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Kalik Light - Commonwealth Brewery Ltd.

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Kalik LightKalik Light

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BA SCORE
69
poor

15 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 15
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 2.47
pDev: 18.22%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Commonwealth Brewery Ltd. visit their website
Bahamas

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 02-29-2004)
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Reviews by WoodBrew:
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WoodBrew

Illinois

2.8/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A lighter version of Kalik no real major difference. A golden clear color with decent carbonation. Grain provides the smell and most of the taste. Certainly there are some hops to help balance slightly...but hey who we kidding. The mouthfeel is fine on a hot summer day...if it were winter this would not get you to where one would want to be.

Serving type: can

07-24-2011 23:24:46 | More by WoodBrew
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teraflx

Arizona

2.25/5  rDev -8.9%

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jrand2621

Connecticut

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Maryland

2/5  rDev -19%

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BillRoth

Maryland

2.25/5  rDev -8.9%

12-05-2013 00:21:49 | More by BillRoth
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Dave1999

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev +1.2%

10-22-2013 12:59:37 | More by Dave1999
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harpus

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev +1.2%

06-17-2013 17:49:14 | More by harpus
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TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -8.9%

06-15-2013 19:02:33 | More by TheBeeraholic
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

1.75/5  rDev -29.1%

07-09-2012 21:06:40 | More by Dizzy242
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pavpav12

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +21.5%

12-04-2011 01:30:42 | More by pavpav12
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armock

New York

3/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured a clear straw color with a thin white head that leaves minimal lacing behind

S - Has your standard macro smell grainy corny malt

T - Just like most other light macro beers with a grainy malt taste

M - This beer has a light body with higher carbonation to it

D - This was a good beer to drink in the Bahama heat after walking around its the perfect refreshing beer to cool off with

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2009 20:47:27 | More by armock
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HardTarget

Texas

3.13/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hand carried back from Nassau.

A) Looks like a light beer. Very pale straw color with good clarity and a thin ring of head.

S) Very mild aroma overall, some mild corn and a whiff of leafy hops.

T) First impression was a bit chlorinated, but that faded quickly. A mild hop finish, again leafy, and a thin cracker malt base. A very mild metallic finish. It tastes like a light beer.

M) Light body (of course), medium carbonation.

D) A pretty good light beer. Nothing I'll crave, but it stands up to other light beers I've had, and it's a hard style to brew, no room for hiding mistakes and this doesn't really have any.

Serving type: can

01-16-2009 05:13:30 | More by HardTarget
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CharlieMopps

Virginia

1.98/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Light beer seems to always have bad connotations in my mind, and I'm not sure that this one will change my mind all that much, but I'll give it a fair shake. A moderate pour yields about a finger of head, which is more than I expected and lasts a bit longer than I had anticipated, too. Color is a pale, even sickly looking gold, with plenty of rising bubbles in the glass.

First sniff and I get a big whiff of corn and adjuncts, the smell of cooked vegetables, and some hops... I think. Oddly enough, I see myself in the Caribbean with little other choice than this, and the smell makes me think that it wouldn't be so bad in the sweltering heat.

I take a sip even while it's still rather cold, but I figure that it's supposed to be served cold as a lager, but also in the light macro style, it should be even colder (give me blue mountains, dammit!). I tasted nothing. In the very tail end I got a slight bitterness, but more of an adjunct-laced metallic kind of bitterness. Still, it being a light beer, it may have been more toned down than its regular version. I wouldn't want to test that theory, though. Aftertaste is dry and miniscule, and so clean that I'm not sure it fits. There's the taste of rice or some adjunct that kicks back in the aftertaste as well that I'm just not sure about.

This is meant to be an easy-drinking beer, and it is. I'm sure it's best served in the sunshine of a beautiful day on an island with white sandy beaches or at a pool bar right next to the ocean. However, it doesn't do much for me, but I'm grateful that I could even try such a rare find, as I hear it's mostly a Bahamian beer for the resorts. Nevertheless, an overall tasteless and watery beer in the macro style, and a lighter version for those watching their figure.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2008 22:37:19 | More by CharlieMopps
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

2.17/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

It's amazing that you can acutally carbonate alcoholic water and call it beer. This may be the most flavorless beer I've ever drank. Its fizzy and looses head retention magically quick. No lacing, overcarbonated and nearly clear. And that is the best of this beer. it's tough to comment on because there isn't enough flavor here to consider bad. I'ts basically water with a touch of alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2006 18:01:58 | More by BEERchitect
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twi1609372

Florida

2.15/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Bad beer, avoid, yes avoid.Had this in the bahamas, didnt notice it before so it must be fairly new. Looked normal, smelt ok, taste was another story. this beer has a very doughy taste, you can taste the corn+rice! Very low quality in my opinion. When in the bahamas, drink miller, as sad as it is to say.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2005 15:36:16 | More by twi1609372
Kalik Light from Commonwealth Brewery Ltd.
69 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.