Island Summer Ale | St. John Brewers

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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
Ranking:
#44,560
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
80
pDev:
15.22%
Bros Score:
2.68
 
 
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2
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Ratings: 80 |  Reviews: 37
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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3/5  rDev -6.8%

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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1.75/5  rDev -45.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Sammy
3.15/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Somewhat sour wheat but I would agree that I would drink this if I were out a day on the beach. Not super drinkable, but drinkable. Pure yellow bodied.JoshuaR’s bottle. A little astringent. Some caramel, not much wheat. A tad of citrus. Not the best in their lineup.

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of searsclone
3.03/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured into a sierra nevada flared pint glass. the hops etched into the glass caused a huge tornado of bubbles to rise into a nice bright white head.

smell is grains and sugar and musty

taste is grains with sweet phenols, decent balance.

mouthfeel is crisp and watery and dry

very average overall, would probably be good mixed in with a session of pina coladas while sitting on a beach.

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3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Single finger white head on a clear pale golden body.

S: subtle sweet lemon and pale malts. Relatively full on the nose for the style.

T: some pale malts but mostly some mild musty almost noble hop flavors without the bitterness and a mild corriander and lemon citrus note.

M: light to medium body and moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: not bad for the style. Flavorful and refreshing. Fairly ideal summer ale. Rating is based on both the genre and overall quality.

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5/5  rDev +55.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

Island Summer Ale from St. John Brewers
Beer rating: 3.22 out of 5 with 80 ratings