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Lighthouse Amber - Cheboygan Brewing Company

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Lighthouse Amber
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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | 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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Michigan

2/5  rDev -43.5%

05-11-2013 03:11:30 | More by Slay40
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GRE680

Michigan

3/5  rDev -15.3%

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

Michigan

3.2/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 16:22:11 | More by carlborch
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redleg64

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

04-04-2013 01:56:18 | More by redleg64
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GRPunk

Michigan

3.61/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a pokal.

A- 1-1/2 finger head fizzes and drops to a light film. Clean, chestnut body. lots of spritzy carbonation. The head is ever changing as the heavy carbonation continues to rush to the surface. Decent stick.

S- really malty. Mix of brown sugar and toasted nuts. Quite robust, really.

T- Follows aroma. Lots of roasted nuts and brown sugar/caramel. Lighter fruity tones, dark fruit, like overripe plums. Slight spicy, peppery hops.

M- Moderate body. Heavy, though delicate carbonation.

O- It's an easy drinker. While not well versed in altbiers, it's much nuttier and sweeter than expected. I could be fooled for some sort of nut brown even. Nice late winter, early spring beer. I can even see similarities to the Salvator I've been enjoying through Lent (even with obvious style difference). I'd buy it again when I crave a malty treat.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 20:54:06 | More by GRPunk
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akttr

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

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

Michigan

3.3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.59/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Champagne's. Hits the spot, better than I thought. Malty aroma. A good balance of malt complexity, not too sweet. Very good drinkability. A tad above average mouthfeel, smooth. Tan coloured body and a bit of tan coloured head. A transition beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 01:36:05 | More by Sammy
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Pat316

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-23-2013 00:22:34 | More by JohnnieNepal
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DragonzBreath

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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

Michigan

4/5  rDev +13%

10-03-2012 22:22:42 | More by Kerrie
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Drk93TT

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

09-28-2012 12:17:17 | More by Drk93TT
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srv33

Michigan

3.13/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

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


3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-20-2012 13:45:30 | More by Hyouhoshi
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MikieV

Illinois

4/5  rDev +13%

07-14-2012 04:06:38 | More by MikieV
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buiter

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-07-2012 00:18:11 | More by buiter
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buddyvelt

Michigan

4/5  rDev +13%

07-06-2012 14:33:54 | More by buddyvelt
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HarmonMW

Missouri

3/5  rDev -15.3%

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

Michigan

3.35/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasting my second beer from Cheboygan Brewering over Father's Day weekend in Michigan. The beer pours a nice clear amber with thin white head that is not lacing. The smell includes milk chocolate and roast. The taste has what the smell provides. A very solid beer, but not my favorite amber....to me this is closer to a Brown Ale than amber. Nonetheless...worth part-taking in for sure.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2012 20:21:22 | More by WoodBrew
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Dyerseve

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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Michigan

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Oregon

4/5  rDev +13%

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Lighthouse Amber from Cheboygan Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.