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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
The first of this year’s winners, Dave Anderson, works in the packaging department at Sam Adams. His submission, a Strawberry Lager, is described as “a bright and fresh wheat beer, with a strong strawberry character balanced with toffee and citrus notes – the brewer’s 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.”

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Speckled golden straw yellow with a large mammoth wispy head. Nice at firs with strawberries, cream, shortcake and sweet malt. Taste adheres to the law of diminishing returns though. After a few sips, I don’t really want anymore. Sweet and almost cloying with strawberries and bready malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bradleysaurus (51) - - NOV 19, 2013
Poured from a bottle. Fruity aroma with some sediment floating around. Strawberry flavor throughout sip. OK for a fruit beer homebrew

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bergstaden (2398) - Røros, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2013
Golden with a white head - The aroma is of Strawberries - Taste is olso of Strawberries up front and there is olso some malts in the back - Finsih is a lingering strawberry flavour with some sweetness to it - This was ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patrickctenchi (6040) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle: Pours slightly hazed gold, with a tall, off-white head. Aroma is natural strawberry (complete with shortcake) Taste is more of the shortcake, lesser strawberry.... bread, wheat, candy. Initially, very good....but finishes a little grainy and grassy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2013
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of strawberry shortcake, citrus, and bubble gum. Flavor of grain, strawberry candy, and biscuit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SamP01 (658) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Pours a clear golden yellow with a medium white head, slowly fading with some light lacing. Aroma is strawberry, some light biscuit malt and grains. Taste same as aroma, mostly biscuit malt and grains with light bitter tones. A light body, crisp with good carbonation. There are some light notes of strawberry flavor on the end. Could use a bit more strawberry but still a good refreshing summer brew.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MacBoost (1744) - Penfield, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Pretty artificial strawberry in the nose but the flavor is where it redeems itself. Pours a standard pale lager look. Aromas of strawberry candy. Taste of strawberry purée mixed with a pale lager. Not fucken bad. Thanks BROsmer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogfish120love (1144) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Pours straw in color. Quite a bit of flocculation for a Sam Adams product. Notes of strawberry and lemon. Faintly tart

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Drink by August 2013. Poured into a 20oz shaker pint. Appearance: Pours a hazy, somewhat chunky amber color. Gigantic, fistful of head due to the aggressive pour... eventually falls to about three, and finally half. Head is pillowy, and the lacing is great. One of the best lagers I’ve seen. Smell: Definitely strawberries in there, with a spicy hop note to make things a bit more interesting. Not much depth, but certainly pleasant. Taste/feel: Definite lawn-mower type beer like the brewer intended it to be. Starts and finishes smooth with a slightly thicker than water consistency. There’s a lot of strawberry in this beer, for sure, but it’s a mild beer overall. There malts and trace of hops balance it all out pretty well. Virtually no bitterness to speak of. A respectable beer. I do find it to be a bit light, but then again, that’s what this beer’s purpose is. A sexy looking beer with a pleasant aroma and flavor. The strawberry flavor lingers, and I enjoy it, as it doesn’t taste artificial. Not a great beer by any means, but a tasty one... the ladies and BMC drinkers alike would enjoy sipping on this one, I think. A very good starter’s beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RRRozie (22) - Cortland, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold with a respectable, frothy head that settles to a fine white cap. Delightful aroma of fresh strawberries. First taste fills the mouth with crisp lager flavors buoyed by a lemony sweetness that carries forward into a creamy palate with a hint of strawberry. Don't let the "Strawberry Lager" concept put you off: This is an outstanding summer beer and much better than you would expect. Great job, Dave Anderson! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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