ChainGangGuy (4600) - Woodstock, 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?!
topherh (1916) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUN 15, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours amber with an off white head and a big tart strawberry aroma. Flavor is again tart strawberry with a slightly malty finish.
Lowe1983 (1397) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an amber color with only a light pink head. Aroma is of strawberries, sweet malts, and not too much else. Flavor is a little tart with some strawberries. Strange flavor on the finish that I canít quite place.
cgothik (6) - PERU - JUN 14, 2009 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
this is an example of a good fruited beer, perfect flavor, and exact aroma of strawberries. only who like this kind of beer. this is one of my favs.
Tmoney99 (12410) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Party Source.
Poured reddish amber color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate sweet strawberry aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and spft carbonation. Medium sweet strawberry flavor with a medium sour and sweet finish of moderate duration.
Sweet refreshing brew.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Binnyís Beverage Depot in Orland Park, Illinois: This poured an amber body with a pinkish tint covered by a tall off-white head. The aroma held strawberries and a lot of sugary sweetness. The flavor reminded me of cotton candy, which is never a pleasant thing to try to drink. Of the three brews now available in my area, this is the only one to which thirst is preferable.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5768) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sampled from an 18.7 oz brown bottle this beer poured a red-brown color with a large orange-white head. The aroma was intense and incredibly strong sweet strawberry jam. The flavor was strong tart and sweet strawberry jam. The finish was long with tart strawberry. Wonderful!
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2009
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Enjoyed from a one pint from a fluted glass. Given the quality of the other products offered by Samuel Smith, I had really high hopes for this beer. Unfortunately, it was one of the worst Iíve had in a while.
The sample pours a bright red with a frothy, long-lasting white head. Aromas of artificial flavoring come across the palate, almost reminding me of "Sparks," the ill-fated and worse-tasting alcoholic energy drink. Sickeningly sweet is a mild approximation. The aroma is so bad, it almost makes the drinker feel sick himself.
The palate isnít much better. At best, it is one-sided, giving essentially no flavors, other than an artificial-tasting fruitiness. The finish is sweet, which goes along with the rest of the experience. Avoid this one like the plague.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JUN 4, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a light amber with a slightly offwhite head. Has a sweet fruity aroma. Flavor is sweet with strawberry but does not have much in the way of malt flavors with which the strawberry could complement.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Sugar, candy sweetness, strawberry, and a light citrus note. Its a decent fruit beer.