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Melville’s Strawberry Craft Lager

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23
48
style
Innis & Gunn
Brewed at Banks’s (Marstons plc)

Style: Fruit Beer
Edinburgh, Scotland
Serve in Flute, Shaker

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
bottled, regular
We have captured the mouth-watering summer flavours of strawberries by cold pressing the berries to extract their juice. Cold pressing takes time, but it preserves the sweet, vibrant flavours of freshly picked strawberries and makes juice that is far superior to mass produced cocentrates. We then blend this juice with a special beer brewed only with British malt, hops, yeast and water.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blankboy (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
[Bottle (275ml)] Pours a deep pinkish-orange with an average size diminishing fluffy off-white head. Whoa, the aroma is a mix of strawberry candy and strawberry jam, there’s no beer quality to it at all -- it doesn’t smell bad per se I just wish it resembled beer more. Sweet strawberry flavour along with some honey and grain -- it’s more of a strawberry Pop then a beer. It’s a bit watery and not overly cloying which helps a little. Average bodied. If you like this sort of thing there are worse examples out there but it’s not something I will have again.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cfrancis (2163) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
Pours clear with a rose tinge and a small white fizz. Aroma is sweet strawberry juice. Taste is not quite as sweet or as fruity as I was expecting. More subdued which leads me to like it less.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YigSvartka (47) - Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
Artificial strawberry scent. Refreshing light beer that tastes of strawberry syrup with absolutely no hop unfortunately. It doesn’t necessarily taste bad, but being sold as a beer seems futile given that it just tastes like strawberry juice with carbonation added.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
2013-12-10. Crisp dark yellow body with a pinkish tinge, and small off-white head that fades. Fruity strawberry aroma with a light green, almost leafy whisper. Flavour is quite sweet, strawberry flavour is strong and not as artificial as expected. Mild grainy pale malt below. Smooth average plus bodied palate, low carbonation. Better than expected to be honest. Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (5548) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
Bouteille de 275 ml achetée chez ANBL (Tracadie, N-B). Arôme: Légère odeur de confiture de fraise. Apparence: La couleur est orangée-ambrée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de fraise avec une pointe de céréale. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de fraise en arrière goût. (Rating #5321)

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (12675) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle from Tesco drunk on the train home. Sweet jammy fruit. Bit of puke. Not good. Sweet strawberry jam is ok rest isn’t great. Ugh. Default sweet fruit berr score

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
JRHBrew (366) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
I don’t think this beer knows what it is. It’s not synthetic tasting but it’s wrong. Not offensive or hard to drink but something is very off and I don’t understand it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2013
Light pink with off white head. Aroma is light fresh fruity strawberry with malts. Body is full. Flavour is a mix of honey like strawberry sweets with a light bitter finish. Very refreshing.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ontbeertaster (2269) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2013
Bottle, pours bright red, taste of strawberries and it is qutie sweet, overall refreshing

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6324) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 16, 2013
Where and how: bottle 250? ml @ LCBO
Aroma medium stronger, true fruity, strawberry notes.
Appearance:
Top: large, rocky pink tint, lace with rings.
Base: cloudy amber.
Palate : easy going, average finish with medium body.
Taste: no hop side detected, bit too sweet but felt authentic. Refreshing with good fruit elements.
Other notes solid fruit based lager


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