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Strawberry Blonde - Diamond Bear Brewing Company

Strawberry Blonde
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11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 2.65
pDev: 30.19%


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Diamond Bear Brewing Company visit their website
Arkansas, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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(Beer added by: estlinska on 06-19-2012)
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ahommell

Mississippi

2.98/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 02:44:54 | More by ahommell
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EagleTalon

Arkansas

3.84/5  rDev +44.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 22:58:03 | More by EagleTalon
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youradhere

Arkansas

2.29/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-20-2013 11:13:42 | More by youradhere
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estlinska

Arkansas

3.28/5  rDev +23.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2012 05:06:37 | More by estlinska
Strawberry Blonde from Diamond Bear Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.