Strawberry Blonde - Belmont Brewing Company
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2.73/5 rDev -6.8%
(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)
Belmont Brewing Co's Strawberry Blonde: Appearance: pale yellow; Smell: decent amount of strawberry scent, touch of wheat; Taste/Mouthfeel: strong wheat taste, almost non-existent strawberry flavor; okay-ish
Poured into a pint glass.
08-30-2013 08:19:56 | More by TruePerception
3.75/5 rDev +28%
I have tried on tap and in bottle. I though it was quite good.
It was a strong smell of strawberry with a note of lager.
Drinking it was delicious, because it actually tasted like strawberry. I am not sure it can be my to-go drink in the summer, but i would consider it.
02-15-2013 02:37:58 | More by Lam
1.05/5 rDev -64.2%
Bought this beer at Ralphs grocery store in CA. I am not sure how to express the heinous smell and taste of this beer; a mixture of cat litter and moldy strawberries. To put this in context, I love beer, I will try anything a brewery makes, and I am generous because I understand how difficult it is to make beer. But this beer was either massively skunked - or it is just a terrible, terrible beer.
I want to be nice. But I cannot. THIS BEER IS ONE OF THE WORST BEERS I HAVE EVER HAD. This is the only time in the past 20 years I have actually poured out the whole beer after a few tastes (yes, I was trying to be generous).
07-19-2012 05:49:45 | More by BeerJustice
3.08/5 rDev +5.1%
On tap at Belmont Brewing Company in Long Beach, CA.
Pours a slightly hazy gold with a beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain and artificial strawberry aromas. Taste is the same with a medicinal strawberry flavor. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer with a disappointingly fake strawberry presence.
04-03-2012 02:10:39 | More by UCLABrewN84
1.9/5 rDev -35.2%
1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with stnadard pressure cap served into a N'Ice Chouffe beer stemflute in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average; the name makes it sound appealing.
Acquired at Ralph's market in Los Angeles, California. Not paired with food. Served refrigerator cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption.
A: Pours a one finger head of no cream whatsoever, bad thickness, and bad retention (>30 seconds). Colour is a clear yellow. Not horribly appealing.
Sm: Heavy artificial strawberry syrup. Clean malts. It's pleasant, and certainly strong.
T: Artificial strawberry syrup is rampant, with candy-esque flavourings. Clean malts are buried beneath it. Feels very fake and loud. Poorly balanced and built all around. No layering. Simple and uninspired.
Mf: Smooth, wet, and thin. A bit overcarbonated, actually. Hardly suits the flavours well at all.
Dr: Hard to drink on account of the foul artifical flavour, which grows more and more repugnant as you continue drinking it. This might set you over the edge into vomit territory if you're already fairly bollocksed. Not a good beer by any means. Poorly executed and artificial.
02-27-2012 01:58:10 | More by kojevergas
3.08/5 rDev +5.1%
Thanks to my buddy McD0uche for picking this up for me to try.
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: This is a pretty unappealing looking beer. No head at all, clear golden in color, and very still. Uninviting to say the least.
S: The smell is an orgiastic feast for the nose. Slightly sweet strawberries create a very inviting, refreshing aroma. It is followed by grassy and toasted malt scents.
T: After that awesome aroma, the taste was a bit of a letdown. Definitely not as pronounced as the aroma, the strawberries are very muted. Grassy and skunky tastes come through at the end and make it sort of unpleasant.
M: The feel is light bodied and contains limited carbonation. It has a watery finish.
O: The aroma saved this one. The other characteristics were definitely lacking. If they could be brought up to the same standard as the aroma, this could be a superb strawberry beer.
02-05-2012 03:44:44 | More by BilbosNuts
3.55/5 rDev +21.2%
$4.59 bomber from Bottles N Bins in Monterey CA. Served in a cylindrical stange glass.
Tons of foam, somewhat overcarbonated, though it rises and forms irregular peaks on the surface, sort of like Duvel. Bright golden color, racing streams of champagne carbonation that never slow down after 20 minutes. Copious sticky lace, decorating the glass in 3-D cartoonish clusters inside the glass. Swirling the dregs of the bottle brings up some tiny dark seed-like floaties that could be strawberry seeds.
Smells like fresh strawberries, leafy ripe and sweet. Later there's something vaguely medicinal, more a potential byproduct of a possible infection than cough syrup flavor. No idea of they used whole fruit or an extract, but with the odd track record of reviews it wouldn't be surprising if whole fruit brought some random wild yeast in the mix (for better or worse).
Tastes a bit bland though, the club soda carbonation hurts the feel a bit. Dry and crisp, highly attenuated with a light dry and tart strawberry flavor, light bitterness in the aftertaste. Pretty gaseous, overcarbonation scrubs the flavor away fast. Not sweet or artificial. Overall better than expected, but not sure if this bottle was a fluke or intentional, considering the varied reviews.
10-11-2011 04:45:59 | More by emerge077
Strawberry Blonde from Belmont Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.