Carib Lager
Carib Brewery Limited

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From:
Carib Brewery Limited
 
Trinidad & Tobago
Style:
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #147
ABV:
5%
Score:
66
Ranked #30,228
Avg:
2.82 | pDev: 24.11%
Reviews:
202
Ratings:
298
Status:
Active
Rated:
Wednesday at 08:01 PM
Added:
Jan 30, 2001
Wants:
  11
Gots:
  78
SCORE
66
Poor
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Rated: 3 by Justinprintz from New Jersey

Wednesday at 08:01 PM
 
Rated: 2.94 by Hockey_Fan from Maryland

Jan 18, 2023
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Reviewed by Pmicdee from Canada (ON)

3.74/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Almost perfect appearance, crystal clear gold with a large fluffy head on top. Corny and grainy on the nose. The taste is a bit bitter but much better than I was expecting. Refreshing mouthfeel
Jan 9 2023
Jan 09, 2023
 
Rated: 3 by bigred89 from Maryland

Jan 01, 2023
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

3.19/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
I actually liked this beer. For its style, I thought it had a pretty good, somewhat complex flavor.

I bought a bottle of this beer at our local Total Wine. Poured into a tall pint glass. Clear yellow color with decent initial head that dissipates quickly with essentially no lacing. Corny and slightly sweet smell and taste. The taste was also fruity and had some sweet spice background. This would be an adjunct lager I would consider buying again.
Nov 23, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

1.93/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75
June 2007: 275 ml clear bottle, courtesy of Cardinal pub, Stavanger. ABV is 5.2%. Brewed and bottled in Trinidad. UK import: www.globalbrands.co.uk . Ingredients include sugar. Pale golden colour, fizzy, large white head. Sweetish industrial aroma. Fizzy mouthfeel. Sweetish and slightly lemony flavour with minimal hops. Boring beer.
Oct 05, 2022
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Reviewed by mfnmbvp from Illinois

2.08/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
12 oz. bottle, some coded bottling information. My first encounter with this beer, acquired a single bottle as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. Identified as "Lager Beer", brewed by Carib Brewery, USA, Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Poured to a Bell's pint glass.

An extremely weak, pale, straw yellow. Two fingers of white fizzy froth for a head. Carbonation streaming topside. An off-putting color
Aromas of wet grains, slightly grassy, maybe even the slightest touch of lemon, and wet cardboard.
Whew. Wet cardboard, corn / grain, and some fusel alcohol on the finish. It was feeling kind of grainy to me, but then the fusel booze hit me. Notes of coppery metallics / well water.
Feel is crisp & clean, slightly grainy & metallic aftertaste. Semi-bloating / filling carbonation. Not sitting well with me, the rest of this bottle will probably hit the drain.
I've had worse beers, and I would call this fairly typical, if on the low-end of the spectrum for the style. Would probably taste much better were it actually consumed beach-side in the Caribbean.

Carib Lager -----2/5.
Oct 05, 2022
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Reviewed by ANIMOUL from Vermont

3.5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Drank straight from 12 oz clear bottle. Tastes of cool corn adjunct with slightly sweet back taste. Decent carbonation. For what it is, it’s not that bad and a great island beer for a beach or balcony.
Aug 21, 2022
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Reviewed by DrOfGolf from Delaware

2.72/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3
One of my sons brought me a few and various beers from the islands. This is one of them. On a hot and humid day, this is a very crushable beer, especially if it is iced cold. Otherwise, it's just a normal island type of beer. No hoppy-ness and a wheaty/bready kinda taste.
Jun 19, 2022
 
Rated: 2.77 by 22Blue from Kansas

May 09, 2022
 
Rated: 2.92 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois

May 07, 2022
 
Rated: 2.83 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Apr 10, 2022
 
Rated: 3.25 by Dovers from Wisconsin

Mar 15, 2022
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Reviewed by Aboxman

3.5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
This is an awful Light Lager, but this is a Great hefeweizen lager? Is Here Lager a thing? I have no idea what their malt gist is but my suspicion is that it is heavy on wheat, which explains the cloudy was and the white head.
Feb 26, 2022
 
Rated: 2.23 by BMBCLT from South Carolina

Feb 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.65 by beerrat from Virginia

Feb 06, 2022
 
Rated: 3.18 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire

Dec 24, 2021
 
Rated: 3 by JamesLeung from Florida

Dec 11, 2021
 
Rated: 2.66 by abrodsky from Massachusetts

Dec 05, 2021
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Reviewed by BFCarr from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
At the brewery in Cape Canaveral. About what you would expect, light, refreshing and uneventful. If it's hot, go for it. Don't expect much and you'll be fine.
Nov 23, 2021
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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

2.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
The new lager from the old Florida Beer Company. I wish FBC had not been bought out...

...It's not a bad lager, it's just a little disappointing given how FBC has so many nice brews. Now they get bought out by Carib and they start offering this somewhat weak lager. It's not bad, just not to the quality that the old FBC was up to.
Nov 08, 2021
 
Rated: 3.06 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Oct 22, 2021
 
Rated: 2.92 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Oct 22, 2021
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Reviewed by Foyle from North Carolina

3.45/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. A thin white head disappears immediately. Color is hazy straw with mild streaming carbonation. Aroma of mild grains and hint of grass. Mouthfeel is fairly light with a mostly dry finish. Flavor is dominated by grainy sweetness, biscuit, just a touch of hop bitterness. Overall: it is ok, but lacks in balance with sweetness stopping just short of being cloying.
Oct 09, 2021
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Reviewed by TheHammer from Canada (ON)

3.22/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
I originally had a much more expansive review, but I lost it due to an ill timed reboot. Regardless, the beer is everything you should want and expect from an "island lager". One of those easy to drink, great with a lime offerings that is by far not a luxurious boquet, but the sort of beer you stick a lime wedge into.

