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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 2.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.29%
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Made with Real Strawberries. Suprisingly Sweet Light Bodied Ale with the Essence of Fruit


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cbfobes (2293) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 13, 2013
On tap at 2013 GTMW, pours a hazy yellow with a thin head, the aroma was really sweet with a good amount of strawberries, flavor was much of the same with it being really sweet and fruity, it is what it is.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tiger229 (3) - - AUG 26, 2012 does not count
Very good strawberry beer. It does not taste artificial like many fruit beers and leaves no unpleasant aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4644) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Draft at the Bent River brewpub. Poured a mostly clear yellow straw color with a small white head. Aroma was light sweet cereals, malts, and a touch of sweet fruits. Flavor wasn’t really all that strawberry, but certainly the strawberry gave it a natural, sweet fruit flavor to it. Pretty refreshing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (1984) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2011
On tap. Clear slightly pink pour with a ring of carbonation and a slightly sweet fresh strawberry aroma. Flavor is light creamy strawberries, slick mouthfeel and lingering sweetness. Have had this before, but this glass was a lot better than I remember. Very refreshing.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Tap pours golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet malt and light strawberry. Flavor is sweet, grainy malt, with some light strwaberry. My least favorite of the beers I tried

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
drowland (6038) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Have had on tap at the brewpub at the brewpub a couple of times... one of my least favorite beers that they offer... too sweet, not much strawberry.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2009
On tap at Bent River brewpub. Hazy yellow with a thin white head. Aroma of wheat, yeast and strawberry. Taste of candied strawberry that leaves a bad aftertaste. Lively carbonation feel and kind of cloying.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (8032) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2008
Draft at Bent River. Hazy golden honey colored body. Light honey and fruit sweetness up front, but transparent and generic "fruit" is all that it suggests... over time there’s some sort of berry flavor that develops, but it could be strawberry as much as it could be blueberry as much as it could be benzaldehyde. Bland, nearly flavorless finish. Just basically "blah".

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2006
This looked fine, an orange/gold body with a full head that laced the glass nicely, but the aroma was a strong, overly sweet candy-fruit smell. They may indeed have used the real fruit as claimed, but the flavor was like crummy candy, too.

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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. Light hazy orange color. Aroma was slightly sweet but not much going on. Tasted the same way: very carbonated, somewhat sweet, but where’s the strawberry flavor? It just wasn’t there for me. Others have rated this much higher and had better things to say about it which leads me to believe that batch to batch consistency is a problem at Bent River.


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