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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.3   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
442 pounds of fresh strawberries were added during conditioning to create this fresh, scrumptious fruity treat.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 29, 2009
On tap at brew house. Poured a hazy yellow color with a thin white head. Light bodied and sugary sweet with strawberry being the only flavor. The finish is short and sweet. Nothing to it, very bland and subdued.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4785) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2007
Sampled on draft at the Monroeville PA location this beer poured a hazy golden color with a large white head. The aroma was tangy artificial berry. The flavor was tangy, sour and vaguely bitter with a fairly strong Frankenberry like element. Sweet enough to still be tasty - but then again I have always loved Frankenberry.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Dogbrick (7586) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2006
Sample at the Pittsburgh location. Hazy yellow/gold color with a thin white head with no retention. Very little lacing too. The aroma is akin to Frankenberry cereal. Light-bodied and sugary sweet with strawberry being the only flavor. The finish is short and sweet. This is a one-trick pony from beginning to end.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aurelius (4034) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2006
Strawberry Starburst aroma. Hazy yellow. Straweberry and vanilla, medium-light bittering. Frothy mouth. Floral finish. Different, but not my bag. Lingering, perfumy aftertaste.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Braudog (5578) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2005
On draft at the Union Station, Wash DC, brewpub, 9/2/05: Very fruity-tooty aroma. Flavor is like a big fake strawberry, like those roll-up candy deals. I think itís gross.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheBeerGod (5168) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2005
From a sampler at John Harvardís in DC on September 5th, 2005. Hazed gold with a HUGE whiff of strawberries about it. Not quite as artificial as expected. Taste is wheaty and sweet with strawberries. I mentioned that this tastes like Capín Crunchís Crunchberries. My wife agreed. Some wheat and cereal like notes help confirm this. Body is light and kind of watery. Finishes much the same as the taste - strawberries, grains and cereal like notes. Meh.

0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
desurfer (1209) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2004
This was absolutely horrendous. Overwhelming taste of strawberry Robitussin and chalk. Blech.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DocLock (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2004
Pale gold color, with aroma of slight malt, strawberries, and (gasp!) popcorn and popcorn butter. Other than swill, this is the first brewpub beer I have ever tasted with this type of defective aroma and taste. It wasnít horrible, mind you, but it was disconcerting. There was a very little strawberry flavor, and the finish was slightly dry. I wouldnít drink this again.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 22, 2004
Looks like ginger ale. Artificial strawberry nose, like cheap candy. Very fake, very sweet. Reminds of of the generic brand flavored soda I my Mom would buy when I was a kid.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
obxdude10 (2022) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2003
The color of this beer was almost clear, there was only a small little tint of yellow to it, very light head as well, very light bodied, watery & bland, a hint of strawberry came through in the nose & flavors but it just wasn't enough, if brewpubs are gonna make a fruity beer like this, they should at least make it taste a little fruity, this beer had very little berry qualities


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