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Strawberry Wheat Beer - Lancaster Brewing Company

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Strawberry Wheat BeerStrawberry Wheat Beer

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BA SCORE
73
okay

432 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 432
Reviews: 186
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 19.62%
Wants: 3
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lancaster Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This American Wheat Lager-style beer, with the subtle suggestion of real strawberries is the perfect pint of true refreshment.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-09-2003)
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Reviews by armock:
Photo of armock
2.5/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle from Mt Pocono Beverage in Mt Pocono, PA.

A - Poured a copper color with a thin off white head with no lacing

S - Is of wheat and strawberries but not nearly as good as one would expect

T - Like the smell wheat and strawberries but it has a flavored syrup taste to it

M - This beer has a light body with high carbonation to it

O - Now I'm really pissed about the PA case laws because now I have five more of these to drink down this beer just isn't enjoyable not worth picking up

armock, Nov 06, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of TB2012
3/5  rDev -5.1%

TB2012, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of GameOfBeers
3.04/5  rDev -3.8%

GameOfBeers, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of steelerguy
2.3/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours crystal clear with a small head that fades quickly. There can't be much wheat in this beer with such poor head retention.

S - Some caramel malt with a hint of artificial strawberry smell.

T - Tastes like a light lager mixed with Boone's Farm Strawberry Hill. A little toasted grain flavor which is not unpleasant but it is all overwhelmed with a tart and artificial strawberry flavor.

M - Crisp, clean, until the tartness makes you pucker.

D - Not very drinkable unless you are desperate for a "beer".

steelerguy, Jun 02, 2010
Photo of orbitalr0x
3.28/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours into my pint an amber/orange color with a slight hint of red. A small bubbly white head that quickly falls to a ring around the top. Aromas of wheat husk and roasted grain mingle with a strawberry juice aroma. The melding of scents is nice with the strawberry not being too overpowering.

First sip brings a slightly abrasive wheat husk maltiness that's also a bit toasty. Sweet strawberry flavor flows in and adds a nice boost to what would otherwise be another boring american pale wheat ale. A crisp, clean ale with a touch of strawberry essence. Pretty standard wheat based fruit beer.

Mouthfeel is good with a sturdy body and prickly carbonation. Goes down with easy going refreshment. A nice summer brew when you want something light and laid back. This wouldn't be something I'd normally choose but it's an interesting change of pace.

orbitalr0x, May 23, 2006
Photo of sellmeagod
1.85/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

This fruit beer is for fans of light beers and no desire to drink a real beer. Weak in every way.

The false strawberry flavor permeates but is not even strong enough to mask the ultra weak wheat style. A boring garbage beer that never comes into its own flavor. So light and so nothing.

sellmeagod, Sep 06, 2010
Photo of heddar33
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

heddar33, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of Todd
2.45/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle. Light amber with a touch of haze. Thin eggshell colored fizzy head. Not much lace or retention action going on. Acid in the "strawberry flavor" perhaps?

Bland, hints of metal, with a very faint strawberry extract aroma.

Fizzy and light mouthfeel leads to a rather acidic, sharp, fruity faux-strawberry, half-chewed bubble-gum flavor. Some lemon/lime, salt and leaf characters towards the finish, which is over in a quick flash on the palate, leaving a dry palate. Wheat twang and crispness. If there's any hops character it's masked by the sharpness of this beer. Malts? Maybe traces of grain underneath, but the strawberries dominate this brew. As much as this is an uncommon and interesting fruit to use, the acidic and faux-strawberry character is a bit annoying, making for a very unbalanced brew. I'm not impressed, but a fruit beer freak might wanna give this a try.

Todd, Jun 17, 2004
Photo of shapudding
4.35/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice hazy, caramel and reddish-brown color with no head. Amazing aroma of fresh strawberries, makes you think of summer. Light carbination. At the first sip you get a burst of strawberry, and then you are left feeling as though you just ate a piece of bubbalicious bubblegum. Kind of brings you back to gradeschool! Clean and watery, very refreshing. Good and summery session beer.

shapudding, May 19, 2004
Photo of generallee
3.05/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: The body has a deep reddish amber color with a small light tan head. The head is quick to fade out and makes no lacing at all.

Smell: It has a very mild cherry and berry like sweetness coming though a light white bready maltiness. Overall it reminds me of a store bought almond ring coffee cake.

Taste / Palate: The flavor has a light thin feel with a balance of mild fruit and wheat. It seems somewhat dry and slightly tart. This finishes with some very light hop bitterness.

generallee, May 29, 2014
Photo of TimoP
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

TimoP, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of Jason
3.08/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Presentation: 12 oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance: A typical wheat beer froth, it seems to stick around a bit as well. Hazy straw amber color … sort of murky looking.

Smell: Smells a little bit like strawberry soda … extract. A neutral malt and yeast are in the back.

Taste: Odd strawberry fruit flavor, the wheat leaves a mild twang and there is sweetness all around from the wheat and feigned by the fruit flavor. Hops are extremely small on the palate with a lasting strawberry flavor in the finish.

