Blackbeard Ale | Virgin Islands Brewing Co.

Blackbeard AleBlackbeard Ale
BA SCORE
3.38/5
60 Ratings
Blackbeard AleBlackbeard Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Virgin Islands Brewing Co.
Virgin Islands (U.S.)

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-30-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,274
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
60
pDev:
15.68%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Talk about an average beer. Usual yellow to gold color beer, under an inch of white head. Aroma was largely neutral.

Taste is easy to drink, doesn't impart a lot of flavor, achieves relative balance. Everything mild and in balance.

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Photo of ArtZan
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jaydee01
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.16/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear amber color with a decent fluffy head.

Smell is mostly malty with a honey-like aroma as well, some other odd sweet notes interrupt.

Taste is a mixture of malt and honey, kind of reminds me of Honey Brown, hops balance is rather absent, decent body and carbonation and fairly easy going down in the island heat.

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Photo of captainkrad
3.85/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.37/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kendrid
1.78/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I had this on a recent trip to St Thomas. When I ordered it the bartender warned me that the majority of people do not like it.

I couldn't finish even half of the bottle. My wife thought it taste like soy sauce. I found it very grassy/weedy.

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Photo of clager
2.27/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Initially really liked the combination of burnt malt and apple cider flavor, however as it warmed up a bit it tasted more like rotten apples and I was unable to finish it.

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Photo of ZEB89
3.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of muskiesman
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of TheDrunkenDeer
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of tommyguz
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of cam477
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Cylinsier
3.58/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce

Pours a clear amber with a white lacing for a head.

Smells of apples, some citrus, and a mild hop bitterness.

Flavor is unexpected. Tart like sour apples with a rich molasses and honey malt and a mild hop bitterness.

Medium body with a light tingle of carbonation on the tongue.

A strange ale, not what I was expecting. I liked it okay but looking at other reviews, I wonder if I got an off one since my flavor experience seems pretty unique. It'll probably be a long while before I get to try one again so I'll just have to go off what I know.

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Photo of biboergosum
2.63/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

355ml bottle. Minhas by way of the Virgin Islands.

This beer pours a clear medium golden amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, thinly foamy pale beige head, which leaves a few streaks of sudsy lace around the glass as it quickly fades away.

It smells of faint caramel/bready malt, acrid orchard fruit, a certain familiar chemical runoff, and weedy, mildly skunky hops. The taste is nutty caramel malt, a more fresh-seeming apple and pear fruitiness, a soft hard water minerality, and earthy, weedy hops, that skanky rather surprisingly blown off.

The carbonation is pretty laid back, inert, even, the body on the lee side of medium weight, and kinf of tacky in its smoothness. It finishes on the sweet side, the caramel, nuts, and fruit abetted by a burgeoning menthol alcohol.

More of an amber ale than a pale ale, with a modicum of restraint in terms of the Minhas house um, flavour. Anyways, hardly an exemplar of the style, but I'm sure this kills in St. Croix.

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Photo of TheBeeraholic
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of beernads
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Arsenal0328
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of Sammy
2.97/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Self listed as an amber ale. Malty aroma. Lots of white lace on yellow golden. A little astringent, and corn. Bitter, even a tad sour and not so drinkable. I could have this on a 100 Fahrenheit day in a pinch.Thanks for sharing Josh. The bitterness is not from hops, a little dry.

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Photo of MooseBoose
4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

Photo of wattoclone
4.75/5  rDev +40.5%

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Blackbeard Ale from Virgin Islands Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 60 ratings
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