Piton Lager Beer | Windward & Leeward Brewery Ltd.

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Piton Lager BeerPiton Lager Beer

Brewed by:
Windward & Leeward Brewery Ltd.
Saint Lucia

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Ratings: 101 |  Reviews: 39
Reviews by Schlafly33:
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2/5  rDev -32%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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Photo of Todd
2.68/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 275ml clear bottle. Exp date on the neck.

Appearance: Bright, clear golden with a thin white foam lace.

Smell: Grainy, light esters and some DMS.

Taste: Light bodied, grainy, no real malt flavour, and thin rindy hop flavour. Light sweetness and a touch of cooked veggies (DMS) in the soft finish.

Notes: Cross between a Carib and a Corona. Nothing outstanding, wouldn't buy it if not on vacation on the islands, but ideal for sipping in the sun.

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Photo of cam477
2.25/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of BeerDreadz
2.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Magister_Beav
3.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Cynic-ale
2.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of 05Harley
2.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Bottled in 2007.

Purchased in St. Lucia @ a beach bar.

I traveled to St. Lucia with Heather (my wife) back in 2007 and this is what they had for local beer. Honestly I'm surprised it's even recognized on BA. Which goes to show how far reaching BA is in advocating beer. Between this and "nice weathers" (a liquor concoction) this is what I lived on for a week.

Appearance: Served in a bottle. Pours golden yellow like Piss, what you'd expect from a light beer. No head or lacing on the bottle to note.

Smell: As Bill Belicheck would say "it is what is" Nothing to note.

Taste: Has a typical grocery store lager taste. Some say it's sweet, I couldn't tell.

Mouthfeel: Light and not much else.

Drinkability: On the Island, I'll drink it all day with what's offered.

Keep in mind the weather here is pretty hot and humid, so big beers are not thought of. When I came home I was ready for real beer. I did buy a shirt though, "save water and drink beer" I thought that was cool.

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Photo of HalfFull
3.12/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

275 ml. pry off bottle poured into a glass mug. Shows a golden straw, clear with a thin cap which offers average retention and lace for the style.

Nose is grainy of pale malts and perhaps a light corn adjunct. Hops are light and Noble in character but certainly present to a degree.

Decent flavor, light and neutral perhaps but pleasant. Not quite as interesting as Banks Lager but a decent drink on St. Lucia.

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5/5  rDev +70.1%

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3/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Gmann
2.34/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear extremely pale straw color with a soapy pure white head that quickly dissipated into nothingness. No cap, no ring, no lacing, nada. Some carbonation bubbles racing to the top.

The aroma is of grain and sulfur. There is a good amount of sweetness from the malt. A subtle amount of grassy notes from the hops. Smell is similar to a Heineken.

The taste is sweet. A good amount of grain and cooked veggie flavor. Almost has a fruity sweetness. There are some sulfur and grassy flavors to offset the sweet malt. The flavors are fairly non-offensive and the beer wasn't ice cold.

The feel is light but not watery. Tingly carbonation, almost spritzy. Finishes very clean and crisp.

Not terrible. I drank it cold but not ice cold and the flavors weren't ghastly. Typical lager for the region, better than Carib IMO.

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Photo of JimboBrews54
3/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Better than a Corona but not as good as a Modelo. It has that light tropical beer flavor to it, but does not have a great all around taste to it. I compare this to being in the middle of a Corona and a Corona light.

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Photo of nick_perry
2.92/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

You expect a little less from the island lagers, mostly something drinkable to sip while on vacation. Gold color. Crisp, refreshing taste with hoppy finish, good in tropical climate of the Caribbean. Goes well with cod fish fritters, which are a staple of the island.

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Photo of Fusion7777
3/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Goldndomer
3/5  rDev +2%

Photo of ThinkAgain
2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of paigertx
3.8/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Much to be enjoyed in this light easy drinker. The last guy needs to enjoy the benefits of being in this lush tropical mango place. Great for a local beer as the only other option is Heinie. Alternate with a mango daiquiri and full satisfaction will be achieved.

