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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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2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

mattsmith413, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of SylviaFaye
2.55/5  rDev -20.8%
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.

SylviaFaye, Feb 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

fishguyac, Jan 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

cwguy5, Jan 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

watermelon, Dec 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +24.2%

JamieDuncan, Nov 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

OldSmaug, Nov 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Guitars_and_beer, Oct 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Cynic-ale, Oct 11, 2013
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1/5  rDev -68.9%

McAndrew, Sep 22, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

carterbt, Sep 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

Kerrie, Sep 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

Falcone, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of BradtheGreat7
3.63/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

BradtheGreat7, Aug 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

icehawk, Aug 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

dsshuck, Jul 26, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

lupercmda, Jul 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

OldTime, Jul 15, 2013
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%

mporter249, Jun 19, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -30.1%

ygtbsm94, Jun 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +24.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

4amepiphany, May 14, 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
Carolina Strawberry from Foothills Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.