Lantern Brewing Company Reviews




nathanvc
3.1
Lantern Pale Ale
At Skillet, Seattle. (Labeled on the menu as "Brio Pale Ale", whatever that means. Should I have rated the wrong beer, feel free to let me know...) Pours hazy deep golden with a minimal, lasting, off-white head that leaves lacing. The aroma contains hops, grass, spices, herbs and yeast. It tastes light yeasty sour at first, then medium to heavy spicy bitter - Belgian style. Medium body, slick/oily texture, lively carbonation. Not bad, but nothing I haven’t tasted before in Belgium...
Saturday, July 8, 2017

jsnicholas
3.6
Lantern Sombre
Tap at beer junction. Dark brown, lots of lacing. Light nearly non existent aroma. Pretty dry and a little Smokey. Nice but not a stand out
Friday, April 14, 2017

BillKismet
3.7
Lantern Odelette Barrel Aged Apricot Sour
This was one of the highlights from the Seattle 2017 Belgian Fest. Burnt orange-amber with a ring of head. Nice fuzzy apricot nose. Fruit apricot body accentuated by a delightful mineral character. A soupcon of sulfur also adds some more interest. Excellent craftmanship, a brew that comes together wonderfully.
Monday, January 30, 2017

mcberko
2.7
Lantern Belgian Pale Ale
On tap at Peddler, pours a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma brings out Belgian yeast, some pepper and phenols. Flavour is pretty floral, with lots of fruity esters, Belgian yeast, perfume and fruity esters. Totally inauthentic, but decent enough.
Monday, January 30, 2017

andrewje41
3.8
Lantern Bonneville
Draft pour pint at Serious Pie. Apparently the aren’t supposed to pour a full pint of this, but I am happy the beneficiary of this mistake. A copper orange pour with a patchy fizz head. Doughy malts, sweet caramel, and a potent Belgian yeast aroma. Flavor matches nicely. Soft spice, dough malt, slight warming finish. Strong Belgian ale obvious linger. Very tasty.
Sunday, October 30, 2016

AmEricanbrew
3.4
Lantern Au Brun
Tap@ Lantern. Clear amber with lasting ivory head. Nice dry hay, dusty, bready, spicy yeast aromas. Medium body. Same earthy dust, dry hay flavors with doughy maltage, and light caramel---good
Saturday, August 27, 2016

andrewje41
3.6
Lantern Au Brun
Draft pour pint at Dog and Pony. Solid copper pour with a cream foam head. Malt heavy aroma. Flavor is Belgian up front, with a strong malt profile to complete. No expert on the style, but seems unique to me. Pretty good.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

luttonm
2.8
Lantern Sombre
At Lantern. Clears cola brown, thick lingering foam. Syrupy malt body, charcoal and warmer prune or light leather. Odd warm fruit, yeast seems off for style. Missing a lot and not singing at all.
Saturday, May 28, 2016

luttonm
3.1
Lantern Sagesse
At Lantern. Slightly cloudy orange, foam. Big grassy-sage aroma. Dusty attic intensity. Didn’t skimp on the adjunct here. Too intense even, but good direction. Oregano might be culprit. Dried spice drawer. Meh.
Saturday, May 28, 2016

luttonm
3.2
Lantern Cranberry Pale Ale
At Lantern. Red-tinged orange, gray residual foam. Mild sweet veg-fruit aroma. Astringent fruit. Hard to say ‘cranberry’. Needs to hit these adjust flavors much harder. But, better than the quince ale.
Saturday, May 28, 2016

luttonm
3
Lantern Quince Ale
At Lantern. Creamy foam, small undistinguished fruit aroma. Vegetal body, distant lemon-pear. Ok quince character. Very green, a little muddled. I appreciate the effort.
Saturday, May 28, 2016

luttonm
3
Lantern Lucienne (Pale) Sour
At Lantern. Ruddy red-brown, gray head. Mild tart, tannic red fruit. Ready malt backbone. Fairly refreshing- crisp, dry. Sour flavor is a little off to unpleasant. Not bad.
Saturday, May 28, 2016

andrewje41
3.5
Lantern Lucienne (Pale) Sour
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
3.7
Lantern Sombre
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 1, 2016

AmEricanbrew
3.5
Lantern Bonneville
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
3.5
Lantern Wallonia
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
3.2
Lantern Dubbel
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
3.5
Lantern Tripel
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
3.2
Lantern Blondine
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
3.5
Lantern Joliefolie
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
3.6
Lantern Summer Saison
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 5, 2015

Ratman197
3.4
Lantern Tripel
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 4, 2015

mcberko
2.6
Lantern Renard-Houblonne
On tap at Brouwer’s 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 7, 2015

Ferris
2.4
Lantern Renard-Houblonne
Draft - Earthy and vegetal notes. Hazy gold with a light white head. Sweet and horribly sweet. Citrus and more vegetal notes.
Friday, February 6, 2015

Prufrockstar
3.4
Lantern Au Brun
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 5, 2015

riversideAK
3.5
Lantern Au Brun
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
4.2
Lantern Witbier
Very nice witbier. Solid Belgian yeast notes. I enjoy this style, and this is a good representative thereof.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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

OldMrCrow
3.1
Lantern Pale Ale
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. It’s 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 -- it’s even called as much on the brewer’s web site. Out of the ordinary, but fairly unimpressive.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Prufrockstar
3.1
Lantern Witbier
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 - don’t see enough local brewers doing a wit.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

ACHops
3.3
Lantern Kriek (Cherry) Wit
On tap @ Chuck’s 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 4, 2014

ACHops
3.4
Lantern Lucienne (Pale) Sour
On tap @ Chuck’s 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 4, 2014

ACHops
2.6
Lantern Pale Ale
On tap @ Chuck’s 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 I’ve had this before and it was better. Maybe a bad keg?
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

ACHops
3.4
Lantern Tripel
On tap @ Chuck’s 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 4, 2014

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

Brigadier
3.4
Lantern Dubbel
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. I’d 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 wasn’t bad for a brewery I’ve never heard of before.

Friday, May 17, 2013

BillKismet
3.4
Lantern Pale Ale
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
3.5
Lantern Blanche Brambasi
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
3.6
Lantern Pale Ale
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 there’s something like floral/citrus as well. More dry than not. Decently bitter, rather clean, earthy finish. Pleasant change from overly malty pales.
Saturday, January 5, 2013

after4ever
3.4
Lantern Witbier
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 doesn’t carry to the mid palate or the finish. Body could use a little more sparkle.
Monday, December 31, 2012

AmEricanbrew
3.5
Lantern Pale Ale
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
3.7
Lantern Tripel
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
3.5
Lantern Dubbel
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 3, 2012

bhensonb
3.5
Lantern Witbier
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. It’s more dry than not. The nose is very pleasant. It’s a pretty good drink - for a wit.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

reebtogi
3.4
Lantern Stout
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
3.8
Lantern Tripel
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 6, 2012

after4ever
3.1
Lantern Stout
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 5, 2012

after4ever
3.3
Lantern Pale Ale
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 3, 2012

AmEricanbrew
3.5
Lantern Stout
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 2, 2012

killjoy966
3.1
Lantern Witbier
22 oz from Chuck’s @ $7.99. This completes my flight of Lantern Brewing beers. Kind of wish I didn’t 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 7, 2012