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Foothills Carolina Strawberry Ale

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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New Cream Ale Formula: Bright and crisp, this American Cream Ale stands out with just enough real strawberry aroma and flavor to keep your attention while remaining smooth and balanced from top to bottom. All carefully crafted here in North Carolina.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cheap (5122) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2016
Whoops, almost thought this was the old CSA! Pop top for a mild pungent tart veggie perfume. Look is almost clear pale with thin white head. Decent co2 on the uptake with a mild friendly, perhaps slightly above average enjoyability factor compared to other fruit beers of this genre. Friendly lager finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HighlanderOne (1165) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Poured from bottle. Aroma: Wheat, gas, malt. Appearance: Clear light gold with a bit of head. Taste: Slightly sour strawberry with dry malt/hay and possibly some hops. Palate: Crisp, with a good bit of carbonation. Overall: A decent thirst quencher. Not phenomenal, but not trying to be.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
fluffy (2243) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2016
Honestly a perfectly serviceable fruit ale, with a hint of strawberry aroma but not much in the flavor itself. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (3895) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2015
12 oz brown bottle with no bottling date. Poured into a lager glass. A: slightly hazy light golden body with a very subtle pinkish hue. Fizzy white head quickly reduces to a thin partial coat. Smells fruity with bready malts. Generic berries rather than specifically strawberry. T - typical cream ale with and well proportioned, light strawberry note. Lightly tart and sweet. Fruit and mild tartness linger on in the aftertaste. Feel: thin body with medium carbonation. Crisp, clean and refreshing. O: a refreshing, conservatively flavored cream ale.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ContemplateBeer (1926) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 2, 2015
12. oz bottle courtesy of Paul Giesting; shared with Ally. Aroma: Smells pretty much like a classic cream ale; a more subtle aroma with lean malt character and maybe a hint of corn or other adjunct; strawberry is nowhere to be found. Appearance: Light copper pour with lively carbonation holding up a light, patchy skin of head. Flavor: Pretty much matches the nose, until this warms up. Upon warming, there is a faint amount of strawberries and cream in the aftertaste. Fairly dry finish. Palate: Medium body, slick texture, lively carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: It took time to appreciate this, and even then itís hard to get into. For me, the strawberry was just too subtle.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChainGangGuy (4714) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 25, 2015
12 ounce bottle - $2.00 at Tasty Beverage Co. in Asheville, North Carolina.

Appearance: Pours a clear, light yellow-hued body with a small-sized, white film of a head producing some scant lacing. While Iíd never go so far to say itís pink, itís like one released a lone drop of pink hue into the twelve ounces.

Smell: Thin hint of clean cereal grains and a little twinge of the berry.

Taste: Just like with the aroma, itís a scant, lightly grainy maltiness, very thin, really, with just the barest hint of sweetness. A very subtle, subtly tangy hint of strawberry. Minimal hop character, bitterness. A spoonful of grits and one final bit of strawberry on the crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation though itís on the crisp side.

Overall: A light beer, a light fruitiness, but a fair amount of crisp carbonation. While refreshing and easy to drink, itís certainly not overly memorable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UNCCTF (517) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2015
On tap. Golden color with the ever-so-slightest twinge of pink, and a white head that doesnít really stick around. Aroma of malt and a little bit of strawberry. Flavor wasnít overly sweet, and the strawberry note doesnít overpower. I could deal with it as a summertime porch beer; itís certainly better than Abitaís strawberry beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DialSquare (4065) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2014
12oz bottle from Ingles in Hickory. Gold pour with dirty white head. Aroma of dusty, berry, hay. Tastes are little sweet strawberry soda, little tart. Straightforward, crisp.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LuckyDog (615) - - OCT 21, 2014
Better than the non-strawberry version. Slightly effervescent. Strawberry flavor is delicate.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GTAEgeek (1797) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pale gold color, with a medium, off-white, bubbly head. The aroma is weak nondescript berries, pine, flowers, and hay. A little sweet, acidic, and light, off-putting, sour aftertaste. Light to medium, sharp, and sticky. This is a surprisingly unpleasant beer. Wouldnít recommend.


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