DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2006
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
Braudog (5354) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2005
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
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.
TheBeerGod (4907) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strawberry Starburst aroma. Hazy yellow. Straweberry and vanilla, medium-light bittering. Frothy mouth. Floral finish. Different, but not my bag. Lingering, perfumy aftertaste.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 8, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap 7/6/02 in Cambridge, MA: Clear yellow color, watery palate, nice fruity taste. I donít think that Iím alone in wishing that every brewpub didnít feel they had to make a beer like this.
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 29, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 22, 2004
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
obxdude10 (1942) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2003
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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