Brewed by Commonwealth Brewery (Heineken)
Style: Malt Liquor
Nassau, Bahamas


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To celebrate the 500th Anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ voyage of discovery, Kalik created this limited edition, extra-strength brew in 1992. While only a limited number of commemorative bottles were initially envisioned, Chalk Gold became so popular that it has been enjoyed year-round in the Bahamas ever since.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
budweiserblows (35) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2006
Kalik recieved it’s name from the distinct sound the local cowbells make when played in the seasonal festivals. That is about the only thing even remotely interesting about this beer. It’s quite subtle and often sublety can be a good thing but in the case of Kalik gold, subtle=bland. Though it is a good sight better than the regular Kalik, I would skip this beer if I were you in favor of a simple Corona.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
brokensail (9948) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 18, 2014
Bottle @ home, thanks to Sean! Bahamas tick AND malt liquor tick? Fucking a bro. Clear golden pour with a white head. This is terrible. Skunk, pennies, cardboard, apple juice, and water. Yum a dum dum. Bitter, papery, cardboard flavor. Tons of skunk, sulfur, and pennies. A lot of grass and grape. No thanks.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Homer321 (999) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle to duvel glass. Slightly fruity nose, like apples and kiwi. Very clear golden color. White head that does quickly. Very sweet up front with an almost candy like sensation. No significant skunk or booze. Just a little flat and sweet.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Erzengel (1931) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 2, 2014
345ml bottle Rating from 2005, drunken at the airport-bar in Nassau.
Gelb-gold in der Flasche. Recht süßlich, wie zu erwarten bei den 7%. Recht süffig, leicht getreidig. Enthält vermutlich Mais, so wie es schmeckt. Zum ende leicht herber.
Ok, aber auch nichts besonders Spannendes...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rperez (106) - Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Its a decent caribbean beer but just average at the end of the day, good for hot summer days! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tgncc (2668) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2013
This is barely distinguishable from its pale lager cousin. One difference is the slightly more malty flavor, and the slightly thicker body. The additional alcohol is not especially noticeable. No off notes of fusel, or anything ike that.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bongojere (1) - DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - JUN 16, 2013 does not count
The sour, astringent taste prevalent in Kalik Regular disappears in this surprisingly good malt liquor. It also has the added bonus of packing quite a punch. If you find the taste of regular Kalik as disagreeable as I do, give the Gold a try. Also, as a longtime visitor to the Bahamas where Kalik is brewed, the locals drink Heineken, not Kalik Regular. They tend to avoid the Gold too. Perhaps out of fear of incarceration.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Palidor19 (2883) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Just like the regular kalik except stronger and not as astringent at the end. A summer beach beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
blankboy (5803) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2013
Bottle [345ml]. Pours a clear yellow-gold with a large semi-lasting fluffy white head. Sweet, boozy, vegetal and corny aroma, not pleasant by any means. Flavour: Ugh, that is not good. Sweet and boozy along with corn, grain and vegetal notes. Harsh finish. Average bodied. I’ve had better Malt Liquor for sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
dwyerpg (4356) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Noticeably stronger than the rest of the pale lagers, but not quite that traditional malt liquor flavor. okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nekronos (3603) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 9, 2013
Nasty and somewhat boring. VEry strong in alcohol taste but nothing special about it either.

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