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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: 20
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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chippo33

Vermont

3/5  rDev -22.5%

05-21-2014 00:08:03 | More by chippo33
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -19.9%

Pour is a slightly hazed orangish yellow with a thin white ring. Nose has a fair but of vinegar, faint strawberry, some light oak and vanilla with a touch of musk. Taste is light, strawberry and some oaky barrel. Mushroom funk and fairly tart with a light sour finish and low carbonation.

03-25-2014 20:18:45 | More by cpetrone84
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.23/5  rDev -16.5%

A: Cloudy orange, no head

S: Lots of strawberry. Light acetic and lactic funk.

T: Somewhat diluted berry flavor. A little yogurty. Lightly tart and somewhat earthy.

M: Thin and low carbonation.

O: Not actually bad, quite drinkable, but a bit of a disappointment from Block 15 (and compared to when I've had this on tap previously).

12-05-2012 22:10:43 | More by kscaldef
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.29/5  rDev -15%

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.

09-09-2013 21:06:07 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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DaveAnderson

Minnesota

3.33/5  rDev -14%

375ml bottle, capped and corked. Rather optimistic, if you ask me, as this beer was almost completely flat. Hazy, straw-colored beer, and no head. The flatness is a slight disappointment, but not uncommon in the style.

Right away, I catch a whiff of funk, but there's something odd in the mix. It takes me a minute to realize that's the strawberry. It's not totally harmonious.

I'm not sure it works that well on the tongue, either. I think I would have enjoyed this beer quite a bit more without the strawberry. It has a very satisfying sourness and light body that allow me to overlook the lack of carbonation.

In the end, I wanted to like this beer more than I liked it.

11-21-2012 06:53:00 | More by DaveAnderson
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.38/5  rDev -12.7%

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.

08-16-2013 02:00:36 | More by DavoleBomb
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

07-26-2013 01:52:21 | More by bluckbeyes
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -4.9%

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.

12-16-2012 22:30:57 | More by Thorpe429
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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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box_social

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-19-2013 08:47:26 | More by box_social
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-29-2013 16:25:36 | More by Kopfschuss
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

09-26-2013 22:25:04 | More by millerbuffoon
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teddyarrowhead

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

02-04-2014 19:19:04 | More by teddyarrowhead
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dirtylou

Washington

3.93/5  rDev +1.6%

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

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

Tennessee

3.96/5  rDev +2.3%

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

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

Oregon

3.98/5  rDev +2.8%

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.

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

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-19-2013 00:03:54 | More by Photekut
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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%

01-02-2014 01:57:45 | More by DimensionX
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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%

10-11-2013 00:05:49 | More by leftoverburrito
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meatyard

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-12-2013 02:20:23 | More by meatyard
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-28-2013 03:38:10 | More by t0rin0
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Strawberry Fields from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
86 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.