Lantern Brewing Company Reviews


andrewje41
Lantern Lucienne (Pale) Sour 3.5
Draft pour pint at the 192 lake trail taproom. Pulling another beer out of hiatus. Love it. Cloudy copper pour worth a thin fading fizz head. Sour fruit and malt aroma. Cranberry like up front. Unique to the style. A bit graint, with a dry linger. All the sour up front, and slightly metallic. Fun beer overall
Thursday, March 10, 2016

BillKismet
Lantern Sombre 3.7
Black-amber body with a poofy, burnt caramel head on top. A bouquet of airy yeast and dark, dried fruit---all underpinned by medium caramel--ensconces the nose. The body delivers a surprise with a double dose of dank beer hall beeriness with some textures of dark fruit. Caramel beery bread crust finish.
Monday, February 01, 2016

AmEricanbrew
Lantern Bonneville 3.5
Tap at Lantern. Clear amber color with ivory head. Nice dry grass, earthy hop, Belgian yeast aromas. Hoppy grassy flavors with dusty pale malt, doughy malts----good
Saturday, October 10, 2015

AmEricanbrew
Lantern Wallonia 3.5
Tap at Lantern. †Clear golden with white head. Dusty, earthy cobwebs, funky, dry oak aromas. Medium body. Funky barnyard, earthy, light fruit flavors with doughy pale maltage----good
Saturday, October 10, 2015

AmEricanbrew
Lantern Dubbel 3.2
Tap at lantern. Clear brown with tan head. Rootbeer spice, herbal, caramel aromas. Nutty, Belgian yeast, sweet dark caramel, herbal flavors are on the mild side---not bad
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

AmEricanbrew
Lantern Tripel 3.5
Tap at Lantern.Clear golden with ivory head. Light fruit, candi sugar, spicy yeast, pale malt aromas. Medium body. Big spicy yeast, fruity, candi sugar, herbal malty flavors----good
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

AmEricanbrew
Lantern Blondine 3.2
Tap at Lantern. † Clear golden with white head. Fruity, Belgian yeast, pale malt aromas. Medium body. Light fruits, Belgian yeast, grassy, doughy flavors-not bad
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

AmEricanbrew
Lantern Joliefolie 3.5
Tap@ Lantern. Clear amber with ivory head. Tropical fruit, Belgian yeast, floral, light fruit aromas. Floral, pine hop flavors with Belgian earthy malts, spicy yeast, mild sulfer ----different but tasty.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

deyholla
Lantern Summer Saison 3.6
Sampled from the tap at Peddler. Pours a hazy light gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has earthy grain with some light fruits and a bit of funk underlying. Flavor has some earthy citrus with a bit of cookie and grain with some earthy yeast backing.
Sunday, July 05, 2015

Ratman197
Lantern Tripel 3.4
Bomber poured a cloudy gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of bread, pineapple, pear, spice and light yeas. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavorsof bread, yeast, fruitiness and light spice with a smooth lingering fruity finish.
Monday, May 04, 2015

mcberko
Lantern Renard-Houblonne 2.6
On tap at Brouwerís Cafe, pours a cloudy bright orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of perfumey floral hops, oranges, and dry biscuity caramel malt. Flavour is very sweet, with caramel malts, cloyingly sweet sugar, and buried hops. Way too sweet for me, but acceptable enough. Meh.
Saturday, February 07, 2015

Ferris
Lantern Renard-Houblonne 2.4
Draft - Earthy and vegetal notes. Hazy gold with a light white head. Sweet and horribly sweet. Citrus and more vegetal notes.
Friday, February 06, 2015

Prufrockstar
Lantern Au Brun 3.4
Draft at College Inn. Clear copper pour with creamy white head. Aroma: green apple at first brush, but that is quickly overtaken by bubble gum, clove, light banana, and toast. Taste is moderately sweet, toasty, with lightly bitter finish. Medium body, average carbonation. Overall: a reasonable, pleasant, easy-drinking nondeScript Belgian-inspired amber ale.
Thursday, February 05, 2015

riversideAK
Lantern Au Brun 3.5
Malty nose with hints of vinous notes toast dough earthiness. Golden pour thin head soft lace. Flavors of tangy toasted notes a little earth dank basement. Smooth pleasant. Nice effort.
Sunday, January 11, 2015

mikedR
Lantern Witbier 4.2
Very nice witbier. Solid Belgian yeast notes. I enjoy this style, and this is a good representative thereof.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

mikedR
Lantern Pale Ale 4.2
Always intrigued by these Belgian concotions. This one does work. Itís a good pale ale, but the Belgian yeast makes it better.
Friday, October 24, 2014

OldMrCrow
Lantern Pale Ale 3.1
Bomber from last drop. 5.5% ABV.

