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Carolina Strawberry | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
North Carolina, United States
foothillsbrewing.com

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by codysjb on 05-24-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,887
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
107
pDev:
18.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
30
Trade:
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Ratings: 107 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of OriginalWayOut
4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brian_L-2056
4.08/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pale gold color with a bright white head that dissipates quickly. Suttle carbonation and no lacing. Smell is definately fruity once u swirl the brew around in the glass. Initial taste has a little bit of that sour beer bite but disappears quickly to a sweet finish that is not dry. The feel is smooth, crisp and very drinkable, good for a hot summer day. Overall, I like this brew, it's a little tart sometimes but not overbearing and is a little on the lighter side so I hope to enjoy more this summer

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Photo of yaksurf
2.89/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From a 12 oz bottle in a snifter via a friend from work---Thanks Randy!
This rather simple little ale pours a very nice pink tinged golden color with
a nice head of white foam that subsides to a thick ring, thin pool, and shows
some very light spotty lacing. Nose light strawberries and grain notes. Flavors
follow the nose with grain and light subtly tart strawberry notes with very little
of the cream ale notes coming through. Light mouth feel; a touch thin, with
medium carbonation, and a lightly dry finish.

Decent, but nothing to write home about.

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16oz draft

It is a clear gold color. Bright white head.

It has a sour berry aroma with some light grains.

Decent amount of strawberry flavor. More sour/bitter than sweet. As it warms the crisp grains start to take over and the strawberry becomes a nice background

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Photo of TjNewton
4.15/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.69/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Moonshae_D
3.83/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Griggsy
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LannahC
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kmhall
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of italianstallion
3.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chinchill
3.39/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz brown bottle with no bottling date poured into a lager glass.

A: slightly hazy light golden body with a very subtle pinkish hue. Fizzy white head quickly reduces to a thin partial coat.

Aroma: fruity with more bready malts than expected. Generic berries rather than specifically strawberry.

T - typical cream ale with and well proportioned, light strawberry note. Lightly tart and sweet. Fruit and mild tartness linger on in the aftertaste.

Feel: thin body with medium carbonation. Crisp, clean and refreshing.

O: a refreshing, conservatively flavored cream ale.

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Photo of brentk56
3.56/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear goldenstraw with a modest cap; strands of lacing hang around

Smell: Bready, with a possible hint of strawberry (but not sure I would have guessed it blind)

Taste: Bready, also with a possible hint of strawberry in the middle and a bigger strawberry flavor in the finish - though it is all very subtle

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I have avoided this beer all the way back to the Cottonwood days; now that I have had it I can go back to avoiding it

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Photo of Yeldarb92
3.56/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DeltaGolfSierra
3.31/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jimmyd8386
3.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.35/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce bottle - $2.00 at Tasty Beverage Co. in Asheville, North Carolina.

Appearance: Pours a clear, light yellow-hued body with a small-sized, white film of a head producing some scant lacing. While I'd never go so far to say it's pink, it's like one released a lone drop of pink hue into the twelve ounces.

Smell: Thin hint of clean cereal grains and a little twinge of the berry.

Taste: Just like with the aroma, it's a scant, lightly grainy maltiness, very thin, really, with just the barest hint of sweetness. A very subtle, subtly tangy hint of strawberry. Minimal hop character, bitterness. A spoonful of grits and one final bit of strawberry on the crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation though it's on the crisp side.

Overall: A light beer, a light fruitiness, but a fair amount of crisp carbonation. While refreshing and easy to drink, it's certainly not overly memorable.

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Photo of rfgetz
3.31/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of W_Des
3.68/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrianScott
3.09/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Elconwayyy
3.68/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 1 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrcraft
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Krey213
3.81/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of notrelatedtojfk
3.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Carolina Strawberry from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.3 out of 5 with 107 ratings
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