Lighthouse Amber - Cheboygan Brewing Company
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Ratings: 60 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
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
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
Lighthouse Amber from Cheboygan Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.