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High Rock Lager - Bahamian Brewery Beverage & Co. Ltd.

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High Rock Lager
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BA SCORE
75
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10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 2.84
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bahamian Brewery Beverage & Co. Ltd. visit their website
Bahamas

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 03-25-2010)
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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by biegaman:
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2.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

The Bahamas is full of breathtaking sights and, if you're a lager lover, High Rock is yet another highlight of the islands. Brilliant and glossy golden in colour, it has a sparkling complexion and impressive and indefinite head retention. Postcard perfect.

Bottling weak lager in green glass bottles is like selling peaches in plastic bags - packaging that can't safeguard the fruit is sure to make it bruise, break, suffocate and go moldy. That smells exactly like what's happened here: green glass can't protect beer from harmful ultraviolet light the way brown glass does. The result is a distinctly skunky smell.

And it was already bad enough the beer have a corn bread-like flavour that could spark a Bobby Flay 'throwdown'. The tastes of grits, corn pudding, corn relish, and creamed corn are almost enough to qualify it as authentic southern comfort food. Hardly any actual malt can be appreciated amidst all this adjunct flavour.

If it weren't for the skunking, this review could have been summed up in three characters: Billy Bee honey. Far from quenching, this lager is intensely sweet and light-bodied; its industrial aura and intentional blandness give it an uncanny resemblance in both taste and texture to the cheapest honey Walmart has to offer.

Brewers in hot, sunny climates are not doing their beer any favour putting it in green glass bottles; it'd be like dairy producers not keeping their milk refrigerated. High Rock Lager could be half-decent but I'll never know, not so long as every sample out there is skunked. It's time the folks at Bahamian Brewery consider a change...

biegaman, Feb 22, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of robebo44
2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

robebo44, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of Paincane
3/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Straw colored with thin white head and minimal lacing.
S: Grainy and citrus aromas.
T: Citrus flavor in a hoppy island beer. Not much complexity but decent flavor.
M: Refreshing with medium amount of carbonation. Thin beer with a tad of hop bitterness.
O: Enjoyable on a hot summer beach day. Not one I need to try again, but glad I had it in Freeport.

Paincane, Aug 26, 2011
Photo of sammyt728
3/5  rDev +5.6%

sammyt728, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of JISurfer
3.43/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this one at Bahama Johns on the east side of GBI. To me, it tasted a lot like Sands, but a little more hop profile to it. It was better than Heine or any other euro lager I've had. It wasn't anything ground breaking or even close to an IPA, but it was the more hoppier of beers that I had in the Bahamas. It did mesh well with the warm weather, blue water, and bbq ribs I had though.

JISurfer, Jul 28, 2011
Photo of beernads
2.5/5  rDev -12%

beernads, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of Nolen12
2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

Nolen12, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of SiegeSpitfire
2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

SiegeSpitfire, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
3/5  rDev +5.6%

kylehay2004, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of GTB
2.5/5  rDev -12%

GTB, Jun 08, 2012
High Rock Lager from Bahamian Brewery Beverage & Co. Ltd.
75 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.