ChainGangGuy (4229) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 22, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Part of the 2013 Samuel Adams LongShot Pack - Bullock’s Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.
Appearance: Golden body that would’ve been clean save for the chunky cloud of floaters.
Smell: Strawberries, to no one’s surprise, smelling rather sweetish with a definite candy quality about it. Minor influences of the malt.
Taste: Sweet, candyish strawberry flavoring through and through with just the quickest, littlest hints underneath of malt and, maybe, yeast to remind you there’s a beer present.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied (barely). Medium carbonation.
Overall: Maybe shame on me for saying this, but, this is one of those ’for the ladies’ brews. Actually, let me revise that: it’s ’one for the ladies and Dave Andersons’.
jcos (1350) - Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2013 Location/Date:Bottle on April 20th, 2013.
Appearance: Pours a gold clear.
Aroma: Aroma mostly of strawberry, nearly like a starkist candy.
Taste: Sweet, mostly strawberry, faint lemon.
Summary: Not a poorly made beer, but this is just too sweet to me.
TheBeerGod (4901) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden pour with a tall, pillowy white head. Strong berry notes to the nose. Almost candy-like and artificial in the sweetness level, however. The berries are dominant in the aroma department with maybe a hint of cereal or grains. Taste is sweet berries, light malt notes, cereal, hints of toasted grains and thinned candy. Body is medium with a vibrant, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more berries, soft grains, sweet malt notes and hints of candy.
HonkeyBra (2845) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a bright golden color with a small white head. Hey look, it’s the annual shitty fruit beer that wins the Sam Adam’s long shot contest. Aroma of strawberry bubblegum. Flavor of strawberry bubble tape. I’ve got nothing. Want to finish the other one in my fridge for me?
douglas88 (5114) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a large white head. A really great nose: fresh strawberries, really natural. The flavor isn’t quite as good, some berries, sweet sugars, dry earthy wheat. Decent. A bit rough.
DocLock (7182) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottles from Frank Smith’s and Capone’s. Pours chill hazy dark straw with clingy off-white head. Nose is strawberry-Quik, hopcitrus, earthy lemongrass. Tastes tart, with notes of strawberry, almost a strawberry lambic-like tartness level, with some hopcitrus, semi-sweet malty honey sweetness at mid-palate, and a tart finish.
wxman (1271) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear pale golden, with a few floaties in there as well. Big robust white head. Strawberry and bubble gum aroma. Taste is a non-descript but balanced and refreshing lager, but with the sweet, somewhat peculiar, addition of fruitiness. Has a slightly harsh finish after the swallow, like I just chewed an aspirin. I tried to be open-minded in my judgement here, not being a fruit beer fan, but this is rather meh. Not bad, but something I don’t want to imbibe again.
BVery (5121) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Four Firkins. Slightly hazy pale gold pour with a smaller white head. Mild sweet strawberry and a little lager yeast. Just so-so.
Bricktop86 (474) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - APR 13, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours yellow with a white head and floaties. Aroma is fruit roll ups and grains. Taste follows nose sweet fruit roll ups in a pale lager.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Sweetish strawberry, with a light wheaty base, and just a hint of citrus. A tad on the artificial side, but decent nonetheless.