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Wadadli - Antigua Brewery Ltd.

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29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 22.85%
Wants: 8
Gots: 0 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-28-2002)
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swierczt

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -0.7%

05-25-2014 15:28:45 | More by swierczt
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leroybrown10

Missouri

3/5  rDev -0.7%

05-19-2014 00:36:17 | More by leroybrown10
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schoolboy

Ohio

3.69/5  rDev +22.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 17:14:03 | More by schoolboy
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DougT

Ohio

2.8/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 03:04:14 | More by DougT
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -0.7%

01-04-2014 02:07:06 | More by Knapp85
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

01-04-2014 01:59:40 | More by millerbuffoon
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bsm80x

New York

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

11-13-2013 16:17:29 | More by bsm80x
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Noelito76

New York

2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

10-05-2013 10:51:15 | More by Noelito76
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Bunchy

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-04-2013 22:17:36 | More by Bunchy
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

09-29-2013 03:01:36 | More by cam477
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ant880

New York

3/5  rDev -0.7%

08-08-2013 19:42:17 | More by ant880
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Broden

California

2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

03-11-2013 22:58:44 | More by Broden
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JohnEricaLawson


5/5  rDev +65.6%

09-14-2012 23:56:28 | More by JohnEricaLawson
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rcatalano

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -0.7%

07-21-2012 10:51:33 | More by rcatalano
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

07-11-2012 00:46:15 | More by rolltide8425
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -33.8%

03-01-2012 12:33:29 | More by beerhunter13
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JohnBeerRun

Georgia

1/5  rDev -66.9%

02-03-2012 14:31:15 | More by JohnBeerRun
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pavpav12

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -0.7%

12-04-2011 01:31:46 | More by pavpav12
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kelvarnsen

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

11-30-2011 19:31:29 | More by kelvarnsen
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -0.7%

11-16-2011 12:47:55 | More by FreshmanPour77
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Risser09

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

250ml bottle poured into a white wine glass · fridge temp · best by June 10th, 2011

Appearance: A very chardonnay-esque color, very pale yellow with absolutely no haze at all. A white, 2" head builds and stays around for awhile. Soapy, sudsy head leaves ample lacing behind.

Smell: An initial rush of skunk flew out of the bottle upon opening. Once that dissipates, I am left with lots of nice biscuity, cereal, pilsner aromas. It smells like cereal. Ambivalent.

Taste: A very young, lightly toasted barley taste is very nice. I am quite impressed with this flavor, though it is not complex. Bready and fresh, with a slight hop flavor at the end.

Mouthfeel: For how light this beer is, it has a nice chewiness and it goes down extremely smooth. Hardly any alcohol, with a nice, dry finish.

Drinkability: I am pleasantly surprised by this beer. I expected a dud, but was met with a fresh, bready brew. I would go for this again if I ever make it to Antigua.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2011 03:15:33 | More by Risser09
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

2.98/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to my parents for bringing this one back from their cruise.

Poured from a 275ml.(!) bottle which says *i think* best before May 2010.

Appearance: Pours a pale, pale yellow body that is extremely clear (like looking through glass) and a thick eggshell white head that seems to stick a little to the glass.

Smell: Very strong aroma of corn & adjunct with a slight citrus edge. Mostly grainy, not too offensive actually.

Taste: Grainy with a bit of citrus zest and a subdued skunkiness that is not readily apparent. Overall average but boring a little bit.

Mouthfeel: Relatively high carbonation with a rather thin & watery body. Not much substance.

Drinkability: Yes for ease of consumption. No for taste and enjoyment.

Overall: Check your brain at the door and enjoy at 30°C +. Obviously not the conditions that i enjoyed it at but i was mildly surprised by this one; probably due to the fact that it seems fairly fresh. Pretty much fits the style to a T.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2009 19:35:36 | More by papat444
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BeerCon5

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear golden yellow color with a relatively thin bubbly white head.

The scent was mostly of grains and wheat with some citrus.

The taste was mainly of grains, some notes of honey and citrus.

Light bodied, very crisp and refreshing with high carbonation.

Very drinkable beer. This was very refreshing while walking around a sweltering Antigua. Quiet flavorful for an American Lager.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2009 19:58:04 | More by BeerCon5
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drperm

Virginia

2.98/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had this on a recent trip to Antigua; on tap at the all-inclusive resort where we stayed.

Appearance: Generic/indistinctive International lager

Aroma: Generic/basic international lager

Taste: Generic international lager with a pilsner-malt tongue. Quite thin, but nice on a hot tropical day. Finishes very thinly, leaving a slight toasted-corn or rice hint.

Palate: Thin, with a nice but slight fizz. Generic international lager.

Overall: Generic international lager.

Fun to try this one and drink local, but it couldn't even stand up to basic fish and chips, and was no mach for even Red Stripe (also available at our resort), let alone the likes of Tsingtao or Kingfisher (which for me are the best of the international-lager style).

It neither offends nor inspires, but it's largely forgettable -- besides, when in the Caribbean, and Guinness Foreign Extra Stout (also bottled by the Antigua Brewery!!) is to be had, why drink anything else?

Serving type: on-tap

06-24-2009 16:14:24 | More by drperm
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CanuckRover

Ontario (Canada)

1.9/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Very pale goal, thin film, highly carbonated.

Whoa, not the nicest aroma in the world. Chemicallly, corny and a little skunky.

Tastes slightly better than it smells. Toasty malt and even a hint of bitterness, but unpleasant corn taste takes over quickly.

Not very good. I'd take a Red Stripe over this.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2008 00:27:55 | More by CanuckRover
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Wadadli from Antigua Brewery Ltd.
73 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.