Island Summer Ale | St. John Brewers

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Island Summer AleIsland Summer Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
St. John Brewers
Virgin Islands (U.S.)
stjohnbrewers.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Available year-round in the Virgin Islands, April-August in the United States.

Added by MTNboy on 07-24-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
79
Reviews:
37
Avg:
3.22
pDev:
15.22%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 79 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of Rilesmiles
3.47/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bdiiorio
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dactrius
2.67/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.06/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looks like a pale ale, maybe a little lighter, 1/2" white head. Aroma was mild grains and slight floral hops, ever so slight.

Taste was run of the mill blonde ale, which is to say there wasn't much in the way of taste. Didn't have any of the adjunct fruit stuff their other beers do. Average stuff all the way around pretty much.

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Photo of talbotjf99
3.37/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Quafftastic
3.23/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nathan-McFadden
4.01/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another beer I was able to enjoy while visiting USVI. Comparable to one of my personal favorites, Bell's Oberon. An ale with citrus hidden in with a medium head and smooth taste. The smell is best immediately. More than one can be enjoyed.

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Photo of bostonryan
2.5/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Electros
3.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.92/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Best enjoyed before: 6/2015. 4.2% ABV per the label.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of white grape juice, perfume, and slight nail polish remover aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, artificially flavored grape juice, and slight grape jelly flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a below average beer that has some fairly unpleasant nail polish remover and artificial fruit qualities going on.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of sprat1960
2.18/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Look: Little gold in color; transparent. Pours with a slight amount of white foam on the surface of the beer that disappears quickly. Looks rather dead after a few minutes. Looks like a low grade commercial beer.

Smell: Mild, malty aroma. Kind of like a cheap commercial lager or ale.

Taste: Mild malty taste with a unpleasant hoppy, bitter finish. Barely serviceable.

Feel: On the watery-side with an unpleasant dry finish.

Overall: It was drinkable, but not enjoyable. I have no interest in having another.

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Photo of Mlawrence
3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sholland119
3.34/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of probert
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of clager
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ZEB89
3.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of knicks19947
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of sirhc3034
3.04/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of meehandennis
2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of Coolestguyiknow
4/5  rDev +24.2%

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of pearljam118
2/5  rDev -37.9%

Photo of pascilla
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of schoolboy
4/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I highly recommend this good example of the style. American blondes don't always have a lot of personality, but this one works in a bikini!

I had this in a little shop in Frederiksted while shopping for souvenirs. What a nice surprise. There aren't a lot of Good Caribbean beers, but this is a decent one.

It has a decent head and a great aroma. The taste is yeasty, hoppy, and bitter, all in small doses. It works.

I was disappointed that there wasn't a good best place anywhere in the town, as we had already decided not to go to the bigger town on our one day visit. Bit I was pleaded to try one good local brew. My son liked it too.

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Island Summer Ale from St. John Brewers
3.22 out of 5 based on 79 ratings.
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