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St. John Brewers Virgin Islands Island Summer Ale

St. John Brewers - The Tap Room
Brewed at Shipyard Brewing Company

Style: Wheat Ale
Cruz Bay, St. John, United States Virgin Islands
Serve in Shaker, Weizen


on tap


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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Our new Island Summer Ale is a light refreshing beer created with our warm weather in mind. It is the perfect summer ale to enjoy at the beach or while sailing the Caribbean seas. Originally brewed at The Tap Room on St. John. Currently available only in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Editor’s note: Brewed at Shipyard for St. John Brewers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
60minuteman (1106) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2015
Rich malted backbone, oak, nuts, pale fruit and hop. A good sipper for the day. Smooth but uninteresting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
Japalo (1545) - DENMARK - AUG 2, 2015
Bottle @ st Johns brewery. Golden clear. Two finger foam. White bread notes. Slight bitter cinnamon fine dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RRistow12 (503) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Tasted from bottle. Pours a pale yellow with fluffy white head. Aroma is bready, grass, wheat and grains. Sweet overall aroma with some spices. Taste is moderately sweet with minimal to no bitterness. Flavors of biscuits, wheat and grains, some perfumey skunky notes. Below average for style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Manslow (596) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 22, 2015
Butelka w barze na U.S.A.V.I. w 2008r. KOlor jasnobursztynowy, lekka szybko zanikająca piana. Aromat zdecydowanie owocowy, trochę drożdży. Smak słodko wytrawny, owocowy, rześkie.Wysokie nagazowanie. Bardzo dobre piwo na upały.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
EtTuCthulhu (1386) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 3, 2015
This beer pours a slightly hazy golden wit a large white head that fades quickly. The aroma is dough yeast, wheat grains, bready yeast, and a hint of banana, and the taste is mildly sour and slightly sweet with light banana esters on the front and sour yeasty flavors in the aftertaste. The palate fuses an average carbonation, medium-light body, and a slick texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martin00sr (1809) - Haderslev, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2015
Nearly clear, small white head. Aroma is fresh, fruity, malty with yeasty notes. Light wheat, yeasty flavour. Rather short and slightly watery mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bamsen78 (4606) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy light amber with small white head. Clear aroma of malt and fruit, with notes of hops and touches of yeast. Bitter, hoppy and citric onset, giving way to some subtle, sweetish notes of malt and fruity touches. High carbonation. Acidic and estery aftertaste. Slightly watery. uite refeshing, though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
MiP (14562) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle, 4.2%. Ashy aroma, rough hop note. Cloudy golden colour. Small white head. The flavour is papery with a fruity hint. Dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkel07 (4534) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2014
From from street market stall in St Thomas September 2013. Perfect beer for the hot day, pulled straight out of a bucket of ice. Refreshing and went down a treat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brigadier (3325) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2014
12 ounce bottle
A nice summer patio beer is also a forgettable session offering. The sort of thing that is perfect for drinking on the beach it was another Virgin Island tick. Thanks to a trader for sending the bottle relatively fresh.

Aroma / Appearance - An actively carbonated base bubbles with a lively presence and crisp white head. A fresh load of white bread scraped over with a layer of butter. Floral undertones are low key and smooth.

Flavor / Palate - Toasted wheat, almonds, and carbonated mineral water refresh the palate. The finish is a little on the bland side and lasts for only a few seconds. An ideal beach beer, this is not offensive nor memorable. If I were in the Virgin Islands I might drink a couple. However with so many local options this one is likely to be skipped on the shelves.

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