Beers Produced by the Belize Brewery

After you are done with all the swimming, surfing and sightseeing, wouldn’t it be nice to lounge in the sand and just rest? To make this all the more relaxing, why don’t you add a Belikin beer to the equation? Then take a trip to the Belize Brewery and grab yourself some of their best beers. Know, though, that are only four main beers in Belize. But if you include the locally-brewed Guinness and the three seasonal beers, then there would be eight. Nevertheless, here are the top five of the seven Belizean beers available in your trip.

Belikin Beer

Guinness Foreign Extra Stout (Stout, 7.5%)

Belikin beerThe brew recipe and brand licensing of this beer is directly from the namesake of the popular Ireland brewery we all know, but it is Belikin Brewing Company that brews ad bottles this beer here in Belize. So, technically, it is a Belizean beer still. Also, the brew recipe is not as the same as the conventional Guinness. In fact, it might be better. The Belikin beer factory does a great job at brewing the centuries-old recipe. From the get-go, you can taste the smooth and nice roasted malts of this beer. Also, the presence of added hops is definitely noticeable, particularly in the finish, giving a clean medium bitterness to this dry stout. It has a bit of coffee flavor and a small bit of chocolate.

Belikin Beer Factory Produces

Sorrel Stout (Stout, 6.5%)

This Belize Belikin stout is the brand’s winter seasonal, which is a stout brewed with sorrel, an herb used in salads, sauces and soups. Sorrel has a flavor comparable to sour wild strawberries or kiwi fruit. When you drink this beer, you might not pick up kiwi flavor, although you will get a bit of strawberry. This beer has a rather syrupy flavor, but it should grow on you after the first initial sips. It might be the flavor profile that’s changed when the beer warms a bit or it might just grow on you. This is a slightly sweet stout and is the most complex tasting beer that Belize Brewing Co Belikin beer makes. Its taste is slightly reminiscent of a Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper.

Verano (Pale Lager, 4.8%)

This is the Belikin Brewing Company’s summer season, and is wrapped in a golden foil. The name ‘verano’ translates to summer in Spanish and the company says that this beer is a ‘summer in a bottle.’ It is a tasty beer and might be better than the regular lager, but it might be because of the aging of some of the flavor; it might have muted a bit while others came through more. This lager has some nice but slight orange peel flavor and has a bit of spiciness to it, as well. The beer carries a small sweetness to it and also has a very light tang to it as well. The brew is zesty while also very refreshing. You can easily see yourself crushing a few of these during the summer heat.

Belikin Lager (Pale Lager, 4.8%)

This is the most commonplace in Belize – maybe the top seller – and a solid Central American style pale lager. It might be somewhat watery and bland, but it was very refreshing in the afternoon heat and is the perfect choice to switch over to when you are just looking for another stout. Make sure that you grab a bottle with a green cap, or you might accidentally wind up with a Belikin stout. It tastes of grains and is pleasantly slightly sweet with a little floral flavor. It has a slight flavor of hops that is almost missed for a mild bitterness. It is very clean, smooth and thirst-quenching. This is a great beach beer, and is much better than almost all pale lager equivalents in Belize.

Belikin Stout (Stout, 6.5%)

Belizeans can brew a decent stout. This offers a pleasant change of pace for this Central American nation. Maybe this English stout is a nod to their British roots, as the country is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations headed by the Queen. And this is not some specialty beer for Belize, as it’s quite commonplace at almost all bars, stores and restaurants. Just make sure that you get the bottle with the blue cap, or you will end up with a pale lager. This thin stout has tastes of roasted malts, caramel, licorice and a tinge of coffee. It is still light-bodied enough to have a few of consecutively and still drinks refreshingly even on a hot day. The flavor becomes richer as it warms up.

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