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Strawberry Blonde Ale - Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works

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Strawberry Blonde AleStrawberry Blonde Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.08%
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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Rihup

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-25-2014 01:30:53 | More by Rihup
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J2L


4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

10-14-2012 05:29:20 | More by J2L
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Beezee

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

05-23-2013 19:24:34 | More by Beezee
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Bunuelian

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-29-2014 12:45:53 | More by Bunuelian
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larryarms847

Illinois

3.39/5  rDev -10.1%

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.

07-24-2014 23:09:47 | More by larryarms847
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-27-2014 23:59:30 | More by GRG1313
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Chrixsus

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-14-2013 03:38:35 | More by Chrixsus
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-04-2014 23:53:55 | More by Eaglefan344
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emerge077

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +8.2%

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.

05-26-2008 22:49:20 | More by emerge077
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jsh420

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

07-07-2014 16:39:08 | More by jsh420
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ocelot2500

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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.

08-23-2014 02:42:56 | More by ocelot2500
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.8/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

08-04-2014 01:55:09 | More by LiquidAmber
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-04-2014 00:05:29 | More by bigbeers84
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-11-2014 23:57:51 | More by IdrinkGas
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SHODriver

Louisiana

3.53/5  rDev -6.4%

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

08-11-2014 00:22:12 | More by SHODriver
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Swm2win50

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

07-14-2014 14:49:21 | More by Swm2win50
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ystazi

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-16-2014 21:30:58 | More by ystazi
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crobinso

Colorado

3/5  rDev -20.4%

10-15-2012 00:32:43 | More by crobinso
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Azpittil57

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

06-04-2013 12:53:16 | More by Azpittil57
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tmryan21

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev +2.1%

06-17-2014 18:01:05 | More by tmryan21
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krome

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

01-27-2014 18:16:02 | More by krome
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-14-2013 02:04:41 | More by martyl1000
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cardinals22

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

08-10-2014 22:45:02 | More by cardinals22
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KFBR392

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -1.9%

Appearance: Pours with a finger of clean white head. The color is a straw yellow color with a slight tint of red. Slightly above average active carbonation for the style. Thick lacing left behind at each level.

Smell: Big front of unripe strawberries pops right away. Plenty of tartness, with a touch of sweetness. Some creamy malt character is picked up but this aroma is all about the strawberries.

Taste: Rounded strawberry sweetness hits first. A touch of tartness shows up mid body with continuing waves of well balanced sweetness. The blonde ale accents actually show up here with creamy bready malts on the back end. Finish is light sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Easy drinking, carbonation is very well done.

Overall: I have a lot of trouble getting past the aroma of under ripened strawberries but the flavor was spot on. Good summer beer.

07-21-2014 05:20:41 | More by KFBR392
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-29-2012 20:21:11 | More by thebigredone
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Strawberry Blonde Ale from Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works
85 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.