Melville's Strawberry Craft Lager

Innis & Gunn
Formerly brewed at Banks's (Marston's)

Style: Fruit Beer
Edinburgh, Scotland
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap


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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
bottled, regular
We have captured the mouth-watering summer flavours of strawberries by cold pressing the berries to extract their juice. Cold pressing takes time, but it preserves the sweet, vibrant flavours of freshly picked strawberries and makes juice that is far superior to mass produced cocentrates. We then blend this juice with a special beer brewed only with British malt, hops, yeast and water.

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sulawang (1226) - - JUN 8, 2017
Visual: (cellared for 3.5 years). Pours reddish-brown with a micro bits of suspended strawberry sediment, no head, a half ring retention, scattered mix of spread out slow and steady loose streams.

Nose: strawberry puree, jam-like (lvl-7)-pungency

Attack: tingly-soft crisp bite, strawberry fruity sweet impression

Mid-palate: bright (lvl-5-sweetness), slightly jammy-mostly authentic strawberry, conflicting subtle hop bitterness, barley malt background

Finish: artificial sweetener-like palate roughness

Summary: Decent bright fruity flavour but its severely lacking in any strawberry tanginess. It’s okay as a casual sipper to go along with a meal or a chill beer at the beach, but it lacks any real depth beyond mixing strawberry puree into a glass of lager.

AleRider78 (1666) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2017
Pours an average size foamy head and goes away quickly. Has a light amber appearance with light red hues. Mild strawberry and wheaty aromas. Has a pretty faint strawberry flavour, again really sweet but not as much as the raspberry one. Fruity flavours. Sort of a watery mouthfeel. Lively carbonation. Raspberry was better.

DuffMan (10983) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
Bottle. Orangey gold, short lived head. Sweet sugary strawberry jam and grains. So SWEET blech. Barely beerish. So not my thing.

mabel (10136) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
[6095-20131210] Bottle. Fresh peachy strawberry seeds aroma has a hint of toasted bread and lychee. Clear, orange yellow body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Saccharine strawberry guys flavour has a long sweet aftertaste. Medium body. Better than I expected, but still more like a cooler than a beer. (6/3/7/3/13) 3.2

mighty_meadow (308) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2014
Pours cloudy with a pink tinge and small white head. Smellsvof the syrup you get with tinned fruit. Still tastes like beer but with a fair bit of fruit. Sweet but not overbearing. Bit of a novelty but far better than I imagined.

christhoel (286) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2014
when i saw it in the shop strawberry lager i though not for me bet its horrid BUT its not its very nice with its slight strawberry arom you still don’t fancy it until you taste it . its like a dream to drink the taste of strawberry is a natural taste not artificial . its pours a dark golden colour with a definite pink tinge and the head soon disappears but its about the taste and i love it ! and only 79P a bottle !

beer0clock (142) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Was uncultured and drank from the bottle so don’t know as to colour but was tasty, like strawberry jam which is weird as it says strawberry lager but it’s definitely for the fruit beer/Belgian fan. Nothing like an actual beer/lager. It was slightly carbonated but I don’t know about lacing. Had a good mouth feel to it. Bottle at home bargains. You get what you pay for.

s_hartshorne (2858) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle quality save. Amber no head. Aroma is strawberry taste is strawberry jam sweet. Body hit thin. One dimensional.

Beese (3531) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle from Tesco. Is it a beer? Is it an alco-pop? Well, technically I believe that it is a beer, but not that you’d probably guess if it were a blind tasting. It poured a cloudy, bright pink with no lasting head. Aroma was strawberry sweets, sugar and not much else. Flavours were similar; saccharine fakeness to the whole thing. I’m quite sure that the target market for this was people who don’t like beer...

Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Appearance: Clear amber with 2 finger thick beige head. Aroma: Strawberry, musky, sweets. Taste: Medium sweet and sourness with low/medium bitterness. Palate: Thick grainy texture, light body, average carbonation, lingering strawberry, dry, bitter finish. Comments: Very tasty and refreshing with a glass lace.

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