Copper-gold pour, white head. Grassy, slightly sour nose. Strong Belgian yeast presence in the flavor. Moderate sweetness. I like the comparisons to a low-key tripel. Itís alright (if unexpected) early on, but it falls to pieces late. Burnt rubber and dish soap top the citrus peel, as if something has gone wrong with the bottle. This should definitely be listed as a Belgian (pale) ale -- itís even called as much on the brewerís web site. Out of the ordinary, but fairly unimpressive.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Prufrockstar
Lantern Witbier 3.1
Draft at uber. Gold pour, white head, some lacing. Aroma - lemon citrus; floral; some bananas and cream. Reminds me of furniture polish (I mean that in the best possible way). Taste: lemon meringue pie; light pepper finish; wheat in the middle. Palate: light body, average carbonation; texture is a little thin/flabby. Overall: okay wit - donít see enough local brewers doing a wit.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

ACHops
Lantern Kriek (Cherry) Wit 3.3
On tap @ Chuckís 85th. Pours faintly cloudy orange glide with thin white head. Aroma is sweet light pale malt. Taste is crisp pale malt with light cherry sweetness with just a hint of sour. Finishes clean. Pretty minimal cherry flavor, although clean and pleasant otherwise.
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

ACHops
Lantern Lucienne (Pale) Sour 3.4
On tap @ Chuckís 85th. Pours lightly cloudy golden with thin white head. Aroma is tart, slightly funky light malt. Taste is is crisp, sharply sour earthy malt with lingering dry finish. Definitely on the milder side of sours, but nice light tart flavors.
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

ACHops
Lantern Pale Ale 2.6
On tap @ Chuckís 85th. Listed as Belgian pale here. Pours slightly cloudy golden with thick white head. Aroma is thin sweet pale malt with weird burnt notes. Taste is muddy pale malt with light funky Belgian yeast and those same odd slightly burnt notes, though less than the nose. Some promising flavors here but ultimately falls apart. I think Iíve had this before and it was better. Maybe a bad keg?
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

ACHops
Lantern Tripel 3.4
On tap @ Chuckís 85th. Pours bright golden with thin white head. Aroma is light pale malt with crisp slightly fruity sugary finish. Taste is very crisp light malt with bracingly dry sweet finish. Definitely not a classic Tripel, but interesting nonetheless. I liked the aroma in a weird way.
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Smurf2055
Lantern Dubbel 3.2
Pours murky ruby min head Smell sweet candi sugar Taste sweet musty nut and belgian sugar Light body Good
Thursday, March 13, 2014

Brigadier
Lantern Dubbel 3.4
22 ounce bottle
Thanks to the West Coast trader that sent this my way. A solid dubbel, it had some high points and some low points. Iíd recommend checking it out if you are in the area but do not go out of your way.

Aroma / Appearance - The chestnut brown base floats gracefully with an ivory head the color of stained teeth. Light legs crawl down the sides like the rinse water at a carwash. Raspberries, blackberries, and cotton candy play with the iced tea base to provide a sweet experience. It almost smells like walking through a candy shop.

Flavor / Palate - Actively carbonated, the mouthfeel sparkles on the tongue. Malty iced tea used to rinse down bites of cotton candy transition to a nice tang. A mellow sweet finish is icing on a homemade cake. This may not be remarkable but it wasnít bad for a brewery Iíve never heard of before.

Friday, May 17, 2013

BillKismet
Lantern Pale Ale 3.4
Very foamy, rocky, creamy beige head atop a bronzed body. Nice honeyed hop nose. Honeyed, mellifluous hop body. Lovely. Honeyed, hoppy, and nicely balanced.
Monday, April 15, 2013

riversideAK
Lantern Blanche Brambasi 3.5
Nose of wheat unmalted or some shit, corriander, peanuts, orange, and medium raspberry notes. Pours reddish orange yellow, thin fizzy head. Flavors of wheat malt, corriander, medium raspberry and some light orange and peanut notes. Dry with pleasant fruity sweetness. I like fruit beer like a woman does.
Monday, February 18, 2013

