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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cayman Islands Brewery Ltd.
Cayman Islands
cib.ky

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 06-05-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,376
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
77
pDev:
20.29%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4
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Ratings: 77 |  Reviews: 26
Reviews by joedon:
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2.96/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A pretty looking beer but has very little else going for it.
Reminded my of a English export lager but without much bitterness. Taste is American macro.

Nice bright color and a thin head. Smells a bit grassy with some sour noes. Flavor not impressive. A bit watery on the tongue.
Quite drinkable for a hot climate but I wouldn't go out of my way to find this.

Only real advantage is this was cheaper than the imported beers in Grand Cayman. The local water there is not so great and perhaps that has an impact on this beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of mojohawk21
3.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of beerhunter13
3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Wolvmar
2.62/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A cut above Bud but other wise unremarkable. Works if ice cold on a hot day but otherwise it's nothing special. Not aroma, bland taste, overly carbonated for my taste.

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Photo of BCborn
3.35/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of doremite
2/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of Sammy
2.99/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of pourmeadrink
3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of fthegiants
3/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ralphs66
2.2/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of HalfFull
3.3/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a clear plastic beach cup. Pours deep straw/light golden in color with a thin and airy head. Retention and lacing are typically light for the style.

Offers a clean lager nose with some yeast, a touch of hops and a small amount of corn mixed in with other grains. Not skunky at all and the corn isn't a deterrent given the ratio.

Taste is slightly sweet but pleasant and easy. Any sweetness present is light in viscosity yielding a smooth feel and a light creamy texture on the finish. Offers good drinkability and is pretty well balanced. More of a less robust and improved Pacifico than a Heineken I would say. Moderate in body, drinks like a Euro/American combination lager; Euro in the hops department and with a light corn adjunct.

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Photo of TWStandley
2.28/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mobrockman
2/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of DanielCole
2.31/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BeerFMAndy
2.65/5  rDev -4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

11.157 (?) oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada Imperial Pint. 5% ABV, Best by end (BBE): Jun/10 on neck.

Thanks to my friend Jason for bringing two bottles of this to share from his Honeymoon!

A - Pours crystal clear allowing all the carbonation bubbles to be visible. A big white head pops up with some loud effervescence only to drop to a thin layer quickly. No lace.

S - It's got the classic Euro Lager skunkiness to it. In the background are pale and pilsner smelling malts wrapped in a dry straw and husky nose. Crisp and clean with a low sweetness.

T - Pale malts with lots of dry straw and an off-putting huskiness. The typical skunkiness is there giving the finish a slightly unpleasant taste. Low lingering sweetness.

M - Slick on the tongue with a thin body and flavor. Moderately carbonated and crisp to the finish.

D - I can see it washing down well on a warm island but here, it's mediocre at best. Just another Euro lager that's a fair session beer. I can't say I'd be opposed to pounding a bunch of these under the sun though.

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Photo of buzzed
1.5/5  rDev -45.7%

Photo of gtermi
3.25/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jerefreakinmiah
2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Scott_at_Beer_Frog
3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of catfan2000
2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of streetcommander
2.26/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

I've had a couple (40-50) in the past couple days. Good for an Island style lager but definately not anything to call home about. They are one notch above BMC swill.

Yellow with white quick vanishing head, good carbonation. Had mine out of cans and bottles and the both taste the same. Has a strange modeling clay flavor similar to a Yuengling. Most people call it a malty flavor but being an avid hombrewer I have to disagree, malt does not taste like modeling clay, at least not any malt I have purchased and brewed with.

They equip it with that nasty skunk flavor which again everyone has been attributing to UV violation but I have to again disagree. I think it is coming from the hop species they are using. The Uropean lagers all seem to have it and it's nasty. Nobody who shoud be in bussiness would intentionally skunk there beer...I hope?!

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Photo of BeerCon5
2.33/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a light golden color with a small amount of white fluffy head.

The smell was mostly of corn, grains, and yeast.

This beer tasted mostly of the above, corn, grains, and yest.

Light-bodied crisp feel, a bit watery with high carbonation.

This was an average drinker, although not very tasty, it was basically a cheaper tasting Heineken but more expensive. Not a bad idea to give it a try if you're in the Caymans but it's not something I would seek out.

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Photo of FFATS
2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

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Caybrew from Cayman Islands Brewery Ltd.
Beer rating: 2.76 out of 5 with 77 ratings
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