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Belikin Premium - Belize Brewing Co., Ltd.

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15 Reviews
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Reviews: 15
Hads: 32
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Belize Brewing Co., Ltd.
Belize

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: kbub6f on 09-11-2003

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Reviews: 15 | Hads: 32
Photo of Shrews629
2.22/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance - Somewhat hazy, light honey color with a white head that was non-existent even with an aggressive pour. Left only a trace of lacing. What head that was present was soapy and fizzy.

Smell - This aroma had some doughy biscuit. A bit of wheat. A slight sourness also. Not real pleasing or inviting.

Taste - The taste was very similar to the smell with the doughy biscuit. Somewhat of a malt backbone. I even got a touch of "smoke"??? Unexpected. The taste was not outstanding, but at least it had a touch of character. However as it warmed, the tastes became more distracting.

Mouthfeel - The mouthfeel was medium to mostly light. Smooth. Crisp. Somewhat refreshing. Left a tiny bit on the palate.

Drinkability - This is not a beer that I would want to make a night of. Not anything I will pick up again. Better than "macros," but I would hope I could find something a bit better as a last resort. (914 characters)

Photo of samie85
2.3/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A-Pours a ridiculously clear straw color with a finger of white head.

S-As soon as I open the bottle I'm blasted in the face by really skunky aromas. I'm also able to discern some light, sweet grain notes.

T-Sweet grain on the front with some cracker and green apple finished with a light bitterness and some skunk that comes through on the finish.

M-Surprisingly low carbonation with a really slick feel, and a medium body.

D-All in all, not a beer I'd revisit without knowing it's fresh... I imagine it'd only be okay, even when fresh though. (548 characters)

Photo of Rayek
2.43/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a Perfect Pint glass.

A: Straight gold with a slight chill haze and active carbonation. A small and soapy white head quickly falls to a ring at the beer's edge. Leaves bits of lace.

S: A little musty at first. That aroma gives way to a small dose of sugar sweetness and bit of corn.

T: Starts out generally tasteless. Especially cold. A corn syrup sweetness eventually arrives. It's balanced by a flavorless bitterness. As the beer warms, cooked cabbage sneaks in. Things get a little metallic before the beer finishes with lingering syrup and vegetable flavors.

M: The light body has strong and prickly carbonation.

D: It's beer in the vein of many a bargain lager. I'm glad I only bought a single. (716 characters)

Photo of kmpitz2
2.59/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to Chris for sharing the spoils with me. It pours a nice copper color with a finger of head that falls to coat the brew. The nose is light caramel and slight sweetness and maybe a hint of butteryness. The flavor is just okay. There is a strange bitter on the sides of my tongue as I take a taste. There is also a cardboardy graineyness. I would call it oxidation, but this just arrived fresh from Belieze yesterday, so it should be fresh. There is a slight caramel sweetness on the finish, but I can't get past the other flavors. Not my favorite brew. The feel is nice and moderate with a healthy carbonation. The flavor keeps it from being very drinkable in my opinion. Definately would not be on my short list to try again. (732 characters)

Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.15/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

served in a larger bottle than it's cousin belikin lager. light amber color, surprising to see anything but a golden lager in the caribbean. clear. off-white diminishing head. some caramel and nuts in the nose but a bit faint. light caramel malt sweetness and just some very lightly bitter subdued hops in the background, but still alot more going on than most island lagers. crisp and frothy, clean finish. light to medium body. the best of the local beers i tried in belize. (476 characters)

Photo of Jwale73
3.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes. Served in a tumbler at duPlooy's Jungle Lodge in the Cayo district of Belize. Pours a translucent honey with a loose, quarter inch, off-white head that dissipates into a skim and a thin band around the edges. Nose expresses clover honey and cereal grains - fairly interesting. Taste follows nose - clover honey sweetness keeps it from being refreshing; however, the taste is not unpleasant. There is also some light caramel/toffee notes mixed in with the adjuncts and malt profile. Mouthfeel is light, with a crisp, even carbonation. Decent, but not as refreshing as some of the Central American beers I've had the opportunity to try. (655 characters)

Photo of Beejay
3.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pale straw in color. Quite clear. A bit of white head that is disappearing as I write this.

S: Slightly sweet. perhaps some grape in there. Not a whole lot.

T: Light. Maybe a little fruit taste in there. Not a whole lot.. but it kinda works for the style. Bit of an aftertaste that I don't like.

M: Clean, crisp, and carbonation is appropriate for the style.

