Lukaduke (2724) - Gray, Maine, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pinkish copper color with a white finger of fizzy foam. I have to say this beer does smell like strawberry shortcake... Some sweet strawberry syrup, breads cake notes and some vanilla creaminess. The palate follows the nose... Fucking right. If your gonna call a beer strawberry shortcake, this taste like strawberry shortcake. There is a touch of seltzer like background that cuts through the sweetness a touch but I’m pretty impressed by this.
firstsip (718) - Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Sort of a golden-amber. Bit of head. Smells vaguely of strawberries. Solid mouthfeel. Tastes of real strawberries, bit of breadiness. Definitely tastes like its name, and without being too sweet!
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Stopped in the brewery and had a little sampler of several beers. Reddish/tan color with an ever so slight pinkish head. STRONG strawberry aroma that basically overwhelms all other notes. Very sweet strawberry taste. Medium mouthfeel. A fun beer to drink but not sure if I could really ever drink a 6 pack of this. The sampler size I had was plenty.
ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on tap at the MiBGF (Ypsilanti, MI). Holy crap. Aroma is straight strawberry short cake. Really, could fool me in a blind test. Flavor, not really as much but good. Surprisingly still tastes like it is beer-in a good way.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
thanks ben! Strawberry and crust on the nose, just as advertised. dark gold, small white head. juicy fresh fruit, softens quickly and mellows to a toasty balanced finish, great experience.
Mora2000 (6050) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to RBlaszak for sharing this bottle. I have heard a lot about this beer so I am glad I got to try it.
The beer pours a reddish-brown color with a large white head. The aroma is heavy on the strawberries with some caramel and bready malt. Very interesting.
The flavor is more complex but just as good if not better. In addition to the strawberries, I get some caramel, graham crackers, vanilla and some light tartness. The fruit in the beer is very juicy and very enjoyable. I am not sure if the tartness is from an early infection or if it is intended, but it adds to the beer’s flavor.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
(It should be noted that I had two of these beers, presumably from the same six pack. The other beer was drank a few days after the one I rated and it was badly infected and undrinkable).
48FanInCali (817) - California, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. This is tough. It actually is a pretty good refreshing ale but it is hardly as sweet as any dessert. Dark peach pour with nice thick head and fabulous retention. Nose is tart strawberry and a bit of yeast. Taste is even fainter strawberry but a nice tart finish. A great summer ale if you can appreciate it for that.
cbfobes (2731) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at 2013 GTMW, pours a hazy light red with an off white head, the aroma was pretty cool, nice amount of strawberries with a creamy touch to it at the same time, the flavor has a nice sweet front end with a good kick of fresh strawberries in the finish, very creamy finish, really interesting and different.
CanIHave4Beers (3584) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a red color with a good head and some lace. The aroma is exactly as the name implies. The flavor is full of strawberry tartness with a good malty backbone but overall it’s pretty dominated by strawberry tartness. Somehow this is not cloying, which is awesome.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a light redish color with a big white head. Bottle gushed. Nose is strawberry, biscuit, light honey sweetness. Palate is firm with a nice carbonation touch. Flavor is creamy strawberries with honey biscuits and a clean finish.