V.F.W. Light | Beach Chalet Brewery and Restaurant

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Brewed by:
Beach Chalet Brewery and Restaurant
California, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stirgy on 03-01-2005

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by jeffjeff1:
Photo of jeffjeff1
3.3/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this in the sampler at Beach Chalet in SF.

Appearance- yellow color, thin head

Smell- malt, faint hops

Taste- malt flavor, I thought it was ok.

Mouthfeel- light to medium bodied

Drinkability- I thought it was ok. Probably wouldn't buy it again though

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Photo of nmann08
2.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
2.74/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of marct
4/5  rDev +47.1%

Photo of nathanmiller
2/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of ipcolling
2/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of andy1701
4/5  rDev +47.1%

Photo of Overlord
1.73/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I had thought Beach Chalet had done a fairly acceptable job, as a brewer/restaurant effort, at microbrews, but this was just plain awful.

Pours a light yellow. White foam head. Watery, thin, almost no smell or flavor besides a slight hint of citrus zest. Just completely forgettable.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.48/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Went on a beer tasting trip in SF with my brother last weekend and hiked a good distance across the city to get to this place. I tried a sampler of 6 beers and this was the first one.
Poured into a 4 oz sampler glass.

It was exactly what a light beer should be. Normally Im not into light beers but after a 3 mile hike across golden gate park coming from another microbrewery it really hit the spot. It was very light colored and clear. There was some carbonation but not a lot. I can't really judge the foam on account of it being in a 4 oz taster glass. The smell was what a good light beer should be.

It had about as much flavor as a coors original but it was slightly better. Kinda hard to describe, somewhere between a mexican beer and coors. Refreshing in any case. This beer had more mouthfeel than I expected but that was a good thing. Didn't leave much of an aftertaste. Very drinkable indeed.

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Photo of bobsy
1.97/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Enjoyed this one at the Beach Chalet in San Francisco, watching the Pacific crash into the continental shelf. Excellent spot for a beer and a good memory.

Tastes and smells much like any other lacklustre macro lager out there. Looks the same too - straw yellow, with very little head retention and only a few spots of lace. Pale malt aroma with little discernible hopping and a big dose of sugar. The flavour is very watery and bland, with a bit of sweetness and pale malts. The carbonation is overly aggressive.

Very little I can say about this as I've forgotten what it tastes like moments after taking a sip. This isn't my favourite style, but I have had nice examples, and this isn't one of them. I'm not even sure its a pale ale. What a mess!

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Photo of ffejherb
2.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Beach Chalet on 7/14/09.

A - Clear yellow body with medium carbonation and a fluffy bright white head that diminished to a thin ring and some decent lacing.

S - Macro-esque lager nose with corn and veggies, some light floral hops and a hint of sweet caramel malt.

T - Malty flavor with sweet corn and some cooked veggies. A mild floral hop bite kept things interesting. Closed out with some caramel malt sweetness.

M - Light body with moderate carbonation and a light syrupy texture. While there was a very subtle hop finish, this was mostly sweet on the palate.

D - Typical light fare, but a bit more flavorful that your average BMC "lite" selection.

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V.F.W. Light from Beach Chalet Brewery and Restaurant
2.72 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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