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Photo of Nolo
2.45/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3/5  rDev +2%

Two small bottles kindly brought back from St Lucia by a mate, poured into a CAMARA pint glass. Pours a pale yellow colour with next to no head. Quite slim on the aromas, what I can smell is of malt & corn I think. Tastes of sweet lemon & malt, but no hops.
Having tasted a few beers from the Caribbean now I wasn't expecting much from this beer, it's proved to be very average.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
2.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear 275ml bottle, best before the end of Dec 2011, obtained by my parents on a resent Caribean Criuse. Poured into my 'La Chouffe' stemmed tulip glass.

Looked the part, a true/typical lager/pilsner, golden, bright, clean and clear, on top a good head of white foam.

The smell was of cheap lager, reminded me of Caribean holidays of the past. Wet cardboard and citrus fruits came to mind also.

The taste was mildly citrus, not unpleasant, but not what I want from an exotic island brewery. Might have been the greatest thing on earth if I'd been sat in the sun surrounded by sand, sea and bikini's. Sadly I was in Shropshire and it was dark and cold outside.

Not a huge body mass, but enough to carry the flavours within.

Not a UK winters brew, but OK in the correct enviroment I should imagine.

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Photo of andylipp
1.86/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

I should note that I'm reviewing the canned version because the bottles were undrinkable and the kegs were typically funky.

Appearance -Pale yellow poured from a can brought home from a St. Lucia vacation. Fizzy head that disappeared right away. No lacing.

Smell -Cooked corn, a bit of grain. Not much of a nose at all.

Taste -Slightly sweet, with a kind of off flavor that I think may be DMS. No real finish other than a slightly salty aftertaste.

Mouthfeel -Slightly more body than, say, a Corona, but not much. Highly carbonated.

Drinkability- Well, at least I could finish the can. The bottles were the skunkiest beers I have ever encountered. The glasses I was given for a beer drinking contest on a party boat were thrown overboard. The can I'm reviewing is the best example of this beer I could find (which is sad).

Comments- St. Lucia is very proud of this beer, but they have little with which to compare it. In fact, they seemed insulted when I said that I didn't care for it. I guess that government regulations keep out most imported brews. The Heineken (brewed by the same on-island brewery) was even an improvement.

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Photo of mjaskula
2.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This and Heineken are the only beers that you can get at the Sandals resorts on St. Lucia. Add in Guinness Foreign Extra Stout and that's pretty much what's available on the island. Given that, there's considerable local pride for their brew.

Pours golden straw with a thick soapy white head that disappears quickly and completely. Mostly exhibits the typical looks and taste of an american Macro, but there was some pale tastes of banana (like many things on the island) and yeast, both of which were welcome. Carbonation is good, easy drinking like an american macro.

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Photo of MTNboy
3.36/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- I was very impressed with the way this beer looked after it was poured. It was a very light but not a pale shade of amber. It poured with a nice white head that did not last long.

Smell- The smell from this beer was strong with and yeasty but sweet as well.

Taste- This beer is not as watered down or liquor tasting as some beers in the region. It has a quality lager taste. It has almost a sweet honey like finish.

Mouthfeel- Dry and not quite full bodied but not thin.

Drinkability- This is a good one. Awesome beach, hot climate, and party beer.

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Photo of papat444
3.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to my parents for bringing this one back from their cruise.

Poured from a 275ml. bottle, best before 11/10.

Appearance: Zillions of tiny bubbles appear in a light gold body and under a 3 finger snow white head. The color looks a little like ginger ale.

Smell: Corn, cereal and a bit of lemon. No sign of being lightstruck thankfully despite it being in a clear bottle.

Taste: Lemon rind with some faint corn and a slight grainy feel. A touch of tartness actually makes the taste surprisingly tolerable.

Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated and prickly. Smooth with a mild bitterness. It is a bit watery but i'm surprised that it has some support to it.

Drinkability: Better than most for the style. Quenches your thirst though the lack of depth in the flavor makes this a one-note affair.

Overall: I think i enjoyed this more than i would have thought because it seems to be fresh, maybe only 2 months old. For the style, it's perfectly acceptable and better than Corona and its ilk.

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Photo of bsm80x
3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

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