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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   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.”


NielsenRatings' rating

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Bottle in KC, thanks to jcnielsen. Pours a fairly clear golden appearance with an off white head. Honestly, this really smells like really fresh strawberry or strawberry crisp. Smells exactly like fresh strawberries. Very nice. A bit citrusy, wheat malty, strawberry dessert flavor. Strawberry? yes. Lager? huh? Probably an 8.5/10.0 on a beer bongable scale.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arnold931 (180) - Iowa, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear golden. Floaters in the glass. Nose is strawberry cream. Taste is strawberry cream candy. Lager sharpness. Better than I thought it was going to be.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jandd1983 (2085) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 13, 2014
It poured a clear golden color with an off-white head. The aroma was of fresh strawberries. The taste was of malts and strawberries. Nicely done.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
A - Pours a honey golden color with an off-white milky cap. Good retention and lacing. S - Strawberry candy aroma, strawberry wafers, fruit roll up, light grainy malts underneath, T - Follows the nose with strawberry hard candy, sweet but not cloying, some grassy hops adds a light bitterness and there’s some tartness as well. Pale malts, are light and crisp. Finishes slightly tart with some faint astringency. M - Light and somewhat creamy, good amount of stingy carbonation, light bodied. Judging from the name I didn’t have high hopes, but this is better than I expected. This is more of a candy strawberry flavored brew.The candy fruit flavor is nice and not totally artificial. A descent summer brew. Serving type: bottle 06-28-2013

2.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
RSRIZZO (1847) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2013
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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinator (715) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2013
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.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
esjaygee (3903) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bradleysaurus (42) - - NOV 19, 2013
Poured from a bottle. Fruity aroma with some sediment floating around. Strawberry flavor throughout sip. OK for a fruit beer homebrew

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bergstaden (1007) - 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patrickctenchi (3093) - 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.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bu11zeye (11760) - 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.


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