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


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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
ghawener (1565) - San Salvador, - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle: Good thing Columbus has been dead for centuries.... Add lots of sun & heat; drink freezing cold. Food Pairing: Malted Barley.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
edgallow (3609) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2016
Bottle pours golden with white head. Aroma of malts, grains and grass. Taste is grains, hops and grass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
labeerinthum (508) - Milano, ITALY - APR 18, 2016
Bottiglia. L’intensità olfattiva è elevata e la persistenza olfattiva è sufficiente. Il gusto al naso è di orzo. Il cappello di schiuma a carbonazione media e bollicine di media grandezza ha una discreta resistenza che si conclude con un pizzo sulle pareti del bicchiere. L’aspetto del liquido è limpido, con bollicine fini a carbonazione vivace. Il colore è giallo dorato brillante. Il corpo è rotondo e robusto. L’amaro è deciso. L’intensità gustativa è elevata e la persistenza gustativa è buona. Il gusto è piacevole. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono lunghe. Il finale è lungo, secco e pulito. Il retrogusto è intenso. Al palato si riportano sentori di miele, frumento, cereali, frutta secca, resina, frutta secca, agrumi, etilico e alcol molto presente.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Evolutionary (469) - Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2016
Bottle from grocery by Atlantis. Aged 2 days. Light gold with weak froth head that lasted. Nose is a bit skunk and malt. Light body and hides alcohol well. Some dark fruit ester notes and malt filler to go along with some grain and cereal. Won't get again most likely - the other Bahamian brews are a bit better except kalik which is weak sauce.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
CH-303 (1931) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - DEC 21, 2015
Appearance: Pale, yellow golden. Clear. Some fizzy, white head.
Aroma: Light malt, grains?
Taste: Light malt, slight alcohol. Leaves an unpleasant taste in the mouth.
Bought: Kindly provided by Nipun J - thanks!, 355 ml
Info: 19/12-2015

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hauxe (374) - Butzbach, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2015
Better than its brother, Kalik. More body and a richer taste. Also more alcohol. This is, admittedly, a fairly low bar of comparison and there the compliments pretty much end. Objectionable aftertastes will remind you that this is not a finely crafted beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
___Steve___ (71) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2015
Initial aromas of dry golden straw. Highly carbonated with large rising bubbles and a plate of white head on top. Malty and bitter at the start followed by a dry grassy hop finish. Very sharp and refreshing with a warming finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fiveacestx (923) - Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle - average yellow with a small head. Skunky aroma and a dirty malty taste. Medium thin body. I’m probably being generous giving it a 2.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Oakes (15483) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2015
Bottle @ Sheila’s Conch & Wings. Pale, I guess sort of gold. Bland, plasticy, and with some appley esters and plasticy phenols. No real bitterness and the finish is quite grainy. I haven’t had a beer this bad in a while.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DeanF (2342) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2015
Found in Bolivia. Yeah, go figure - "I’m in Bolivia, I need me some Bahamas lager!" Weak frothy white head with carbonated yellow body. Aroma is cardboard and yeast. Flavour is sweet lemon and orange with a cloying sweet finish. This might work in the heavy heat of the Bahamas but it sure doesn’t do much in La Paz.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
weihenweizen (3083) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Refrigerated 12 oz. clear bottle. Clear golden, medium body, medium carbonation, and very little lacing. Taste is Pilsner malt and grainy.

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