Belikin Beer - Belize Brewing Co., Ltd.

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Reviews: 47
Hads: 115
Avg: 2.92
pDev: 28.08%
Wants: 8
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
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Belize Brewing Co., Ltd.

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-09-2003

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Photo of drpimento
1.69/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

um, yeah. very non-descript. slight aroma of malt and hops. Flavor has even less character of malt and hops...almost not there. Maybe it's better fresh locally

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Photo of theopholis
1.86/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance- Body was a very clear, ligt gold or straw color. Decent head which was very white. Some head retention. Absolutely no lacing at all.

Aroma- Mostly sour-mash with some canned corn aroma. Some faint pilsner hops in the background.

Taste- Bleah. I think I'm going to cmmit alcohol abuse. Has a strong grainy/husky taste. The bittering hops really clash to. No malt sweetness. The taste is very thin. I would barely rate this as beer.

Mouthfeel- Body is quite thin. Carbonation levle is okay, but also very thin.

Drinkability- Glad I didn't buy a sixer.

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Photo of DoubleJ
1.95/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

We conclude the four-way Golden Invitation with this offering from Central America: Belikin Beer from Belize. Will this brew match up with the competition? Find out now:

Poured from its dark bottle, it looks like the bad stereotype of a fizzy yellow beer, but with a darker body. It's thin head retains almost nothing. The smell is faint with sticky corn sweetness and little else. Now the taste is absolutely make-or-break in terms of giving it a high enough score...(drumroll)...the bitterness from the hops is moderate, and that's as good as I can say about it. This beer is full of corn, and it brings those lovely corn off-flavors we all hate. Did they use ANY malt in this, or replace it all with corn? Not for me, sorry. But it could be a lot worse if the hop flavor were dumbed down. You can forget about anticipating this brew in the final drumroll of the Golden Invitational.

So who won the Golden Invitational? Well, let's announce the winner, and it is....

Golden Pheasant from Bohemia!

The ironically named Golden Pheasant takes the gold in this, the Golden Invitational. Four regions showed off their interpetations of those yellow/golden colored beers, and it feels like I've traveled a long way to taste them. Read my previous reviews to see what you've missed out on. Good night everyone!

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Photo of BierManVA
2.03/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I sampled this recently while on a cruise to Belize. (Surprise!) Unlike most other reviews though, I found this to be a sub-par brew in all respects. I would have enjoyed a Bud better to be quite honest. I think they are catering to the Western hemisphere style of Lager to be honest.

Poured weak with little aroma or head. The taste was quite frankly like urine. it didn't get better. I don't really have anything positive to say about this bier except that the cousin stout this brewery makes is at leastdrinkable.



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Photo of MrMcGibblets
2.1/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

basically another blah island lager. golden color, clear, thin dimishing white head. no smell to note other than a very faint malt and adjunct aroma. slighlty sweet, very little hop character. carbonation is fizzy. the only way this is palatable is if you're somewhere tropical and can't get anything else.

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Photo of Cresant
2.15/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured this 12 oz. brown bottle into a nonic glass. Dated: 27/Dec/05, I assume this means "bottled on" this date. Purchased this at Liquor Barn in Louisville. Bottle does not look like the one pictured, but looks like the bottle pictured with the Belikin Premium. The one I am reviewing says "Beer" on the neck not "Premium" as on the Belikin Premium.

Body was a clear gold/yellow color. Minimal head was achieved despite a vigorous pour. A thin film of weak white bubbles remained. Almost no carbonation rose to the top.

Smell was vegetal and faint pilsner hops. A mild herbal smell remained.

Taste was rather transparent. Lager flavor falls a little flat. This one hints at some pils-like huskiness. It is not terrible and I can see it being refreshing in the climate of Belize. I would gladly drink it again--if I were drinking it in Belize.

Mouthfeel was pretty thin and mildly carbonated.

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Photo of mikesgroove
2.16/5  rDev -26%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

American Adjunct Lager just sounds bad, and this is properly classified as such. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 05/21/2009.

Pale golden yellow on the pour with a nice little white head that quickly faded back into nothing and left a well carbonated and very clear liquid in front on me. No smell, wet hay maybe, but really faint with a musky, moldy like touch to it. Same could be said for the flavor which was a mess to be honest. Light, off balance, and grainy. Your classic macro. No body at all, over carbonated and just bland.

Overall it was just way too light, lack of depth and character and just overall not for me. I would steer clear of this.

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Photo of jushoppy2beer
2.16/5  rDev -26%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This is a typical Caribbean light lager modeled after the other North American products. It looks okay, and it's drinkable enough in warm weather. But there isn't much smell, the taste is bland, and the mouthfeel is too thin. If you want to quench your thirst with a local Belizean brew, this is okay. But, don't expect a rich flavor or a satisfying finish.

