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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PorterPounder (5471) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2008
St. Petersburg, Fl. - Shep’s Deli - 12 oz bottle. Light golden pour, spritzy white head. Grainy aroma with some hoppy accents. Crisp flavor with some buttery notes, some subtle fruity notes - thinking pears here and apples here. Mouthfeel is crisp. Decent summer refresher.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Palidor19 (2936) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2008
it taste to old and dusty, the malts like hay and the hops dont work too well. thin palate with little else

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4213) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2008
The aroma has malt and grassy hops. The appearance is golden with a nice head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall it’s not that impressive.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
crazyvin (1933) - New York, USA - JUL 10, 2008
pretty good for a style i don’t particularly care for. A nice golden hue with a fast fading white head. A somewhat watery carbonated look to it. Aroma was sweet with a subtle brown sugar note and some hops. Flavor was a little sweeter then the aroma indicated hops were mild present in the background. A nice crisp finish that was light on the palate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2523) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2008
Golden, small foamy head. Smells like brown sugar toast, perhaps a light floral hop. Dry toasty malt flavors, with a light tingly resiny hop on the sides and back of the tongue. Crisp lightly bitter finish, and refreshing enough.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2008
Golden colour. Light caramel, toasty hop and diacetyl. Crisp, but watery golden ale with that definitive Ringwood diacetyl signature. Kind of boring.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bungalo22 (326) - Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA - JUN 26, 2008
A dark yellow on pour with a pretty foamy head. It has a slight hop aroma with some floral notes. It tastes slightly hoppy but is a bit light and watery. Refreshing on a very hot day. I’d call in a decent lawn beer.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2008
Draught @ Freeport tavern. Coppery gold, little head. Mild ringwood and diacetyle nose. Underdeveloped graininess. Diacetyl flavors too, gets worse by the sip. Some hop floating around but in general disappointing.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2008
65cl bottle from Willow Bend Liquors (Tampa). Pours a clear golden color with a one finger white head that dissipates quickly to provide little lacing on the glass. Aroma is lemon peel, flowers, straw, and hay. Flavor is bread, yeast, flowers with a hoppy, bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joekinty (263) - rockledge, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2008
nice gloden color with plenty of head slight biscuit and malt . would be better if it werent so thin ok poundable


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