Cybercat (3773) - Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly hazy amber with a fine-bubbled and rather persistent eggshell head that leaves some generous lacing. Malty aroma has an overtone of tart strawberry that is only a little sweet. Flavor has a malty core, more like an ale than a lager, and a strawberry overtone that is more tart than sweet. I love strawberries! Smooth texture is not very fizzy, but still feels like a beer. Another longshot that’s a winner.
maxwelldeux (4079) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nose is pretty strongly fruit-filled with strawberry (obviously) dominating, but in a way that smells like fresh berries, rather than some weird extract you’ll get in candy. Taste is sweet up front, but with a bit of a tang on the back end. The fruit overwhelms any lager characteristics, which is good, in my opinion.
SDalkoholic (2206) - Linda Vista, California, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sprout’s: Poured a golden blonde liquid with chunks of sediment floating around while a thick fluffy pillow of foam rested on top. Aroma is shocking and actually smells like a strawberry field or a strawberry smoothie has made my mouth to start salivating. The beer hits different taste buds by starting off with bitter then hitting sweet and ending with salty. There is a slight taste of tart unripe strawberries along with the green top but this comes off as completely real and not artificial like most other fruit beers Sam Adams makes.
lamas (1425) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Enjoy before: 08/13. A hazy amber pour with tons of floaties and a thick beige head on top. Loads and loads of tart strawberries dominate the aroma. A light breadiness, some sweet cereal grains, and a fair amount of honey in the mix too. Very appetizing. Thin to medium-bodied and crisp on the way down. Caramel and sweet cereal grains are present upfront taste-wise. Juicy strawberries dominate thereafter. A tad wheaty with a hint of lemon at the end. Packed with lots of strawberry flavor, but at no point do things become too cloying. Very nicely done.
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with a slight but persistent white head. Fairly thick lacing. Big sweet strawberry aroma. Taste is tart, sweet strawberries. A bit of cereal but not a lot. By far the best from this longshot sixer. could drink a few of these n a warm summer day. would probably got awesome with some BBQ.
superspak (3125) - Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before 8/2013. Pours very cloudy golden amber color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big ripe strawberries, pear, light bread, light honey, and light floral hops. Very nice aromas with big strawberry presence; and good strength. Taste of lightly tart strawberries, pear, cracker, bread, floral, light honey, grass, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of strawberry, pear, cracker, bread, floral, grass, light honey, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a bit. Nice flavor balance of strawberry, malt, hop, and yeast esters; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good fruited lager style. Very nice balance of flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
nimbleprop (5469) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
12oz bottle pours a clear gold with some thin, white head. Nose like strawberry toothpaste, sickly sweet. Scary flavor, gross, strawberry shampoo, creamcicle. Gross finish.
radagast83 (5368) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by argo. Poured a pale golden color, medium sized white head. Aroma is strawberry, candy, jolly rancher notes. Flavor was strawberries, light malts. Not great, but light and refreshing.
BeerandBlues2 (10503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle shared by argo. Pours clear pale gold with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is strawberry and corn, Pils malt. Flavor is corn and strawberry with a dry finish. Light body and carbonation.
jb (2406) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Really bright strawberry flavor. Slight grit at end. Not much going out here and I hadn’t just mowed the lawn.