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Lighthouse Ale | Fire Island Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fire Island Beer Company
New York, United States
fireislandbeer.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by JoeyBeerBelly on 06-27-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,811
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
96
pDev:
14.88%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
13
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 96 |  Reviews: 37
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5/5  rDev +48.8%

Photo of CaptJackHarkness
4.55/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Even as I write this , I have decided this is now my favorite American Red!

Although it says Fire Island Beer Co., it is actually brewed in Upstate N.Y. (Saratoga). I remeber trying this on tap years ago at "The Shack";arguably Fire Islands best bar.

This has a sweet malty aroma, pours a slightly hazy orange color with a nice thick frothy head that lasts a fair time. A thin lacing of the glass persists. The taste is a bit citrusy tart and smooth delighting the tounge and palate!

The label says " the kind of beer you want to have a beer with", and they are not wrong.

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Photo of mrgrinch
4.36/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - A clear, copper hue. Moderate head. Vibrant carbonation.

Smell - Both mildly sweet and mildly earthy.

Taste - A bit of bite at the beginning with a sweetish, balanced finish.

Mouthfeel - Clean and crisp. Not too heavy or creamy. Light and refreshing.

Drinkability - Enjoyed this beer with a fluke sandwich after a long, arduous motorcycle ride in heavy traffic. It was light enough, and tasty enough I had another! A refreshing and enjoyable beer that isn't too heavy.

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4.1/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had at keg and lantern in greenpoint Brooklyn
a-copper color and fairly clear with some bubbles and no head or lace.
s-no real scent to it.
t-this is a great spring tasting beer. Crisp and refreshing with a touch of caramel and strawberry. Smooth and not complex. Good if you are in the mood for it.

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4/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +19%

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

The beer pours a clear amber color with a good sized white head that left spotty lacing behind.
The aroma is mostly sweet caramel malt but it is pleasant.
Taste is good, sweet and malty with a light touch of bittering towards the finish.
Medium bodied and refreshing.
Easy drinking beer.

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4/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +19%

Photo of projectflam86
3.83/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this from a trade with JoeyBeerBelly. Cheers!

A- Pours a golden/amber color with a thick white foam head that fades to a ring. Some decent lacing left behind.

S- Sweet caramel malt and toasted grains. A bit of earthy hops.

T- Relatively low hop flavor with just a touch of bitterness upfront. Fruity esters are quite prominent with a sweet caramel malt finish.

M- Medium/light bodied with ok carbonation.

D- Really easy drinking brew with enough flavor to keep me happy.

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Photo of Billolick
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce, I'm am currently staying on Fire Island, so felt thisw choice was a no brainer. Pours typical medium honey amber, clear, with a light tan head, leaves fine spots of lace. Light malt/hop sniff. Medium bodied, peasant enough ale. Moderate malt underflowage, with a noticable but not beefy hop presence. Middle of the road in every way. Smooth and quite drinkable. Nothing special, just a so so, but still BA worthy ale

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LJWalker
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of JRod1969
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VonZipper
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of Vonhinx
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of mfigueroa713
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of locustking
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of puck1225
3.72/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer seems to be underrated, but I did I have it very fresh from draft. It poured a beautiful creamy head on a yellow gold body with good lacing. Wheat smell with a pleasant slightly sweet taste. Went great with the pasta for lunch.

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Photo of Mosstrooper
3.68/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into Roanoke College branded American pint glass.

Appearance: Crystal clear, light amber color with a very large white head hat dissipates very slowly and leaves substantial lacing.

Smell: Caramel malts and a toasty character, with slight grassiness.

Taste: Toasty and buttery, with a caramel finish that has balanced, nutty hop character.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with well-rounded natural carbonation and a crisp, slightly dry finish.

Drinkability: A very good session beer and very well rounded.

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Photo of DrMullet
3.68/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark copper color. Bready smell with a hint of sweetness. Taste is malty with a bit of sweet and citrus mixture. Well balanced. Smooth, light mouthfeel.

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Photo of portia99
3.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle received from joeybeerbelly in the SNF squares...thanks Joe! Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

A - Pours a perfectly clear light amber/copper color. Thin head of white foam that disappears quickly. Tons of very large carbonation bubbles rise steadily throughout the glass.

S - Lots of earthy hops in the aroma and a bit metallic. Thin malt in the background, mostly grainy character with some toasty biscuity smells too.

T - Taste mirrors the aroma pretty well. Hops give a refreshing bitterness and sit on top of the malt, which is light in character, but still gives a mild sweetness and some breadlike flavors.

M - Thin to medium bodied, slightly light in carbonation. Carbonation is pretty loose also. Goes down very easy, waterlike in that not much of the flavor lingers behind. Light and refreshing in feel.

D - Overall, a nice mild and highly sessionable beer. Good for after doing some yardwork (getting to be that time of year again too). This is one to grab if your in for a long session, flavorful enough to be satisfying, but in no way heavy...very easy drinker.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.62/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fire Island's Lighthouse Ale is a standard, fairly well-made American amber. It's a somewhat hazy orange-copper color beneath a short-lived head of creamy off-white foam; and the head retention and lacing are somewhat limited. The aroma delivers a gently sweet combination of malt and berry-like yeasty fruitiness. The flavor offers more graininess, a touch of breadiness, golden caramel, and some nuttiness as well as some mildly leafy, spicy, and floral hops. It's mildly bitter; and fairly smooth across the palate with a moderate carbonation that gently caresses the tongue. It finishes drying as the malt fades and the hops make themselves known. Nicely done!

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Lighthouse Ale from Fire Island Beer Company
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