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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
106
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
18.73%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
30
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 106 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of nmann08
3.09/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of brentk56
3.56/5  rDev +2.6%
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 chinchill
3.39/5  rDev -2.3%
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 dbrauneis
3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear pale yellow in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall creamy white head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of natural strawberry, slightly sweet over the top of some grainy malts.

T: Light to moderate flavors of grainy, cereal malts underneath some light natural strawberry flavors with just a hint of both sweetness and tartness.

M: Light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly prickly.

O: Pretty decent offering that combines nice natural fruit with a cream ale - I enjoyed it and think it would be a nice easy drinking summer beer (good for cooking out, maybe after the meal is served like a dessert).

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2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -28%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.35/5  rDev -3.5%
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 tdm168
3.3/5  rDev -4.9%
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 AlexFields
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of VeganUndead
3.29/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of lupercmda
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of rfgetz
3.31/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Axnjxn
4.03/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

on tap at sams in Durham. into a pint glass.

pours a darker golden color with a half inch white head. pretty nice looking pour. smell is of faint fruits, strawberries. very pleasant. taste is a tad sweet with a good strawberry flavor on the back of the tongue. easy drinker. light body with mild carbonation. good feel.

overall an enjoyable summer beer that should probably be rated higher. i could drink this all day.

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Photo of Howlader
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of JamieDuncan
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of williamjbauer
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of tommyguz
2/5  rDev -42.4%

Photo of Falcone
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of siege06nd
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of dsshuck
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Kerrie
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of jaswilson2
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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

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Carolina Strawberry from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
3.47 out of 5 based on 106 ratings.
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