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Miami Brewing Big Rod Coconut Ale



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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
A delicious golden ale with a balance of coconut and caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
smcolw (613) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2015
8.7 srm; 16.5 IBUs. Tasted at the brewery. Lightly cloudy. Light gold color. Small head but leaves good stringy lace. Gives off a very mild smell that is semi-sour with a touch of coconut in the background. The flavor has a definitive coconut taste to it. Some sweetness from the malt but there’s a touch of bitterness in the swallow. Crisp for an ale. I applaud the use of an entirely unexpected ingredient (coconut) in an otherwise Golden Ale. It makes me curious about using it in other styles. I immediately think of a rich chocolate Porter--something akin to a Mounds candy bar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FlandersNed (369) - , Indiana, USA - OCT 28, 2015
12oz can. Cloudy gold tone/large white head. Lightly funky/sour coconut water taste w/some shell astringency & a balancing light sweetness. Medium body and medium+ carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
HuskerTan (1160) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Can. A- Subtle funk, A- Golden color, clear liquid, white head. T- Subtle coconut, slightly tart. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, O- I think this one was definitely infected. I’ve had a few good infused blondes lately. Coffee one, vanilla bean one, some good ones, but not this. Virtually no coconut and absolutely no caramel or vanilla. Slightly tart and funky too. Let down here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Errl (2327) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Can..Nose is coconut, spice, musty, sweetness..Taste is sno cone, coconut, spice..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (3096) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Loved the flavor of coconut in the beer, highly malty, sweet and rich. Low bitterness but very drinkable, one for the books ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
G_Ram9 (88) - - SEP 5, 2015
With an aroma somewhere between sunscreen and beer, I was a little uncertain about this one. To my surprise, I found it to be pretty good. The coconut is evident on the finish but otherwise it is a smooth ale. This would be a great beer for a day at the beach. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GenDV138 (4119) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Can at the DC Local Gathering on 8/1/2015. Hazy golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of coconut mainly. Tastes of coconut, light citrus. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Solid coconut flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kathouse (1374) - Nevada, USA - AUG 2, 2015
On tap as part of a flight at the brewery. Strong coconut aroma and flavor. Clear light golden in color. One of the most prominent coconut beers I’ve had, but doesn’t make me want more. Sorry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (6355) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2015
12oz can pours a hazy yellow with some foamy, white head. Nose is straight sun tan lotion, coconut meat, Mounds bars. Flavor is the same, sweet, coconut meat, a little orange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (5001) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2015
From a 12 oz can shared at the RB DC tasting Aug 1, 2015. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Light butterscotch nose. Flavors of coconut milk. Subtle and decent.

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