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Lighthouse Amber - Cheboygan Brewing Company

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Lighthouse Amber
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80
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60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Cheboygan Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jmich24 on 11-27-2011)
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Slay40

Michigan

2/5  rDev -43%

05-11-2013 03:11:30 | More by Slay40
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akttr

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

03-07-2013 04:10:04 | More by akttr
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Dyerseve

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

06-01-2012 14:11:06 | More by Dyerseve
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GRE680

Michigan

3/5  rDev -14.5%

04-20-2013 22:26:22 | More by GRE680
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Zone_Fighter

Michigan

3/5  rDev -14.5%

11-20-2013 21:56:35 | More by Zone_Fighter
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HarmonMW

Missouri

3/5  rDev -14.5%

07-06-2012 02:31:48 | More by HarmonMW
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BcOneSeven

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.5%

08-17-2014 00:35:04 | More by BcOneSeven
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wtkphoto

Michigan

3/5  rDev -14.5%

08-02-2014 01:15:26 | More by wtkphoto
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ChrisOS


3/5  rDev -14.5%

08-16-2014 16:10:22 | More by ChrisOS
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Dennis_Hamel

Michigan

3/5  rDev -14.5%

09-06-2013 22:34:40 | More by Dennis_Hamel
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srv33

Michigan

3.13/5  rDev -10.8%

Pours a dark amber, with a fine half inch frothy head and great lacing. Scents of sugar cookies, grass, balsamic vinegar, and molasses. Definitely an odd scent profile. Taste has notes of soy, malt, and a touch of molasses. Very different taste from the nose, not really much there. Mouthfeel is very light, some fine carbonation, but overall an incredibly easy drinking beer, almost too easy. Perhaps I got a bad bottle, but I felt this was really lacking substance.

08-29-2012 20:30:43 | More by srv33
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carlborch

Michigan

3.2/5  rDev -8.8%

Pours a beautiful, medium dark, hazy, mahogany-brown. Two inch, tan, creamy, persistent head forms. Restrained nose. Where are the aromatic hops? Medium-full body. Sweet malt, caramel, and toffee on the palate. Almost too sweet - would like some bitter contrast. Nice Belgian lace. Extended lingering with hints of whole-grain bread. It is a filling and thirst-quenching ale.

04-13-2013 16:22:11 | More by carlborch
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Pat316

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

02-23-2013 00:39:31 | More by Pat316
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snansel

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

07-06-2014 18:02:38 | More by snansel
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KevinL

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

08-04-2014 17:41:07 | More by KevinL
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beerme626

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

06-16-2014 01:29:07 | More by beerme626
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JVoyager

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

05-29-2013 00:48:02 | More by JVoyager
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DragonzBreath

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

02-01-2013 21:35:05 | More by DragonzBreath
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jeff96gt

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

08-10-2014 19:49:55 | More by jeff96gt
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ZinFanDave

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

09-24-2013 23:38:37 | More by ZinFanDave
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.3/5  rDev -6%

Pours a medium-dark hazy copper color with some orange highlights at the top of the beer where some light is allowed to pass through. A beige, almost yellow-tinted head tops this one off, leaving almost no lacing in its wake. The aroma is initially sweet, dark, and nutty - extremely malt heavy with almost no immediate hop presence at all. Subsequent sniffs reveal more caramel malts, and some mild dark fruits, like plums and raisins, though not as sweet. The nuttiness and caramel malts seem to overpower everything else.

The taste, like the aroma, is also malt heavy, though possibly a little more balanced. There is a mild chocolately flavor that goes hand in hand with the heavy caramel. Toasted nuts and light brown sugar are also floating around. Hops actually come out a little bit; slightly peppery, ashy, and more on the herbal side of things. They don't add too much bitterness, though I'm sure they help to balance out some of the sweetness, as this one never becomes cloying or over the top. Some light raisins and plums in the aftertaste with the still-heavy caramel and cocoa flavors. Thin-medium body, slick and well carbonated.

Not a bad beer; easily drinkable. It just doesn't really do much for me. Somewhat one dimensional and boring, and it doesn't really stand out in any particular category, so it feels like there's no reason to revisit. Thanks to Jeff for sharing this one, though.

03-04-2013 17:12:03 | More by tectactoe
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divineaudio

Michigan

3.35/5  rDev -4.6%

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

a - pours a deep, reddish, copper shade with a thin cap of tan head that dissipated as soon as i finished pouring. what i'm left with is a thin film around the edge and no lacing.

s - buttered popcorn, black tea, faint grass. an odd aroma for sure.

t - sweet carmel malt with notes of black tea, chocolate, grass and faint dark fruits. ample bitterness to counter the sweetness but hop character is muted at best.

m - medium in body, lighter carbonation, fine co2 profile. has a bit of a mouth coating stickiness to it.

o - very drinkable but a bit of an odd beer flavor/aroma wise. not really sure what to think about this. might have to try it again with a few other examples of the style to see how it compares side by side.

07-06-2012 02:02:33 | More by divineaudio
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radiofish

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

07-10-2013 04:25:41 | More by radiofish
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lewdwig

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-30-2014 23:03:55 | More by lewdwig
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stortore

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

05-22-2014 01:51:51 | More by stortore
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Lighthouse Amber from Cheboygan Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.