alexsdad06 (8752) - Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sample at MBGSF ’10 during RBSG from backlog notes. Pours a hazy pink grapefruit juice color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, strawberry, vanilla, a mild tang, funk, thin body, watery, grainy malt, just not a great option with so many others around.
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sample at Walldorff's. Hazy light grapefruit color. Heavy strawberry aroma. Sweet with a really wheat-heavy finish.
Ughsmash (7507) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Poured medium orange with very fine sediment and a short dusting of white head. The aroma picked up tart strawberry seeds and rhubarb with some underlying funk and grainy notes.. tangy and weird. The flavor was tart and a bit acidic with strawberry seeds and strawberry-infused vinegar leading.. very bitter and earthy rhubarb surrounded.. berry tartness, funky earth, and residual wheat and rhubarb on the long finish. Light-bodied, tangy, and bitter on the palate.. some interesting components in there and I could see what they were doing, but it wasn’t all that pleasant to drink.
crossovert (11015) - Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2012
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Something about this felt off. It is like a really funky creamy strawberry yogurt but made into a beer.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at walldorff. pinkish orange body with small white head. aroma of strawberry, slight tartness, and sweet cereal. flavor of strawberry and rhubarb, with big cereal sweetness and some artificial flavoring. very nice and quite refreshing on a nice summer day
deyholla (9921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the MiBGSF ’10. Poured a hazy reddish orange with a white head that dissipated to the edge. Aroma was quite sweet with strawberries and there was some underlying tart rhubarb. Flavor was sweet strawberries and cream in the start with a bit of growing rhubarb tartness in the finish.
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear red shaded pale yellow with a thin head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of strawberry, vanilla and a spicy rhubarb finish. The taste is strawberry, rhubarb, faint vanilla and a grainy finish. Thin-medium bodied.
Tmoney99 (13253) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sample. Poured reddish amber with average fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Aroma was moderate raspberry with a malt tone. Moderate raspberry sweet flavor with a good balanced sweet finish of moderate duration. Medium body with pleasing smooth texture and soft carbonation. Above average fruit beer.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz Bottle. Thanks Sean! Particular mushy-ripe strawberry aroma, with some grainy depth and a heap of confusion. Some grass. Pours a brilliant, shining clear deep rosy-peach gold, with a tall pillowy clean white head. Wow. The flavor really kicks out with some milky sweetness. Does this have lactose in it? Either that or some unfermented corn sugar. Maybe that stringy density is coming from stewed rhubarb. Body is explosive and foamy. Flavor carries gentle strawberry-rhubarb pie, jam, and pastry crust. I think the rhubarb leans forward. It seems strawberry flavor is a hard one to keep in beer. A very clean flavor profile that grows in complexity as it warms, with some vinous fruits, fresh spring dew in the garden, and some dry fruit skins. I love the play between fruit and cream on this beer, it’s completely unexpected. I think this is a very successful, fun, and inventive fruit beer. Nice work!
jsquire (4106) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I got a sample of this at the ’08 MBG festival bacause it’s a rhubarb/strawberry beer and because my mom’s maiden name is Waldorf. This is a rose colored beer with a pinkish hued head. Fresh strawberry nose that was very enticing. The taste did not live up to the scent. There was a strawberry sweetness and a rhubarb tartness, and then some dirt that was harder to identify. An interesting fruit beer.