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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

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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.63   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


Odyn's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odyn (265) - New York, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Light amber color with a scent of citrus/pine and a bit of malty sweetness. Very pleasant taste with a good mouthfeel, not too fizzy. Slight sweetness with no hoppiness and a slight taste of cereal/grain. Easily drinkable on a warm day!! Finishes cleanly on taste, though a little bit of the texture remains.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brigadier (2915) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Frank (2818) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Well, this is some garbage. I am a fan or lighter beers for sure but this is just bland. clear orange and headless, it doesn’t look like much in the glass either. The nose here is just kind of a slight touch of apples and some bread yeast and it tastes like a slightly thicker version of mineral water. This impression is helped along by vigorous carbonation.The finish is quick w/ just the slightest impression of bitterness on the tongue. I like carbonated mineral water just fine but I am really looking for something a bit different in a beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 20, 2014
Interesting in taste but not much to find. Nice thinnnes and not much to remember. Was easy to drink.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Headbanger (3276) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2014
12oz bottle 1/29/14 (St. Thomas)-Pours a goldenish yellow with a small white head. Aroma of wheat, citrus, and yeast. Taste of wheat and citrus. This light bodied brew hit the spot for a hot summer day.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Grumbo (549) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle enjoyed during a day on Tortola, British Virgin Islands. Pours a golden colour with a small white head. Aroma of fruit, grass and with a feel of summer. Medium sweet, average carbonation. Enjoyable on a hot day in the Caribbean sunshine.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
nealblind (728) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Gold pour some head. Aroma of wheat. Tastes like full wheat slight honey. Dry palate. Good for an island beer, but nothing special. Also, brewed in ct?!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
culchiem (2479) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle from Des & Vin. Deep orange with a thin head. Aroma is fruity citrus. Flavour is malt and fruit that disappears quickly. Finish a little sticky

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ADfan (539) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Enjoyed this one at Mahogony Run golf course on the island. Pours a golden color with a medium head. Taste has some malts and a hint of citrus. Taste is refreshing with some herbs and floral notes and a touch of bitterness. Good beer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rasmus40 (10844) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle @ barbecue tasting. Clear yellow with a small white head. Aroma is sweet, wheaty, fruity and light grainy. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Dy and light bitter finish. watery. 030813

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
saxo (13851) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle @ Beder Grillsmagning. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are malt, fruits, grass and hops.


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