Apart from the skunk smell and lack of head, this is probably the second best lager I've had out of the Caribbean (the first being Red Stripe). It's clean, despite an odd swamp note and easy to drink with it's light body. That said, this beer is really designed to use lime to mask that swamp note.
Mar 15, 2021
 
Rated: 2.81 by ronniebruner from Arizona

Mar 11, 2021
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Reviewed by Burgz from Canada (AB)

3.47/5  rDev +23%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Found this 6 pick at the local liquor store. Always hesitant about clear bottles but figured I’d give it a a shot.

I’ll be honest, drank it bc straight from the bottle so didn’t really get the smell.

Taste though of earth tones, maybe a little chicolate, actually pleasantly surprised. Some nutty, maybe hazelnut type tones? Incredibly delicious to tell you the truth.

I’m about 10 beers deep on kokaneee and this is quite the surprise delicious beer on the night.
Mar 01, 2021
 
Rated: 3.3 by JanglezB19 from Canada (ON)

Nov 29, 2020
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Reviewed by flyingpig from Scotland

2.12/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe (£1.79):
Incredibly clear golden with a half centimetre, foamy white head that holds surprisingly well for a lager. Almost no aroma, maybe some hay & faint grassy notes but not much else. It's light tasting too, it's quite clean & basic with hay, grassy touches & very light skunky flavours to finish. Its very light bodied, fairly bland with very little taste or smell for the most part; pretty much what I'd expected though, it was a little less skunky at least.
Nov 18, 2020
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Reviewed by 1009 from Massachusetts

2.38/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Had this island-style lager down in Aruba a few months back and was excited to see it in Mass stores so picked it up for a review. Honestly, not a bad alternative if you are sick of Corona or had one too many one day on the beach and need a substitute. It is kind of a Corona clone. Sporting that classic island gold color and a somewhat herby after taste that is light and easy to crush. However, like most Caribbean beers, it requires a citrus fruit, typically a lime, to give it more character and pleasurable flavor.
Aug 10, 2020
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Reviewed by dapatriot1 from New York

4.71/5  rDev +67%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Had this for the first time when i was in St. Marteen and now whenever i go back this is the only beer i drink there
was able to find up here in NY
the beer pours golden with a small head
Very light and refreshing brew. Not very hoppey
sweet balanced with grassy herbal hop flavors,
great beer to drink on a hot summer day
Jul 07, 2020
 
Rated: 1.99 by Jaasoares from Virginia

Jul 04, 2020
 
Rated: 2.98 by smi69 from New York

Apr 19, 2020
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

1.9/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
Had from the bottle and poured into a dixie cup

L: Clear light golden macro pour. Thick fizzy head.

S: Skunk and grains.

T.F: Light/watery... semi-sweet grains and adjunct. A wisp of hops somewhere mid-swig. Fizzy carbonation.

O: A generic macro lager. No better or worse than the Corona's of the world. Became much more palatable when I pushed the lime wedge down into the bottle. Ok while sitting on a Caribbean beach. Especially when 4 were included in the price of a chair/umbrella rental.
Jan 16, 2020
 
Rated: 2.5 by cryptichead from Illinois

Dec 07, 2019
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Reviewed by Cholla from New Jersey

5/5  rDev +77.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Very easy drinking and refreshing beer. Somewhat similar to Corona. I’ll have to have Corona again to see what I prefer. Very crushable. Be nice to have it while sitting on a beach somewhere. Good summer beer. Cheers.
Dec 05, 2019
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

2.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75
Rated to style, not as bad as Carib's BA average.
But instead of participating in the Great American Adjunct Pile-on, it is best that I say nothing more than: I had this, was somewhat refreshed and had the rest to wash-down a lunch of Thanksgiving leftovers.

I give Carib some Big OA Hugs for global distribution and a themed cricket promotion (obviously to the British Commonwealth.) Distributed in at least two dozen countries (several in Europe), Carib is brewed and distributed in the U.S. by Florida Brewing in Cape Canaveral... that also opens up a really huge market. And besides, I'm glad to have my first beer that started in Trinidad.
Nov 30, 2019
 
Rated: 2.5 by Azpittil57 from Arizona

Nov 06, 2019
 
Rated: 2.64 by MGibbons from Maryland

Oct 21, 2019
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Reviewed by OllieStalz from New York

2.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
I first picked up a six-pack before my wedding. I did so because our honeymoon would be in the Carribean, so I wanted to get in the mood. It is good for the style. The style isn't AAL; it's more of an Island beer. It isn't hop-heavy, so if you like such beers, you need to look elsewhere. The color is pretty pale and almost looks like pineapple soda. This is the type of beer you' imagine drinking when it's super hot and humid outside. Or the type of beer you'd drink eating some spicy food while it is hot outside. If you're not in these categories (e.g. sipping one in a cold-climate winter), you might not enjoy this too much.
Sep 02, 2019
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