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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
VSA is an Extra Special golden ale that’s light in color but full-bodied, with a snappy hop finish. A bit of extra time in the conditioning tank rounds out and mellows the ale.

12 oz. version, which is filtered, is brewed at Shipyard Brewing in Portland; 22 oz. version, which is not filtered and only sold locally, is brewed at Gritty McDuff’s in Freeport

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2010
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of diacetyl, sweet malt, and grain. Poured yellow/gold in color with a large, creamy, dense, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. A few large particles. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of diacetyl, sweet malt, cereal, bread, and grain. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Diacetyl, sweet malt, cereal, and grain finish is lightly dry.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 4/20
jimmycyo (13) - USA - JUL 1, 2010
This is a good beer. The label is pretty sweet. Good Summer drinking makes me want to go to a ball game and eat a hot dog.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Serving: Draft from the Great Lost Bear
It pours a pale gold with a small foamy white head. The nose is grainy with a bit of corn. The flavor is light and grainy with a strong bitterness. It reminds me of an over grained pils in a way. Light in body with a lengthy, bitter finish. Unfortunately this one just doesn’t cut it for me as a refreshing summertime brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2010
From a bottle poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Malty grassy flavor with a quick finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scouser (324) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2010
Yep, pours average orange with a little Average white lacing. Citrus, sour milk, grassy average aroma. Tastes very average of malt and hops. This was very non diScript average /amateur beer. Can’t say I hate it but would probably avoid ordering again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Vacationland pours a light, murky amber with a white head and spotty lacing. Strong grassy, cannabis nose that slowly mellows out. Sour citrus and a little bit of bread. Bitter finish. Not a very desirable mouthfeel.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Orange gold pour with fizzy looking white head. Bland aroma of malt. Taste of wood and slight sour taste, slight bitter bite. Nothing special about this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11854) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2009
12oz bottle-pours a tight foamy white head and gold color. Aroma is light malt, secondary herbal hops. Taste is light malt, secondary herbal/perfumy hops, slight lemon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bruno1378 (126) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Smells like beer. Looks like beer. Good carbonation, nice frothy head. Tastes like...beer. Good, not special. Easy to drink. Nice lacing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
Damico (3107) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2009
My first thought was that it was the blandest summer beer in the world. There is a lighter color to complement the almost nonexistent aroma. The label on the bottle is the only respectable thing about this beer.

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