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


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RATINGS: 602   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.76   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
TheBeerGod (5218) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2004
Pours yellow with a tall fizzy white head. The clear bottle obviously doomed this beer as it is VERY skunky and musty. Some sweet corn notes are all that I can detect through the skunkiness. Taste is sweet and not much else. Sort of like wet corn flakes. Nothing else about it to say. Bland finish and slightly carbonated mouthfeel. It’s the poster boy for this tropical style beer. Bad stuff!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2004
In a six week trip to the Caribbean, this beer was everywhere. It’s home is in Trinidad, but it is also brewed in St Kitts and Grenada. The best I can say for it is that it is fit for the purpose intended. That is, chill it to within an inch of freezing and pour down your neck as fast as possible to slake a thirst whilst on location. Once it starts to warm the corny aroma, sweetish finish and almost complete absence of hop presence starts to become apparent. OK in the right circumstances, but otherwise avoid. The tinned version is particularly nasty if it isn’t ice cold.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2004
Refreshing? I guess. Decent aroma but a very pale yellow. Fairly thin flavour - smooth, but none of the rich flavour promised by the aroma ever emerges. If I’m ever on a beach again on a hot day, I’ll drink this again. Otherwise, there’s no real reason to.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KCKajr (15) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - APR 2, 2004
I spent a day on the beach on St. Marten, and they were selling these for a buck a bottle. Maybe it's just because I now associate this beer with relaxing on the beach, but I enjoyed it. It was nice and refreshing to down as I was lying under the hot carribean sun. Very similar to Corona...I found there to be a slight citrus twang. Nothing to write home about, but worth trying if you ever see it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2004
Nothing to this lager. Does not taste bad but, but doesn't taste too good either. Bland and watery. Finishes clean, crisp, and thin.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
DarthJames (10) - Redmond, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2004
Stinky lager with a sweet finish. Nothing much to say about it except if you're in the Carribean and want to blend in drink it... else stick to the hard stuff

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Crockett (1007) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2004
Light pale gold. Thin white head. No nose to speak of. Citric notes and cider qualities. Soapy perfumes. Dull sparkling lager. Was unable to finish it without help, from the DRAAAAAAAIN!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2004 A corny lager, not too artificially sweet, also not so altogether refreshing. Drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2007 My buddy that goes to medical school in Grenada always sends me e-mails about his weekend adventures and getting smashed drinking Carib, so when he came home for Christmas I thought it would be funny to give him a 6 pack his favorate lager as a gift. He was shocked that it was even sold here in the US.

A clear 12oz silk-screened glass bottle. When poured, it mounts a surprisingly large and resilient frothy white head. The aroma is rather sweet…. Like honey and a nip of lemon. Flavor: Not as bad as I had anticipated! Not all that skunky… rather sweet and lemony like I had noted in the aroma…. Also slightly light and bready.
Overall, it’s a crappy imported Caribbean lager…. But it’s much taster than many of our Macro bums here in the US. – Try to find a bottle from the darker portion of the cooler so it’s not a festering skunk trap!

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2004
It really does not smell good. Clear golden colour with anemic white head and low carbonation. Sugary sweet in the finish. Mouthfeel ok. Not much more to say. Other than the aroma it's not offensive, just bland. No thanks. Bottle (clear).

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