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Photo of Sachsenfreude
2.2/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Typical of the style but without the bad flavor. Pretty tasteless. Still smooth and refreshing.
The slightest notes of hops and cheap malts but the adjuncts are better hidden than some others of this style. I suppose if paired properly with food and atmospere this drink could be better enjoyed, but it left me unimpressed.

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Photo of kingsdirt
2.26/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

2 Belizian dollars gets you a 10 oz. pour.

A- looks like most shit creek lagers of central america. Cat urine color with a head that falls off quick.

S- Yeasty smell and some wet dog. Could have been an old keg or uncleaned keg. Bottle was nicer.

M- not much of any mouth feel to speak of. It is designed to slam on a hot tropical day.

D- I can not imagine drinking this beer out side of the tropical heaven that is central america.

From Mexico to Argentina, this beer ranks some where in the middle of overall lagers.
Think hot day and you would drink anything that resembles beer.

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Photo of atrus138
2.38/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A friend didn't much care for this beer and left the rest of his six-pack in my fridge. It's easy to see why as this is a pretty average brew.

This brew came from a 12 oz brown bottle with freshness date printed on the bottle.

It looks nice enough. Pours a clear golden color with a thin head that quickly vanished and left very little lacing.

There's not too much going on in the smell department. Smells a lot like a bail of hay or corn husks.

Taste is much better than American macros, though that's not hard to achieve. There's still not a lot going on here. What little taste there is doesn't last very long.

This beer is fairly easy to drink. It's very thin and goes down smooth, but it's not really all that interesting.

Don't go out of your way to try this one, but there are certainly worse picks than this.

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Photo of Sammy
2.44/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Decent gold colour. Brought in by a tourist, its OK. You could no worse. Dry and light. A bit bitter. Middle of the road. Carbonation does not add to score, maybe makes it more popular. Mild skunk aroma apparently is common. This is as good as it gets, folks, as it was brewed within the last month.

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Photo of Genghis22
2.48/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

A friend brought this back from her cruise for me. Best by date of "11 April 12" stamped on the bottle.

A - Pours a very pale straw yellow color. Very little head which did not stick around very long.

S - Smells like your typical adjunct lager. Slightly sweet and corny. The nose reminds me of PBR.

T - Tastes like a PBR too. Bland flavor with a good amount of sweetness. There is a very quick flash of hops that hits the tongue, but it leaves quickly, one could easily miss it altogether.

M - Epic fail. This beer is just barely carbonated. If you're going to put out a pale, light flavored, adjunct lager, it should at least be crisp and refreshing.

O - Yikes. This beer is just not good. I guess if it were 100+ degrees out and I was half blitzed on a beach, this beer might be better, but really, that would be the only scenario that would save this beer.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
2.56/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Macro Smackdown XX (the latest in my unending series of 'mano a mano' contests between macro lagers) could also be called 'The Battle of Central America'. Belikin Beer is the second Belizian that I've had and Regia Extra is the first El Salvadorian. Let's see which one is the most impressive... or the least offensive.

Lucent goldenrod beneath a decent looking crown of ivory colored foam. This beer is both darker and brighter than its hazy competitor, with a head and a lace display that aren't quite as attractive. I'd have to call the appearance portion of the contest a draw.

The nose, thankfully, is inoffensive. It smells no different from legions of other macro lagers: mildly grain-like with a slight corny sweetness. No off-aromas is a good thing. No hops (to speak of) is a not so good thing.

Belikin Beer isn't good, but it isn't horrible either. It's a relatively bland mixture of sweetened grain and musky hops that has a surprising amount of bitterness. Even though I like stouts better than macro lagers, I'd take this stuff over Belikin Stout any day of the week.

Neither one of these mouthfeels is anything to crow about. This one is light and has an okay amount of fizziness that keeps me from calling it lackluster. For the purposes of rehydration, it's more than fine.

It looks like Belikin Beer has kicked Regia Extra's ass from the Atlantic to the Pacific and back again (not a great distance in that part of the world). This is actually a drinkable beer that is really no worse than Budweiser, Miller Genuine Draft or Coors Original. Thanks again T.

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Photo of johnnnniee
2.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed a couple of these after a day of Cave Tubing.
Strange little bottle that looks like a 12oz bottle but is marked 260ml which roughly equates to 9oz. If you look closely the glass in the bottle is really thick, apparently glass is cheaper than beer in Belize. Anyhow.
Pours a pale fizzy yellow with a bubbly white head that dissipates quickly. Smells of light grains, corn, dms. Not all that appealing. Taste is much the same. Fizzy and bubbly mouthfeel and carbonation level, light body. This was probably my least favorite light lager of my trip. Serve it ice cold, pound it straight out of the bottle and its thirst quenching, but lacked just about everything in taste. Stick with the Belikin Premium which is much better.

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Photo of Overlord
2.71/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Relatively inoffensive macro-swill.

Pours a dark golden color with a huge off-white foamy head. Smells like husked corn with a bit of offputting rancid bitterness.

