Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is as far from beer as you can get and still be beer. Appearance is bright red with no head. Look like Kool-Aid! Aroma is strawberry candy and limes. The flavor is rather sweet and refreshing with a hint of sourness. More strawberries! Of course! Think strawberry soda or mixing a sprite with strawberry kool aid. I mean you gotta like that right? But I can’t rate it super high as a beer.
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2013
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
8oz can. This is pretty much strawberry kool-aid. A bit boozy and super sweet. Meh, not my thing.
Ontbeertaster (2338) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can, pours bright red, aroma is sweet, taste is very sweet, lots of syrupy taste, not my thing
Metalchopz (2285) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Part of their mixed pack, found on a trip in Maine. Pours a red colour with pink hue. The head is pink and fizzes away quickly leaving no lace. Fake candy strawberry smell with hints of cherries. Again, artificial strawberry notes with the lime finish. Mild sourness, and a little syrupy. A little too sweet, but decent in the sun.
luttonm (2222) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 25, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
24oz can from mini market in Seattle. Crazy peachy red, very artificial looking drink. Looks, smells and tastes like gatorade or koolaid. Strawberry artificial taste I guess, but mostly some bad mixed alcoholic drink from powdered ’juice’ and bad liquor. Strange tartness, weird alc flavors. Super strange, not bad in the context of fruity beers across europe, at least it has a lot of flavor and 8% to balance. But tastes like a kid’s juice drink.
unclemike (2222) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAY 13, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
aroma of strawberry and tequila appearence red in color but not a deep red taste of strawberry juice. not a very good job on buds part.
illidurit (2146) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 4, 2013
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Well hey. This beer. Thanks, Mark, for this. So generous. Pours an unhealthy raspberry lemonade color with a Fanta-esque head. Aroma is red Fanta. Flavor is... red Fanta. This is Fanta. I don’t want a Fanta. It doesn’t even taste bad, but iIt’s offensive to my soul.
Chudwick (2145) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 20, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
24oz can - pours kool-aid red with no head. Nose is artificial strawberry just like the strawberry "sirop" by Tesseire from France. A second sniff reveals the margarita base. the third makes me think of the salt that usually accompanies margaritas. flavor is dominated by the margarita qualities and the strawberry takes a backseat. Sweet and tart with saltiness (perhaps only through the association to the real margarita). Easy to drink if you like Bud Light Lime, margaritas and artificial strawberry flavoring. I do!
snoworsummer (2144) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
From a can. Pours neon clear red. Light body and low carbonation. Tastes like koolaid and not like beer. Sugary aroma.
puboflyons (2143) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 10, 2014
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
From the 25 fl. oz. can marked 14079-BK10. Red pour. Is this a beer or a Tropicana Twister? Quick eruption of white fizzy head. Gone in a flash. Strawberries and lime juice inhabit the aroma. No malt or hop character to speak of. The body is light and refreshing. OK, I’ll give it that. It is supposed to be that way. As for the taste...it is like drinking a wine cooler or an Ocean Spray fruit drink. I will say that the 8% ABV is definitely well-masked and will creep up on you with a vengeance. Otherwise I am prone to ask - "Why does this beer even exist?"