Carib Lager | Carib Brewery Limited

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Brewed by:
Carib Brewery Limited
Trinidad & Tobago

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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5/5  rDev +78.6%

Photo of Abbbp
4.93/5  rDev +76.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is proof to me that it don't matter a lick what bread tastes like when it's a gorgeous 85 degrees and nothing but he gorgeous Caribbean Sea before you. Cheerio, cheerio, I'd drink this any day and recommend it gladly!

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Photo of Jgldillon
4.51/5  rDev +61.1%

Light and crisp. Very little aftertaste. Wish I could find it easily in US.

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Photo of bparrish792
4.5/5  rDev +60.7%

Photo of Paracelsus
4.5/5  rDev +60.7%

Photo of mwar
4.25/5  rDev +51.8%

Photo of GRFounder
4.25/5  rDev +51.8%

Photo of WeezyBoPeep
4.2/5  rDev +50%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

A: Clear golden with a pale quality and a superior effervesence, nice little head that is soda-like hangs around for a bit. A little bit of lacing.

S: Biscuits, crackers, sourdough, lemon zest and popcorn. Smells GREAT for the style. Maybe the best adjunct I've smelled.

T: Miles better than any adjunct I've tasted recently, this beer is best described as a cross between a pale wheat ale and a pilsener if that makes any sense...has qualities of both. But only the good qualities. No bitter finish, no thick, syrupy body...light and pleasant.

D: Gimme more.

Value: I paid $5.50 for a sixer. Excellent value at that price.

This beer will suffer from bad ratings as most American adjunct lagers do because most members fail to review within the STYLE. You can't name a better, easy-to-find adjunct out there.

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Photo of Dur921
4.2/5  rDev +50%

Photo of Bagman007
4.19/5  rDev +49.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served in bottle.

A- Clear yellow coloring similar to Corona.

S- A lime smell, but not overpowering at all.

T- Excellent taste. Can taste some hops and malts but it is not overpowering. Can taste a hint of lime.

M- Great feel, very smooth beer. Goes down easy.

D- Extremely drinkable. Very smooth beer. Would definitely have again.

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Photo of lehows
4.1/5  rDev +46.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a golden yellow color with a fine but fizzy white head. Nose was of muted grain, some very faint hoppiness. Very clean and pleasant taste, I had mine with a slice of lime and it was great. Goes down smooth with the right amount of carbonation too. Perfect for a hot and humid day. This is what Corona should taste like.

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Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.09/5  rDev +46.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer looks really nice in a bottle with its yellow color, clear glass and blue and gold label. Once in a pint glass, The yellow dies down a bit to reveal a slightly orangish-brown, washed out gold. The fluffy white head died in no time and left me with nothing at all.

Smells of archetypal skunky lager that is really quite enticing. I’m getting hints of cornbread and maple syrup and a definite lime with faint white flour in the back ground.

The taste isn’t as impressive as the smell with a simple woody sweet corn and plum backed by an almost oaky lime. Also, the carbon dioxide is potent enough in the bubbles to leave a little of its essence behind.

The mouth feel is medium bodied with a very aggressive, but not too overwhelming carbonation that leaves my mouth tingly well after I sip it. Wow!

I can see myself enjoying this a lot more on a hot, muggy summer day. The woody nature of this one makes it really refreshing. Considering what else goes by the name, "American Macro Lager", this one's far better than the competition.

