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Carolina Strawberry - Foothills Brewing Company

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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 22.05%
Wants: 0
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: codysjb on 05-24-2012)
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2.25/5  rDev -30.1%

ygtbsm94, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
3.55/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear pale yellow in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall creamy white head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of natural strawberry, slightly sweet over the top of some grainy malts.

T: Light to moderate flavors of grainy, cereal malts underneath some light natural strawberry flavors with just a hint of both sweetness and tartness.

M: Light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly prickly.

O: Pretty decent offering that combines nice natural fruit with a cream ale - I enjoyed it and think it would be a nice easy drinking summer beer (good for cooking out, maybe after the meal is served like a dessert).

dbrauneis, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of tdm168
3.28/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

tdm168, Jun 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Cynic-ale, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of atrocity
2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of Rhettroactive
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Rhettroactive, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of Axnjxn
4.03/5  rDev +25.2%
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.

Axnjxn, Jun 26, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

AlexFields, May 10, 2013
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2/5  rDev -37.9%

tommyguz, May 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

williamjbauer, Feb 09, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

lupercmda, Jul 17, 2013
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2/5  rDev -37.9%

ncstateplaya, Jun 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

Falcone, Aug 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of Onenote81
3.53/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. One of the new Foothills offerings that I haven't taken the opportunity to enjoy very often. I felt like a light refreshing ale tonight, so into the glass she goes!

Pours a pale gold that is transparent. A large frothy white head billows forth. I can tell already this one is packing some carbonation. Nice subtle strawberry aroma, lemon ice, with a dry sawdust-like scent on the back end.

Huge amounts of bubbles on the palate, this one is quite a scorcher for such a light "easy-drinking" ale. Tone that stuff down! Granted, I don't want a flat beer, but this is a little overkill. Creamy corn-like grains with a kiss of sweet strawberries. There's just a touch of tartness from the fruit on the finish, but it fleets away quickly.

A good beer. About what I expected. One I would get again, but maybe on tap. These bubbles are wearing on me.

Onenote81, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of OldTime
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

OldTime, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of Kerrie
3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

Kerrie, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of siege06nd
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

siege06nd, Sep 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

LambicKing, Feb 03, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

jaswilson2, Oct 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +24.2%

JamieDuncan, Nov 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

memphischas, Oct 05, 2014
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3.58/5  rDev +11.2%

pjkelley82, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of VncentLIFE
4.1/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks like a cream ale. Light straw yellow body with bubbly, prickly carbonation. It smells like strawberries, but theres still a good amount of the base creamy sweet beer floating around. I like how the creaminess works with the straweberry scents.

This thing is laden with the fresh strawberry flavors that I love to death. Theres loads of fresh strawberries waiting for you, yet it doesnt feel candy sweet. Its like they took one hell of base beer, and just dry hopped the shit out of it with fresh strawberries. The only negative is theres a bit of an astringent bit that feels just a bit too crisp.

Take that away, and youve got one hell of a beer.

VncentLIFE, Jun 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

fishguyac, Jan 09, 2014
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Carolina Strawberry from Foothills Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.