Lighthouse Ale | Fitger's Brewhouse

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Brewed by:
Fitger's Brewhouse
Minnesota, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by tavernjef on 09-02-2003

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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 36
Photo of cuttlery
2.87/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from tap. Golden in color with a foamy white head. Taste is very thin to almost non existent. A little too light for my tastes, was almost like drinking air. Not sure how else to describe. Other offerings were better from Fitgers

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Photo of SD-Alefan
3.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewhouse. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a white head.
Aroma is white bread and a hint of fruit.
Taste follows.Bready sweetness with a hint of citrus and that's about it.
Mouthfeel is light, crisp, drinkable.

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Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours coopper gold with a slight haze crowned by a thin white foam collar. This is a somewhat bland and inoffensive blond geared to mass market tastes.

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Photo of mothman
3.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

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Photo of maximum12
3.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of gatornation
3.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

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Photo of ForWhatAlesYou
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of supercolter
3.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

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Photo of zeff80
3.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of beckje01
2.91/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of tempest
3.13/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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."

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Photo of CharlesDarwin
2.52/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of tavernjef
3.03/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Lighthouse Ale from Fitger's Brewhouse
3.14 out of 5 based on 36 ratings.
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