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Lighthouse Ale - Fitger's Brewhouse

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Lighthouse Ale
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76
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20 Ratings
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 8.65%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fitger's Brewhouse visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tavernjef on 09-02-2003)
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Ratings: 20 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-21-2014 03:09:38 | More by mattmarka1
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northcoastwolf

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-06-2014 02:32:36 | More by northcoastwolf
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -3.8%

11-28-2013 01:05:35 | More by XmnwildX12
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bscalt

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

11-03-2013 21:47:58 | More by bscalt
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-25-2013 16:34:02 | More by LXIXME
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-08-2013 15:25:35 | More by sgttibbs
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nmann08

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

07-05-2013 19:57:10 | More by nmann08
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maDUECEgunner

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

05-24-2013 14:23:58 | More by maDUECEgunner
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -3.8%

10-06-2012 16:04:38 | More by NilocRellim
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.08/5  rDev -1.3%

White head. Color is a clear golden yellow.

Aroma: light grains with a hint of fruitiness. Not much here.

Taste: mimics the nose. A bit of of herbal and floral flavors mixed in.

Mouthfeel: crisp and clean. Light bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends clean.

Overall, not a lot of flavor but it is easy to drink.

05-12-2012 17:33:20 | More by mothman
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.03/5  rDev -2.9%

First beer of the night & the one we expected the least from. Pour is clear, filtered, golden. Smell is close to absent: really, nothing coming off the surface.

Lighthouse is a solid sub for a tasteless macro. Little biscuit, little unfocused fruitness, little grain, little scorched grass. All wound together in a light, quaffable ale that would be hard-pressed to offend the most hard-core Mich Golden drinker.

Decent enough beer, & the only thing close to ordinary we've had on tap at Fitger's.

03-30-2012 21:08:48 | More by maximum12
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stevetanks26

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

01-25-2012 06:57:28 | More by stevetanks26
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gatornation

Minnesota

3.45/5  rDev +10.6%

on tap from the brewpub

A-pours a clear golden yellow color with a small white head
S-pale malts with som hops a bixcuit smell
T- was floral hops faint with baked bread and pale malts sweey caramel
M- was crisp with a low carbonation a faint kick of hops

O- drinkable all day if you want has some hops and malts ok tasty easy to drink

10-02-2011 02:07:34 | More by gatornation
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ForWhatAlesYou

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

On tap at the brewhouse in Duluth, Minnesota.

Yellow gold in color. Pale.

Aroma and flavor profiles are a little bland for me. Malty, not much distinction.

I know this isn't my favorite Fitger's offering, nor my favorite style (drinks more like a pale lager than a blonde ale, though). However, I understand that Fitger's is located in a tourist town (Duluth) in Minnesota so they need to carry something light for all of the macro drinkers. This is a pretty good response to light beer drinkers from the craft beer perspective.

07-16-2011 16:05:44 | More by ForWhatAlesYou
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supercolter

Wisconsin

3.13/5  rDev +0.3%

Not a great beer, but a very slight upgrade from the standard lager. Appearance is lack luster, golden obviously with no head or lacing. Smell is pretty decent, a lot of the yeast notes with just a touch of sweet malt. Taste is pretty similar but really no malt coming through here. Mouthfeel is decent, there is actually just a bit of malt and so it doesn't quite feel like water. Drinkabiliy is fine.

10-11-2008 13:15:08 | More by supercolter
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zeff80

Missouri

3.23/5  rDev +3.5%

A - Poured out a pale, clear yellow color with a small white head. No lacing but pretty highly carbonated.

S - It smelled very sweet. Some grainy aromas, too.

T - This was a a very sweet brew. Dominant flavors were corn and a light caramel malt.

M - It was crisp and smoothh. A very light-bodied beer.

D - This is what it is a light blonde ale. Not bad but nothing special. Certainly worth a sample if you're obsessed with trying every beer in the world.

12-30-2007 01:57:44 | More by zeff80
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beckje01

Minnesota

2.93/5  rDev -6.1%

A- Translucent yellow with no activity.

S- Some hop smell but its weak, but its not like I would want a super hoppy American blonde.

T- The slight hops comes through at then end but just barley. A light tasting beer not overpowering in any way but at the same time nothing really stands out.

M- Good thickness little activity.

D- Drinkable if you're in the mood for some blonde ales. Overall a solid beer but nothing that would really stand out.

07-26-2007 12:35:25 | More by beckje01
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev +0.3%

Simple, clean, golden ale. No hops, but a nice, sweet effervescent body. I think people are being a little hard on this one. There's malt flavor so unlike other light or blonde beers, you're not just tasting the yeast profile. Still, I'd only recommend it to thirsty travelers and people who "dont like beer."

05-25-2007 21:48:37 | More by tempest
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CharlesDarwin

Rhode Island

2.6/5  rDev -16.7%

Originally rated February 4th, 2005. On tap at the brewpub. No aroma, except a light dusty malt. Very thin look. Flavor almost of pork fat and roasted nuts. Fairly interesting flavor, but lacked on the palate. If it had more body this would be notable. Worth a try in regards to an intro beer and a blonde ale, maybe.

07-21-2006 21:38:28 | More by CharlesDarwin
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tavernjef

Minnesota

3.03/5  rDev -2.9%

Clear goldish yellow color, thin white head that fades to a thin ring and very minimal lace. Smell is faint mild sweet malt with a small floral hop note. Taste is minimal sweet malts and not much else, a bit of a floral/citrusy hop noted. Not watery, just uneventful and plain light body feel with a bit of surgence at the swallow and gets a crisp short finish. Average and ordinary, passable, but drinkably boring.

09-02-2003 22:50:43 | More by tavernjef
Lighthouse Ale from Fitger's Brewhouse
76 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.