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Vailima | Samoa Breweries Limited

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3.76/5
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8 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Samoa Breweries Limited
Samoa
vailima.ws

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 01-10-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
8
pDev:
14.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
2
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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of NeoClassicist
3.14/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of TheDogHouse
3.42/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Polaofsamoa
5/5  rDev +33%

Photo of tazzman
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of buzzed
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of atigerlife
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I lived in Samoa for several years, and this is the beer to drink. Locally, they come in large bombers which had a wide variety of taste, strength, etc. Not much quality control or so it seemed. The export, the small green bottles, seemed to have a much more controlled profile. I am reviewing the export, since I just came into a case of it...

Pours crystal clear light golden color. Small white head that dissipates rather quickly. Medium amount of carbonation rising.

Aroma is malts, adjuncts, grassy....and something a little strange that I can't quite place.

Taste is light malts, small amounts of hops, lager yeast and light grass.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and cleansing.

Overall, a decent brew. Very drinkable and sessionable. Better than I was expecting.

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Photo of MrBillyMac
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of mulder1010
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Retired??? No way!!! Bought in Nadi, Fiji. $4 dollars Fiji a bottle.

Retired Tick!!! 355 ML poured into a rocks glass.

A-- Poured a clear straw color. Lots and lots of little carbonation bubbles with the pour. One finger bright white head. Good head retention and body to head. Looks better than the Fiji stuff I have had.

S-- Crisp aroma. Little bit of hops and a good malt body. Grassy smell, with a touch of spicy and floral. Smell like a European lager.

T-- Bread, grass, a little floral, and a little bit of a hard mineral taste. Nothing too offensive though.

M-- Clean, crisp, long lasting grass feel. has a bit of a hard sparkling mineral water feel with the metallic mineral taste but a better feel than others. Spicy and prickly carbonation. Clean and refreshing.

O-- Maybe I have been in the South Pacific too long. I liked this. Easy to drink even warm. More of a sparkling mineral water taste warm but if I like this warm. Would be really good ice cold on a hot, humid day. Better than a lot of the Aussie beers in this style.

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Vailima from Samoa Breweries Limited
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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