Notes: A fruit beer is a fruit beer is a fruit beer … this one of those fruit beers.

Jason, Apr 06, 2004
Photo of merlin48
3.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

"wheat beer with strawberry flavor added" says the label of this 12 oz bottle. Not exactly encouraging news. The pour produces a quite attractive brew, with a clear amber body(must be filtered) with lots of carbonation going on in the glass. One finger of tightknit offwhite head towers over the body and leaves a lasting cap and some sheet lacing. Aroma is buttered biscuit with strawberry jam. Some caramel and toasted wheat add interesting notes. Mouthfeel is odd, beginning watery, but moving into light medium as it warms. Moderate carbonation.
Taste begins with sickly sweet strawberry jam, but the berries quickly fade. Caramel sweetness emerges and is offset with an anstringent wet grass bitterness. The strawberry flavor briefly reenters the profile, but has a processed character, as opposed to the fresh berry taste of a Melbourne Brothers fruit ale Slight toasty wheat just adds to the muddle.
I might try one of these again, simply for the unusual strawberry jam accent. Just an average American fruit beer, overall.

merlin48, Jun 21, 2005
Photo of tigg924
3.13/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: 1 inch head, reddish-brown in color, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: strawberries and wheat

Taste: strawberries dominant at the beginning and the end..wheat is present throughout and there is a touch of hops in the middle.

Mouthfeel: sweet start with a slightly bitter middle and a sweetish end, high carbonation, light bodied

Drinkability: This is a nice and light summer beer that I might have again. The strawberry is present but does not dominate the beer. I have had better fruit beers and way worse. Not a beer to spend the night drinking, but certainly one in the middle of a tasting would be refreshing.

tigg924, Nov 08, 2010
Photo of KolbMarley
3/5  rDev -5.1%

KolbMarley, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of DDCMember
3.15/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

-12 oz. bottle poured into mug.

A: Pinkish/Copper color. Very thin head.

S: More wheat than strawberry. Not overwhelming.

T: Just like the smell; malty with a hint of strawberry.

M: Light body. Little Carbonation.

D: Drinkable. Glad I only bought a 6'er of it though, probably won't purchase again. This was the 1st strawberry flavored beer that I've ever tried.

DDCMember, Jan 08, 2011
Photo of WVbeergeek
2.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A slightly hazed by no means cloudy or unfiltered has a orange light copper tint to it with a nice sized creamy white head leaving on specks of lacing with each consecutive sip. The sharp wheat tones with a bit of biscuity bready malt character and then there's enough of the strawberry in the actual aroma. Taste is creamy textured good drink one for dessert but there sharp sweetness of the wheat and the strawberry finish doesn't sit well in my stomach it's just one of those flavors, all and all not bad tasting just a bit astringently sweet harsh on the back of the throat. Mouthfeel body is thin untextured except for the fizzy carbonation also adding to the cloyingly over carbonated beer like this. Drinkability I'm just not into it Lancaster's other beers are much more pleasant and agreeing toward my tastes.

WVbeergeek, Sep 12, 2003
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

aengleman, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of jferrara35
5/5  rDev +58.2%

jferrara35, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of LXIXME
3/5  rDev -5.1%

LXIXME, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of acurtis
2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

acurtis, Jan 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

JMS1512, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of BraveMountie
3/5  rDev -5.1%

BraveMountie, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of Brenden
3.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A faint off-white froth attempts to form on the surface of this brew and does just manage to skim it for awhile. The beer itself lies somewhere between dark yellow and pale orange. A bit of loose bubbling sticks to the glass sporadically.
The aroma is a bit too artificial for me. Extracts are fine, though not as good as fresh, but there's still some technique to making it more real that isn't executed especially well here. Still, the malts set down the backbone with plenty of wheat, and the strawberry isn't either under or overplayed.
It comes off with a strong sweetness at first, fairly syrupy, then a sour/tart tang kicks in along with the wheat. There's a vague hint of leaf, but it begins seeming a lot like a strawberry soda. Fortunately, malt and hops aren't completely left out of the equation.
I expect the body to be light, and it is, but the feel is slightly improved over both what my expectations would be tasting it and what it's like at the beginning. That said, there's only enough carbonation, crispness and smoothness to be barely better than average. It threatens a little mix of slick and sticky but shies off just as it seems inevitable.

Brenden, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of caddybuyer
3.45/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-Ruddy copper with filtered clarity, offwhite head that settles to very little. Nice color, too bad there is no head.

S-Sweet malts and strawberries. Interesting

T-Definately getting the strawberries, sweet with a bit of tart. Very refreshing and thirst quenching, but not terribly complex.

M-This has a pretty light feel, and is a tad bit overcarbonated, but otherwide fine.

D-Decent drinkable beer. I would try this again, but not sure if I want to grab another right now.

caddybuyer, Oct 05, 2009
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Strawberry Wheat Beer from Lancaster Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 432 ratings.