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Strawberry Fields - Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

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Reviews: 15
Hads: 49
Avg: 3.78
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 19
Gots: 9 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: HuskyinPDX on 10-28-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375ml bottle, purchased @belmont station in PDX

appearance: cork is really well in there - served in my lost abbey teku, basically no carbonation - slightly cloudy peach-orange body

smell: strawberry dusted in sugar, some tartness, oak

taste: Interesting stuff - definitely got some sweet strawberry, some oak, vinegary acidity, some residual sweetness.

mouthfeel: lacking carbonation - possibly by design, light tartness

overall: interesting stuff - not very refined, but in the right direction

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip.

3.25 A: Mildly hazed yellow orange color. Not much carbonation and I didn't really get a head to form.

3.5 S: Balance between acidity and funk. Barnyard funk with horse blanket, hay, and dry wood. Strawberry is there, but only in mild-moderate amounts - gives a nice tartness to it though. Also some wildflower and apple orchard funk. Tangy lactic acid complements the strawberry fruitiness. Pretty good.

3.25 T: Taste for the most part follows the nose. Mix of acid and funk. Barnyard funk listed above with earthy apple orchard. Again strawberry is mild, but adds a bit of tartness. Lactic tanginess. This has the complexity, but it's missing depth of flavor.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Could use a lot more carbonation, but it's not that big of a deal. Moderately creamy.

3.5 D: It's a decent beer, but there's a lot better options out there.

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4.66/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Seriously delicious. Enjoyed at Saraveza this past weekend. Great jammy strawberries and pretty sour. Great beer for a warm day.

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3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks, Aaron! Served in a Block 15 tulip. Poor shows a beer that is undercarbonated and quite hazy. No head formation. Nose is pretty mellow. Flavor is nice with mild strawberry and a hint of acidity. Very mild funk. Super light and drinkable, even though it’s lacking in carbonation.

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look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Huge thanks to Rathakem for this Block 15 wild ale!

375ml bottle with pressure cap and cork. No "pop" noted as the cork comes out of the bottle neck.

poured into Block 15 tulip glass.

Appearance: opaque light pink bodied beer honestly it looks like pink lemonade or grapefruit juice. An aggressive pour yields a very thin white cap with a few large bubbles that quickly dissapear leaving behind a fine white ring around the outside perimeter of the tulip.

Smell: The first thing that I smelled while pouring this beer was vinegar. Once all the beer was poured into the tulip, the vinegar smell went away. Really balanced nose primarily smells of berries, musty/dusty funk, and oak barrel.

Taste: A mild and fruity tartness starts off the beer; mainly a berry medley of strawberries and raspberries also a hint of lemony citrus. Hints of wheat/hay/straw. Next, the oak barrel and the funk, which are just as well balanced as the nose. The oak is the biggest player in the flavor profile, but it is fairly mellow with woody, and even some earthy notes. The funk is similiar to a dusty and musty basement. The finish on this beer seems to blend all of the different elements of this beer together seemlessly with a mellow lingering tartness.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with low carbonation levels. A major hang up with this beer is the lower carbonation levels. The beer has a little bit less than semi-dry finish. Despite the lack of carbonation, it is still a nice drinkable beer. Not a chance that you would think of this beer to be an 8% beer, its drinks like its around 5%.

Overall: The lack of carbonation was the downfall of the beer and it didnt look that great either, but I feel that most folks should still be able to look past those factors and really enjoy this beer. It did not distract from the overall effect of the beer as a whole. Another enjoyable beer from Block 15! I wish that I could have tried Strawberry Fields when it was a fresh beer with more carbonation, that would probably be the game changer with this beer.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This batch was the best strawberry wild ale that I've had!

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look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2012 bottle opened on 11.30.12
Thanks Kelton

A - Pours a pale orange-pink with no head at all.

S - Tart wheat, woody and some sweet fruit.

T - Tart wheat and lemon with a strawberry finish.

D - Lower carbonation with a medium body.

O - Tart wheat, lemon and strawberry, light and pleasant. Not usually my style, but I quite enjoyed this one.

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3.27/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: No cap at all on a slightly hazed peachy gold. Almost no carbonation on the pour. Very still thanks to the barrel.

Smell: Big hit of oak over a very mild citric tartness. Some ripe strawberry runs through the back, but it's soft. Mildly lactic with a very light malt base. Some backing malt sweetness, but the oak dominates. A bit more strawberry comes out as it warms, adding a nice fruity sweetness. Ripe fleshy strawberry with the slight tart/bitter edge associated with the fruit. Very mild funk.

Taste: Very slight strawberry sweetness with a nice tart edge. Some underlying powdery yeast funk. Oak is assertive, but not aggressive, adding a nice woody and damp layer to everything. Some minor malt sweetness as well. A bit of apple and flower petal. Tartness is mostly lactic with some citric bite on the finish. Warming pushes everything up a bit, giving a it a more pronounced puckering tart coupled with a huge burst of oak and ripe strawberry.

Mouthfeel: Slick and a bit wet with almost no carbonation. Body runs right down medium. A bit more attenuation would help here, something a bit drier.

Overall: Strawberry Fields for an afternoon.

Definitely drinkable, but it loses a little something with the mouthfeel and the abundance of oak. Maybe a bit more time in the cellar would help. It's got a nice fruit component, which helps. Definitely worth trying if you have the chance.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle into a snifter. The brew appears a pale golden color that is clear initially but gets pinkish and clouded as you get towards the bottom of the glass. A fine ring of white head holds around the glass.

The aroma is unmistakeable strawberry blended with wheat and a hint of lemony lacto. A pretty simple and inviting nose. The taste includes wheat with lots of earthy strawberry. It is tart with lemon and trace funk/earthiness.

This is a light bodied brew with a low level of carbonation. It had a surprising amount of strawberry character with lactic tartness. I can see why some might be upset diving into this as expecting a wild, it really feels like more of a fruited wheat beer. Effortlessly drinkable and something I could/would easily sit down and crush 64oz of at a time.

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Strawberry Fields from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
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