Antigua Brewery Ltd.

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Antigua Brewery Ltd.
Antigua & Barbuda
American Adjunct Lager
2.93 | pDev: 21.16%
Jun 27, 2020
Jan 28, 2002
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Rated: 3.02 by TonyStarks2231 from New York

Jun 27, 2020
Rated: 2.87 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts

Mar 11, 2018
Rated: 3.02 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Feb 26, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by bostonryan from Massachusetts

Sep 11, 2016
Rated: 3.66 by misternebbie from Pennsylvania

May 11, 2016
Rated: 2.5 by TheStoutHound from Wisconsin

Apr 30, 2016
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Reviewed by Jerseyislandbeer from Jersey

2.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A 250ml bottle brought back from Antigua by friends, although it should be noted that this beer is now made at the St Vincent Brewery due to the brewery in Antigua shutting down. Pours a light golden colour with medium carbonation and a small white head. Aromas of sweet malt. Tastes of grain, corn & sweet malt with a light bitter finish.
Apr 08, 2016
Rated: 3.28 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania

Apr 04, 2016
Rated: 2.41 by Wheels2532 from Pennsylvania

Apr 04, 2016
Rated: 3.01 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Mar 29, 2016
Rated: 3.24 by spycow from Illinois

Jan 05, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by paulish from New York

Dec 14, 2015
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Rated by JeffKowalek from Tennessee

2/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
had at antigua sandals resort
Jan 26, 2015
Rated: 2.37 by TWStandley from Massachusetts

Dec 27, 2014
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Reviewed by jdhilt from New Hampshire

1.93/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2
Pours a one-finger pure white head that fades quickly leaving traces of lace. Crystal clear light straw color. Good carbonation and very light bodied. Sweet almost skunky nose and flavor is sweet corn with hops in the background. Bottled Aug 18, 2014, Gift, 250ml green bottle.
Dec 22, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by JNForsyth from Pennsylvania

Dec 16, 2014
Rated: 2.96 by beerjerk666 from Florida

Nov 18, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by gpblackgt from Pennsylvania

Nov 17, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by demonspeed from Pennsylvania

Sep 05, 2014
Rated: 3 by swierczt from Connecticut

May 25, 2014
Rated: 2.63 by leroybrown10 from Missouri

May 19, 2014
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Reviewed by schoolboy from Ohio

3.69/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
I am pretty sure people are confusing two separate Wadali brews - the lager and the Golden Lager. The Golden Lager comes in a can and is a poor imitation of Miller (pretty bad). The other lager comes in a green bottle (that looks like a Heineken). That beer also smells like a Heineken but tastes a little sweeter.

I had both of these at the same time at a beach bar in Antigua and they were very different. The hop profile of the bottled was much more pronounced and in general the beer was much more palatable.

Generally, Caribbean beers are not very good, but the bottled version of this was much better than average. The canned was typical, maybe a bit better than a Caribe or some of the other bad beer from the region.
Apr 20, 2014
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Reviewed by DougT from Ohio

2.83/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75
Was on holiday in Antigua. This was the free resort beer. Had some on tap, then they started cracking bottles. Bottles are a very light green, not quite clear like a Coronna bottle, but not much protection.

Looks like any other central american lager. Pale yellow with a white head that doesn't last, doesn't lace, but leaves a layer of foam on top.

Smell is thin, watery, grainy, non-distinct.

Taste is very similar to other central american beers, and sorry, I'm not a fan. Never have liked that flavor and it detracts from anything else that might be going on. I've no idea what that flavor is. kind of skunky, may some corn? I can't really tell. Maybe it's a yeast strain that they like down south?

Mouthfeel is all factory lager. Thin, crisp, fizzy. Goes down easily and refreshes. That's the good point!

Overall I wouldn't buy it if it wasn't "free". But for something to quench a thirst while sunning on a beach it'll do.

But if you like Dos Equis or Coronna you might well like Wadadli.
Mar 23, 2014
Rated: 3 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Jan 04, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Jan 04, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by bsm80x from New York

Nov 13, 2013
Rated: 2.75 by Noelito76 from New York

Oct 05, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by Bunchy from South Carolina

Oct 04, 2013
Rated: 2.75 by cam477 from Canada ()

Sep 29, 2013
Rated: 3 by ant880 from New York

Aug 08, 2013
Rated: 2.75 by Broden from Nevada

Mar 11, 2013
Rated: 3 by rcatalano from New Jersey

Jul 21, 2012
Rated: 2.75 by rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania

Jul 11, 2012
Rated: 2 by beerhunter13 from Canada (ON)

Mar 01, 2012
Rated: 1 by JohnBeerRun from Georgia

Feb 03, 2012
Rated: 3 by pavpav12 from Pennsylvania

Dec 04, 2011
Rated: 2.5 by kelvarnsen from Canada (ON)

Nov 30, 2011
Rated: 3 by FreshmanPour77 from Minnesota

Nov 16, 2011
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Reviewed by Risser09 from Pennsylvania

3.36/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
250ml bottle poured into a white wine glass · fridge temp · best by June 10th, 2011

Appearance: A very chardonnay-esque color, very pale yellow with absolutely no haze at all. A white, 2" head builds and stays around for awhile. Soapy, sudsy head leaves ample lacing behind.

Smell: An initial rush of skunk flew out of the bottle upon opening. Once that dissipates, I am left with lots of nice biscuity, cereal, pilsner aromas. It smells like cereal. Ambivalent.

Taste: A very young, lightly toasted barley taste is very nice. I am quite impressed with this flavor, though it is not complex. Bready and fresh, with a slight hop flavor at the end.

Mouthfeel: For how light this beer is, it has a nice chewiness and it goes down extremely smooth. Hardly any alcohol, with a nice, dry finish.

Drinkability: I am pleasantly surprised by this beer. I expected a dud, but was met with a fresh, bready brew. I would go for this again if I ever make it to Antigua.
Jan 18, 2011
Wadadli from Antigua Brewery Ltd.
Beer rating: 71 out of 100 with 48 ratings