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Bahamian Sands Beer

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


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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkBarnes (400) - Waterville, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Jan. 27, 2016; multiple 11.5 oz. bottles sampled over a week in the Bahamas. Sands (as well as Sands Light) is the perfect example of a "When In Rome" beer. It will garner no awards in critical taste-testing against the best lagers in the world. However, you can drink a lot of this inoffensive brew without devastating results, and they are refreshing on a sunny island day.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hman43 (799) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2015
It pours light golden with minimal head. The aroma is heavy in the grassy hops with bits of floral and hints of malt. The flavor is dominated by grassy elements that are sweet with a mild bitter finish. It is light on the palate and easy drinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarcelB1979 (6) - Caxias do Sul, BRAZIL - DEC 17, 2015 does not count
A little sweetness in the taste, but refreshing and good to drink at the beach. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
fiveacestx (875) - Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2015
Bottle - from a clear bottle and thus the skunky aroma. Bright yellow with a small head. Has a taste of corn and plastic. Not all that great but then again the Bahamas is not exactly Beer Mecca so it is what it is.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Eberndt (235) - - MAY 3, 2015
Very malty, yet skunky tasting and not at all what I expected. Pours pale with a decent amount of head. Would not drink again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
355ml can. Probably best this was canned, as it was there was no skunk at all, which is odd for a Caribbean lager. Maybe even some hops. Malt was actually malty, not just corn or sugar. Overall, quite good for a macro lager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Erzengel (6723) - 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beerhunter111 (13059) - 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!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kevnic2008 (10530) - 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.

   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.

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