ben4321 (5642) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2009
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2009 Updating this rating, as I had one today
Aroma: Smell is all strawberries
Appearance: Clear yellow
Flavor: Sweet, plus the lager malt characteristics
Palate:Light body, chewy, lots of carbonation
I remember this being a very fruity beer. Too sweet for my liking, but I could see how someone might enjoy it, if that was there type of beer.
**Updated with additional information, but the rating stayed the same.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2009
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
light hazy pale yellow, lots of tiny bubbles, quickly receeding white head, miniscule lace. nose: strawberries!!! flavor is mostly strawberries, some odd non-strawberry tartness. very fizzy mouth feel, tart finish. letting the beer sit a bit makes the fizziness less violent in the mouth. it is revealing that my notes say "shame on you abita!". bottle from cornfield.
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a golden body with an off white head. Very aromatic nose of pressed strawberries and light grain. Lager notes and a reserved strawberry in the background, i was expecting more sweetness. Light zest, pretty good.
skweek (13) - College Park, Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasted like strawberries, just like the label said. I thought it was much better than the Purple Haze, but still wasn’t a real big fan.
ClarkVV (5686) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Sunset Grill, fall 2008. Fairly true strawberry nose boasts of more fruit than beer, though it dosent seem candyish or cloying and there does seem to be some malt crispness on the end. Not any flaws that I can detect and a pretty high strength of aroma. Shockingly reserved in fruit sweetness, with seemingly most of the sugars fermented out. You even get some light pale malt graininess and a lager yeast crispness on the finish. No wateriness, medium-light bodied with no alcohol or flaws perceivable. How this brewery is so hit or miss is beyond me.
jbuzz (809) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2008
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
tasted like someone dropped a starburst into a lite beer. very light candy sweet beer.
Shag (2834) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A golden appearance with a white head. The aroma is of course strawberries with some corn notes. The flavor consists of strawberry syrup and some grassy notes as well. Easy drinking and not over powering in the strawberry dept. Overall not bad for some hot weather drinking.
bhensonb (13982) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 17, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Sun Devil in Mesa, AZ. Golden color with a creamy white head. Truly smells like strawberries. Near medium body with creamy carbonation. First rush made me think of homemade strawberry ice cream ( haven’t had that for a number of decades!). Downhill from there, but it’s still a good drink - probably for around the pool - once every other week or so. Brave Abita.
KnutAlbert (6675) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2008
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle from a NYC deli.
An innocent-looking pale lager, a little fruity aroma - the rest is strawberry syrup. Sticky sweet - you could possibly marinate something in it.
JK (5656) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Creamy with real strawberry flavor. Light pink color. This is Considerably better than I expected, good, smooth palate.