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Ironshore Bock - Cayman Islands Brewery Ltd.

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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 17.39%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Cayman Islands Brewery Ltd. visit their website
Cayman Islands

Style | ABV
Bock |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: DIM on 06-08-2011

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Photo of mobrockman
1.5/5  rDev -53.4%

Photo of SWMeyer4141
1.79/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured into a pint glass...

Appearance-Nuetral watery brown with no head, no lacing, no retention. Just looks ugly.

Smell-Sour, Bready, light caramel malt.

Taste-Pretty gross. Soggy stale bread. Sweet malts, some hops on the finish. Unbalanced and disguisting.


Overall-My 4th and final caybrew beer and probably the worst. Theres nothing good about this beer.

Photo of deac83
2.34/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Friend brought this back for me to try.

Light brown in appearance.

Sour/bitter taste not in a good way.

It did very little for me, so much so that I had a few sips and decided to toss the rest. It was drinkable but having other options in the fridge I didn't think it was worth it. If I was in the Caymans and this was an option I'd choose it over some of the others I've tried from there.

Photo of inspektor
2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of doremite
2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of jeremy2027
2.8/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

poured out of a can into standard bar glass overlooking the Caribbean.

Light brown, clear one finger head that quickly dissipates leaving no lacing after the beer is done.

Floral aroma maybe some light malts but mainly floral.

Floral tasting with little malt character so far the best out of the Caybrew selection on the island.

Watery mouthfeel with no sweetness left on the tongue.

Overall the Best Caribbean beer I have had so far. A good way to not drink the BMC's of the world or Hieniken. Like someone earlier stated it is a vast desert out here at Cayman, go with this beer instead of the others out there.

Photo of SnoozeDoctor
2.97/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was about the only easily locatable and marginally potable offering I found during a recent trip to Grand Cayman. There was truly a dearth of beer to drink there. At 7.0% alcohol, it was also far heavier than the much more terrible Caybrew lager. Reviews below are accurate.

If you visit the Cayman, try it. Also, head over to Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in Camana Bay. He does some home brewing and gets the occasional shipment of non-BMC beers, the quality of which varies, but you're more likely to find something less offensive there.

Photo of Beertrader60657
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of diverite
3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The smell is bready and sweet.

Taste matches the smell, bready and sweet, lightly hopped. This beer is not as malty as one would expect, but its not terrible. I can only describe it as something like a Foster's draft in "bock" form if that makes any sense.

This is not a world class beer by any means, but it is a refreshing beer with a little more body than typically offered by the warmer climate breweries. I will order it again, but its nothing to get excited about.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of PSU79
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mmmmbeer
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of evilkalla
3.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this on tap at our dive resort.

A: amber brown, with a good inch or so of head. Head dissipated but left a decent amount of lacing on the glass. A pretty decent looking beer.

S: bread, brown sugar, some toffee. Not bad.

T: tastes a little sweet, brown sugar and caramel. Not a lot of hops in this one. Some alcohol on the finish. Not bad.

M: average on the mouthfeel. Decently carbonated. A little alcohol bite.

O: not bad for a local brew. Other reviews are hard on this one, but it isn't that bad. Maybe it's not as good from the can, who knows.

Photo of phideltashaggy
3.33/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into a plastic cup at The Cayman Islands Turtle Farm snack bar.

A- poured a translucent dark brown color with a little bit of an off white head.

S- somewhat malty, some notes of grass.

T- very malty, some light corn sweetness. Finishes like most macro domestics.

MF- light and thin, but not as thin as I was expecting.

Overall, this was a great beer to drink in the Islands on vacation. I wouldn't say "no" if offered one in the future, but I don't see myself seeking to import any.

Photo of DIM
3.33/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a: This was a clear, golden amber color and it poured with a large but short lived fizzy head.

s: Sweet and toffee and maybe some light fruits. Kind of sugary overall.

t: I tasted sweet bread, brown sugar, a hint of something fruity, and a little heat at the finish.

m: A little on the watery side with fizzy carbonation.

o: A very pleasant surprise in the beer desert of the Caymans.

Photo of Mikestaf
3.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AnthonyD12
3.37/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mdez
3.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this last week when I was on Cayman Brac for a vacation. It was probably h the best beer available on the island. Not that it's great, but it has a lot more taste and gumption that the usual macros and the island lagers. Despite the bad beers, though, I'd still rather be down there where it's 83 every day.

Photo of mojohawk21
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of BlueMoon10
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of catfan2000
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of sgregory
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of wiltznucs
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of SteeleWright
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of chinchill
3.64/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can with a BB date stamp of May 2015 purchased and consumed near the brewery on GCI.

Clear brown with a decent light brown head that leaves some lacing on the glass. Visible carbonation is very fine-grained.

Pleasing simple aroma of caramel malts with just a faint hint of spicy hops and little sign of the 7% ABV.

Flavor: hops, some darker malts, and alcohol esters are more obvious in tasting.

Feel: Smooth but with some alcohol warming; medium carbonation.

O: A mild bock with pretty good balance and partly hidden alcohol.

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Ironshore Bock from Cayman Islands Brewery Ltd.
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