Club Premium Lager | Accra Brewery Limited

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Club Premium LagerClub Premium Lager

Brewed by:
Accra Brewery Limited

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 08-01-2002

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by mjw06:
Photo of mjw06
2.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Overall just not a good beer. A very unpleasant adjunct stale, malty, astringent bitterness that hits you as soon as it hits the palate, although it doesn't necessary last through the finish. The one bright spot of this brew is the appearance and smell. Nice sized head that left some nice scum and the smell wasn't necessarily good, but it was full with a few pleasant notes.

Tried to support this beer when I was in Accra because its the original Ghanaian beer. However, if you're looking for a lager, go with Star. It's brewed by Guinness in Ghana, but its actually good and refreshing in the West African heat.

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Photo of BrewAskew
1.81/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

A cheap caricature of Heineken. Imagine a beer that embodies all the worst characteristics of adjuncty, green-bottled eurolagers and downplays or distorts all the decent traits of the style and then you will get "Club". Packaged in green bottles and green and gold foil labels, it looks better than a Heinie, until you open it and pour. The skunkiest beer I have ever had. It's as if they forgo the hops and use genuine skunk ass. Large bubbles due to overcarbonation and a sudsy, vulgar head. Skunky flavor/aroma and an exaggeratedly dry, parching finish. Nothing distinguishable in between but bland, cheap beer flavor. If you find yourself in Ghana and this is all that is available, it's better than nothing. As far as why anyone would want to import it is beyond me. (Have people actually developed a taste for skunk spray?)

The brewery's name is Accra. The name sounds like the beer smells: acrid.

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Photo of AppaZappa
2.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

So its all relative. Live in Ghana for 3 years like I have and, well, Club hits the spot. Most Ghanaians pitch themselves into either a "Club" or "Star" camp, and I'm pretty firmly in the former, as Star is a bit watered down comparatively. Is this a great beer? Not necessarily. But does it taste damn good in Ghana on a 90' day after a long day of work. I wouldn't pay the $9 it costs to get a bottle in DC or the Bronx unless I was with my Ghanaian friends, but its pretty good in Ghana. And considering that I've been to the brewery and they gave me a free t-shirt and towel, that's gotta count for something...right?

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Photo of Thunder
1.75/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of bishopgary
3.2/5  rDev +19%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Decent beer, probably depends on where you are in the world and how hot it is while you are there. You may even be willing to say it is the greatest thing on earth depending. I consumed a fair amount of this and other like brews while spending 2 months in West Africa. Honestly I think it is pretty hard to tell Club and Star apart, may depend on how cold the establishment was able to serve the particular beer. Nice gold color, pretty good head, nice aroma (you know it is beer). Neutral but refreshing taste, a bit of skunk. Light body and low price make this very drinkable when you find yourself in that part of the world. Not something I would search for at home.

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Photo of entenduintransit
3.69/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ajdemma
2.79/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Nickls
2.57/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

(From notes - on tap in my hotel in Accra)

A - Pours a watery clear light yellow color; solid finger of white foam that held a little better than other brews I had in Ghana

S - Light hop bitterness; some light maltiness; pretty generic and akin to all adjunct lagers. No terrible skunkiness, luckily as having it on tap must have helped

T - Actually fairly dry and the brief hoppiness is more akin to other European macro/pale lagers, which is saying a lot. Not good, but not the worst brew while in Africa

M - Lightish; very soft carbonation

D - I am giving this average drinkability as it was better drinking than the other brews (save Guinness) while I was in Accra

Not the worst brew in Accra, and found it more drinkable than the others offered in the city.

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Photo of Lawl3ss
4/5  rDev +48.7%

Photo of ybnorml
3.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer has a bright clean yellow color with very little head that is gone before you can blink.There is a light grassy and sweet aroma that can be detected. The sweetness does not assert it self in the taste. Instead the flavor is a smooth and bitterness with a nice crisp clean finish. This might be a good lawnmower beer. Should be refreshing on a hot summer day.

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Photo of Mississippi
1.5/5  rDev -44.2%

Club Premium Lager from Accra Brewery Limited
2.69 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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