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Strawberry Blonde | Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery

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Brewed by:
Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
Missouri, United States
charlevillevineyard.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Strawberry Season reminds us that summer is almost here! This Sexy Blonde Ale would not be complete without the seductive essence of strawberries. Balanced and Refreshing, this Blonde is sure to Please!!

Added by bnes09 on 08-10-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
16
Avg:
3.35
pDev:
33.13%
 
 
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1
Gots:
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 16
Reviews by zeff80:
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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Photo of jono0101
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Beer-Lovin-RAT
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tone
3.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear, blonde color. 6/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong strawberries, sweet malt, hint of hop, hint of wheat, and a hint of pale malt. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with much too of a high carbonation level. The mouth feel has a metallic sharpness normally associated with adjunct, didn't expect that in this beer. Fits the style of a Fruit / Vegetable Beer. Tastes of strawberries, slight sweet malt, hint of pale malt, hint of wheat, and a hint of hops. Overall, mostly strawberries and not much else. If the sharpness could be cut down this would be a much better beer.

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Photo of bheckdahl
4.44/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Boca-X
3.74/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decent strawberry brew that taste like a light beer with strawberries added....wouldn't drink several but one or two would hit the spot on a hot summer day.

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Photo of Goosehunter75
3.54/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bnes09
2.97/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale, transparent straw color. Weak head on the pour with virtually no retention.

Lots of tart strawberry in the aroma. No room for much else.

Strawberry tartness dominates the flavor throughout. Just a hint of mild bread grain detectable underneath. No hops or alcohol flavor detectable.

Light feel. Descent carbonation at the beginning but let it sit 10-15 minutes as you drink it and it loses nearly all its fizz. Finishes with a satisfying dryness which makes it a good session beer with you enjoy the taste.

Not impressed with this one. Not a lot of depth and too much strawberry flavor. I'll Pass!

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Photo of birchstick
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of jewellrunner
3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 22Blue
2.5/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Kahlstrom
2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of Seabass1964
2.71/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Strawberry Blonde from Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
3.35 out of 5 based on 16 ratings.
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