Carolina Strawberry - Foothills Brewing Company
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2.55/5 rDev -21.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
The thin wispy head fizzles into an inch of foam and quickly dies. The lightly-colored golden body is tinted a slight pink, with visible particles of swimming sediment. The nose is a cross between strawberry jam and muscadine wine with a touch of cherry blossom. Beyond a slightly malty finish, the taste of this brew has almost no redeeming qualities. It is quite reminiscent of watered-down carbonated strawberry iced-tea, and I've had iced teas that had a fuller mouth feel than this ale.
I've thought of something that might salvage the experience, though. This would contrast very well with cheese cake. On its own, however, I can't recommend it.
Serving type: bottle
02-01-2014 01:51:24 | More by SylviaFaye
3.63/5 rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Review taken from notes Vacation 2013 Emerald Isle, NC July 2nd.
12 oz brown bottle with very North Carolina Micro style. Bottle is red and green with a lighthouse in the artwork. Poured this into a standard American pint glass.
A - light golden with a pinkish hue. You almost know its strawberry before it even touches the nose. White head poured fairly well with a sudsy soap like appearance. Decent stick.
S - creamy malt aroma with some fruitiness. Not a whole lot going on, but its the best part of what this has to offer.
T - typical cream ale with soft hints of mellow fruitiness and a sweet strawberry note. Not tart, but just plain ol sweet flavor. Malt and fruit are really the only thing I run across with this. Almost tangy flavors.
M - not as thick as it should be. Crisp and refreshing and I suppose they are going for a warm weather ale which is fine. It has some sort of creamy texture but nothing thick or any sort of coating elements. Pretty clean mouthfeel and a refreshing finish.
O - definitely not a Beatles song as they do strawberry fields better than anyone and as this was inspired by NC's fields of strawberry I think they could have given a bit more with this offering. It really has roots to be great but simply lacks a bit of complexity and texture. Overall a good choice on a hot day sitting in the sand as I was, but not something ill be packing a bunch of back home.
Serving type: bottle
08-09-2013 03:51:44 | More by BradtheGreat7
4.03/5 rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
on tap at sams in Durham. into a pint glass.
pours a darker golden color with a half inch white head. pretty nice looking pour. smell is of faint fruits, strawberries. very pleasant. taste is a tad sweet with a good strawberry flavor on the back of the tongue. easy drinker. light body with mild carbonation. good feel.
overall an enjoyable summer beer that should probably be rated higher. i could drink this all day.
Serving type: on-tap
06-26-2013 22:52:55 | More by Axnjxn
Carolina Strawberry from Foothills Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.