stravale (1689) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Caley Sample ROoms, Edinburgh 250812
Light golden, soft haze, bubbly head,
Aroma - Soft fresh strawberries, not syrupy or artificial , even smell a bit of strawberry green stems, soft wheat, a bit tart
Taste - Soft strawberry with a bit of the attached green stem, some tartness, the strawberry is subtle but always present, soft wheat, no banana or cloves here, it’s a wheat fruit beer. Quite simple flavours but it’s nice
Palate - soft carb, medium body, tart slightly sour palate, some fruit bitterness. Finish is a bit dry, rapid with light wheat bitterness
Overall - OK, this isn’t to everybody’s taste, but it had a real sort of organic strawberry taste with the soft tartness and bitterness. Well, I liked it.
TheCametron (1511) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Malt & Hops. Nice Strawberry notes in the aroma. Flavour is more comparable to a Hefe. A nice touch of sweetness. Quite a triumph for a cask Wheat beer.
strawman (26) - - JUL 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottles from Newcastle market. Hazy gold in appearance. No carbonation to speak of, leaving the beer somewhat flat anf lifeless. A little srawberry in the aroma but again practically none in the taste, you need to concentrate to pick it up.
Nice and tart as a good wheat beer should be, but I was expecting a lot more. Would try on cask, but would most likely not choose to buy another bottle.
madmitch76 (12102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12th July 2012
Chelmsford Beer Festival. Cloudy gold beer. Little bubbly white head. Palate is smooth with nice super fine carbonation. An interesting mix of wheat beer orange and sweet and sour strawberry. The two flavours balanced well. Finishes neutral with the more tart side of the strawberry coming to the fore. Not bad!