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Strawberry Fields - Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

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Strawberry Fields
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BA SCORE
86
very good

37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.04%
Wants: 19
Gots: 6 | FT: 3
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HuskyinPDX on 10-28-2011)
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

04-06-2013 17:27:20 | More by joefc
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 18:23:47 | More by stakem
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

11-04-2012 01:33:18 | More by djrn2
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RuckusDu

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

12-18-2012 04:35:44 | More by RuckusDu
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle thanks to black13. Poured into HF stemmed glass. First ever 375ml bottle that I've seen that's capped and corked. Note- bottle says 8%.

A- Pours a grapefruit color of pink, red, orange, and yellow- definitely has a very fruit appearance. Not much in terms of head but for this type of beer that isn't too surprising. Nice carbonation.

S- Very nice tartness that has a slight vinegar quality mixed with a pleasant scent of strawberries. Not the tartest beer I've had, but definitely has a very nice level. Fairly aromatic and definitely one of the better aromas I've encountered in a wild.

T- Vinegar, strawberries, tangerines, finishes with a nice vinegary tartness (maybe a tiny bit too vinegary) and some light oak. Lingering lightly tart fruity aftertaste of strawberries and some lemons. Although the aroma was slightly better this had a very nice taste for a wild with a pleasant fruity flavor balanced with a nice tartness.

M- Fairly light bodied, nice carbonation although a little bit more wouldn't hurt, drinks very easily.

O- This was my first Block 15 beer and I was definitely pleasantly surprised at how good it was. For a fruited wild ale this was very good and I enjoyed it a lot. This beer is drinking great right now, but I imagine some age would improve this beer nicely. Some of the fruit might disappear, but the sourness might become a little bit more pronounced and well rounded (instead of being more vinegar). I definitely recommend trying this out if you get the chance.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2012 21:19:41 | More by jaasen64
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 02:55:42 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 06:09:13 | More by HuskyinPDX
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tcampbel1

Oregon

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Belmont Station on 10/27/2010

A-I was suprised by the color. I guess I was expecting a pinkish tint, but the color was more of a burnt yellow. Very frothy head.

S-There is a strong and sweet strawberry smell (as expected). Some lingering bready malt smell as well. Slight to no funky aroma.

T-Well there is very little strawberry taste. It's there, but not overpowering. A little bit of wheat and sweetness. Again slight if little funk.

M-Pretty carbonated. Very good effervesance.

O-Very well made beer. Glad I was able to try this. While sweet, it was still very drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

10-31-2011 18:48:37 | More by tcampbel1
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Tennessee

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-24-2012 00:38:59 | More by DaveHack
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DimensionX

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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jodan

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-23-2012 01:16:06 | More by jodan
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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meatyard

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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gueuzegossage

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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jdense

Oregon

3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Bailey's PDX, 11.4.11.

Nary any head due to full pour, deep gold clear body with pinkish highlights, not a lot of visible carbonation nor much lacing. Berries are fairly prevalent in the nose along with good dose of barnyard funk, horse blanket, minimal hops, a bit floral. Taste is nice balance of sweet and tartness, certainly more tart than sweet. Mouthfeel on the light side of medium, average effervescence, puckering dry finish. A bit sweet for the style, but the strawberries were a fairly unique touch, might up the bacteria dosing next batch to procure more sourness to flavor profile.

Serving type: on-tap

12-17-2011 23:02:08 | More by jdense
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Opened at 4/20 tasting.

Pours a golden wheat color, fairly attractive but not much of a head.

Smells of big sweet strawberries, lactic sourness, a touch of brett maybe not a lot of funk. Lots of great strawberry character, I'm surprised at how much given how light of a fruit strawberries are.

Pretty sweet and fruity again in the taste, fairly sour and a little dry, a bit of wheat like flavor, some other fruits besides strawberry--banana maybe, or peach. Very good.

Carbonation is fair, pretty light body, no booziness really, good drinkability.

8.2/10

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 20:53:19 | More by AlexFields
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dirtylou

Washington

3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
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

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2012 02:55:15 | More by dirtylou
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-04-2012 01:35:48 | More by acurtis
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-15-2012 06:54:44 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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largadeer

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

03-26-2013 19:03:02 | More by largadeer
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Strawberry Fields from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
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