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Brewed by Bahamian Brewery & Beverage
Style: Pale Lager
Freeport, Bahamas

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.14   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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The first of the Brewery beers, Sands, named after the owner’s family. SANDS is a full-bodied beer with a smooth, soft, pleasant texture and a presentation of classic gold color.

Sip a Sands and taste the crisp, fine bitterness with large and abundant flavors that the locals call "the number one truly refreshing Bahamian Beer

SANDS "Truly Bahamian" Beer was launched on December 15th, 2007 in Grand Bahama Island, and was brewed to quench the Bahamian thirst, creating a specific definitive flair that was missing in the Bahamas beer market.

The combined knowledge of both the German brewing experts, local Bahamian Brewery team and owners has helped this newly launched beer become the hit of the Islands of the Bahamas.

SANDS was due to be distributed in Grand Bahama only, but by early January 2008 -- it was a national Bahamian Brand!


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1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Archibald89 (38) - Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Similar to Kalik as both are pale yellow with little taste. Not bad chilled on a hot day but tastes bad at any other temperature. Has a hint of metallic to the taste that Kalik didn’t have.


1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Erzengel (3553) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 30, 2014
Many thanks to kevnic2008 for sharing this can. Darker gold in the glass, the beer starts malty-sweetish. Very sweetish without deepness. Slightly bitter in the aftertaste, but that bitter aroma doesn’t fit in well. On the tongue stays a malty-bitter, sweetish and mild aroma. Unround.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beerhunter111 (8348) - Hasborn, GERMANY - OCT 29, 2014
Vielen Dank an kevnic2008 für dieses neue Land! Goldgelbe Farbe, wenig Schaum. Geruch süß, getreidig, Kleber, muffig. Geschmack sehr wässrig, getreidig, süß, malzig, nicht gut!

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kevnic2008 (8479) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - OCT 25, 2014
Can. Pours clear golden yellow with a small and fast diminishing white head. Light malty aroma. Flavor is also quite light with some notes of malt.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
babolu (1) - - SEP 18, 2014 does not count
Not that fullbodied because of the hot temperatures in the Bahamas. Perfect drinkability on a hot beach day. Malt taste and less BU. Most people in the Bahamas like sweetness that’s maybe the reason why it’s not that bitter. All in all a great beach beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
adamnowek (268) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2014
Better than its light brother, but not by much. It’s as though the only difference is the amount of water they throw in. If you’re going to go for a Bahamian lager, stick with Kalik.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
miquelcrush (1514) - Granollers, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2014
Cervesa que com a única funció té refrescar. Cerveza que como única función tiene refrescar.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
csaso (1461) - Missouri, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Can - big foamy head, medium yellow/gold color, pretty generic pale lager aroma and flavor but a little better than average for that category, slightly more full bodied but still very refreshing, not bad at all for the style a ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
travita (4155) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle. The look is golden in color, white colored head, and clear. The smell is grainy, malt, chex mix, and basic. The taste is skunky, floral, malty sweetness.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
jkwalking05 (3923) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014
12 oz bottle. Gold in color with a small white head. Aroma is of corn, light skunk, light herbs, and grain. Taste is of corn chex, grain, and light malt.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (4997) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle - Skunky hops and grains. Fizzy light gold with a decent white head. Lots of sweet apple and a bit of grain with no hint of the skunkiness. A decent smelling but much too sweet beer.


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