bhensonb
Lantern Pale Ale 3.6
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours light golden amber with a fizzy/creamy white head. Aroma is floral and lightly roasted malt. Med body. Flavor seems earthy, with fairly roasted malt, but thereís something like floral/citrus as well. More dry than not. Decently bitter, rather clean, earthy finish. Pleasant change from overly malty pales.
Saturday, January 05, 2013

after4ever
Lantern Witbier 3.4
22. Pours a cloudy burnished medium amber with a loose white head. Big fragrant pleasant sweet nose, showing banana, cream, and a bit of dust. Creamy medium body with decent carb; goes a little flabby in spots. Caramel, banana, and cream on the mid palate, giving way to a pleasant white pepper quality that carries the finish as well. nice, but the promise of the nose doesnít carry to the mid palate or the finish. Body could use a little more sparkle.
Monday, December 31, 2012

AmEricanbrew
Lantern Pale Ale 3.5
Hazy light orange color with lasting ivory head. Citrus peel, dusty, earthy pale malt aromas with belgian yeast, dry spice aromas. Soft smooth mouthfeel. Nice citrusy, earthy hop, honey biscuit, belgian yeast flavors--good.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012

reebtogi
Lantern Tripel 3.7
650ml bomber pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a 2 finger white head with nice retention and leaving some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is light fruits with hints of yeast and earthy tones. Taste is a light fruity sweetness with an earthy hop bitterness with a dry yeasty finish. Medium bodied with a pleasant mouth feel and generous carbonation. A truly fine example of the style and I really enjoyed tasting.
Sunday, December 16, 2012

reebtogi
Lantern Dubbel 3.5
650ml bomber pours a dark brown color with a generous light tan head that retains quite well and leaves some decent lacing. Aroma is dark fruits and caramel. Taste is a fruity and malty sweetness with a mild hop presence. Medium bodied with decent carbonation leaving a slight tickle on the tongue. As far as dubbels go this one is quite nice and is easy to drink.
Monday, December 03, 2012

bhensonb
Lantern Witbier 3.5
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours dishwater gold with white bubbles. Aroma is quite fruity, but more spicy. Near full bodied! Flavor is wheat, banana ester, mixed citrus things. Itís more dry than not. The nose is very pleasant. Itís a pretty good drink - for a wit.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

reebtogi
Lantern Stout 3.4
650ml bomber pours black in color with a 2 finger off-white head that leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is light chocolate with some roasted grains and a hint of coffee. Taste is a mild chocolate malty sweetness with a light roasted grainy and mild coffee bitterness. Light to medium in body with mild carbonation. A tasty beer for the style, but a little thin on the body. With a little more beef this could be much better.
Monday, November 12, 2012

bhensonb
Lantern Tripel 3.8
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours hazy gold with a large foamy white head. Aroma of fruit esters, even bubble gum. Full bodied. Flavor is fruit, bubblegum, a bit of earth, all the usual suspects. Clean and excellent. Hits the style on the nose.
Tuesday, November 06, 2012

after4ever
Lantern Stout 3.1
22. Pours black with a dense and creamy tan head. Lots of webby tan lace. Mild creamy soft chocolate nose. Watery flabby body with soft carb. Chocolate and chalk on the mid palate. Mild finish.
Friday, October 05, 2012

after4ever
Lantern Pale Ale 3.3
22. Pours a cloudy medium amber with a big sudsy off white head and plenty of rings of eggy lace. Nice sweet caramel, floral, and piney nose. Creamy medium body, carb is a little flabby. Caramel predominant on the mid palate, followed by floral notes with some light pine accents. Mild sweet finish.
Wednesday, October 03, 2012

AmEricanbrew
Lantern Stout 3.5
Black color with lasting tan head. Earthy yeasty dirt, dry chocolate, nutty espresso shot aromas. medium body. Lightly sweet milk chocolate flavors with mocha coffee, nutty, kelpie, dry yeast--good
Tuesday, October 02, 2012

killjoy966
Lantern Witbier 3.1
22 oz from Chuckís @ $7.99. This completes my flight of Lantern Brewing beers. Kind of wish I didnít finish on the wit. Smells like a bunch of overripe bananas and tastes pleasant enough. Slightly peppery, but also slightly bland. I suppose that is what a wit is supposed to taste like? I should really bone up on my BJCP style guidelines.
Friday, September 07, 2012

BillKismet
Lantern Dubbel 3.4
Maroon-brown. Thick caramel head. Figgy nose, deep and rich. The body is of weathered and thin malting, with sparse figgyness breaking through.
Friday, August 10, 2012

