Belikin Beer | Belize Brewing Co., Ltd.

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Brewed by:
Belize Brewing Co., Ltd.
Belize

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-09-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
133
Reviews:
49
Avg:
2.92
pDev:
17.47%
 
 
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1/5  rDev -65.8%

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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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2/5  rDev -31.5%

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2/5  rDev -31.5%

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.

Pass...

John

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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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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 stanale
2.17/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

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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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 AlexM
2.43/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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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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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2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of Sweffin
2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of mrskunk
2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of kyager2000
2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of monitorpop
2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of leftoverburrito
2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of nmeiborg
2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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Belikin Beer from Belize Brewing Co., Ltd.
2.92 out of 5 based on 133 ratings.
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