (49343) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2010

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ chrisos Back In The UK Tasting.

Clear medium orange amber color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, oyster - salt water, seaweed. Flavor is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium to light, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20100522]

cgarvieuk (24496) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2010
bottle at Chris-O ... soft woody toffee malt nose ... dry ...light hop ... light smokyness ... decent body ... ok flavor ... but a bit light ...

Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a slight hazy dull light copper with a thinning head , no lace and low carb. Aroma is typical New Englander type ale- ringwood butteriness diacetyl with light crystal malt sweetness and some earth tones. Flavor is biscuit big toffee, some caramel, and a fair amount of diacetyl butter, light fruit, and some dirty, earth and leafiness. I think the more and more I have anything with ringwood, the more I dont like it.

Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Bottle Pours a clear amber with a thin white head which leaves quickly. Aroma is of sweet malt and grains. Has an okay carbonation. The flavor is plain with some spice. Very clean and refreshing. Has a watery texture. The body is light. An okay finish with a brief aftertaste. Not bad but fairly basic.

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