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Strawberry Blonde | Diamond Bear Brewing Company

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Diamond Bear Brewing Company
Arkansas, United States | website

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Spring

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Added by estlinska on 06-19-2012

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 20
Reviews by estlinska:
Photo of estlinska
3.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On draft at Boudoeaux’s in Maumelle, poured in a shaker. Pale straw colored with the slightest of reddish hue; thin head with no lacing. The nose is bready malts and warm aroma of fresh strawberry. The mouthfeel is very lively. The taste is mild hops, light bready malts, and of course strawberry. It’s not at all overpowering and reminds me in particular of strawberry seed. It is as advertised and not a cloying strawberry syrup beer.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.92/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

For a fruit beer this is pretty darn good, nice light strawberry preserves taste and aroma, I could definitely spread some of this on top of some homemade bread with Skippy chunky peanut butter on it, if that were possible (and it would definitely kick Walsh's Grape in that situation,) . Decent light caramel coloring with a bit of edge head remaining throughout. I'd love to try their raspberry or blueberry, if their ever up for those.

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Photo of JamesStreet
2.84/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of Random_Lizzie
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of BigAl18
3.36/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mbpike
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of russpowell
2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EagleTalon
3.82/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours to a hazy, cloudy gold color and a permanent but thin white head that does leave some residual foam on the glass, which is above average for this type of beer, Aroma reminiscent of strawberry shortcake--basically fruit and baked goods. Flavor is light and balanced with pale malt, biscuit and strawberry with a slight buttery finish. Mouthfeel is appropriate to style. Overall, this is a well made beer. Don't expect it to be pretty. They put strawberries in it so it's going to be murky. I'm surprised by the head retention and balance. You have to like fruit beers to like this one, though, because the strawberry on this bottled batch is very noticeable.

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Photo of Benh777
2.48/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of Compton25
2/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of corwindamber
1.75/5  rDev -45.3%

Photo of alva7172
2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Weas
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.65/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

For what it is it isn't all that bad. The strawberry is just enough, it's refreshing and it tastes like fresh strawberries, not strawberry flavoring. Maybe they have improved on it but I felt the preceding reviews were harsh for what it is

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Photo of AlaskanYoung
1/5  rDev -68.8%

Photo of ahommell
2.97/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: Hazy golden color. Good finger of head that dissipates into a sticky film. Lots of lacing throughout.

S: Wheat, Strawberry, Pear, Apple.

T: Thick. Wheaty from the start before fading into a waxy strawberry flavor. Comparable to a Covington Strawberry or a Abita Strawberry.

M: Taste lingers. Again, it is waxy from mid-sip through the finish.

O: Strawberry beers are popping up all over, but I am not sure how brewers can bottle the sweetness and juiciness of a strawberry without the waxy overtones. Completely takes away from the taste. Still, one of the better strawberry brews I have had. Memorable.

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Photo of youradhere
2.31/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Looks like a sickly, hazy blond. A dischordant cap of foam crackles and quickly dies. Smell is faint of underripe strawberries, smells of bitter citric acid, with the base blonde beer dominating the rest of the experience after initial strawberry contact with the nose. Taste is similar, faint bitter strawberry, then insipid blonde ale and cooked corn. Mouthfeel is acidic, carbonation is medium low. Not something I want to drink much of at all, no real strawberry flavor to it. They have beer similar to this elsewhere, it is called shock top.

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Photo of Squire123
3.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ChristyD
2.64/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

You can smell a little strawberry but you can't taste it much at all.

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Strawberry Blonde from Diamond Bear Brewing Company
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