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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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The first of this yearís winners, Dave Anderson, works in the packaging department at Sam Adams. His submission, a Strawberry Lager, is described as ďa bright and fresh wheat beer, with a strong strawberry character balanced with toffee and citrus notes Ė the brewerís vision of the perfect summertime beer to enjoy after a round of golf on a hot day. Brewed with fresh strawberries, this beer pours a bright golden color and imparts a malty sweetness with hints of lemon and earthiness. Strawberry Lager finishes with a wonderful intensive strawberry flavor without being overwhelming and leaves a lingering creamy sweetness on the palate.Ē


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillHick420 (424) - North Dakota, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2013
Pours straw with some solids in it. White head. Big surprise here, nose of strawberry. Sweet. Again, a large aroma surprise (sweet strawberry). Good, but not much else aroma.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Narnad (1458) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Pours a very clean, pale yellow color with a modest white head. Aroma of strawberries hits the nose instantly, think a faint frankenberry note, with some light pale malt. Flavor has a good amount of strawberry but I feel its not overdone and fits well for the beer. Not many other flavors come through besides the strawberry and light grainy flavors. Body is light, modest carbonation and crisp finish. Overall not too bad. Itís a tad bit too sweet for an everyday beer but I could see this being a good one on a really warm day. Only complaint would be to carbonate this a little more. I think a sharper carbonation rate would do wonders for the brew.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
notalush (4833) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Hazy gold with a soapy, short-lived head - tons of tiny floaties - doesnít exactly look appealing - nose has a lot of strawberry character (natural, not artificial smelling), acidity, metallic/copper notes - low carbonation, kind of a slick mouthfeel - flavor is quite sharply acidic, perhaps as a byproduct of the fruit, as itís flavor is fairly strong here - kind of a doughy yeast flavor - slight diacetyl in the finish - acidic and weird .throughout - they went for something different and wound up with something that mostly comes across tasting like an infected lager (although I do not believe there is an actual infection).

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Headbanger (3280) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2013
12oz bottle 5/2/13 Longshot Six Pack (Binnyís Naperville)-44į in Shaker-Pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of strawberry, tart, and lemon. Taste of the same with more strawberry and a little wheat. This light bodied brew is not bad and would be a great golf or lawnmower brew.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
AirForceHops (3114) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle. Lager glass shows me a clear gold with ample carbonation. Yes it smells exclusively like strawberries. Yes it tastes like Strawberries. It even looks like yeast and pices of berries are floating around in it. After I had 4 oz. of this I had had enough. Pass this to your wife or Girlfriend because I highly doubt any true connoisseur is going to want this.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MadIndian (2366) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle from Canals. Not much I can say that hasnít already been said. Bold aromas and flavor of tart strawberry with a splash of lemon.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jehoesefat (270) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Pours clear yellow with sediment resting within. Smells like sliced strawberries. Taste is a mixture of sweet and sour, and finishes with the strawberry flavor coming out, unfortunately it really seems to dry my mouth out after each sip. Not something I could drink a whole lot of, itís too much like a wine cooler!

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finhead (1170) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Hazy, pale yellow pour with a white head. The aroma is dominated by strawberry, but there is some light wheat to be found as well. It has a light body with a slightly thin body and average carbonation. The taste is sweet and fruity with a dry finish. This is a pretty decent warm weather brew.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Butters (3746) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Clear almost bright golden yellow with ring of near white head. Nose has the fake candy strawberry (the ones in the strawberry wrapper) notes, but it doesnít come off as too fake. The flavor is more refined on the strawberry and more like a corn/wheat mix and a little perfumy. This is one of the few strawberry beers that Iíve actually been able to tolerate. But itís still not something Iíd look to have again. Better than the hardywood strawberry, thatís for sure.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
odinstyr (559) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Pours a clear gold with a small white head. Smells of strawberry!, lemon, malty bread. Taste is sweet, mildly bitter - candy strawberries, malty sweetness - like fruit Whoppers - almost like a bad kids cereal.


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