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Carolina Strawberry - Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

Not Rated.
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13 Reviews
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Reviews: 13
Hads: 97
Avg: 3.44
pDev: 52.03%
Wants: 0
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: codysjb on 05-24-2012

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Reviews: 13 | Hads: 97
Reviews by mattkoon:
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

this is the 2nd time that i have had this beer. the first time i dont think i liked it too much. this time however, it strikes me as a little better. the color is nice a cloudy blonde. hands down the best thing about it is the smell... it smells like sweet strawberries...perfect for summer. the taste is a little sour for me. i mean it isnt terrible but there is a tartness there that i dont really like that much. i feel like the smell promises sweetness and the taste delivers a real tartness. i know other people dont dig on the really sweet beers- so this all comes down to personal taste- if you like a more sour fruit beer by all means go for it. on a side not i have had other beers by foothills and they have some great ones.... if you get a chance you should really check their stuff out.

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Photo of jonny1138
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of codysjb
3.59/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Foothills Brewing Carolina Strawberry.
Picked up on my way from Amherst to Jacksonville from Bottle Revolution in NC (Great Place).
A: Poured an orange yellow like ginger ale, not much head and what little there was disappeared instantly.
S: Musk, Strawberries, not a hell of a lot going on here.
T: Strawberry’s and some cream. Sweet and a lot of sugary notes. Some ale notes on the end.
M: Fizzy, some ale and some passing strawberry. Seems like a lot of carbonation.
O: Meh, forgettable. It’s a decent beer for a cream ale just not amazing and overall the style is somewhat unimpressive anyway.

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of chinchill
3.39/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz brown bottle with no bottling date poured into a lager glass.

A: slightly hazy light golden body with a very subtle pinkish hue. Fizzy white head quickly reduces to a thin partial coat.

Aroma: fruity with more bready malts than expected. Generic berries rather than specifically strawberry.

T - typical cream ale with and well proportioned, light strawberry note. Lightly tart and sweet. Fruit and mild tartness linger on in the aftertaste.

Feel: thin body with medium carbonation. Crisp, clean and refreshing.

O: a refreshing, conservatively flavored cream ale.

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of tdm168
3.3/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I haven't had this in a few years. I was interested to see if change of ownership to Foothills made any difference.

A - Pale copper gold; huge white head that's thick and dense with great retention, there was a great deal of head that tried to escape the bottle the second the cap was lifted

S - faintly grainy, syrup-like strawberry aroma

T - cereal grains, strawbeery syrup, very sweet

M - crisp, highly carbonated, light to medium bodied

This has, in my opinion, never been a great beer. The change of ownership seems to have not made a difference. It seems it's quite the same recipe with the same artificial fruit aroma and flavor. I'll avoid in the future.

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Carolina Strawberry from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
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