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Strawberry Blonde Ale - Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works

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Strawberry Blonde Ale
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BA SCORE
86
very good

39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | 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 -2.6%

03-25-2014 01:30:53 | More by Rihup
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larryarms847

Illinois

3.39/5  rDev -11.9%
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
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Trifecta1

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
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
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-23-2014 14:08:01 | More by JeffTheJuice
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KFBR392

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
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
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-19-2014 05:08:08 | More by Knapp85
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RadfordBrewing

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

07-16-2014 18:01:09 | More by RadfordBrewing
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Swm2win50

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-11-2014 23:57:51 | More by IdrinkGas
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jsh420

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-07-2014 16:39:08 | More by jsh420
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-27-2014 23:59:30 | More by GRG1313
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

06-27-2014 19:02:28 | More by sammyg832
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jimmygord

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-25-2014 01:06:06 | More by jimmygord
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Ncpogs

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-20-2014 18:13:39 | More by Ncpogs
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tmryan21

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-01-2014 05:28:50 | More by ryanpj
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Bunuelian

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-29-2014 12:45:53 | More by Bunuelian
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-04-2014 23:12:33 | More by BullBearHawk
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little_star

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-04-2014 00:22:12 | More by little_star
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krome

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

11-11-2013 03:57:02 | More by MarkyMOD
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
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
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Chrixsus

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-14-2013 03:38:35 | More by Chrixsus
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egrace84

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

08-13-2013 01:47:43 | More by egrace84
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Strawberry Blonde Ale from Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works
86 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.