Indra (2616) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. bottle. Fruity, citric and lightly malty aroma, with notes of strawberry (really?!), wheat and cereal grain, orange and caramel. Hazy light-medium golden amber color, with some suspended particles and a fine, uneven, subsiding head of white. Flavor profile is full of strawberry, again as advertised, with a fair amount of sweetness up front and hints of caramel and honey, but turning maltier and drying out a bit, with a very light bitterness and a kiss of lemon citrus on the finish. As this is a lager, finishes fairly clean and crisp, plenty of fine, active effervescence which helps quite a lot, and with a light-medium body. This sounded much worse than it turned out to be. I guess a homebrewer would know what makes a fruit beer tasty and refreshing.
beaz1591 (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flute. Nice smell of strawberry’s and cream. Almost reminds me of some ice cream. A nice tasting and refreshing beer. The strawberry’s aren’t overwhelming and it finishes with a pleasant creamy taste. Not the prettiest beer, somewhat clear gold. Has flecks of I’m guessing strawberry’s.
drowland (6020) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
5/19/13. 12oz bottle from Gainesville... Tipple’s, was it? Bold strawberry candy aroma and flavor, strawberry, sweetness, pale malts, and a touch of bitterness. Eh.
brenn79 (1519) - Idaho, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle- Pours hazy golden with a fluffy white two finger head. Aroma is fresh picked strawberries, this is the cleanest smelling fruit beer I think I have had. The taste is strawberry shortcake, with whipped cream on top, only with real strawberries and less sweet than it sounds. You could pound down a few of these in the summer, but would eventually have to switch to something more dry on the palate. I enjoyed this, especially the aroma, it won’t win any awards, besides the Longshot one of course, but this is tasty, another example of raters being biased against a beer because it contains fruit.
travita (3954) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. The look is clear, golden in color, with an ok white head. The smell is strawberry look aid like, very artificial, and not beer appealing. The taste is the same crap.
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Color: Golden amber with a pillowy white head. Aroma: Fruit, very distinct strawberry. Flavor: Light, refreshing almost juice like quality. It tastes of vanilla and strawberries. Overall pretty decent beer/ would prefer a stronger flavor.
fidelis83 (1948) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 17, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale, nearly clear gold pour with a thin, white head. Aroma of perfumy strawberry, hints of cereal, lemon and floury grain, but basically all strawberry. Flavor is all strawberry up front, follwed by some odd planty notes (hops?), butterscotch, and some sorta trainwreck to the finish. LIght, dry body with a medium strength, sharp and blanketing carbonation. Meh, it starts off ok, but get progressively worse. Not a big fan, but it really was pretty unlikely to be something I would like anyway. Strawberry Wheat Lager???
dmac (4004) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle via single section at Spirits Brick. Poured a clear gold with a good amount of floating particles visible, average sized frothy white head. Aroma is all over the place, first whiff was big time strawberries followed by grains back to strawberries. Several minutes later I didn’t like it as much, as more time elapsed it turned from strawberry shortcake to strawberry shampoo. Thinner to medium bodied with strong carbonatoin and a harsh kick on the end. Flavor is some under ripe green strawberry along with the vines, toast, grains, old champagne. Interesting but not my cup of tea.
thirdeye11 (5544) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle) clear gold, tight white bubbles. Nose of strawberry, crackers, cream cheese, sweet and sugary. Watery too. Taste of strawberry, wheat, dry grain, not much here, watery.
Pailhead (4803) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2013 Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy strawberry with some faint dusty notes. It pours a transparent a mostly transparent gold with quite a bit of sediment floating around. It has a two finger white head that eventually settles to a thick film and leaves behind some light webbing on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick note of toffee. The toffee is quickly dominated by moderate strawberry with a hint of lemon and grass. It’s light-medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, if you like strawberries, this is a pretty solid summer thirst quencher. After trying all the three 2013 Longshot beers, I was surprised to find out this is the one I like the most.