GregClow (3100) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2006 I’m writing an article on fruit beers for a local food & drink website, so I gave this another shot to see if it’s as bad as I thought the first time around. It still looks as ugly as hell - murky reddish-brown with a wisp of a head. Aroma of strawberry jam - not just any jam, but the sickly sweet freezer jam that is common on the east coast of Canada where my family is from. Flavour is quite sweet and candyish with a hint of tartness in the finish. It’s not quite as cloying as my original rating suggested - it’s still too sweet for my personal taste, but I don’t hate it quite as much the second time around. (original numbers - 3/2/2/2/4/1.3)
JoeMcPhee (9259) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2005 Very cloudy neon pink beer with a thin white head. Very strong strawberry and light spice aroma. Flavour is almost all strawberry with a hint of coriander. Very sweet finish. I wouldn’t say that this is bad, but the sweetness really puts you off after half a pint. I couldn’t finish it.
piscator34 (2284) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 24, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hazy pale red in colour with a powerful nose of strawberry. Not much wheat beer quality to this one (no yeasty or wheaty flavors), just overpowering sweet strawberry cand flavorsy. Not completely offensive, but not really "beer like" enough for me.
Hougly (37) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 7, 2005
2.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I found this beer gross. It smelled good but oh man it was awful. It looked and tasted like someone blended up rotten fruit roll ups and Hoegarden and served to me!
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
[bottle from republic bier halle] nose is sickly strawberry jam. horrifically sweet, not really beer as i understand the definition.
butterfield (6) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2006 does not count
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
cloudy fruit beer, but with a slightly syrupy flavour and very gentle nose, another also ran. very average
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A Mes rate:
Another tap sample from Lowlander. Amazing that I have never rated this. Full on strawberry wheat beer. Over the top sweetness but there is just a little something I cant help like about it.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2008
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2008 250 ml bottle (Vaaland, Bryne). Cloudy reddishorange color, purple head. Aroma is starwberry!. flavor is strawberry and some sourness. Not bad at all, but I could not drink the the whole bottle, and I guess that means that this is not my kind of beer.
Sigmund (6382) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 15, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
250 ml bottle, bought at Vaaland, Bryne. ABV is 4.1%. Cloudy brownish red colour, large pinkish head. Intense sweet aroma and flavour of strawberry jam and artificial "strawberry" candy bars, kind of sickly and sugary. Not undrinkable though. If blindfolded, I would probably not have guessed that this was a beer at all. Not my cup of tea (uh, beer) this one, but people who love candy and strawberry soda might like it.
Brouwser (119) - gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
AR 4/10 – AP 2/5 – FV 4/10 – PT 2/5 – OA 11/20
De mémoire. Bière calme, de couleur fraise un peu ternie, mate et opaque. Pas de mousse, peu de bulle. Parfum de bière léger, dominé par une odeur de fraises surgelées ou en sirop. Le goût reprend le malte et le houblon discret en premier lieu, avec ensuite un goût de jus de fruit et puis une fermeture de fraises artificielles, on dirait qu’on croque un baume à lèvres au fraises. Pas extraordinaire. Le palais est plus proche du jus que de la bière… À oublier.