Taste is surprisingly bitter, with that weird almost rancid/vegetable bitterness overlaying the familiar cheap lager/malt liquor sweetness that is reminiscent of corn mixed with bubbles and disappointment.

Quenched my thirst. Forgettable, but not abysmal.

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Photo of Homebrew35
2.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours an average BMC looking head and body. Half finger of white foam and a crystal clear ultra pale body. A ring of lacing remain and not much else.

Smells of sweet corn and grainy malt. Touch of fruity hops and lager yeasty smells.

Tastes like what you would expect. Grainy, sweet and some fruity and grassy hops. As this warms some more grainy malts come out and not in a good way.

Thin body and low carbonation make this quaffable on a hot summer day.

Overall this is a refreshing and simple beer. Not something I'd buy but I doubt I'll get the chance to anyways.

Thanks Bryan for bringing this back.

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Photo of beerprovedwright
2.77/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

When in Belize try the local brew. Poured from the bottle to a normal, but clean drink glass. Light yellow in color about a 4 on the SRM beer color chart. A one finger head of white foam, with a wispy lace that had moderate cling. Smell was that of cereal grain and malt. Taste was that of corn, wheat, rice, and malt. There was just a slight flavor of hops. Mouthfeel was sort of mild creaminess with moderate tingle, refreshing, not dry. I would make sure I drink this beer again when I travel to Belize, but I will not spend any money or effort to try and find it elsewhere.

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Photo of NODAK
2.83/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Smells like any other generic American beer that's mass produced, honestly. There aren't many particular points about it.

The taste starts off tasting like a generic macro, like a Coors Light. Nothing special there. This leads to a pretty substantial graininess that is appreciated...with a somewhat medicinal, off-putting bitterness on the finish that isn't all that pleasant. I'd rather they put zero hops in a beer than that, it just didn't seem natural.

The verdict is that it's no worse than any macro you'll find in the USA.

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Photo of headlessparrot
2.9/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A pretty run of the mill adjunct lager, but at least marginally better than most attempts at the style. Or the context of being on vacation in Belize and it being absurdly hot and the beer being absurdly drinkable is what does it. Either way, I've had worse--worse in general and worse within the style. There's at least a not-terrible amount of malt presence here.

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Photo of Kemmerlin
2.9/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A: poured a thick white quickly diminishing head light yellow color and lots of carbonation.
S: sour lager yeast and light malt smells with no distinct hop aroma.
T: tastes like the usual American lager with a little sourness working in. Definitely uses corn or rice fillers and no distinct hop flavor.
M/D: light and watery feel with lots of carbonation. Drinkability is good if you like budweiser and similar beers but it's not my style so it's harder to drink.

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Photo of AustinBeerLvr
2.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Recently had this and took notes (yes, I am a true beer geek) while on a cruise. I wasn't expecting to land on the resort island and get a new brew to try in Belize.

A 12 ounce bottle poured into a glass reveals a fairly standard lager appearence with a decent amount of head. My first sip of this brew was a nice relief from the mostly boring, bland beers of Mexico. Belikin has a very caramelly taste up front that fades to more less a standard macro lager flavor in the end. Kind of reminded me of a Vienna Lager, but the balance was somewhat off. Unfortunately, the excessive caramel sweetness that nails the palatte up front starts to get old after just a couple of these. Not a terrible brew, but defenitely not something I would choose if I went back to Belize again.

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Photo of SeanChouffe
2.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: Brown recycled bottle with a “Mayan Temple” on the label. Bottle cap is green indicating it is a lager and not a stout (blue).
The brew is a yellow/gold color with a respectable amount of effervescence. Nice head that quickly dies. Slippery lace. Light – no strong character, but drinkable without a funky aftertaste. Smell is a little skunky, and somewhat hoppy.
A bartender I spoke with said that Belikin is the best beer in Central America. The brewery is said to have hired a German brew meister to perfect their product.

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Photo of ChristopherWIU-UTPA
3/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I travelled to Belize for Spring Break in 2013, I drank quite a few Belikin Beers while I was there to say the least. Unlike most of the surrounding countries whose main beers are American Adjunct style this splendid little beer is a pale lager. It pours light golden, little head, it has a somewhat strong aroma, and has light hops taste. The bottle is pretty cool in itself, pretty heavy duty, because they recycle most of the class bottles continuously.

Belize City/Punta Gorda/San Ignacio March 2013

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Photo of dstc
3/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a deep gold with a white head. Head falls to nothing. Very thin lace.

Sweet corn and malt aroma. Bit of a sour, musty smell.

Macro lager taste. Rather sweet malts and grains. Bit funky, not in a good way.

Rather thin in the mouth, maybe a bit more body that I would have thought.

Average tropical lager. Has it's own unique flavor but nothing special here. Works fine on a hot day though.

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Belikin Beer from Belize Brewing Co., Ltd.
71 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.