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Strawberry Blonde - Belmont Brewing Company

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70
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60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 2.93
pDev: 26.28%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Belmont Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-17-2003)
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2.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

(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.

TruePerception, Aug 30, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -23.2%

Golfrocket, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of Lam
3.75/5  rDev +28%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Lam, Feb 15, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

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3/5  rDev +2.4%

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1.75/5  rDev -40.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

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1.05/5  rDev -64.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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).

BeerJustice, Jul 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev +2.4%

ncstateplaya, May 15, 2012
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3.08/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +53.6%

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1.9/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

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.

D-

kojevergas, Feb 27, 2012
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3.08/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

BilbosNuts, Feb 05, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

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Strawberry Blonde from Belmont Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.