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RATINGS: 126   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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2624) - 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 (13426) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 On tap at Oldsmar Tap House. Pours a hazy straw yellow, with lots of lacing and a thin watery head. Malty aromas, biscuit, some Ringwood yeast. Flavor is what you’d expect here: biscuit and malt, some oats maybe, and a nice floral ending. Very easy to drink and well-balanced. Not going to rate high but it’s a good simple beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pale amber beer with an off-white head. Soft pale malt aroma with some light earthiness. A little bit doughy and lightly tobaccoish. Soft soft citric bitterness on the back. A nice simple golden ale.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - MAY 13, 2008
i’m not gonna write much about this one, because in my opinion it doesn’t deserve many words. the flavor for me is basic, the appearance is weak and the smell is unattractive. I usually don’t dis a beer this badly but i just feel that i wasted money and time on this. Hopefully this is better for somebody else.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Pours a translucent golden with a touch of amber and a smaller bubbly white head. Aroma of light citrus, malty sweetness, cereal grains and bready. Flavor was a match of the aroma. The same cereal grains, light citrus and bready.


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