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


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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.15/5   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!

Archibald89's rating

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Archibald89 (38) - Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Similar to Kalik as both are pale yellow with little taste. Not bad chilled on a hot day but tastes bad at any other temperature. Has a hint of metallic to the taste that Kalik didn’t have.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
labeerinthum (421) - Milano, ITALY - APR 16, 2016
Bottiglia. L’intensità olfattiva è normale e la persistenza olfattiva è sufficiente. Al naso arrivano percezioni di orzo. Il cappello di schiuma a bollicine medie e carbonazione media ha una discreta resistenza che termina con una breve allacciatura che contorna il bicchiere. La consistenza del liquido è limpida. La frizzantezza è data da bollicine fini. La carbonazione è abbondante, persistente ed insistita. Il colore è giallo paglierino. Il corpo è medio. L’amaro è moderato. L’intensità gustativa è normale e la persistenza gustativa è sufficiente. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono di facile beva. Il finale è dissetante e semplice. Il retrogusto è di media intensità. L’aroma in bocca rimanda a sentori di pane, mais, orzo, fieno, erba e fiori.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsporrer (456) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2016
Purchased during a Bahamas Vacation Cruise. Clear straw yellow. Simple light lager. Refreshing, crisp and clean but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Evolutionary (448) - Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2016
Multiple cans while at Atlantis. This is the perfect example Of a beer that you enjoy there and then go back to the good stuff when you return. Light lager goes well with heat but not that good. Nose is light malt and grain and body is light but a bit heavier than kalik or kalik gold. Smooth and light but nothing amazing. Grains and cereal and malt with nothing else to write home About.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4366) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2016
The aroma is malt and grass and slightly skunky. The appearance is golden. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is typical. The palate is thin. Overall not as bad as expected.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkBarnes (404) - 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 (921) - 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 (8) - 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 (907) - 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

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