Lighthouse Lager | Belize Brewing Co., Ltd.

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Lighthouse LagerLighthouse Lager

Brewed by:
Belize Brewing Co., Ltd.

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by dstc on 06-11-2007

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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 13
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1/5  rDev -62.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of MrMcGibblets
2.13/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

lighter than regular belikin in every way, otherwise pretty much the same beer. served in a smaller bottle (7 or 8 oz?). light straw color, clear, with a minimal diminishing white head. frothy, light, just a touch of malt and adjunct sweetness, very little to no hop character.

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2.22/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

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2.25/5  rDev -15.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Squire
2.25/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Vacation time.

Yeah, I did the tourist thing. This isn't a bad beer for an AAL, usual light color and light everything else (no malt or hops to speak of) and I can't honestly say how it would taste if it had to travel here in the hot hold of a cargo vessel. At the source, so to speak, it was pleasant and palatable.

I wouldn't go out of my way to get it but if offered wouldn't turn it down.

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Photo of tbone1384
2.37/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kylehay2004
2.37/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured while in Belize city, one of our cruise ship ports.

A: Light yellow, clear

S: Typical American adjunct lager grainy smell.

T: I am pretty sure all beer in the Caribbean is brewed in one place and filled into different bottles. Blind taste test I am going with Budweiser all the way with most of these. The little flavor present is also grainy and mild bitterness.

M: Smooth, fuller bodied than a light lager. On par for a standard lager.

O: I could care less about how good or bad the beer was; I was on vacation and having a beer, away from the Bud Light dominated cruise ship.

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Photo of mikesgroove
2.38/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

My mother brought me back a bunch of bottles from her recent cruise, and this was the first one I opened. A tiny little nib like bottle, I was very intrested. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 04/04/2009.

The pour was average. Straw yellow with lots of fizz and a small white head that quickly faded away leaving nothing in its wake. The aroma was dull, musky grain with a touch of hay and not much in the way of depth at all. Stale macro lager flavor with no after taste to speak of. Light body, lots of carbonation and little to no impression left behind in its wake.

Overall we have all been here before. Different country and bottle, but macro is macro.

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Photo of MDDMD
2.39/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Homebrew35
2.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a thin white bubbly head that fades to a light ring with no lacing. Very clear and very pale yellow color.

Smells grainy, sweet and macro like. Maybe some german sazz hops of something of the sort.

Tastes similar to the smell. Sweet, grainy and malty. Not offensive in any way, just not full flavored.

Overall this is an easy drinking summer time beer. Quite fizzy and light on the palate. This was not cheap to come by as a friend brought it back from the source. Thank you Bryan.

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Photo of civicm87
2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of BasementBer
2.53/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

sadly the worst of belize

A: straw yellow. clear with mild head, no retention.

S: almost nothing actually, slight hoppyness and some grains. adjunct city.

T: empty and watery.

M: soapy with a hint of yeast making it a quaffable slog.

O: but not terribly enjoyable.

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Photo of DocManza
2.57/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Light feel and taste, must be very cold lest if feels rather thin on the palate.

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Photo of asabreed
2.65/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

250 ml. bottle poured into a hotel drinking glass from where we stayed in San Pedro.

Appearance: Pale gold color to the body, with a quickly dissipating, but initially frothy bright white head to the brew.

Smell: Mild grain and either corn sweetness or diacetyl. Not much more.

Taste: Grain and mild bitterness. Easy to drink, and not much of a finish. But it tastes fine in the Belizean heat.

Mouthfeel: Lighter-bodied, moderate carbonation.

Overall: A Belizean version of the American adjunct. Easy going. Not bad in the heat or drinking it at the local bars. For what it is, and with the limited choices, I definitely drank my fair share when we were there.

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Photo of daliandragon
2.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of Jwale73
2.71/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes. Served in a tumbler at duPlooy's Jungle Lodge in the Cayo district of Belize. Pours a translucent, urine yellow with a quarter inch, bright white head that quickly dissipates into a freckled skim and a frothy band around the shoulders. Nose reveals faint cereal adjuncts and sweet corn. Taste follows nose - less sweet with a trace of skunk. Mouthfeel is light and watery with a carbonation just shy of lively. Easy drinking, albeit somewhat lackluster. Definitely climate appropriate, but no real flavor here.

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2.75/5  rDev +3%

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2.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of jmdrpi
2.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

235 ml green bottle

Pale yellow straw color, white head. Aroma is grainy, a bit of corn. Taste is slightly sweet but mild and watery. Fizzy carbonation. Normal light AAL flavor and body.

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Photo of searsclone
2.75/5  rDev +3%

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