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BC Beer – Lighthouse Deckhand

January 25, 2011

Deckhand is a big Belgian-styled saison and the third beer in Lighthouse’s “Small Brewery, Big Flavour” series. When I heard that Lighthouse was planning on doing a Belgian style beer I had some apprehensions. Breweries that don’t normally do, or specialize in, Belgian style beers can’t seem to pull them off properly. And as far as I know there has never been a Belgian styled beer brewed at Lighthouse before. Some may pull off an acceptable witbier, but it’s only just acceptable. Let’s find out if Lighthouse pulled it off.

Deckhand pours cloudy and effervescent. I’m so glad it wasn’t filtered. Strong citrus aroma, followed by lemons, then a leafy aroma, wheat, and a light pepperiness. When drank, these are joined by flavours of peaches and apricots. Deckhand has high carbonation, and the wheat adds softness to the body. This silky smooth beer finishes dry with lingering tangy hops.

Lighthouse pulled it off. No more apprehension on future releases from me now. I’m sold on the “Small Brewery, Big Flavours” series.

Rating: Good
Style: Saison
ABV: 8.0%
Serving Temp: 8ºC
BCL: 122200


From → Beer, Limited Release

  1. leo permalink

    Ha I was a little apprehensive too when I first heard about the Saison, but for reasons that were a little different then yours. By trying to go big, I thought it was gonna end up being more of a Saison inspired beer that you see quite often. I really like this one though, will be drinking it often.

  2. Luckily you can do just that, drink it often, as Lighthouse doubled the amount brewed compared to the last two beers.

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