SaintMatty (7300) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2009
Draught (Market Porter, London) - Red in colour. Sweet smell of strawberries and ice cream. Sweet, fairly carbonated strawberry taste which is initially very sweet but becomes ever so slightly bitter in the finish. Refreshing. Lowe1983 (1589) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2009
Pours an amber/pinkish color with a pink head. Aroma is pretty much all strawberry juice. Flavor is tart with the strawberries. Strange aftertaste that I’m not really a big fan of. Not that good. BiddleBrau (1221) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2009
Hazy amber/red, with thick cloying white/pink head. Big syrupy strawberry aroma. Flavor is not nearly so as overwhelming as aroma, actually tart. Finishes very clean. Surprisingly refreshing beer that I wasn’t expecting from the aroma. Tartness is very pleasant when combined with sweet aroma. nuplastikk (6220) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2009
8.4oz bottle. Murky orange-red color. Strawberry soda aroma. Sweetened artificial strawberry flavor dominates, maybe some artificial watermelon as well. I find this to be a pretty good drink actually, very refreshing and unique. Punchy light alcohol aftertaste. A good palate cleanser certainly, but not the best representative of a Belgian fruit beer. GarrettB (1582) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 23, 2008
To round out the sweet side of my beer shopping spree, I stooped down and salvaged a bottle of Fruli from the bottom shelf. Apparently it had long been neglected, covered in dust and other signs of neglect, while the far brighter and better marketed fruit beers reigned up higher, on a different plane. A shame, because the Fruli is a good example of a fruit beer where the sugar doesn’t become cloying, the flavors aren’t overbearing, and the carbonation isn’t crawling into one’s sinuses. The Fruli is a beautiful color, achieving a bright red and orange I haven’t seen in a beer before, and from which comes the sweet scent of watermelon candies, freshly sliced watermelons and strawberries. Nothing more than that. The taste is also refreshingly simple, and well constructed. Sweet and quenching watermelon candies and the taste of weakened strawberry lollipops issues forth from the glass in a taste sensation entirely foreign to beer, but entirely appropriate to dessert.
Strykzone (7306) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2008
Looks like unfiltered baby food. Aroma is sweet and artificial apples, cranberry, and strawberry. Flavor is mostly strawberry and is very sweet. Fizzy feel. Bartles and Jaymes would be proud of this one. Overpriced. Ernest (7661) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2008
Head is initially small, fizzy, pink, mostly diminishing.
Body is cloudy medium reddish-pink.
Aroma is notes of artificial berries/syrup/soda (strawberry, raspberry, candy).
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter, slightly unclean.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively/fizzy carbonation.
Soda pop, nothing more. Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2008
Light red coloured beer with some average carbonation and an average pink head. Sweet strawberry fruity aroma with some herby touches. Medium palate. Finish is sweet fruity, little candy dry strawberry hints. Medium one. blipp (9171) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Bottle. Pours amber with a white head. Very sweet aroma, like strawberry jam. The flavor is also sweet, like candy sugar, not just strawberry, but cranberry and apple. Yeah it’s a bit overly sweet, but it’s pretty tasty. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2008
(draft) Pink head atop dark pink lemonade body, nice lacing. Aroma is sweet strawberry. Taste is moderately sweet, strawberry, some cream. Smooth/creamy medium body. Quite tasty for what it is.