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Wadadli - Antigua Brewery Ltd.

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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 2.89
pDev: 23.18%
Wants: 8
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Antigua Brewery Ltd. visit their website
Antigua & Barbuda

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-28-2002

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Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 13
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2/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

had at antigua sandals resort

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2.37/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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1.93/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours a one-finger pure white head that fades quickly leaving traces of lace. Crystal clear light straw color. Good carbonation and very light bodied. Sweet almost skunky nose and flavor is sweet corn with hops in the background. Bottled Aug 18, 2014, Gift, 250ml green bottle.

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2.5/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev +3.8%

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2.96/5  rDev +2.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -13.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev +3.8%

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3/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of schoolboy
3.69/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I am pretty sure people are confusing two separate Wadali brews - the lager and the Golden Lager. The Golden Lager comes in a can and is a poor imitation of Miller (pretty bad). The other lager comes in a green bottle (that looks like a Heineken). That beer also smells like a Heineken but tastes a little sweeter.

I had both of these at the same time at a beach bar in Antigua and they were very different. The hop profile of the bottled was much more pronounced and in general the beer was much more palatable.

Generally, Caribbean beers are not very good, but the bottled version of this was much better than average. The canned was typical, maybe a bit better than a Caribe or some of the other bad beer from the region.

Photo of DougT
2.83/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Was on holiday in Antigua. This was the free resort beer. Had some on tap, then they started cracking bottles. Bottles are a very light green, not quite clear like a Coronna bottle, but not much protection.

Looks like any other central american lager. Pale yellow with a white head that doesn't last, doesn't lace, but leaves a layer of foam on top.

Smell is thin, watery, grainy, non-distinct.

Taste is very similar to other central american beers, and sorry, I'm not a fan. Never have liked that flavor and it detracts from anything else that might be going on. I've no idea what that flavor is. kind of skunky, may some corn? I can't really tell. Maybe it's a yeast strain that they like down south?

Mouthfeel is all factory lager. Thin, crisp, fizzy. Goes down easily and refreshes. That's the good point!

Overall I wouldn't buy it if it wasn't "free". But for something to quench a thirst while sunning on a beach it'll do.

But if you like Dos Equis or Coronna you might well like Wadadli.

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3/5  rDev +3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +12.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +12.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3/5  rDev +3.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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5/5  rDev +73%

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2.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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2/5  rDev -30.8%

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1/5  rDev -65.4%

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Wadadli from Antigua Brewery Ltd.
71 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.