Turks Head Lager | Turks Head Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Turks Head Brewery
Turks & Caicos Islands | website

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BCMan on 01-19-2004

BEER STATS
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
53
Avg:
2.69
pDev:
44.98%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
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Reviews by jpro:
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2.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this a few times while in the Turks and Caicos...

A: Pours from the bottle a light, clear, gold with a minimal white head which leaves no lace; while this isn't the best looking beer, I suppose its a pretty good example of the style.

S: Not much; maybe some wet paper / graininess; maybe a touch of corn.

T: Not much to it; very light grainy malts and some dry, slightly bitter hops on the end; kind of tastes like Bud and Corona mixed together.

M: Light-bodied; high carbonation; a good thirst quencher.

O: Not the best looking, smelling or tasting lager I've had, but it is pretty darn refreshing down in the Turks and Caicos; for that reason, I'm giving its overall score a little bump - plus, I'd rather have the local stuff than Bud Light, Corona, etc.

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Photo of barwench01
1.39/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Appears as a normal lager, decent color when poured. Slightly bubbly but the overpowering smell of a hair-perm chemicals was extremely offensive. Very sweet, with harsh metallic finish. Tolerated it with a lime wedge. Otherwise practically undrinkable.

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Photo of chuckgietzen
2.47/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kgammell1
3.75/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kyle_goochstink
2.59/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of HalfFull
2.76/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured on tap into my Club Med cup, and occasionally a 32 oz. 'beach cup', this brew pours a hazed golden straw in color. A rich and somewhat resilient cap of white foam leaves lots of sticky lacing.

Nose is of pale malts exclusively. No adjuncts can be found and the beer offers a thick grainy pils character. Hops however, never made it into the kettle.

More simple coarse bready notes in flavor and the neutral texture carried forward to the feel. A rather basic and minimalist approach to a brew, and likely all malt in my experience. Still better than many an Adjunct brew, but the lack of hops on the nose and feel keep this from being a go to beer. I actually preferred the Turks Light over this by the pool, or the Amber with dinner. Bit too coarse and bready overall.

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Photo of Luweezy
1.5/5  rDev -44.2%

Photo of ILOVEHAM
2.96/5  rDev +10%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Dudon
2.9/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of terrysjag
2.52/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ssimpson89
3/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of csmalley
3/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of JohnK17
2.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of zaptone
3.75/5  rDev +39.4%

Photo of drdiesel9483
3/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Franks this on the beach at grand Turks and thought it was a pretty good lager. Better than bud

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Photo of SRBush1974
2/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of AndyEdgar
2/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of R11415
2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Hallertau
2.5/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jrand2621
3/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Bobhoya
2.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of merock1402
3/5  rDev +11.5%

Great for vacation drinking on the island.

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Photo of bparrish792
3.25/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of Musineer
4/5  rDev +48.7%

Photo of scurvy311
3.15/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This is an addendum to my previous review. I was really looking forward to re-loving this beer and sharing it with my brother in law. It was good, but it was different. I would not change any of my notes from my previou review, I would only add that there was a significant amount of watered-downedness to this brew. I was a little disappointed.

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Turks Head Lager from Turks Head Brewery
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