Strawberry Pig Cream Ale
Christian Moerlein Brewing Company

Strawberry Pig Cream AleStrawberry Pig Cream Ale
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Style:
American Cream Ale
Ranked #233
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
79
Ranked #43,176
Avg:
3.43 | pDev: 18.08%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
42
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Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
 
Ohio, United States
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Spring
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Strawberry Pig Cream AleStrawberry Pig Cream Ale
Notes: Each spring, we honor Cincinnati's historical nickname, "Porkopolis," by brewing a small batch of our favorite cream ale recipe, affectionally named "The Pig." In 2014, we decided to age The Pig with a strawberry infusion. The resulting beer was so fantastic, we knew we had to share it with beer drinkers everywhere! Strawberry Pig has a refreshingly light body and fruity finish that pairs particularly well with people, parties, and the thaw of spring.
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Photo of arsmitty86
3.24/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not offensive by any means but not my favorite. Good beer for a hot day and certainly better than a mass produced light lager but not quite as tasty as JAckie O’s cream ale.

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Photo of Nephilium
3.1/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Mild aroma of strawberry, with a hint of grain. Pours a clear, light straw with a dusting of white head. Light bodied, slightly sweet, with a touch of fruit in it. There's a bit of an earthy note in the finish. Overall, a decent spring/summer beer, but not one I'm going to look for again.

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Photo of Brenden
3.49/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Surprisingly close to amber but just shy, this completely clear beer forms a bit of spritz at the top that hovers for a time and leaves little behind.
S: The strawberry is strong and even seems authentic. It comes off as fresh with a bit of malt lingering underneath.
T: The strawberry is strong in the taste but comes side by side with a flavor of spent grains. The strawberry starts it, then it gets a little tart while some of the fruity sweetness lingers in the back of the throat, then transitions to cereal grains.
F: It is light-bodied as expected but gets thinner as it goes. It has a good crispness and stays lively without being too heavily carbonated.

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Photo of metter98
3.34/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving lots of specks of bubbles on the surface and a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of strawberry candy are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has the types of flavors you would expect from a strawberry, but without any associated sweetness. There are underlying notes of biscuity malts.
M: It feels light-bodied and a little creamy and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite easy to drink and the strawberry aromas and flavors help to lend a bit of complexity to a beer that might normally be bland. The only drawback is that the strawberry aromas and flavors seemed to be artificial.

Serving type: can

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.8/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a Dogfish Head glass. Pale gold in color. Slightly hazy. About a finger a find white head with average retention. I definitely get strawberries on the nose. Lots of strawberries and a little bit of apple.

Light body with a taste that doesn't quite match the nose. It's surprisingly tart up front with sour apple notes. The tartness mellows across the palate and a bit of lemony hop character comes on towards the back. Finishes dry. Quite appetizing and thirst-quenching. Nice and refreshing on a mild summer afternoon. Might need to have another...

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Photo of DeFaz
2.07/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

While the appearance and smell are fine enough, I found the taste to be incredibly artificial and way too sweet. I had a few sips and had to stop--this is bad, and I'm usually a fan of beers with berry flavors.

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Photo of KYGunner
3.29/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

For as much strawberry I detect on the nose I get very little on the tongue. Mostly I'm finding a rice/corn/wheat blend with an artificial sweetness. Kind of bland and dry in the finish.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.56/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

With the strawberry harvest sharing a short window of surplus and the keen brewers of knowing about their opportunistic window, a strong fruity overlay is placed over the classic cream ale of the U.S. Where consessions are made in brewing, if lemons are dealt you might as well make strawberry beer, right?

Golden and slightly hazed, the pour bring a creamy and froth cap. What springs from the foam is a jolt of partial strawberry and partial cereal. Lead with the plump, vibrant and juicy gestures resonate a taste that's obviously fruity but also grainy, sweet and bready.

Its lovely strawberry tile lands the beer at a tangy, grainy and playfully bitter finish of tannin and pectin that's embedded in a lingering but relaxed sweet breadiness. Eventually the dryness and evaporative cooling of alcohol frames a finish of dough and strawberry.

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Photo of barczar
3.55/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Brilliantly clear, smells like fresh strawberries. Flavor is laden with strawberries, as well. Finish is lightly bitter. I love strawberries, so this is a bit of a guilty pleasure.

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Strawberry Pig Cream Ale from Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 42 ratings