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Sands Beer - Bahamian Brewery Beverage & Co. Ltd.

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BA SCORE
66
poor

74 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 2.66
pDev: 22.56%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bahamian Brewery Beverage & Co. Ltd. visit their website
Bahamas

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wcudwight on 06-30-2008)
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Reviews by Dave1999:
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2/5  rDev -24.8%

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Photo of ChgoEddie
4.25/5  rDev +59.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

In my opinion beers need to be evaluated in the context of where they are brewed. While in the Bahamas I enjoyed Sands by the bottle and from the tap and can say this matches the climate there very well. I am honestly shocked how low the scores are for the beer although I value taste far more than any other factor. I would give this beer a try - and definitely give the Bahamas a go as well - Cheers!

Photo of virinow
2.75/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of dogfishandi
3.2/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

another beer my sister picked up for me on her honeymoon to the bahamas. poured from a fridge temp can into a pint glass. pours a clear pale straw yellow, slightly darker than a normal macro. big white fizzy head that disappeared quickly. no real lacing.

in the aroma you predominantly get buttered corn. faint floral hops in the background.

in the taste you get that buttery corn again. light grains and faint hops.

light body, watery mouthfeel, kind of weak carbonation.

pretty good drinkability, nice for a friday night party or something, would take this over a couple other macros.

Photo of mintjellie
2.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale straw with a nice cap of eggshell head. Poor retention, no lacing. Cereal aroma, light dms. Watery, grainy flavour with light corn. Light-bodied and vigorously carbonated - feels thin and prickly. Typical for the style, and by far not the worst of the style.

Photo of seavercm
1/5  rDev -62.4%

Photo of ChopperSmith
2.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

We put away a few cases of these while in the Bahamas for a couple weeks. Since imported beer (U.S. or European) was very expensive there, the local beer was the best way to go.

Appearance: Clear pale yellow with a decent white foamy head that doesn't lace but recedes to a nice white cap.

Smell: Faint grains and malts with just a hint of hops. Not horrible, but pretty average for the adjunct lager style.

Taste: Sweet, grainy and a little hops. Definitely more hops than it's Bahamas competitor 'Kalik'. Not a horrible adjunct lager, but also very average...this is normal for this style of beer (which is why it's one of my least favorite styles). Adding a lime wedge to the bottle actually adds a little life to this one (just like with Mexico's Corona lager).

Mouth feel: Light-bodied. Medium-low carbonation.

Drinkability: This is the beer in the Bahamas I would go for again, if I could find it. It wasn't as easy to find in the Bahamas as 'Kalik' (which is everywhere there), but it's definitely the better local beer and worth the search. I wouldn't seek this out at home, but I would drink it again in the Bahamas without complaints.

Photo of Tarheel219
2.75/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of mikerems
3.5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of KTCamm
3.43/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed in context of an island vacation...clear bright gold, light foam, active bubbles. Light straw hay fruitiness. Touch sweet. Clean and crisp island beer. Better adjunct than others.

Photo of Lang44
3/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of bierguru
2.28/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A - highly carbonated head pours think looks like a cloud and just as white color is copper clear

S - slight malt smell but mostly just hopps

T - very hoppy taste is very similar to a miller light

M - very bubbley

D - its a hey lets get drunk beer your not drinking it for flavor

Photo of Eaglefan344
2.5/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Shoney_35
3/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of JamieWeisen
3.5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of wcudwight
2.15/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Again I'm not sure of the brewery with this one. It says Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Co. on the can. But they are not listed in BA's database and when I tried to add it I couldn't b/c I didn't know the address, phone, website ect...
One of the palest yellows I've seen. Minimum head with minimum retention.
Complete lack of aroma.
Pretty typical macro flavors. Lot's of adjuncts. I don't think the Bahamian beers are brewed with rice to that accounts for some difference with the American Macro Lagers.
Thin, light bodied.
Nothing interesting here but it's quaffable.

Photo of JKG
3/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of GratefulEdd
3/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.45/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks out to my Aunt Christy, who brought this one back from the islands on a recent cruise. 12 oz clear bottle with a best by stamp of 25 Jul 10. Pours a very clear, medium gold color with a tight-bubbled white foam that hangs around a good while surprisingly.

Smells of mildly sweet grains and a bit of typical adjunct corn. I do not get much in the way of cardboard, which seems to be noticeable in many AALs. Not bad, smells fresh and no skunking from the clear bottle.

Flavor is quite grainy and pretty light overall, a bit more than a light beer and a little less than most full-strength offerings. There is a notable hop presence on the finish, grassy even. Has a pretty good balance for an adjunct lager and the flavor is pretty decent. I could easily drink a few of these sitting at a beachside tiki bar. I would say this one is a notch or two above average for the style.

Photo of dstc
2.85/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, pale yellow color with a huge, expected white head. Head falls pretty darn slow. Thin lace.

Smells like a macro lager. Grains, week hops a maybe a little musty.

Typical clean lager taste. Mild malts and no real hops. Refreshing enough.

Thin, watery and well carbonated in the mouth.

Typical beer for the style. Thirst quenching but nothing spectacular. Would drink over a Bud.

Photo of megahurts4
2.38/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bahamian Brewery Sands

Appearance: Clear straw yellow, medium head, and some lacing.

Smell: Skunky, malty grains.

Taste: Grains, malts, and a hint of hops.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and slightly watery.

Overall:
Not a bad lager. It is similar to the American macrobreweries. It is very average.

Photo of Mrose78
3/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of WreckingBrew
3.5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of JunkYardJake
2.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz can poured into standard glass.
Due to lack of options, I put down numerous Sands and Sands Light on a recent trip to the Bahamas. Not terrible as far as the style goes but was not very good either. Watery, straw color. Small head and very little aroma. Tastes a bit malty at first then falls flat. Has a little husky, grainy taste in there too. Just enough hops for balance but no hop flavour. Overall, not much better than any other adjunct pale lager.

Photo of Brams
3.25/5  rDev +22.2%

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Sands Beer from Bahamian Brewery Beverage & Co. Ltd.
66 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.