Jayb0 (1056) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Straberry wheat is an ill-conceived plan executed only fairly well with this beer. I found strawberry too mild to balance the wheat character. And a bit too candyish. And a bit too sweet.
DubbelO7 (42) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I'm not big on strawberry beers, especially not wheat ones .
The cherry wheat that Sam Adams/boston brewing/jim koch etc make is vastly better for this type of fruit wheat beer .
I give them credit for trying though .
I only had 6 via the Lancaster sampler pack .
I'm bored with this beer. Drank 3 and offered rest to my wife who wasn't impressed either.(for whatever THAT'S worth, lol )
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - JUN 11, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
amber gold with a thinb head. sweet fruity aroma.
taste is slightly synthetic and oversweet yet peasant and even finishes on a tart note.
not bad at all
Nuffield (3718) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I'm still a sucker for the fruit beer. Effervescent aroma. Flavor like a chewy strawberry granola bar--i.e. slightly fake, but satisfying. Solid head, decent palate, light yellow color. Works for me. (on tap, Pennsylvania Microbrewers Fest 2003)
Holdwine (1096) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 7, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I knew I should have bought the milk stout, but I had to try something new. An accetable wheat that has been thrown off slightly by this attempt with the strawberries. Yeah, the aroma is nicelt fruity, but the flavor is a little too tart. It was as if they couldn't decide whether to go the Belgium way with tartness or the American way with over-the-top syrupy fruitiness. They ened up somewhere in the middle and that is not where you want to be.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light golden color with a foamy white head that quickly dissapears. The nose is slightly tart and wheaty. There is a fresh strawberry front in the nose, but it does seem somewhat fabricated. Hints of light roasted hops, toffee and jam finish off the aroma. The body has light toasty notes with a sweet strawberry following. Toffeeish undertones make way for an otherwise sweet and dry finish. The sweet kind of linger but isn't overbearing, maybe a touch of roasted hops at the tail end. I've made this beer sound more complex and tastey than it actually is. Somewhat boring and not a genuine strawberry taste.
hopscotch (9733) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2003
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Crystal clear, very deep golden brew. Small, fizzy, white head. Somewhat lasting with good lacing.
Lightly malty nose with a bushel of strawberries and some butterscotch as well.
Very, very lightly floral with a hint of buttermilk in the aroma.
The flavor is a bit thin, but well-balanced with a small burst of strawberries and butterscotch up front. Astringent on the backside with a nice, lightly bitter and lightly tart hop presence.
Light-bodied with a fizzy mouthfeel.
Short, crisp, clean finish. Nice Summer beer, but I wouldn't go out of my way to grab one.
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good fruit beer. Not exactly the best wheat beer ever, but the strawberry side of the brew was very accurate. Unlike many fruit beers I felt that this one actually tasted like strawberry. I would put it a notch or two under Pyramid.
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2003
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2007 Looked great, great color, no real head. Had a nose of strawberry soda that accurately foreshadowed the beer that was to come. Too thin on the palate. Taste was of artificial sweet strawberry flavor, with a little wheat and no real hoppy characteristic. Chemical overtones to sweet finish. not as bad as the phrase drain pour implies, but drain pour none the less. I see now need to finish this; who needs the calories or the alcohol. Give me a framboise lambic.
freekyp (1544) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2003
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2003 Strong strawberry/banana nose. Bitterness on initial taste which quickly dissipates. Strawberry sweetness increases throughout swallow rising to a very sweet strawberry finish. Little head retention.