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Lighthouse Ale - Fire Island Beer Company

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Lighthouse AleLighthouse Ale

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BA SCORE
78
okay

66 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 15.13%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fire Island Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JoeyBeerBelly on 06-27-2009)
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Ratings: 66 | Reviews: 33 | Display Reviews Only:
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1.75/5  rDev -48.1%

ellswrth, Apr 24, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

vonnegut21, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of h2x21
2.4/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

I should have saved $3.00 and bought Heineken. Drinkable but very disappointed. There is absolutely nothing that makes this beer unique. It is on the bland side and if I lived closer to the beverage store, I'd return it. At least I bought a bottle of Devestation Ale to make up for this junk.

h2x21, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of TheDeuce
2.48/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Fire Island Lighthouse Ale……….in a bottle

Appearance-pale copper color, middle of the road head with a little lacing left over by the time it disappears.

Smell-light mix of malt, hops, caramel, alcohol is there, not much else.

Taste/Mouthfeel-subdued, hints of caramel and fruit along with toasted malt character. Smooth, finishes fairly clean. Light mouthfeel.

Drinkability-no major flaws, subdued flavor.

Overall-not an offensive beer but simply not worth a purchase, indistinguishable and bland.

TheDeuce, May 08, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Chugs13, Nov 24, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

orprince, Apr 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Celtics76, Mar 21, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

SoonerNY, Dec 08, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

drbenderdo, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of aranheaney
2.78/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-decent copper with a finger of head that lasts for a bit

S-some malt, but kind of a BMC tone

T-eh, not so great, a bit of an unpleasant (corn-like) aftertaste, especially after it warms

M-fair

O-fair, glad I tried it, but probably won't buy again

aranheaney, Jun 13, 2011
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3/5  rDev -11%

csmartin6, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of mikesgroove
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

amber/reddish hue with a nice cream colored head. Smell was sweet caramel malts with a hint of a corn or grain in it. The taste was very much sugary malts with again a bit of a grain or earthy back to it. Very nice actually. This is very nicely carbonated and goes down smooth

mikesgroove, Nov 22, 2011
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3/5  rDev -11%

Noelito76, May 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11%

oline73, Jul 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11%

bsm80x, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of cosmicevan
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on tap at flynn's on fire island. Deep amber with a thin head. Nice amber ale smell with some pilsner like malt dominance. Flavor is like the smell only more malty. Really catvges a macro vibe. Watery and easy to drink, but nothing special about this one. Probably move onto something else next.

cosmicevan, Aug 26, 2011
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3/5  rDev -11%

JayGlogovsky, Aug 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11%

prisdefer, Jun 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11%

duff247, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of BigPlay1824
3.03/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A: pours a hazy golden brownish color with a thin finger of fine grayish head that dissipates rapidly, leaves zero lacing
S: has a bit of a sweet scent like raspberries or some other kind of berry maybe, also has a slight scent note like some adjunct lagers ive seen out there
T: ok, its drinkable but thats about it, has a bit of sweetness that i guess i would associate with an amber ale but really isnt entirely appealing
M: thin, leaves the mouth clean, medium intense carbonation at the beginning
O: eh, pretty bland and doesnt stand out anywhere, the best part was the mouthfeel and thats never a good sign for a beer

BigPlay1824, Feb 14, 2012
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3.08/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is an amber ale? Really. What it tastes like to me is an undefined mess of ingredients that come together as a beer that is drinkable but that carries no distinct character enough to differentiate it as a style. Kind of like some random homebrew or something. Like I said, it's drinkable, but I get no distinct character worth mentioning here.

RblWthACoz, May 23, 2013
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3.23/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Copper colored pour. Minimal foam, and no lcaing. Visible carbonation.

S - Not much actually. A bit of barley and malt.

T - A bit of caramel sweetness with a bitter finish. A hint of spice is present.

M - Pretty light bodied. There is some carbonation. A spicy feel on the tongue.

O - Not bad, but fairly nondescript.

socon67, May 22, 2011
Photo of micromaniac129
3.23/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy orange amber in color with hardly any head and then fades to nothing. Carbonation is very light. Smells of malts husks and other stuff.
Taste is bland and sad some malt and yeast.
It is smooth though so thats a plus but thats about it. Tastes waterdown and weak.

micromaniac129, Jan 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

rorjets, Jan 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

hilgart1, May 17, 2012
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Lighthouse Ale from Fire Island Beer Company
78 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.