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Lighthouse Amber - Cheboygan Brewing Company

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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 13.14%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | 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:
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(Beer added by: jmich24 on 11-27-2011)
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Zone_Fighter, Nov 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

ZinFanDave, Sep 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

BlissJunkie, Sep 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Dennis_Hamel, Sep 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

OB1, Aug 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

smalenberg, Jul 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

radiofish, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of Donnelj
4.35/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very nice ruby red with a small off-white head.

Smells of roasted malt and molasses

Nice creamy mouth feel

Tastes is sweet and nutty with very smooth finish.

This is an an excellent brew overall with a wonderfully complex flavor and a very smooth finish.

Donnelj, Jul 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

I_BYE_MI_BEER, Jun 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

JVoyager, May 29, 2013
Photo of hackmann
3.59/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: dusty mahogany with a one and a half finger tan head that leaves no lacing

Aroma: toasted malts with a touch of hops, simple and mild

Flavors: toasted grains, sweet brown nut-fruit bread, roasted caramel, faint grassy feel,

Mouthfeel: light carbonation, smooth, bready aftertaste with a dusting of dry hops, medium body, not too sweet, very mild to mild bitterness,

To the Point: a nice tasting altbier, I would buy this again

hackmann, May 27, 2013
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2/5  rDev -42.9%

Slay40, May 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

GRE680, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of carlborch
3.2/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

carlborch, Apr 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

redleg64, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of GRPunk
3.61/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

GRPunk, Mar 10, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

akttr, Mar 07, 2013
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3.3/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

tectactoe, Mar 04, 2013
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3.59/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Sammy, Mar 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Pat316, Feb 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

JohnnieNepal, Feb 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

DragonzBreath, Feb 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Kerrie, Oct 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Drk93TT, Sep 28, 2012
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3.13/5  rDev -10.6%
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.

srv33, Aug 29, 2012
Lighthouse Amber from Cheboygan Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.