ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUL 22, 2009
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nose of strawberries and yeast. Pours a clover honey amber sparkling. The mostly lasting off white creamy head is frothy and leaves minimal lace. The brew has a sweet front, highly acidic middle and a tart finish - much like sweet tarts candy. The light body is lively with a cloying metallic finish.
cheap (3746) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Way too expensive for cheapie, but I bought the farm anywho....5$ for bottle. Somewhat artificial aroma, fruity sweet and all. Looks like a hefe or a good lambic. I know its difficult to not amke anything strawberry more than artificial flavoring. Yes, quite fruity and a little too fruity....almost, but not quite, artificial. I donít see anything but strawberry juice listed on the label. Almost too sweet and those of you that know my ratings, I nornmally really like sweet beers. Well, perhaps my taste is finally changing. Pretty good tingle on the tongue. Does hide the alky well. Finish is sweet juicy ale. Does not live up to the quality of the other SS fruit beers.
heemer77 (5075) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 13, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy dark amber to near orange colored body. The head is lightly colored and has a slight peach tint. The inviting aroma has the obvious strawberries and green wood. The taste is near mouthpuckering sweet with lots of strawberry jam up front. Then as you get to the end, you get woody stem like tastes and even a little bit of ash. I got more and more of ash and sugar sweetness as I drank, nearly to the point of being cloying. Certainly a sipper. The woody notes in the finish got old after a while.
dionysus (1449) - Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours red amber with a pink colored head. As far as fruit ales go, not too shabby. Start with a decent ale and add good fruit, youíre bound to come up with something drinkable. Aroma is heavy in strawberries, and almost a slight vanilla cream quality. Easy drinking for those who like fruit in their beer. The nose is more much genuine than the palate, as the flavor has a sugar sweet type quality to it.
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy pinkish amber with a slight rosy head. Aroma is tart strawberry. Flavor is strawberries and a little cream, not bad.
bubbleflubber (1700) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a semi-pink grapefruit into the glass, with a fizzy head that reduces to a thin ring leaving light soapy lace. The nose is of fresh strawberries, complete with seeds (this is the distinguishing factor between "fresh" and candied). The flavors, however, are indeed "candied" with a soda sweetness. There is a tart citrus note that lingers somewhere in the finish. The mouthfeel is again soda, somewhat thin and seltzery. There seems to be plenty of sugar, just not a lot of body. Tastes very much like a "malt beverage" one might purchase from a cheap grocery/licquor store.... Zima and Booneís Farm both come to mind. Honestly, itís really not the worst thing Iíve had, and in some regards, itís a refreshing change from the commonplace. I can picture it as a dessert aperitif. I donít pick up any medicinal/cough syrup flavors, as I donít think the mouthfeel is thick enough for that. Nice change of pace.... I think deep down inside that I actually enjoyed this one a little better than my rating will suggest.
IrishBoy (3722) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 1, 2009
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle from GM Liquors. Nose of strawberries and a very small tart note. Reddish orange with a medium off white head. Flavor is lightly sweet strawberries with a medicinal cough syrup note and a hint of tartness. Tastes a lot like the Melbourn Strawberry fruit lambic.
boFNjackson (4002) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 27, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Organic Brewers Fest... Poured reddish-pink with a whitish/pink head. Light and crisp. Tasted too much like cough medicine and artificial strawberries.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear bodied, orange, slightly reddish hue. Aroma is strongly sour strawberry. Taste is initially sweet and then a weird tart taste takes over. Very pleasant though. A little thin on the palate, but thatís not unusual for a fruit beer.
ChainGangGuy (4272) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, appropriately strawberry-hued body with a thin, fizzy, whitish head. Faintly effervescent.
Smell: Strawberries! Then again, it smelled of strwaberries even upon opening. Slight hints of malts beneath, but, boy, the strawberry scent is quite strong. Strawberries!
Taste: Strawberries! Letís go with 85% sweet and 15% tart. It feels like theirs a light beer underneath, but who can tell, what with all the strawberries present. Very, very faint hint of acidity. Seems a bit removed from beer and seems to be trying to be a sweet, fruity malternative.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation. Very lightly crisp.
Drinkability: A sweet fruit beer with enough carbonation to keep it from being too terribly cloying, but it still feels, tastes, smells, and seems very malternative-ish. Whatís gotten into you, Samuel Smith?!