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Judge's Review: 91 Rating - Island Vibes by Coronado Brewing Co.

August, 2018
Judges Rating: 
91
Aroma: 
22 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
36 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

Island Vibes by Coronado Brewing Co. is described as a Passion Fruit Sour, so I evaluated it as BJCP 2015 style 28C (Wild Specialty Beer), but also could be classified as a (non-BJCP) Florida Weisse. The beer pours a slightly hazy light straw color with a small head of tiny white bubbles that quickly falls. Aroma is of tropical fruit.  The initial taste is a nice clean lactic tartness like a Berliner Weisse, but overlaid with tropical fruit that blends well with the tartness. Very light bready malt notes, no hop flavor, no hop bittering.  It's very fruity and refreshing - but not sweet - a relatively dry finish that invites another taste. This is a great beach beer or poolside beer. Cleanly made. Smooth but crisp, the fruity notes are bright with notes of tart pie cherries and mixed tropical fruits. Pair this beer with some tasty and spicy Jamaican Jerk chicken - or some pineapple slices.

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