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Strawberry Blonde Ale - Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works

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Strawberry Blonde AleStrawberry Blonde Ale

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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
This fruit beer is made by adding generous quantities of strawberries to a blonde ale base beer, providing harmonious fruit qualities, golden-strawberry blonde color, crisp/dry palate, light body, low hop characters & bitterness and light malt & fruit sweetness.

15 IBU

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 05-26-2008)
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

GuttaMane138, Friday at 05:55 AM
Photo of LoveStout
3/5  rDev -17.8%

LoveStout, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -17.8%

acurtis, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of SJ-IABrews
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

SJ-IABrews, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Destihl Strawberry Blonde Ale has a thick, fizzy, crackly, white head, a semi-clear, bubbly, gold appearance, and some fairly heavy lacing left on the sides of the glass. The aroma is of strawberry, bitter strawberry leaves, vegetable matter, and white bread. Taste is of sweet, bitter, acidic, strawberries, white bread, and some strawberry leaves. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Destihl Strawberry Blonde Ale finishes semi-dry, fruity, and decently drinkable. If you're into fruit beers (and, I'm not), you might really like it. RJT

RonaldTheriot, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of lucasj82
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

lucasj82, Sep 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

ToadiesForCody, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of Sndvl1999
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Sndvl1999, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of MikeCactusGordon
3/5  rDev -17.8%

MikeCactusGordon, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of BrianPlatz
1/5  rDev -72.6%

BrianPlatz, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of flagmantho
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%

Poured from 12oz can into a tulip.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a light shimmery haze and a thick head of white foam, which leaves a bit of chunky lace as it dissipates. Pretty attractive indeed.

Smell: a lightly cloying maltiness with a thick strawberry character right at first, followed by a much more mellow and balanced experience toward the end. Strawberry beers are famously difficult to nail down, but I feel like this is halfway decent. Not at all bad.

Taste: a light blonde ale type of beer, with a little bit of maltiness (is there a little wheat in here too?), with a dose of syrupy strawberry flavor. I honestly don't know how this beer is made, but I feel like the strawberry is a bit artificial in nature -- at least, that's how it tastes to me.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a massive carbonation -- well-hidden compared to its relatively light apparent effervescence! Right up my alley -- bam!

Overall: drinkable, but I feel like the strawberry is a bit artificial. It's hard to tell, though -- if this is a 100% natural, traditionally-fruited strawberry beer, then maybe, just maybe, I'm not a big fan of this fruit.

flagmantho, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of sd123
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

sd123, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

On tap at Brouwer's on 9.3.14

Looks like a normal blonde, but the nose is strawberry. Taste is also strawberry with an earthy finish.

HuskyinPDX, Sep 04, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev +9.3%

ifixufly, Sep 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Sound_Explorer, Aug 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Yeti1979, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of kguard
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

kguard, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of ocelot2500
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Pours a clear golden color with a tight, white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of strawberries and pale malts.

Tastes of the strawberries with a decent malt base. Strawberry leads off with a bit of sweetness to it. This gives way to a bit of pale malt with some graininess. A touch of hops comes towards the end some lemongrass. Finishes with a bit of fruity sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium-light with a crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a solid beer which accomplishes its goal of featuring strawberries. Can't say that I like it too much, but it would be worth a try if you want a fruit beer.

ocelot2500, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of TheSSG
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Pours a frothy white head. Malty aroma with strawberry throughout. Hazy, straw color. Okay, that's weird. Starts a little bit bitter with grainy hops. Malt sweetness comes in. Strawberry is present from the beginning, but really comes forward as the bitterness subsides. Finish is grainy hops, strawberry, and a touch of malt.

Actually, I'm not really a fan of this. They should dial back the hops on this one; bitter and strawberry aren't a really good pairing. A malt-centric brew with the berries would be much, much nicer.

TheSSG, Aug 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

ystazi, Aug 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

InspectorBob, Aug 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Metaltildeath, Aug 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

ldhughes3, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of SHODriver
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: poured into a fizzy yellow beer is for wussies pint glass to a cloudy pale yellow topped by a finger and a half of dense and soapy white head that retains well but leaves minimal lacing
S: smells of not a lot. really reaching for aromas with this one but there's some fruitiness with hints of strawberries and a little bit of bready malt
T: taste is fresh strawberries paired with malt sweetness. swallow is pale malt, a little strawberry and some fruitiness
M: this beer sits somewhat heavy on the palate with slightly prickly carbonation. it pulls into the mouth heavy but the carb helps lighten it up on the palate. this beer has a refreshing finish
O: Not bad, strawberry beers are hard to do and this one tastes pretty good although it's a little light on flavors

SHODriver, Aug 11, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

cardinals22, Aug 10, 2014
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Strawberry Blonde Ale from Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works
83 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.