06-29-2016, The BeerVibe Crew

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Down in the heart of the Red Lands of Homestead, Florida, amidst a seemingly never ending agricultural community, is Schnebly Winery, a tropical oasis of a tropical fruit winery. If you ever get a chance to talk with Pete Schnebly, the owner, you’d quickly get the sense that this man is passionate about all things wine, beer, and spirits. So in 2011 they created Miami Brewing Company which produces commercially competitive beers, based on some of South Florida’s tropical fruit staples.

For this review we are tasting Shark Bait, a mango juice infused wheat beer.

Shark Bait, Miami Brewing Co.

5.3 ABV

These are our thoughts.

The Pour: “Big Head.”

Ms. Hopologist: “Super-duper lace, huge head.”

Once Upon a German: “Lots of foam.”

Mr. De La Beer: “Huge Fluffy Head.”

Score: 4.3/5


The Smell: “Fruit Nectar.”

Ms. Hopologist: “Mango coconut, clove, cinnamon, and vanilla.”

Once Upon a German: “Fruit nectar, slightly sour.”

Mr. De La Beer: “Like wine.”

Score: 3.5/5


The Color: “Golden Malt.”

Ms. Hopologist: “Murky dark blonde.”

Once Upon a German: “Light golden malt.”

Mr. De La Beer: “Golden.”

Score: 3/5


The Flavor: “Semi Tart.”

Ms. Hopologist: “Limes, very citrusy, too limey; tart like green mangoes.”

Once Upon a German: “Slightly sour, tart, and not too wheaty.”

Mr. De La Beer: “Tart, like a wild Belgian ale, but lighter.”

Score: 3/5


The Mouthfeel: “Pucker Mouth.”

Ms. Hopologist: “Tart… maybe good with Lo Mein.

Once Upon a German: “Light body, palate cleanser beer; good with beef stew or sweet and sour chicken.”

Mr. De La Beer: “Tart.”

Score: 3/5


Total Score: 3.3/5

Ending Comments

When all is said and done, it is quite a refreshing beer. There are more beers to taste from Miami Brewing Company. We look forward to getting to know them and tell you our thoughts.

Next Up: BIG ROD.

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