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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

417 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 417
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 19.3%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | 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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Ratings: 417 | Reviews: 185 | Display Reviews Only:
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jferrara35

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +58.2%

01-13-2014 17:27:38 | More by jferrara35
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dvinci9

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +58.2%

08-09-2012 00:00:10 | More by dvinci9
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billybeerlvr

Wisconsin

4.99/5  rDev +57.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nice head, reddish appearance. aroma is fruity; you know you're drinking strawberries here. this beer is smooth; creamy in the mouth. The strawberry flavor is there but not overpowering. the hefe base comes through, but is not over powering. This is one of the few beers I can stomach warm but best served chilled. the after-taste is almost crème. Reminds me of a strawberry cream soda but with the underlying hefe taste. For me the best fruit beer on the market -does not hold quality well, however. Bought some in August and by December it had lost it's flavor. So you can't stock up too much on your next trip to Lancaster Pa.

Serving type: on-tap

02-23-2014 07:33:28 | More by billybeerlvr
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tjd112

New Jersey

4.78/5  rDev +51.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Presentation - Poured into River Horse pint glass

Appearance - Pale, amber coloured body, white head, good lacing

Smell - Strawberries

Taste - Strawberries with a good amount of maltiness, with hoppiness only there to provide balance

Mouthfeel - Light, refreshing

Drinkability - Sessionable

Overall - A great fruit beer for those summer days and those times when you need a break.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2010 01:07:49 | More by tjd112
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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +50.3%

11-04-2012 21:56:33 | More by shockrocker65
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Mika


4.75/5  rDev +50.3%

02-18-2014 01:09:44 | More by Mika
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TheNakedStiletto

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +50.3%

11-06-2012 19:35:15 | More by TheNakedStiletto
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Wertzwoman


4.5/5  rDev +42.4%

05-04-2012 01:49:11 | More by Wertzwoman
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ejane

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +42.4%

05-12-2013 19:12:21 | More by ejane
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shapudding

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-19-2004 01:30:25 | More by shapudding
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mempath

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

blurry transparent peachy amber-yellow with minima head action and no lacing.

slight strawberry note with the sourish wheat. something else emerges like a fermented/fresh piece of fruit....or marinated dried apricots. interesting. a creamy orange popsicle smell. dipped in a hefe...

a sip and the creaminess really comes through nicely. and the strawberry note, tho minimal, makes a stand nicely. it's missing the solid structure that SA Cherry Wheat exhibits, but the fruit flavor is much more enjoyable. and embedded in each swallow. the mouthfeel is perfectly balanced in both carbonation/crispness and smoothness. the finish leaves a nice residue of sparkling strawberry notes. very nice. and unexpected. it's nice to be surprised. i'll enjoy a few of these on a warm spring/summer day soon. i'd love to session this with an alternation of this and the SA Blackberry Witbier!

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2010 21:39:56 | More by mempath
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JamesS

Indiana

4.3/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very nice fruit-wheat beer! I was wondering if they could pull it off with strawberries (my favorite berry) and I was not disappointed! As a wheat beer, it had an excellent light, slightly cloudy look. It went down as smooth as any other wheat beer, too. It's smell was great, a wonderful wheat beer smell with a very nice hint of strawberries. The taste was great! Very good wheat beer with a wonderful strawberry tone to it, great after taste, and smooth all the way down.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2007 18:47:29 | More by JamesS
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hkyplyr73

New York

4.25/5  rDev +34.5%

08-27-2012 14:40:43 | More by hkyplyr73
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bhudish

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +34.5%

07-24-2014 13:50:46 | More by bhudish
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ShepardCommander

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +34.5%

02-01-2014 16:06:57 | More by ShepardCommander
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StaindProject86

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +34.5%

07-02-2012 02:24:41 | More by StaindProject86
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blameo

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +34.5%

04-10-2014 18:05:04 | More by blameo
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QXSTER1

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fruit beers can be hard to describe due to the inherent negative sentiment of the beer geek. Due to this fact I waited until I drank more than a few of these Strawberry Wheats before I reviewed it. I've been more impressed with each successive brew. It pours a deep amber with the barest hint of red around the edges. Aroma is not overwhelming, but has some subtle strawberry notes along with some toasty malt. Taste is of a substantial wheat beer with some nice backbone of barley malt. A bit of bread, biscuit and toasted malt give this beer a medium body and allow the strawberry to stay in the background and not overwhelm the malt.
Fresh strawberry lingers in the finish and marries well with the dominate malt flavors. A fine summer refresher, heartily recommended .

