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Vancouver Island Beachcomber Summer Ale

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Brewed by Vancouver Island Brewery
Style: German Hefeweizen
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Weizen

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 2.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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If you’ve got the sun overhead and your feet in the sand while you wander the local tide lines, you’ve most likely reached that zen-like state Islanders call Beachcombing. Here’s to one of Vancouver Island’s favourite local pastimes! Beachcomber Summer Ale is an unfiltered ale styled after a German weissbier. Pouring a glowing, golden yellow, this ale combines mellow aromatic notes of citrus and tropical fruit. These flavours combine to create a thirst quenching, clean beer perfect for those warm summer days


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vadie (523) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
Jaune avec une mousse blanche moyenne. L’arôme léger des bananes avec un peu de levure. Le goût est du blé, malt, et peut-être un peu de fruit. Carbonization haut pour le style. Facile à boire, bon pour une journée chaud mais il y a les meilleurs options.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
houblonchien (88) - CANADA - APR 11, 2014
Nice summer beer. Balanced. A bit of a head. Amber, gold colour. Touch of citrus.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Druid (82) - Wamuran, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2013
Lots of yeasty aromas with a hint of citrus. Pours a slightly cloudy lemon straw colour. Lots of clove and spice flavours with hints of lemon and orange. This beer is similar to Blue Moon where a slice of orange would improve the experience.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagerboy (1073) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2013
341 ml bottle courtesy of Eyrish... thanx for giving up one of your summer sippers T-Rae! Unclear straw yellow, foamy white head settles slowly and mostly lasts. Nice fruity nose of citrus, banana and wit yeast. Spritzy tropical fruit taste, banana and wit, some faint spice and yeastiness. Lively carbonation, light bodied, low hopped. Tasty local effort. LF (Lagerboy Friendly)

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CapFlu (4364) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
(355ml bottle) Part of a 6-pack purchased at BC Liquor Store (Fairfield) for around $12. Pours a medium frothy white head atop a highly carbonated light golden body. Nose of mild banana. Flavour is somewhat tonic, watery wet wheat, banana, some yeasty finish. Good, maybe a tad bitter across the palate. Okay for a hot day.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gerbeer (1498) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
On tap. Pours a cloudy yellow with almost no head. Light aromas of apricots and bananas with underlying funky notes. Earthy flavor with elements of vegetable juice and wheat.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
HeistAlmighty (1043) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
Sample at Picaroon's Brewer's Bash. Nice summer weiss. Wheat, citrus, lemon, light spice. Little thin, but that is normal for the style. Good enough for hot weather. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
monk191 (727) - California, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Like a summer shandy. Pours an ugly clear yellow. Smells great, like lemon. Lots of lemon in the taste too, refreshing, but can get a little intense. Had on tap at Whet in Vancouver. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdobbs (286) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
Aroma is grassy and citrusy with a bit of banana. First sip has lots of carbonation and fizz." Light with a faint sweetness, more citrus, wheat and banana taste. Next to no aftertaste. A patio beer. Update: this year it tastes much more bland than I remember. Underwhelming.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (3021) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Definitely the best beer I had at the brewery. Pours cloudy gold with some good head and lacing. Nice banana and even some bubblegum in aroma. Soft yeast and carbonation. Well done German hefeweizen, reminds me of Denisons weissbeer in Toronto. Finishes sweet and sour with good balance.


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