Lighthouse Lager - Belize Brewing Co., Ltd.
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2.73/5 rDev +2.6%
I was able to sample this one on my honeymoon in Belize in December; review conducted from notes.
There isn't a large variety of beers available in tiny Belize, so I tried everything I could get my hands on, which isn't much. The country's only brewer, Belize Brewing, natch produces four beers that are available almost everywhere. Lighthouse is the (surprise) light beer entry in their field.
Lighthouse is only available in tiny 242ml green bottles with a cute lighthouse and life preserver paint job. The beer is less attractive, with a decent cap and lots of carbonation on it's light straw color but not much else to recommend. The nose was even more nondescript; I would say clean, almost nothing at all really.
Tastewise, it's more of the same. There is a touch of bitterness, maybe noble hops but overall pretty mild. Mouthfeel is hurt by overabundant carbonation. This isn't terrible but although there are many reasons to go to Belize, this is not one of them.
02-13-2008 06:00:47 | More by daliandragon
3.53/5 rDev +32.7%
This beer comes in a 237ml green bottle. How small and cute, it looks so tiny in my hand. Painted on label only says Lighthouse Lager & Belizean in smaller print. Back of the bottle declares the beer is "Blissfully Belizean", 4.2% ABV and that it's brewed by Belize Brewing Company in Ladyville (Belize City). Can't find a brew date on it.
The whole contents of the bottle fit into the pilsner glass I used. It pours a very pale yellow with a full white head. The head falls to nothing rather quickly leaving absolutely no lace. Looks very carbonated.
Smells very light, nothing big here. Smells a little grainy, hoppy and maybe a wee bit fruity.
The taste is very light. Very, very light. No real distinct flavors, just tastes like a nice lager (not an American macro brew lager). Starts off grainy then switches to a very metallic taste then ends with a nice clean finish.
Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with less carbonation than I was expecting, less than it looked and by far less than an American brewed lager.
I like this beer. It's very light with no big flavor but it's a nice tropical beer and works well here in south Florida. Unfortunately I can't get it here, this bottle was given to me by a friend who visited Belize.
06-11-2007 00:30:53 | More by dstc
Lighthouse Lager from Belize Brewing Co., Ltd.
68 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.