Michael Tuguigui (16) - concord, Ontario, PHILIPPINES - JUN 15, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells like strawberry jam with wheat,
looks alright the taste and the smell are the same, there nothing really nice about it, its just nice to have a different beer once in a while P.S i like strawberrys its a nice twist
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy dark rhubarb red color with bubbling white head. A soft fresh strawberry presence emanates from the glass - quite sweet smelling, but not really getting too candyish, although if your nose is in their long enough it can get a bit perfumy. The body is candyish and too sweet. A spritzyness encompasses the mouth and carries with it a mild tartness that somewhat masks the initial sweetness thankfully. A bit more of a wheat presence in the body would do this beer well. Overall a bit sweet, but fresh tasting and straightforward.
CapFlu (4242) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2004
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
(250ml bottle) Pours a thin, pink head and a reddish-orange body. Nose of strawberry and apples. Sweet strawberry syrup mingles with the likes of fizzy soda water. Can this even be considered beer?
Gorbalev (2870) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad. Great strawberry aroma, poured a syrupy brown. Taste is not a great balance between artificial flavour and malt. No bitterness to speak of. Refreshing taste on my deck in the sun, but not great.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2004
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Berry and assorted fruit aromas and sugar. Hazy rose, tiny pink head. Sweet, sugary, berry candy flavour. Throat tighteningly cloying. Unenjoyable.
DanielBrown (3477) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2003
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This really is an alarmingly red beer, if you can call it that. It does taste extremely strawberry-y, but is too sweet and the sugary thickness of it leaves your mouth and teeth coated in the stuff. OK.
SilkTork (5019) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2003
1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
On tap, The Hot House, Chelmsford. Strawberry aroma. Strawberry ice lolly flavour. Sweet, with no redeeming quality. I love sweet beers, but this is so awesomely one dimensional it becomes truly disgusting. Undrinkable. Disgusting.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2003
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Draught, at the Narrow Boat, London.
Surely this can’t be beer. Somebody is taking the micky out of us. This pink gluggy mess was sickly sweet. You could smell the stuff 10 feet away. Murky, viscous lolly water. It’s the first fruit beer I’ve rated and it will be a while before my next. I might score it lower only I've got to leave room in case there are worse beers still.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2003
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Hmmmm, strawberry frozen yoghurt, strawberry Starburst, really sweet and candy-ish, way too sweet to be taken seriously, but not a total loss, some tartness, but its too sweet, like Belle-vues sweetened fruit beers.
Nuffield (3541) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2003 There has been some discussion out there in beergeek-land about the origins of this beer. It is available in bottles and on tap in the UK, supposedly brewed by the "Van Diest Brewery" in Belgium, but it turns out that this is actually brewed by the Huyghe brewery. Others have pointed out that the bottle mentions this being a "Quality Belgian White Fruit Beer", though those who do not care for fruit beers will deride this as an alcopop. Some second hand accounts of an article in a marketing magazine said this is a "flavored alcoholic beverage" intended for the female end of the market in the UK. [My discussion here synthesizes the discussion on the Oxford Bottled Beer database.] Say what you will, but I loved this. The smell is so fresh--a mash of strawberries, as though poured over strawberry shortcake--and it has a gentle carbonated lilt that allows an effervescent of fruitiness to percolate through the mouth. As I often find, the aroma is more powerfully captivating while the flavor is lovely but unidimensional. Sweet, but not artificially or harshly so. It is attractive visually (as is easy for many fruit beers) with its luminescent reds, and the marketers are onto something here--it is the kind of beer that would get my wife DRAGGING me to the pubs, rather than the other way around. (on tap, Lowlander, London) Re-rate from tap at a pub in Chelmsford: This was sweeter on my palate than before--perhaps due to having had quite a bit to drink already at a beer festival and so feeling a bit heavy in the mouth. The aroma is still delightful, but the taste drove too hard in its one dimension.