Lighthouse Brewing Co. – Sauerteig Farmhouse Ale

Lighthouse Sauerteig Farmhouse Ale Review


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3.9 out of 5


  • Brewery: Lighthouse Brewing Co.
  • Beer Style: Wheat Ale
  • Pros:

    Great wheat flavour with nice body

  • Cons:

    Wheat heavy which isn't for everyone

  • Conclusion:

    Nice farmhouse style wheat ale with an extra helping of wheat flavour.

Lighthouse Sauerteig Farmhouse Ale Review

Lighthouse Brewing Co. – Sauerteig Farmhouse Ale

Sauerteig is German for sourdough and this beer was brewed with rye, spelt, wheat and barley – the same ingredients as sourdough bread as prepared by Byron Fry of Fry’s Red Wheat Bakery. This beer literally is liquid bread. It is tough to pour bread from a bottle but in this case it works pretty well. The Sauerteig Farmhouse Ale pours a lightly clouded, golden colour topped with a full two fingers of head. The head settles moderately leaving the glass’ sides free of lacing. This farmhouse ale smells of wheat, malt and has a citrus freshness to the aroma. Rye surprisingly does not come through in any strength despite its precedence in the ingredients list. The flavour kicks off with big carbonation and a full bodied wheat experience. Citrus notes along side light coriander make up the body in a fairly crisp package. The barley malt makes itself known through a malt forward flavour but much like the smell, rye content is rather hidden in the mix. Overall this beer has great flavour, a big body and a bit of an alcohol punch to boot. The farmhouse ale may not be well known but it is a delicious addition to the roster of BC Craft Beer.

Alcohol – 7%
Size – 650ml
Price – 6.90 (Craft Retailer)

Lighthouse Sauerteig Farmhouse Ale Review
Lighthouse Sauerteig Farmhouse Ale Review

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  1. Frank_Z
    Frank_Z 24 April, 2014, 13:09

    Note: there is also spelt flour in there (as seen on the Alibi #500 list and stated on their website)
    Kind of interesting brew, but I expected more from the rye and spelt.

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  2. Terry
    Terry 26 May, 2014, 09:06

    I enjoyed this one, odd to see such a clear beer with wheat in it. It had some nice spicy, interesting mouth feel and overall decent farmhouse ale. It would have been awesome with some added funk though!

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