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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcox90 (1634) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 21, 2013
12 oz bottle. Poured into a pint glass. Pours light gold with a hint of pink. One finger foamy white head. Smattering of lace. Strawberry and wheat aroma and taste. Thin palate with an odd strawberry aftertaste. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Indra (2682) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 20, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beaz1591 (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 19, 2013
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drowland (6575) - Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brenn79 (1642) - Idaho, USA - MAY 18, 2013
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
travita (4284) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2013
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fidelis83 (2095) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 17, 2013
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???

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4438) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2013
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirdeye11 (5688) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2013
(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.

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