Strawberry Fields - Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
05-12-2013 20:53:19 | More by AlexFields
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
Strawberry Fields from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
86 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.