Aurelius (3444) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great label; pinky, misty gold beer with a low-density white head. Jammy, ceral aroma. Perfumy, tangy, low bittering, modestly sweet. Generally crisp, light body. Lightly tart aftertaste. Thanks to LuckyDog.
Drake (6497) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine Huntersville, NC. Pours a clear amber color with a thin fizzy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of grainy malts, strawberries and a bit of caramelized sugar. The taste is tart strawberries and not much else. Faint graininess. Thin bodied. Refreshing, but not terribly exciting.
geologyguy (336) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very good smell...obviously of strawberry...taste is more mild than smell...wish it was bolder strawberry...very light hops...light beer
nearbeer (3048) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pint on tap. Clear golden with a small ring of bubbles. Nose is faint strawberry and grass. Taste is the same. Thankfully the strawberry is not overdone, however there is little else in the aroma or taste to otherwise recommend. Light body is balanced and has medium carbonation. Inoffensive, but definitely only a beer of a last resort situation.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. One of the new Foothills offerings that I havenít taken the opportunity to enjoy very often. I felt like a light refreshing ale tonight, so into the glass she goes!
Pours a pale gold that is transparent. A large frothy white head billows forth. I can tell already this one is packing some carbonation. Nice subtle strawberry aroma, lemon ice, with a dry sawdust-like scent on the back end.
Huge amounts of bubbles on the palate, this one is quite a scorcher for such a light "easy-drinking" ale. Tone that stuff down! Granted, I donít want a flat beer, but this is a little overkill. Creamy corn-like grains with a kiss of sweet strawberries. Thereís just a touch of tartness from the fruit on the finish, but it fleets away quickly.
A good beer. About what I expected. One I would get again, but maybe on tap. These bubbles are wearing on me.
Suttree (4452) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not that different than the original Carolina version, which I described as "Smells and tastes likes a strawberry Jolly Rancher dissolved in a run of the mill golden ale". Maybe a little more hops, I guess.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Carolina Strawberry
Date: September 02, 2012
Source: Foothills, Winston-Salem
Appearance: clear gold, creamy off white head
Aroma: mostly dry aroma with a nice dusting of strawberry
Flavor: rich strawberry flavor, light sweetness brings out the fruity without turning it into a soda
Overall: not that much different than the original Carolina version
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
rumproasts (1033) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. golden with big two finger head. i donít usually comment on the bottle, but i really dig the classic design of the label. pretty substantial strawberry, both sweet and tart. this melds well with the beer underneath. solid fruit beer.
bth122 (873) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, at OBX. Poured a golden color with slight pink hue. Lighter head. Aroma is strawberry for sure, and thats about it. Medium light sweetness. Slight sour. This is actually pretty refreshing. Almost wine cooler-like though. Strawberry taste also.
jsmerig (798) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a pinkish golden yellow. Aroma is earthy with a slightly tart overtone. Mouthfeel is like a wine cooler. Taste is slightly sweet but mostly tart with a noticeable strawberry flavor.
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