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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 7   EST. CALORIES: 232   ABV: 7.75%
Strawberries are Spring’s first fruit. They announce the end of the long Midwest winter and welcome the lazy days of summer. They herald a season of weekends at the lake, walking barefoot through the grass, and whiling away the afternoon at your local beer garden. Be sure to savor your Strawberry Blonde while it lasts because like a Michigan summer, it’ll be gone before you know it. Food Pairings: Great with tangy BBQ, balsamic vinaigrette, citrusy or spicy dishes, and strawberry rhubarb pie Tasting Notes: This is a sophisticated fruit ale that doesn’t forget it’s a beer. Rich and flavorful medium bodied beer with a fresh, floral strawberry aroma. Citrus, spice, and fruit are blended seamlessly for a subtle yet distinct flavor that never turns too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mark_Eck (1550) - - JUN 15, 2016
Notes from summer. Draft. Pours a hazy amberish color. Aroma and taste are light biscuit and strawberries.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arminjewell (9236) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Pour on tap at Crunchy’s, slightly hazy orange-red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of strawberries, fresh berry, cherry, hints of biscuit, slight yeast, touch of spice notes into a bit of vanilla. Taste was a mix of strawberry, some slight cherry into a bit of biscuit, bread, hints of spice, finishing fairly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DialSquare (4116) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2015
12oz bottle from Andersons in Toledo: amber pour with thin dirty white head that leaves a ring. aroma of sweet malt, corn, maybe faint strawberry. tastes are sweet even mix of the same with biscuity, sugar, wheat heavy. herbal floral late.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kipper8588 (32) - - AUG 8, 2015
Very good beer would definitely drink again, can't say a bad thing about this beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2015
4oz on tap at the Corner Brewery. Hazy orange amber color. Minimal ring of off-white head. Pleasant amount of strawberry, and some malt sweetness. Kind of like strawberry preserves. Mild herbal spiciness. Moderate sweet taste, very light bitter, just a hint of tang. Some raw grain. Medium-plus body. Kind of slick texture. Very light carbonation. Touch under carbed. An alright strawberry blond overall though. I dig the flavor. Would not want a whole pour though, 4oz was plenty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Listigovers (822) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2015
Aroma is light fresh sweet strawberry. Color is red amber. Taste is berry in the front and bread in end, some sweetness in the middle but not too much. Creamy texture, very slight hop flavor but no bitterness. Pretty good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mintzmeet (426) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Nice beer. Not too sweet but also tastes good. Strawberry desert. Nice subtle malts. Nice differing colors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4394) - Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2015
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy deep orange/amber color with a small off white head with poor retention, that reduces to a minimal ring of lace pretty quickly. Minimal lacing on the glass. Aromas of strawberry, mango, apricot, orange peel, pear, coriander, honey, toast, biscuit, light caramel, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of strawberry, spices, fruity yeast, and bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of big strawberry, mango, apricot, orange peel, pear, coriander, honey, toast, biscuit, light caramel, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Minimal herbal/spice bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of strawberry, mango, apricot, orange peel, pear, coriander, honey, toast, biscuit, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of strawberry, spices, fruity yeast, and bready malt flavors; with no cloying sweetness present after the finish. Light carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good fruited imperial blonde style. All around good balance and robustness of strawberry, spices, fruity yeast, and bready malt flavors; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
czar (7361) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
pours hazy medium dark golden, orange tint, with a small off-white cap, no retention or lacing. phenolic fruits, spices, berry fruitiness, diacetyl, acetone, sweet honeyed malts - doughy caramel too, strawberry if not miscellaneous fruit jam - comes with a plain sweetness. average carbonation, light body - oily and a bit sticky, sweetish and short bitter herbal-peppery finish. offensive, defects-wise. blah.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
SimsSydney (17) - - APR 28, 2014
You can really smell the malt and the yeast in this beer for me. I was really hoping to taste and smell more of the strawberries, but for me it just wasn’t there. The taste was a bit like cough syrup, almost like its trying too hard to be sweet. Rather unexciting and unpleasant.

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