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Turk's Head Island Draught Amber - Turks Head Brewery

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Turk's Head Island Draught AmberTurk's Head Island Draught Amber

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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 22.9%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Turks & Caicos Islands

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-28-2005)
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Reviews by DoctorB2B:
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

DoctorB2B, Nov 20, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

dailyminefield, Jul 17, 2014
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2.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Grace Bay in Provo. The amber pours a light copper/caramel in color with decent clarity. A rich cap of off white foam lingers for some time.

Nose of thin caramel malts and grain, yet somewhat devoid of any hop notes. Flavor is a bit better than the nose with a continued caramel base. A lack of hop bitterness is evident but seems quite apropos for the tropical environment. Easy feel though a bit thin and simple given the light bready texture of the brew. An easy drink on the beach and preferred over the equally unhopped lager offering which was a bit coarse in texture.

HalfFull, Mar 04, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +21%

runwild99, Jul 20, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -43.5%

Luweezy, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of RyanDe680
3.53/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer pours well. Head was creamy and foamy at first, but faded fast and diid not last long. Very clear and bubbly. I had one served with and without a lime. Stick to w/o the lime.

No noticeable aroma hop characteristic at all. Not overly bitter, but well balanced. Definite use of barley with a slight hint of carmel, very interesting. Very light and fits the environment well (given that the sun was out and temps always in the 80s). Finishes well and doesn't leave any aftertaste. After finishing one, I did desire another. Not watery, as I would expect, but if brewed with island water (which by Turks & Caicos nature is a bit off), I can see where this beer gets some of its uniqueness.

RyanDe680, Apr 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +21%

DHS1029, May 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Bobhoya, Feb 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +45.2%

Musineer, Jul 14, 2013
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3.43/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On draft at Danny Buoy in Providenciales (3.20.11). Appealing caramel color with a foamy white head that doesn't last long. No lacing. Watery mouth feel that I usually find unpleasant but given the climate it's not that bad. No noticeable hop presence as the malts dominate. It has a decent finish, and I can't detect the bitter aftertaste encountered by an earlier reviewer.

If you're on the island (lucky you!) it's a decent option if you want something other than a mass produced lager (though I'd recommend one of the tasty Guiness foreign extra stouts instead).

wolandjr, Mar 20, 2011
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

dhartogs, Nov 28, 2011
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4.35/5  rDev +40.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I bought this from the Pirate's Bar overlooking a great beach. I honestly was surprised this beer was so good. I have read some negative reviews of "Friends bringing the beer back" and other things. Maybe it was my cigar or my surroundings... but this was a great beer. Not a typical watery beer you find on a beach.

MEPBlue, Nov 30, 2009
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2/5  rDev -35.5%

Shandycan, May 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +21%

Jusse, Oct 11, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

lupercmda, Jul 26, 2012
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3.35/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz clear bottle into a goblet in the room...

A: cool information on the label about the "fez" cactus, etc; pours a chestnut brown with some amber highlights; off-white, 2-finger head; not much lace - maybe a few strands.

S: Sweet caramel malt; toast; hazelnut; not bad, but too sweet.

T: Bready sweetness - almost banana bread; light toasty / nuttiness; has a bit of a lasting sweetness.

M: Medium-bodied; high carbonation; leaves a sweet coating on the palate.

O: Not a bad amber; fairly drinkable, although a bit too sweet; down here, I think I prefer the lager.

*from notes (7/1/12)

jpro, Jul 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Pug, May 17, 2014
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2/5  rDev -35.5%

dseanv, Jul 10, 2014
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2.42/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured with a small, very thick and creamy, cream colored head that soon settled down to large islands and lots of clingy lace. Color is a clear, copper amber. Aroma is malt, caramel, fruit, and a hint of butterscotch. Flavor is very sweet with malt and fruit standing out along with a little butterscotch. Body is full and round but carbonation very soft, bordering on flat. Finish is like flavor and of average length. Way to sweet for me. No more.

drpimento, Oct 17, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Domvan, Jul 10, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

Tom-Peters, Sep 16, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Stoutlad, Nov 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

mattyrubes, Oct 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +29%

searsclone, Jun 21, 2014
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2.73/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: thin head on a light amber with slight straw hues and clear body.

S: musty malts with a subtle caramel note.

T: this one like the lager also has a strong bitter note from start to finish. The darker malts are just in the background instead of forming the backbone of a malt dependent genre.

M: light to medium body and moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: not terrible I guess but when compared to the other choices in the Caribbean, fairly standard beer.

kylehay2004, Apr 30, 2012
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Turk's Head Island Draught Amber from Turks Head Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.