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2003 22:42:38 | More by QXSTER1
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MadTown1000

Virginia

4.18/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an orangish-amber into a pint glass with very little foam. Smell is very faint - a little bit of strawberry, and not much else. The taste, however, is just fantastic. The wheat beer flavor is at the forefront, but the strawberry smooths it out wonderfully. It's not overly sweet, nor is it entirely fruit-foreward like some other fruit beers (i.e. New Glarus.) A surprising find, and worth a try if you see it.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2010 03:38:41 | More by MadTown1000
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alleykatking

Indiana

4.15/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle.

A- Pours a golden orange color with hints of a pinkish tone to it. One finger white head shows low retention. Light spotty lace left on the glass.

S- Wheat comes through first in the nose. This is followed up with a nice balance of strawberry. A little artifical smelling but this doesn't destroy the aroma in the slightest. A nice balance between the wheat and strawberry.

T- There is once again only two parts to this beer which is wheat and strawberry (shocker). The strawberry places a bigger flavor than the wheat and acts as the underbody to the beer as a whole. Wheat acts as a secondary flavor which balanced out the strawberry. To me it had a light strawberry milk flavor to it without the milk heavy flavor.

M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Strawberry and wheat are left not only on the palate but follow through long into the aftertaste. No real alcohol flavor at all and shows very light drying on the palate. No off flavors shown while drinking. This beer is balanced perfect for the style it said it was.

O- This beer was exactly what it said it was. Strawberry forward with a wheat backing...and this is what it said it was going to be. ABV isn't high and you really couldn't taste it at all in the beer while drinking. Overall if you want a beer that is strawberry forward(not heavy) masterpiece flavor and drinkability wise then try this one out.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2011 05:02:38 | More by alleykatking
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devinoconnor

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'll admit I'm slightly impartial to this beer as I grew up near Lancaster. However, I do give honest reviews (see profile on other Lancaster beers).

Although others don't seem too found of this brew, I certainly think it's fantastic.

Not one usually for fruit beers, this is my one exception.

Pours a nice light lager color.

Smell is wonderful. Bountiful strawberry scenets mixed in perfectly with the beer.

Taste and smooth and rich. Perfectly balanced.

Easy drinking beer, perfect for summer meals with corn on the cob!

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2011 19:37:50 | More by devinoconnor
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.13/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Golden with a nice full off-white head, nice active carbonation and sheets of lace (wondering if that effect was from slight aging - either way it was nice). Light subtle strawberry aroma and flavor; it's nice to not be overpowering and lessens the essence effect. Light bodied but not thin or too watery.

Pick this one up over Pete's Strawberry Blonde any day !!!

Purchased: 07/24/04
Tasted: 02/03/05

($7.19 / 6-pack)

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2005 16:45:52 | More by RBorsato
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gestyr

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I tried this at the brewery in Lancaster.

Appearance: Reddish gold in a pint glass. About 1 inch of thick head comprised of small bubbles. Good head retention and some lacing. Good carbonation.

Smell: Wheat malt with a hint of strawberry. Nice mixture, nothing overpowering anything else.

Taste: Again, nice mixture. A bit of strawberry at the start, followed by malt with a hint of hops and then more strawberry. A slight hint of lingering sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, which makes this a good hot day brew.

Drinkability: A great summer beer. I would definately get again. The next time I am in the Lancaster area I plan on picking up a growler of it.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2006 19:10:28 | More by gestyr
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gromis

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A nice neighbor lady gave this to me. So of course I had to try it... heh.

Pours a medium amber with a nice head. The head dissipates quickly, but alot of carbonation remains.

The nose is faint strawberry and caramel.

Taste is a nice blend of malt and strawberry. Alot of times fruit beers can be overdone; but they did a good job on this one. Quite tasty, actually.

Would definitely buy this.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2010 03:34:11 | More by gromis
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IrishRedRock

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the best fruit beers I have had to date. Pours darker than I expected, somewhere between amber and gold. A whiff of strawberries and grass are detectable in the nose, and the strawberry aroma becomes stronger and sweeter as it warms. Flavor has a mild wheat feel to it, very subtle hops, and some strawberry flavor in the finish. Definitely not a sweet tasting fruit beer. Mouthfeel has a touch of carbonation. This one's more beer than fruit, which is a good thing.

Serving type: on-tap

07-31-2003 01:20:56 | More by IrishRedRock
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Strawberry Wheat Beer from Lancaster Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 417 ratings.