Carolina Strawberry | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

Carolina StrawberryCarolina Strawberry
107 Ratings
Carolina StrawberryCarolina Strawberry

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

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by codysjb on 05-24-2012

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Ratings: 107 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by mattkoon:
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

this is the 2nd time that i have had this beer. the first time i dont think i liked it too much. this time however, it strikes me as a little better. the color is nice a cloudy blonde. hands down the best thing about it is the smell... it smells like sweet strawberries...perfect for summer. the taste is a little sour for me. i mean it isnt terrible but there is a tartness there that i dont really like that much. i feel like the smell promises sweetness and the taste delivers a real tartness. i know other people dont dig on the really sweet beers- so this all comes down to personal taste- if you like a more sour fruit beer by all means go for it. on a side not i have had other beers by foothills and they have some great ones.... if you get a chance you should really check their stuff out.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jonny1138
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of codysjb
3.59/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Foothills Brewing Carolina Strawberry.
Picked up on my way from Amherst to Jacksonville from Bottle Revolution in NC (Great Place).
A: Poured an orange yellow like ginger ale, not much head and what little there was disappeared instantly.
S: Musk, Strawberries, not a hell of a lot going on here.
T: Strawberry’s and some cream. Sweet and a lot of sugary notes. Some ale notes on the end.
M: Fizzy, some ale and some passing strawberry. Seems like a lot of carbonation.
O: Meh, forgettable. It’s a decent beer for a cream ale just not amazing and overall the style is somewhat unimpressive anyway.

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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 avitallo
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of dmk91
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of williamjbauer
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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 goast8127
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of tdm168
3.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I haven't had this in a few years. I was interested to see if change of ownership to Foothills made any difference.

A - Pale copper gold; huge white head that's thick and dense with great retention, there was a great deal of head that tried to escape the bottle the second the cap was lifted

S - faintly grainy, syrup-like strawberry aroma

T - cereal grains, strawbeery syrup, very sweet

M - crisp, highly carbonated, light to medium bodied

This has, in my opinion, never been a great beer. The change of ownership seems to have not made a difference. It seems it's quite the same recipe with the same artificial fruit aroma and flavor. I'll avoid in the future.

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Photo of burnzgtm
4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

Photo of bmoraymond
4.48/5  rDev +35.8%

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 pjkelley82
3.58/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of VeganUndead
3.29/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

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

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 mattsmith413
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of dsshuck
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of cwguy5
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Sebas
2.25/5  rDev -31.8%

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

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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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