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Photo of 57andcounting
4.07/5  rDev +45.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer was surprising good.
Poured a nice strong head that stayed through the last drop.
Clear gold color with a lot of carbonation and bubbles.
Very little if any smell, didn't increase as it warmed.
Tase clean with lime/lemon and a hint of hops. Licorice lingers on the tongue.
Has a full moutnhfeel. Much more then most lagers.
I would by a case of these if I could find it.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.06/5  rDev +45%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This must be self punishment, pours a hazed straw golden it might have a UTI look to it with a bright white head rising high with decent retention. Nose was pretty pungent when I popped the cap on this Caribbean standard. I was really nervous about the first sip, after smelling a strong grassy herbal hop kick. Not much grains going on a bit of light biscuit malts, and a touch of light struck hops evident. Flavor isn't half as bad as I was getting ready for, actually decent qualities for light clear bottled mass produced lager. Refreshing served pretty damn cold, semi sweet balanced with grassy herbal hop flavors, some adjuncts might be in use but there's just a nice cereal/biscuit malt flavor that rides through each sip. Out of all Euro/Island/foreign mass produced beers this is definitely a solid drinkable thirst quenching offering. No heavy skunkiness even with the clear bottle, this is pretty solid stuff. Next time I hope to be on an island in the right setting drinking this super fresh and super cold in the hot sun closer to the equator. Mouthfeel was of course a bit over the top with carbonation, body was light but not too thin. Damn it, I like this beer. If you see it and never danced with the clear bottled Caribbean creation, than maybe you should go there. I'm actually regretful that I've never had this beer before now.

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Photo of grubdunkman
4.05/5  rDev +44.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of justinm4bama
4.04/5  rDev +44.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light and crispy taste. Hard to find in the US.

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Photo of jjohnston88
4/5  rDev +42.9%

Photo of DLSheidy
4/5  rDev +42.9%

Photo of aquamonster
4/5  rDev +42.9%

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4/5  rDev +42.9%

Photo of tdm168
3.97/5  rDev +41.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright yellow with a half of an inch of soft, soapy, white head that has decent retention. The nose has strong aromas of sweet corn and faint, subtle grassy hops. The taste is surprisingly malty though a little sweet and there are notes of corn. The finish is smooth and grassy with a subtle hops character. The mouthfeel is light, smooth, and well carbonated.

This is a smooth, drinkable, enjoyable beer. For the style, it's incredibly good. There are few if any off characteristics and it's surprisingly flavorful. For the style it's better than most.

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Photo of StevenMilligan
3.95/5  rDev +41.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Straw yellow, with a minimal head. This brew was a hit on the boat. Won't 'wow' you with its complexity, but for its style it's less forgetable than the competetion. I actually enjoyed pairing this our low country boil. Less metallic off flavors that you find in AB adjuncts.

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Photo of beerprovedwright
3.83/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good two finger head of thick foam. Nice lace with good cling. Color is a 5 on the SRM beer color chart. Smell of many grains, rice, corn, and malt. Taste is bold and flavorful with corn, wheat, rice, citrus, and malt. Mouthfeel is better than water, with some creaminess and perk. Good thirst quencher with a mild punch. When I travel back the islands, I will have many more.

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Photo of Nathan-McFadden
3.81/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a chance to try this out while traveling down in the USVI and found it to be my beer of choice while relaxing on the beach. A solid light flavor with the only complaint being an aftertaste to similar to that of Miller Genuine Draft (not a fan). It's smooth with a bold flavor that I saw myself choosing on more than one occasion.

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Photo of Todd
3.8/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 330ml clear, custom bottle. Freshness date on the neck. Ingredients (in French): eau, malt, sucre, houblon.

Appearance: Pale golden, clear. Ample large bubbled head.

Smell: Grain, metallic notes and soft esters in the aroma. Quite welcoming actually.

Taste: Medium-bodied, smooth and creamy on the palate. Strong and rich, more than expected from its light colour. It has many, yummy, malt-liquor qualities. Nice, refreshing build-up of a lemon/lime hop flavour, with a sting of bitterness, buffered by an awakening carbonation. Malt is a bit sweet, estery; alcohol presence is more than noticeable (as is the addition of sugar). Slight grain and metallic-like flavour in the finish. The steel lingers on the palate for some time.

Notes: I really liked this Lager, a lot. Buzz/cheer factor was high, like a malt-liquor, but it's a very uplifting beer. Quenches much more than physical thirst. Typically served with a small lime wedge.

Purchased and reviewed in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. Enjoyed atop Skyworld at Rudy's Bar.

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