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Turks Head Lager - Turks Head Brewery

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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 2.64
pDev: 23.86%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Turks & Caicos Islands

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BCMan on 01-19-2004

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Reviews by HalfFull:
Photo of HalfFull
2.73/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured on tap into my Club Med cup, and occasionally a 32 oz. 'beach cup', this brew pours a hazed golden straw in color. A rich and somewhat resilient cap of white foam leaves lots of sticky lacing.

Nose is of pale malts exclusively. No adjuncts can be found and the beer offers a thick grainy pils character. Hops however, never made it into the kettle.

More simple coarse bready notes in flavor and the neutral texture carried forward to the feel. A rather basic and minimalist approach to a brew, and likely all malt in my experience. Still better than many an Adjunct brew, but the lack of hops on the nose and feel keep this from being a go to beer. I actually preferred the Turks Light over this by the pool, or the Amber with dinner. Bit too coarse and bready overall.

More User Reviews:
Photo of barwench01
1.38/5  rDev -47.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Appears as a normal lager, decent color when poured. Slightly bubbly but the overpowering smell of a hair-perm chemicals was extremely offensive. Very sweet, with harsh metallic finish. Tolerated it with a lime wedge. Otherwise practically undrinkable.

Photo of Luweezy
1.5/5  rDev -43.2%

Photo of csmalley
3/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of JohnK17
2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of zaptone
3.75/5  rDev +42%

Photo of AndyEdgar
2/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of R11415
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of jrand2621
3/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Bobhoya
2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of merock1402
3/5  rDev +13.6%

Great for vacation drinking on the island.

Photo of bparrish792
3.25/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of Musineer
4/5  rDev +51.5%

Photo of scurvy311
3.18/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This is an addendum to my previous review. I was really looking forward to re-loving this beer and sharing it with my brother in law. It was good, but it was different. I would not change any of my notes from my previou review, I would only add that there was a significant amount of watered-downedness to this brew. I was a little disappointed.

Photo of UPMD_Bill
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had to try the "local beer" on vacation. Drank from glass bottle. Taste is generic, light and inoffensive. A little sweetness from the adjunct grains, and not much else going on. Light on hops. Some metallic (salty?) taste on the finish. Not a terrible brew after being out in the sun all day -- better than a Bud, better than a Corona.

Photo of dhartogs
3/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Koopdad
3.53/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Light, refreshing, crisp, clean.
It's not Corona - it's not supposed to be.
It's not Carib - it's not supposed to be.
It's Turks' Head.
No heavy aftertaste, no heavy head, no bitterness.
The white sands of T&C have the domain of this pour to themselves.
Would love to have this up North of the 44th, but sadly, cannot.
Great with a wedge of lemon, and the local conch-fritters.

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Photo of Jim_DemonDeacon
1.75/5  rDev -33.7%

Photo of twistedsoldier21
2/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of Hermthegerm
2.25/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Shandycan
3/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of lupercmda
2.25/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of knicks19947
3/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of jpro
2.95/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this a few times while in the Turks and Caicos...

A: Pours from the bottle a light, clear, gold with a minimal white head which leaves no lace; while this isn't the best looking beer, I suppose its a pretty good example of the style.

S: Not much; maybe some wet paper / graininess; maybe a touch of corn.

T: Not much to it; very light grainy malts and some dry, slightly bitter hops on the end; kind of tastes like Bud and Corona mixed together.

M: Light-bodied; high carbonation; a good thirst quencher.

O: Not the best looking, smelling or tasting lager I've had, but it is pretty darn refreshing down in the Turks and Caicos; for that reason, I'm giving its overall score a little bump - plus, I'd rather have the local stuff than Bud Light, Corona, etc.

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Turks Head Lager from Turks Head Brewery
67 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.