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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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The first of this year’s winners, Dave Anderson, works in the packaging department at Sam Adams. His submission, a Strawberry Lager, is described as “a bright and fresh wheat beer, with a strong strawberry character balanced with toffee and citrus notes – the brewer’s vision of the perfect summertime beer to enjoy after a round of golf on a hot day. Brewed with fresh strawberries, this beer pours a bright golden color and imparts a malty sweetness with hints of lemon and earthiness. Strawberry Lager finishes with a wonderful intensive strawberry flavor without being overwhelming and leaves a lingering creamy sweetness on the palate.”

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2.1
Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2013
This was more like a strawberry soda.. Not much of a beer and this was very fizzy and light

3.3
jeremytoni (3082) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2013
From a bottle poured an amber color with a small amount of head. Light strawberry malty flavor with a quick finish.

3.3
rumproasts (5544) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2013
bottle. Golden with small head. Big strawberry flavor. Usually strawberries in beer taste very artificial, but this seems legit. Flavors meld well. My wife would dig this.

2.9
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy pale yellow color with a small fizzy head that lingers nicely. Aroma is a mix of pale malt and strawberry puree. The taste seems like an odd mix of a pale lager and strawberries. Some lemony citrus notes show up in the finish too. The strawberry flavor is slightly artificial, but not too bad. Overall, its not terrible but I won’t drink this again. Many better fruit beers out there.

4.1
jgb9348 (6433) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Crisp copper and orange coloured body with a thick, four centimetre tall thick white head with a nice orange glow. Aroma of pure strawberries, sugar, wheat, malt, raspberries and more icing sugar - amazing smell. Medium-bodied; Assertive strawberry flavour at first coupled with the strong malty taste and a hint of alcohol and wheat notes. Medium-bodied; Very nice and super pungent strawberry flavour - straight from a farm, amazingly sweet and flavourful. Aftertaste shows a good malt backbone, some hints of alcohol, sugars, grass and a bit of artificial strawberry notes. Overall, a very nice and strong beer with super pungent strawberry flavours, but they all work well and show off extremely nice relative to the style and depth of the beer. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Wegman’s in Sterling, Virginia on 03-May-2013 for US$1.67 sampled at home on the Eastern Shore of Virginia on 14-June-2013.

3.7
poisoneddwarf (2620) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Rating from 6/10/13. 12 oz bottle from the mixed sixer. Pours slightly hazy gold with particles floating around under a nice white head with great retention; leaves some lace. Smells like strawberry wafers. Taste is sweet, a little tart, finishing dry and a little bitter. Nice strawberry flavor and aroma. Palate is fairly thin, watery. Showed some promise but it’s a little too watery.

3.4
jcnielsen (3416) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours a golden color with white head. Strong strawberry aroma with a touch of honey. Taste reminds me of strawberry fresca. Easy drinking, best of three longshot beers.

3.5
cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Bottle in KC, thanks to jcnielsen. Pours a fairly clear golden appearance with an off white head. Honestly, this really smells like really fresh strawberry or strawberry crisp. Smells exactly like fresh strawberries. Very nice. A bit citrusy, wheat malty, strawberry dessert flavor. Strawberry? yes. Lager? huh? Probably an 8.5/10.0 on a beer bongable scale.

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bb (9697) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Bottle. Golden beer with a whitish head. Strawberry and malt aroma. Strawberry and hay flavor with light spice. Medium bodied. Hay and light earth lingers with strawberry and light spice.

3.3
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Better than expected, for a strawberry beer. I don’t feel that it needed the extra punch that they added after brewing. It brings the fruit up a notch or two, sure, but it makes me glad that I only had two bottles of it in the pack.


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