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Brewed by Carib Brewery
Style: Pale Lager
Champs-Fleurs, Trinidad & Tobago

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RATINGS: 646   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.75   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Launched on May 16th, 1950, this full bodied, clear and refreshing lager with 5.2% ABV is the flagship brand of Carib Brewery and the preferred brew of Trinidad and Tobago.


1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JUN 30, 2005
Very light beer with no distinctive aroma and quite bad taste (even worst than the aroma. Itís basicaly as if you have mixed water alcohol and beer flavour (and bypassing evere brew proccess)

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
joergen (23502) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2005
Bottled. Yellow coloured with a white head. Skunky aroma of malts and grain with bitter notes. Watery flavour of corn awith notes of alcohol and hops.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - JUN 18, 2005
Poured a crystal clear yellow gold with a finger of tight white head. The nose was of grain, adjuncts and pronounced skunkiness. The taste started with a nice grainy sweetness, then fell aside as adjunct notes became more prevelent. Grassy bitters smack through the middle, while a vegetal aftertaste of corn and rice lingers in the finish. Overall, itís sweet, thin, and unimpressive.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nyk5z (1) - USA - JUN 13, 2005 does not count
Carib is fantastic! Unless your enjoy it for the first time on a sandy caribbean beach you may not fully appreciate its context. All you Carib haters out there - your sophisticated palates are missing the gems of the average joe.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2005
Sampled last year while in St. Thomas. It wasnít very good. For beer available on St. Thomas that tastes much better, (but contract brewed in Minnesota), try Virgin Islands Blackbeard Ale. Anyway, this beer kinda reminded me of swill similar to Corona. With the 95% humidity in the air, this was good enough to quench that much needed beer fix. Although, the free daquiriís that the hotel gave out for an hour was much better.

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2005
Singles bin LCBO purchase for International Night of Swill. Now that I think about it, there was probably a reason it was in the singles bin. Anyway, pale yellow pour from the clear bottle, no head. Flat. Slight skunky aroma, but almost acted as an air freshener after what preceded it. Taste was way worse that the smell. Iíll quote form my note bad !!!!!!!!&# it stop!!!!!!! Greg, at least you shared the bottle in your quest for world Ratebeer domination.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - MAY 15, 2005
For the style, stinking island beer, itís not that bad. In a pantheon of crap lager made from crap ingredients and crap water (desalinated?) I think it quite good. If I need something to take the heat off the day it isnít going to be Old Rasputin. I here a lot a comparison to vomit, and I canít remove myself from the idea that itís probably beer thatís being thrown up, so whereís the real comparison? And is it a good descriptor?

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Suttree (5541) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 15, 2005
This was not technically a drain pour - I saved it to show to some late arriving guests so that they could marvel at itís badness. The aroma was stunning, to put it mildly. As soon as I poured it, the entire room was filled with an aroma of - and Iím NOT exagerating here - skunk and vomit. I left the glass sitting on the counter, and it was like the Devilís personal air freshener the rest of the evening. Now, a lot of people, when they tee off on a wretched brew compare it to piss. Having never actually tasted piss, Iíll forgo this obvious comparison, and genereously say it was like the fluid one would drain off of a can of corn, mixed with club soda. Vile, vile stuff here. I should add the the .5 score is thought out here - This beer does absolutely nothing right.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
GregClow (2976) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2005
Beer #7 in the line-up at The International Night Of Swill. Pale yellow. Aroma is slightly skunky, but not nearly as bad as the Patagonia that preceded it. Flavour starts out OK, with a bit of fruitiness, but turns vegetal and unpleasant in the finish. It frightens me sometimes the crap that I will drink in order to notch another country on RateBeer...

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2005
Bottle. The setting in which I tried this beer was the very best thing about it - sitting on the porch of a little restaurant on the bay in Road Town, Tortola with a bowl of conch chowder. Poured yellow, clear and fizzy with a small white head. Fairly typical tropical lager aroma and overly sweet with adjunct flavors and a welcome, crisp hop finish. The label says itís made with sugar in addition to the malts, hops, yeast and water. Light body and tangy, tingly carbonation. A thirst quencher and thatís about it.


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