BillKismet
Lantern Witbier 3.7
Sprightly ginger ale carbonated appearance. Wonderful wheaty and coriander aroma. Refreshing, and redolent of the seashore as warm night cools. Refreshing on the palate. Balanced, sprightly, medium-bodied, and oh so quaffable. Nice balance of white wheat and breezy coriander.
Friday, August 10, 2012

killjoy966
Lantern Stout 3.1
22 oz. from Chuckís @ $6.99. As a child I loathed raisins. I would get a small box of Sunmaid in my lunch box nearly every day and begrudgingly eat its contents. Upon first pour, this beer brought me back to those terrible shriveled up grapes in that musty cardboard box. It makes the rest difficult to swallow, though I soldier on, the roasted malts giving me strength.
Tuesday, August 07, 2012

killjoy966
Lantern Dubbel 3.5
22 oz. from Chuckís @ $7.99. Belgian bananas and a little bit of maple syrup. Nevermind, make that a lot of maple syrup. This smells great. Body is a little thin but it stands on its own.
Friday, August 03, 2012

5000
Lantern Witbier 3.4
Bottle: † Straw, small and large sediment floats about, large frothy white head, fairly nice lacing. † Soft wheaty nose, a bit spicy too. † Remains wheaty on the tongue, spices are there but a bit more subdued than on the nose. † Falls off quickly, but it is clean. † Body and mouthfeel are moderate. † Finishes with faint lingering spices. † Decent example, less mealy than other American examples. † Not quite Belgian, but a decent summer quaffer.


Friday, July 27, 2012

killjoy966
Lantern Lucienne (Pale) Sour 2.8
Taster @ PNA Summer Beer Taste 2012. I think I more disappointed due to high expectations rather than the actual quality of this beer (a judge I may never be!) This is supposed to be a blend of a sour and a pale but either the blend is off or there is something weird with the sour because it just doesnít taste like how I expected. I suppose sour and bitter donít play as well with each other as sour and sweet.
Monday, July 23, 2012

5000
Lantern Stout 3.2
Bottle:   Nearly black, dark cola hues, thin to moderate tannish head, foamy, little lacing.   Spritzy on the tongue, soft sweet roastiness, a little milky, but on the light side.   Very bubbley mouthfeel.   Aroma is light, pale roasted malts, very slight apple skin.   Comes across as somewhat of a thin and watery stout.   Light in flavor, really needs more body.   TIz okay, but too spritzy and too light.


Saturday, July 21, 2012

5000
Lantern Dubbel 3.2
Bottle:   Deep dark amber, moderate to large frothy sandy head, fairly nice lacing.   Has a light spicy nose, faint floral fragrance.   Not really getting that dark pitted fruit or rich breadiness.   Seems lighter, more floral and fragrant with a slight tropical flair.   Soft whole wheat breadiness up front, slightly sweet, touch of nuts and peanut brittle.   Not the sweet peanut brittle mind you.   Somewhat of an odd duck.   Clean finish, just different.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Not a malty example thats for sure.   A bit of a stale honey finish, like that Bit O Honey candybar from years past.   Meh...


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

killjoy966
Lantern Tripel 3.7
Bomber from Chuckís @ $7.99. I donít know if my palate has just become more accustomed to Belgian ales or if this is just a damn fine example (fingers crossed for both!) but Iím impressed by this beer. Peppery carbonation and dry finish combined with that sweet Belgian aroma makes this beer very tasty. Iím, excited to try more Lantern.
Thursday, July 12, 2012

BrewDad
Lantern Witbier 3.7
Washington Brewers Festival 2012
Golden in color, hazy thin white head. Nice witbier flavor and aroma. Wheat forward this was a very tasty Wit.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

riversideAK
Lantern Lucienne (Pale) Sour 2.9
Apple cidery nose, some pale malt sweetness, a touch of vinegar and tartness. Weird. Pours golden, thin head. Flavors of apple cider light vinegar, pale malts, and a touch of hop bitterness. Extremely odd.
Saturday, June 16, 2012

5000
Lantern Pale Ale 3
Bottle:   Dirty orange, hazy, thick, large rocky off-white head, splotty lacing.   Somewhat blew up as I opened the bottle, but doesnít seem infected.   Somewhat of a faint citrus peel mealy sort of aroma.   Almost seems like a Tripel in a way.   Very mealy on the tongue, at least not too sticky.   Not bright at all, very dull.   Not really hoppy, a bit of citrus peel but its very muted and soft.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   This is more of a muted Tripel than any sort of American Pale Ale that I have had.


Monday, June 04, 2012