Carib Lager | Carib Brewery Limited

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Carib Brewery Limited
Trinidad & Tobago
caribbeer.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by canadianbarman on 01-30-2001

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Ranking:
#44,343
Reviews:
174
Ratings:
446
pDev:
24.29%
 
 
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Photo of BklynBryan
3.16/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Carib is a decent beer. Had this last at a staff end-of-the-year Party. Tasted pretty good. Very smooth and easy to drink. Flavor was nice. I would compare it to Corona Extra. So if you enjoy a Corona, you should like Carib too. I drank from glass bottle (not a can). Some beers taste better in glass rather than aluminum.

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Photo of Whygold
2.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Bubbawilly88
2.48/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jcoleMA66
2.87/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
2.3/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Review: 330 ml bottle of Carib Premium Caribbean lager: ABV: 5.0% vol

Mine was a 5% abv but I see some places you can get 5.2%

Coming in a clear bottle that looks very similar to Corona. The Carib beer that is quintessentially ‘Caribbean’ or so they say as on their website they state that the Carib Beer logo is “known around the world as a symbol of the Caribbean’s blue waters and year-round sunshine”. Steady on boys its just a gammy logo!

On pour I get a nice, lovely fluffy white head and a golden yellow beer. Some small carbonation going on.

A very clear beer with a small white head and some good retention. looks ok.

On nose I get a good lagery malty smell, very beery with a lot of citrus.

On the taste I got some creamy mouthfuls, a very lagery taste, and a strong malted barley taste as well.
Not much in the main body, very light tasting, also not much overall taste or flavour. Flat taste, shit beer really. Bland.
As a lager its ok, much better cold, but overall a very boring generic lager.
Wouldn’t go out of my way to buy it. Not a whole lot to say about it. Little flavours or tastes.
The second bottle, which was much colder, was a bit better and more drinkable but overall a largely forgettable brew………….They say it might be more enjoyed sipping it ice cold on a beach in the Caribbean. that might be so, but I think I’d prefer a better lager to lounge in the sun with, to be honest. Forgettable beer.

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Photo of monkist
3.22/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I usually like American Adjuncts for their clear taste and drinkability (way more than Euro Lagers) so I take as many chances as possible to try new ones out.
As it is in South-East Asia, American Adjuncts suit tropical climates very well ice cold. So it is in the Caribbean and Red Stripe is their representative, so I wanted to try another beer from there. This Carib Lager looks a bit more pale than the rest Adjuncts and starts with a lighter taste. The first impression is good but then somehow it turns into a bit bitter, bit awful aftertaste. One feels that something is missing and the bitterness is somehow artificial, as if it was meant to cover up for the lacking taste. Once it warms up a bit, this aftertaste stands out more but you are supposed to drink these lagers ice cold.
It is a bit on the B- side but not THAT bad after all - still better than Coors Light!

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Photo of npendres
3.19/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RickyBfromCT
2.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of puftdank
3.5/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jcarriglio
2.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Coho11
1.5/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Mark-Leggett
2.79/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TheWolf
2.71/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.75

In st Maarten. Better than corona no doubt. But not a very good beer. It's difficult to bifurcate the beer from the experience. When you're sitting on a beach in the middle of the Caribbean staring at the green waters and sipping on beer It's impossible to not enjoy the moment. But the if you take the beer just for what it's worth. Meh.

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Photo of Coorsy
3.02/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gatornation
3.5/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is the Corona of the West Indies, clear yellow with a grassy herbal taste, sweet malts in the finish, nicely carbonated highly drinkable, it hits the spot if you are in the right setting.

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Photo of williamv0123
3.49/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kvadiat
2.82/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of msondel
3.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SFC21
2.9/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of emwild12
3.01/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bird_soul
2.58/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DoctorZombies
3.46/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Deep straw (3) pour with thick tight white foam; decent cap retention; spotty lace at best; excellent clarity. Biscuits and sugar aroma. Biscuits and semi sweet malt and not much else. Light plus body, medium carbonation with a little creamyness in the feel. Better than most island lagers as this one is thirst quenching with a little malt body.

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Photo of Cuervo_PCB
3/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Malt_Man
3.38/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drunk cold straight out of 330ml clear bottle. Glucose syrup is listed on the ingredients. Mmm.

L) Clear, slightly weird lime-yellow colour.

S) The instant I opened it was a wave of skunk. When that dissipated, just typical lagery malt.

T) Slightly raisiny-malt lead flavour. Little hops or bitterness, or any sweetness which is a relief considering the ingredients.

F) Not very fizzy, not very refreshing, there is a bit of a drying effect. No aftertastes.

O) Very middling lager, not horrible, but there are better options in this category, for example Corona. Only bought it to tick off having a beer from Trinidad!

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Photo of Gkruszewski
2/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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Carib Lager from Carib Brewery Limited
Beer rating: 2.8 out of 5 with 446 ratings