Thursday, January 29, 2015

Island Beer, that DOESN'T suck?

I've gotta say, compared to all of the island beer I've ever had, Turk's Head by the Turks and Caicos brewery is not bad!! There's... TASTE!



Typically, I'm an island beer hater. It's tasteless. It's bland, slightly carbonated sugar-carby-water. But while Turk's Head still has that islandy-taste, there's something else to it, it's got body, which is surprising for a 4.8% beer as well.

I think it has something to do with the fact that the brewer Eric Cardin studied at Niagara College Teaching Brewery in Ontario. You can taste the Canadian influence in that it's a flavourful light lager.

Now, I'm not saying it's a hopped up Amsterdam Boneshaker or flavour ride like Brooklyn Lager, but for a light island beer that's meant to be a sessionable, it's pretty darn great. Specifically, it's got an unfiltered (even though it's not unfiltered) nose, and has hints of orange and currants that make it taste as though it would be delish under the sun with some freshly caught fish.

I was lucky enough to have my pops bring this bottle back form me from a recent trip to that part of the world and it's given me hope that there's such a thing as a "good beer" on vacation in the Caribbean.