gripweed57 (2974) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2017 17thfloor (2444) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
#1 of 5 in my fruit beer tasting. 12oz bottle. Pours a decent light amber with a tall foamy off-white head. I actually really like the aroma, strawberries essence can be very hard to capture and this beer does it well in the aroma, probably because its syrup, some light sweet cereal and caramel notes underneath. Flavor is very neutral, softly sweet which plays well with the softer wheat and strawberry flavors, fairly straight forward. I actually like it a bit because it isn’t super in-your-face fruitiness . A pleasant combo of pale and wheat malt kicks up in the finish. This beer is actually pretty clean for a style can be quite disgusting when in the wrong hands. Medium/light body with a nice texture, lightly grainy, very dry mouthfeel, corse uniform grainy carbonation.
From old tasting notes. Honey gold color. Big foamy beige head. Pleasant strawberry fruit aroma. Nice sweet malt flavor hints at berries and clover. Zesty bittersweet hop finish. wlajwl (7210) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 5, 2017
From back when I first started drinking beer in college. Kind of an artificial strawberry flavor on a rather basic blonde ale base. kingofthemtn (56) - - JUL 1, 2015
To quote Homer Simpson when he finds out Greystache died : "No man should outlive his fictional wizard". I feel Homer’s pain as another mystical beer that I have enjoyed is gone from my life. I don’t normally like beer with that wheat taste, but the strawberry in PWSB was perfectly balanced and made a quite unique and enjoyable brew. willisread (3803) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Clear golden color with a small white head. Grainy aromas, with some malt and a faint hint of strawberry. Light and refreshing. Thin body, watery on the palate with little flavor to speak of. Some malt sweetness comes out though. slowrunner77 (13206) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
"for a lighter (blonde) beer, the aroma and taste, while still light, sure are a little harsh. barely detectable sweet strawberry aftertaste. really not worth buying, but then again, i haven’t had a Pete’s beer yet that was."
Headbanger (4022) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2014
12oz bottle 5/30/14 (Old Notes)-Pours a golden yellowish copper with a small head. Aroma of light strawberry. Taste the same with slight malt. This light bodied brew is not bad. generallee08 (778) - New York, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Petes Wicked Ales were some of the first craft/non-Bud style beers that started me on the road to realy good beer. This one poured a clean and clear, golden color with a thin white head that faded quickly. The aroma was a pleasant blend of light malts, wheat and strawberries. The flavors were light and subdued. Light malts, light wheat, light honey sweetness and some tart strawberries. The body was light with a slick texture and very little carbonation. Overall it was a good summery beer. puboflyons (3530) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 8, 2013
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle marked 09220-0832. I do not know how old this bottle is because it came with a coat of dust on a shelf in the corner of a convenience store. But it is a copper-yellow color with busy carbonation building up to a quick fizzy head. Strawberry notes are predominant on the nose with some vaguely roasted malts and a slight hop feel. Smooth and creamy body. The strawberry was not as obvious in the taste. It tended to have a buttery, malty flavor. I think this was an older bottle b ut it seemed to hold its own alright. toml219 (284) - California, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Appearance- A golden yellow with a tint of orange, poured white head that quickly dissipated
Aroma- Fresh and clean with a hint of berry
T/P - Nice sweet taste very very slight strawberry/berry flavor not bad if you don’t mind a fruit beer.
very smooth almost reminds me more of a cider than a beer
Overall- Not a bad beer, not the best but not bad. Would be very good on a hot summer day at a BBQ
popkow (308) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2012
I think this is the starter beer for people looking to try one with fruit. Aromas of strawberry and a hint of wheat. More carbonation than necessary. The flavor is strawberry, along with some pale malt and wheat.