Caybrew | Cayman Islands Brewery Ltd.

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Brewed by:
Cayman Islands Brewery Ltd.
Cayman Islands

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 06-05-2007

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1/5  rDev -63.8%

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1/5  rDev -63.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -45.7%

Photo of Alissa2579
1.75/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

When in the Caymans drink like the Caymanians! But skip this brew - it's not very exciting and very similar to a bud light

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Photo of SassyBootblack
1.92/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I met this gentleman during a week long excursion to the Cayman Islands. Not the life of the party like Guinness Export was.

Appearance: Yellow! Clear!

Smell: Can beer smell yellow?

Taste: It tastes like beer. With a slight plastic and fish note.

Mouthfeel: Thin with sharp carbonation.

Drinkability: Beyond the taste, nothing to stop you from pounding ten of these. The heat helps.

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Photo of doremite
2/5  rDev -27.5%

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2/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of Kooz
2.01/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Had this on vacation and writing this from notes I scribbled on a napkin.

Green bottle but appears to be a clear yellow color--nothing remarkable.

Smelled slightly skunked, otherwise there wasn't much to this.

Tastes almost exactly like you'd expect a Budweiser to taste.

Light and boring mouthfeel. Not much going on.

I wouldn't try this again. In the hot summer sun it left me thirstier than I had been before I started on it.

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Photo of Jstarr2517
2.11/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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

Photo of emwild12
2.22/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

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2.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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

Photo of jeremy2027
2.28/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Straw yellow, clear little head that vanishes rather quickly


Skunky rather Hieniken like due to the green bottle.

Little to none

Overall I would only drink this on tap. You can definitely tell there is a difference between the bottle and tap. Green Bottles serve there purpose but not in this beer it is better out of a keg and I would assume a can as well to keep light from skunking the beer. Not that skunking is a bad thing its just not my thing.

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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 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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2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
2.52/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Kadonny
2.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a Sierra Nevada tulip glass.

A: A light goldish yellow with a large white fluffy head. No glass lacing.

S: Grainy, malty, very macro-ish. Not a lot going on here.

T: Grainy, grassy, malty, with the tiniest bit of hops. Flavor is very macro lager-ish with some bitter and metallic flavors towards the finish. Not a very good beer, no body to it.

M: Light. That's it.

D: Not very good when even compared to other island macro style lagers.

Overall this is not worth drinking really. Do your homework if you visit GC and go find some Guinness Export, that beer kicks ass. Heck, even the beer I had last year in the Bahamas (Kalik and Kalik Gold) were better than these.

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2.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I've been craving some light bodied lagers lately, preferably not a BMC, and a buddy of mine just got back from the Caymen Islands and brought back some caybrew.

Poured into a Pint Glass.

Appearance-Straw yellow. American Adjunct looking. Very watery appearance. 2 Finger head thats gone in a blink. No lacing.

Smell-Grain, sour bread.

Taste-Grainy, Sweet malts, very lightly hopped

Mouthfeel-Pretty Crisp. Nicely carbonated.

Overall-Just another light bodied Lager, you know what your getting.

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Caybrew from Cayman Islands Brewery Ltd.
Beer rating: 2.76 out of 5 with 78 ratings