Strawberry Blonde Ale - Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works
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3.39/5 rDev -11.7%
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 23:09:47 | More by larryarms847
3.93/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A - Orange, clear, clean. Like a german pils with a tad bit of raspberry juice.
S - Strawberry jam! With some muskiness in the background that slightly distracts.
T - Starts with the taste of strawberry preserves, not too sweet or bland, then opens into a standard American blonde. With some work on the blonde part, this could be a legendary fruit ale. Still, this is one fruit beer that tastes like BEER. Major respect for successfully pulling this style off with this fruit that is so often a jumbled mess.
M - Light, bubbly, creamy, smooth, coating without syrupy feeling. Easy, easy, easy, as it should be. Excellent use of flaked wheat (as I suspect it is).
O - Great beer and execution. With some work on the base beer, this could be on New Glarus levels of fruit beer. No joke. Until then, this is a tasty summer ale that should not be overlooked. Well worth the 8.99/4pack.
Serving type: can
07-24-2014 00:40:29 | More by Trifecta1
3.7/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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.
Serving type: can
07-21-2014 05:20:41 | More by KFBR392
3.74/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Appears a hazy golden yellow with minimal head and no lacig. Nose feature strawberry flesh, bready grain, light grass, lemon, and cracker. Taste is light in flavor with grain up front followed by a nice wave of fresh strawberries, this is paired with a mild hop bitterness. Nice balance of flavors here with an overall refreshing quality. Mouthfeel is light and well carbonated. Nice summer beer.
Serving type: on-tap
09-11-2013 00:10:47 | More by homebrew311
Strawberry Blonde Ale from Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works
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