Belikin Premium | Belize Brewing Co., Ltd.

Belikin PremiumBelikin Premium
BA SCORE
3.17/5
33 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Belize Brewing Co., Ltd.
Belize

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 09-11-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,258
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
33
pDev:
21.77%
Bros Score:
3.71
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of misternebbie
2.31/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of elihull
2.64/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Life-Love-Beer
3.75/5  rDev +18.3%

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4/5  rDev +26.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

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3/5  rDev -5.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of searsclone
4.5/5  rDev +42%

Photo of weerezboy
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Halluxone
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of TheBronze
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of brbrocc
2/5  rDev -36.9%

Photo of ABVMVP
2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of Xibalba
2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of mdaicoff
5/5  rDev +57.7%

Photo of Duff27
4.02/5  rDev +26.8%
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.

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Photo of BasementBer
3.33/5  rDev +5%
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.

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Photo of nmeiborg
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of KimenTshom
2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of monitorpop
2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of samie85
2.3/5  rDev -27.4%
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.

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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.

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Photo of Rayek
2.43/5  rDev -23.3%
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.

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Photo of Shrews629
2.22/5  rDev -30%
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.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.71/5  rDev +17%
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.

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Belikin Premium from Belize Brewing Co., Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.17 out of 5 with 33 ratings
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