ThisWangsChung (638) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a straw color ridden with chunky yeast particles. The head is a two finger white shade. It’s nicely creamy and retains acceptably. TONS of lacing on the glass, too. But still...the body’s a mess.
S: The strawberry notes come through strongly at first. When allowed to open up, slight (balanced) diacetyl and noble hopping comes through, as well. The first few whiffs, though, were ridiculously sweet - almost like it was a strawberry soda instead of a beer.
T: It’s got a little more balance than I expected. The first part is where the fruit qualities reside; after that, it morphs into a pre-pro pilsner, displaying notes of noble hops, biscuity malt/yeast, and mild adjunct. Some strawberry sweetness returns in the finish, a bit excessively at times. Nonetheless a successful warm weather refresher, nor does it strike me as being disgustingly artificial.
M: Not as dry as I like my lagers, but it’s a fruit beer. It could be a bit less cloying on the back end at least. Still, I like its drinkability. Completely under-carbonated, though.
O: On occasion, I’m a sucker for a good lager. And also on occasion, I’m a sucker for a good fruit beer. This fulfills both quotas reasonably well. At the end of the day, it’s rock-solid mindless refreshment, no more, no less.
RSRIZZO (1839) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle (courtesy of Headbanger) poured into a Shaker at 40°. Color is a hazy gold with a bunch of floaties, good carbonation and a small white head. Aroma is a bright strawberry scent. It has a lighter body with a crisp mouth feel. Flavor is a Kool-Aid like strawberry taste, a touch of grain and a dry finish. Overall its just ok, I like a good fruit flavored brew but in this the strawberry comes across a bit fake.
kevinator (557) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good summer beer. The strawberry aroma was strong and fresh. Champagne color that had particulates at the bottom of the bottle. Crisp clean palate with a somewhat dry finish. Refreshing blend of strawberries and pilsner malt. Not overly sweet. It is better cold and not too gimmicky.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
bradleysaurus (42) - - NOV 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a bottle. Fruity aroma with some sediment floating around. Strawberry flavor throughout sip. OK for a fruit beer homebrew
bergstaden (870) - Røros, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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
Patrickctenchi (2484) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2013
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(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.
SamP01 (477) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
BoostIPA (962) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
dogfish120love (829) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours straw in color. Quite a bit of flocculation for a Sam Adams product. Notes of strawberry and lemon. Faintly tart