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Brewed by Island Brewing Company
Style: Premium Lager
Nadi, Fiji Islands
Serve in Lager glass

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 2.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.59   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Vonu is handcrafted lager. Brewed with tropical water in the heavenly Fiji Islands. Enjoy the clean, crisp taste and help us support the endangered Vonu Dina Majestic Seat Turtle of the South Pacific. Available in 330ml bottles and widely available on tap.


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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
munsemj (18) - Montana, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Could be just the fact that you’re in paradise but beer was actually a great surprise. Golden sparkling pour. Very clean and fresh tasting brew. Slightly sweet but delicious, I could drink these all day (actually I did). Perfect beach beer.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11252) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine in Huntington Beach, CA. Pours tarnished brass with a creamy white head. Aroma is floral and bready. Med minus body. Flavor is quite floral and bready. Gets a touch of citrus in the finish.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KeefOz (939) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
Poured a crystal clear yellow golden colour with a two-finger white foamy head that held quite a while and laced quite well. Carbonation high with lots of coarse bubbles. Aroma of grain and slightly sweet malt is quite pleasant but typical of a lager. Taste quite sweet and no obvious hops bitterness, a bit bland. Light body. Crisp refreshing mouthfeel. Aroma, taste and palate do not differentiate it much from other lagers.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmagnus87 (2438) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle poured into a shaker. Fiji tick! Pours a dark gold with minimal head. Aroma is very sweet. Corn and grains. Taste is light bitter. Follows aroma with some light herbal hops. Interesting. Pretty standard pale lager with a hint of something a little extra. Neat.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
floydian1 (1004) - FNQ, Australia, - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle (330ml) with BB 20/12/14. Deep golden appearance with medium loose white head. Nose offers not much - some honey, sweet grainy malts, wet cardboard. Taste is bland sweet syrupy malts and little else. Palate is light and thin. I was reminded of those Asian lagers that add rice to the malt bill.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy00 (131) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Pours a yellow with a pretty large frothy head. Aroma of lightly sweet malt. Mild flavor, sweet malt, a touch of citrus, a bit of floral hops. Very session-able.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stuu666 (2850) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden, nose is sweet toffee, grassy, taste is sweet, dry, thin.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Scopey (7057) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. It pours clear golden with decent white head. The nose is sweet, doughy, orange muffin and straw? The taste is crisp, grassy, dough, touch of paper and cardboard with a dry finish. Light body and fine carbonation. Smells ok, tastes so-so.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (14688) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle at home... Golden amber... Thin white lacing.... Soft fruits nose... Light sweet fruits... Soft orange....

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
ALLOVATE (2436) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2014
Fiji island lager hey, got to put that one in the basket!
Produces up a deep amber with a loose, diminishing foam that manages just an autograph of lace. Nose is soft, almost absent, but what I do pick up is fresh, damp kelp, almond meal and steaming, glutinous rice. A little too much DMS and diacetyl plague this one for taste. Buttery and vegetal with a slickness and late drabby hop note. Umami here too; the seaweed is the dominant flavour. Rubbery, plasticine phenols come through as it warms. This is not in good form at all. A fresh batch on a vacation visit is warranted here. Not easy to finish! (33cL, BB 20/12/14, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
maekchu (2200) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle from Yamaichi. Thin nose, chemical stink, grain. Medium straw color. Harsh thin malt initial, light white granular sugar, sour fruit juice, some citrus. Thin, somewhat unpleasant body. Really seems like it has some added spirits....


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