D: Lets face it. It is everything that an adjunct lager should be. It's drinkable, but if you are looking for a bottle full of flavor this ain't it. (514 characters)

Photo of BasementBer
3.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Straw yellow to golden hue, solid head retention and plenty of lacing.

S: Light crispy malts with a hint of german bitters. Hints of sweetness like a werthers toffee.

T: Im giving this one above average because of the sweetness in the malt. It finishes far too early, but unlike budmiloors, its got some character other than water.

M: Soft and slightly soapy wash.

O: Slightly above average for the reasons above. Still prefer the Belikin stouts though. (461 characters)

Photo of dstc
3.36/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice amber color with a decent white head. Decent head retention and fine lacing.

Smells like an adjunct. Grainy with a mild malt background.

Sweet malt taste, honey like. Malts are more present as it warms. Not bad. Still get that generic adjunct taste tough. Bitter aftertaste.

Medium bodied in the mouth with average carbonation.

Average beer but drinkable. (372 characters)

Photo of clvand0
3.36/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

My parents brought this back from a trip. Pours a slightly amber color with a small head that falls fast and doesn't leave much lacing on the glass. The aroma is grainy but has some caramel malts in the back. The flavor is how I expected. Some caramel, some graininess, some slight skunk. Not bad though. I expected this to be undrinable, but it was surprisingly refreshing. (374 characters)

Photo of SeanChouffe
3.62/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12oz brown bottle.
This lager pours an amber/red color, with a respectable rocky head (although diminishing quite soon), fine, active carbonation and clingy lace. The aroma is primarily of malt and caramel, with a new mowed hay characteristic. The taste has a slightly sweet start, flat non-distinctive middle and a dry finish, with a lingering bite and hints of caramel. The feel is medium bodied: that is creamy yet effervescent. A dry finish remains. Not a complicated beer by any stretch, but well rounded and drinkable. (539 characters)

Photo of johnnnniee
3.65/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Shared a six pack of this on the tender from Belize City to the cruise ship.
Pours a standard pale straw yellow color with a bubbly white head that dissipates quickly.
Smells of grainy malt a hint of corn and floral hops.
Taste is pretty decent for a light lager. Sweet grainy malts with a hint of honey and floral hops. A hint of dms and a relatively dry finish.
Medium carbonation, low to medium body, creamy/watery mouthfeel.
Not a bad lager at all to drink down on a hot day. If I ever make it back to Belize I wouldn't hesitate to tip a few of these back. (562 characters)

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.71/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #38 (Mar 2010):

Head is lacking a bit and not completely clear. Some sweet-cooked veggies, confection sugar/white chocolate and green peppercorn in the nose. Light bodied, semi-crisp. Apple skin, dried hay, animal feed, chalky. Hop bitterness is one-sided and does not lend any true flavor. Mealy apple, husk ... astringent in a way that does not take away from drinkability. Candy sweetness, taffy-like. Mildly fruity; nutty, powdery yeast in the dry finish.

Not half bad ... an oddball beer. It grew on us with each sip. (565 characters)

Photo of Duff27
4.02/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Short-lived white head on a light copper body.

S- Sweetness. Light hoppy aroma.

T- More sweetness from the malts, good flavor. Nothing off putting. I like it!

M- Crisp, good carbonation.

D/O- Pretty drinkable! Ultimately I'm left wondering, if they can make light lagers like this in Belize, why can't they do it in 'Merica? Thanks a ton Monsone for finding this special (for me) beer on my wants list. (409 characters)

Photo of scurvy311
4.3/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

The first time I had this beer was summer 2001. I loved it, but forgot about it until I had gone back. During an extensive visit to Belize, specifically, The Drownded Cayes, I was fortunate to be peer-preasured into taking 2 cases of Belikin Premium to the island with me.

This beer greatly surpased my expectations. The appearence was a great deep yellow, not dark, but very golden.

The smell was a nice balance of hops and malt. Grainy, malty, and hop aromatic...

The taste was fantastic. Much like a Pilsner Urquell without the intense/musty hop bitterness. If all american macrobeers tasted like this, maybe we could all get along better.... because of the constant buzz.

Mouthfeel was average for the style, light. Good,uninteresting.

Very high on the drinkability scale. This is a May to August must have in South Louisiana. It is too bad they don't export. So I bring it back 4 6-packs at a time and treasure them. (927 characters)

Belikin Premium from Belize Brewing Co., Ltd.
78 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.