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Strawberry Blonde Ale - Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works

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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.05%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a strawberry blonde and looks rather sexy.

I can smell the strawberries as I am pouring this, but once in the cup I get a dank fermented fruit smell with a slight hint of strawberries. Kind of smells like Red Bull, but not bad.

Well, the this doesn't taste like fresh strawberries, but like I said above, kind of like a dank fermented vat of strawberries with a tart hint of strawberries. A sweet malt finish.

Mouthfeel is highly carbonated, but rather bland.

Overall this is a decent brew for a hot summer day.

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4.08/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip glass, around a 12 oz. pour.
Listed as 4% ABV and 15 IBU.

Color is an opaque orange with tiny streams of carbonation. Rings of webby lace form around the upper cylinder section of the glass. It's visual look combined with the presentation seems very Belgian.

Fresh aroma of pale malt and a light strawberry essence in the background. Listed as using whole strawberries in the second fermentation.

The strawberry comes through more in the flavor, a light fruity note with low level tartness. It's definitely authentic, nothing too sweet or syrupy here. Medium bodied, deceptively light, in that it feels modeled after a Belgian ale without the high alcohol. Substantial body yet still easily drinkable.

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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.

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3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a one finger white head with good retention and lacing and active carbonation. Aroma of bready malt and fresh strawberries, as advertised. Flavor follows with strawberry juice in a background of bready malt with a hint of biscuit. Finishes with residual mild strawberry, biscuit malt and a slight grassy hop bitterness. Medium bodied. Interesting take on a blonde ale, the malt and strawberry flavors are almost perfectly melded, although the final combined flavor is not really noteable. Pleasant to drink and exactly what is promised from the can, a nice blonde ale with good strawberry aroma and flavors. Destihl just came into our market and I'll be giving each of their beers a try.

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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

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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

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Strawberry Blonde Ale from Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works
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