1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Turks Head Lager - Turks Head Brewery

Not Rated.
Turks Head LagerTurks Head Lager

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
68
poor

31 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 31
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 2.64
pDev: 24.24%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Turks Head Brewery visit their website
Turks & Caicos Islands

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BCMan on 01-19-2004)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
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.

HalfFull, Mar 04, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of Luweezy
1.5/5  rDev -43.2%

Luweezy, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of csmalley
3/5  rDev +13.6%

csmalley, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of JohnK17
2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

JohnK17, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of zaptone
3.75/5  rDev +42%

zaptone, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of AndyEdgar
2/5  rDev -24.2%

AndyEdgar, May 30, 2014
Photo of Bobhoya
2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Bobhoya, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of bparrish792
3.25/5  rDev +23.1%

bparrish792, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of Musineer
4/5  rDev +51.5%

Musineer, Jul 14, 2013
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.

scurvy311, Jul 28, 2010
Photo of dhartogs
3/5  rDev +13.6%

dhartogs, Nov 28, 2011
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.

Don't like? Don't drink.
Like? Drink.
Simple.

Koopdad, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of Jim_DemonDeacon
1.75/5  rDev -33.7%

Jim_DemonDeacon, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of twistedsoldier21
2/5  rDev -24.2%

twistedsoldier21, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of Hermthegerm
2.25/5  rDev -14.8%

Hermthegerm, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of Shandycan
3/5  rDev +13.6%

Shandycan, May 08, 2014
Photo of GreenEggsHam1
2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

GreenEggsHam1, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of lupercmda
2.25/5  rDev -14.8%

lupercmda, Jul 26, 2012
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.

jpro, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of Pug
3/5  rDev +13.6%

Pug, May 17, 2014
Photo of dseanv
2/5  rDev -24.2%

dseanv, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of drpimento
2.05/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Geez, I know I reviewed this on here before, about a week ago and it's gone. That last one had a major mango thing going on. This one poured with a decent, thick, foamy, white head that lasts a while and some lace. Color is a clear yellow with lots of large bubble trails. Aroma is fruit and wet grain. Flavor has almost no malt, lots of wet grain, neutral sweetness, a little bitter and some tang. Body is ok and so is carbonation. Finish is like flavor, not much like beer at all and hasts too long. Hope this review is recorded because thankfully I wont be able to have another.

drpimento, Oct 17, 2011
Photo of Tom-Peters
1.5/5  rDev -43.2%

Tom-Peters, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of Brian15
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Brian15, May 28, 2012
Photo of mattyrubes
2/5  rDev -24.2%

mattyrubes, Oct 21, 2012
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Turks Head Lager from Turks Head Brewery
68 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.