Kalik | Commonwealth Brewery Ltd.

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
KalikKalik
BA SCORE
2.65/5
Poor
343 Ratings
KalikKalik
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Commonwealth Brewery Ltd.
Bahamas
heinekeninternational.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 03-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,850
Reviews:
131
Ratings:
343
pDev:
23.02%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
39
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 343 |  Reviews: 131
Photo of ItsBeer4Me
2.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Amendm
2.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12-oz. can BBD 07/18 needed a strong pour into a 16-oz. mug to get a fizzy very short-lived white head with no lacing.
Clear golden yellow with a few rising bubbles.
Smells of unattenuated yeast, corn and slightly sour malt.
Taste is the same as the smell with faint hops that are more pronunced as it warms.
Hidden carbonation gives the mouth feel a boost, slightly above thin.
Looks okay, the head comes back with a stern swish. Taste and smell are below average.

 465 characters

Photo of chitoryu12
2.17/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Look: Amber gold with very little white head.

Smell: Ugh, skunked bad. The skunkiness of light exposure in the perfectly clear and colorless bottle has completely ruined the beer.

Taste: The skunk is a little less pronounced in the taste. Other than that, just a bit of metallic bitterness and adjunct malt.

Mouthfeel: Thin and highly carbonated, like soda water.

Overall: Maybe a better container would improve this, but I have the feeling it would only be a typical adjunct lager. In these cheap clear bottles, the beer is ruined by the time it reaches your fridge.

 571 characters

Photo of robotic_being
3.03/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TXGecko47
1.35/5  rDev -49.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I had this on draught in Nassau. It was urine yellow with a quickly fading head of foam. Smelled like wet grass clippings. the taste was overly sweet with absolutely no hops. The mouth feel was very watery and thin. Over all not horrible but not great either. If you happen to be in Nassau, New Providence Island and want something to quence your thirst then ask for a Kalik. I'd reach for one over Bud and other crap from AB.

 427 characters

Photo of Bryan12345
3.5/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of papposilenus
2.77/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Drink as cold as possible. In fact, feel free to add ice as this will not in any way detract from the flavour and may even improve it. +0.25 for being the only beer in the complimentary hotel mini-fridge. Overall: not utterly vile.

 231 characters

Photo of StonedTrippin
2.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

when you get down far enough south in florida, you start to find this one all over the place at every little beachside tiki around. its an extremely light offering, even in a style known for being extremely light, it barely even constitutes beer for me, with the grain profile so minimal here that its as much water or soda as it is beer, the lightest of yellow goldens and of perfect clarity. good soda fizz rising up to the next of the clear bottle each time i take a drag. its immediately a little metallic, but not all that bad, honestly the flavor isnt terrible, its just absent, if that makes sense. if had adjunct lagers taste far worse, but by being so minimal in every possible capacity here, this fails to really do much for me, and being a tad off of dry, it doesnt even quite quench my hard thirst as much as id like it to, especially after it warms up even a little bit. subtle lemon and lime here, yellow corn, and an irrelevant lager yeast that doesnt seem to have quite completed the task. its lightness and high carbonation set it apart, and it washes down some chilled shrimp pretty easily, but outside of an island vacation vibe, im not sure how much value this has, even amongst its peers...

 1,211 characters

Photo of BFCarr
2.71/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Had it in the Bahamas at a straw market, so being close to the source doesn't help.

83 characters

Photo of Amp
2.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of craigbelly
3.06/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nace4
2.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of parkwood
3.5/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of goblue3509
2.57/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dpgoblejr
3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rammed96
2/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of jjamadorphd
1.26/5  rDev -52.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Why in the world did I pick up a 6er of this...Why?

This may quite possibly be the worst beer I have rated on this fine website. I picked this up being open minded and reminding myself I have found some gems I thought were turds along the way. Well, this ended up being a sad turd. The look was your classic piss-colored brew, though it did have a nice white head to start off with. The smell and taste were simply not good - no scent of hops or malt, just a skunky odor and taste that was miserable from start to finish. The feel was about the only thing notable as it had a spicy quality to it that was of surprise to me. Overall, I split the difference and I'm not wondering how in the heck I am ever gonna finish the other five I have.

 746 characters

Photo of mattreitz49
2.9/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mr_Rocca
3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gritz147
2.75/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ygtbsm94
1.79/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

Aroma grains, crackers, lemon, light spice, slight skunkiness, medium carbo. Taste bready malt, dough, sweet corn, faint citrus, metallic bitter finish, medium body. Just another barley water.

 194 characters

Photo of jabo134
2.78/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mdfb79
2.02/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Parents brought me back a can of this from the Bahamas.

Pours a clear bright piss yellow color with high carbonation evident and one inch of bright white head. Nose is corn and sweet fruits, grains, taste is much worse like cigarettes. Thin body and high carbonation.

A terrible beer; drink something else if you're in the Bahamas.

 333 characters

Photo of sanitarium16
2.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of johnnnniee
2.49/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Bottle received in trade.
Brilliantly clear light golden color with a decent but short lived bubbly white head. Skunk in spades as soon as I pop the cap it envelopes the room. It slowly fades but it is constant in the aroma and flavor. Light crackery bready malt with some residual sweetness, carbonic bite, and faint hop presence. I guess I could say I've had worse and maybe these aren't always light struck. If I find myself in the Bahamas I will try again.

 461 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Kalik from Commonwealth Brewery Ltd.
Beer rating: 2.65 out of 5 with 343 ratings