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Strawberry Fields | Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
Oregon, United States
block15.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by HuskyinPDX on 10-28-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
52
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
10.85%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
8
For Trade:
3
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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 52
Reviews by jaasen64:
Photo of jaasen64
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle thanks to black13. Poured into HF stemmed glass. First ever 375ml bottle that I've seen that's capped and corked. Note- bottle says 8%.

A- Pours a grapefruit color of pink, red, orange, and yellow- definitely has a very fruit appearance. Not much in terms of head but for this type of beer that isn't too surprising. Nice carbonation.

S- Very nice tartness that has a slight vinegar quality mixed with a pleasant scent of strawberries. Not the tartest beer I've had, but definitely has a very nice level. Fairly aromatic and definitely one of the better aromas I've encountered in a wild.

T- Vinegar, strawberries, tangerines, finishes with a nice vinegary tartness (maybe a tiny bit too vinegary) and some light oak. Lingering lightly tart fruity aftertaste of strawberries and some lemons. Although the aroma was slightly better this had a very nice taste for a wild with a pleasant fruity flavor balanced with a nice tartness.

M- Fairly light bodied, nice carbonation although a little bit more wouldn't hurt, drinks very easily.

O- This was my first Block 15 beer and I was definitely pleasantly surprised at how good it was. For a fruited wild ale this was very good and I enjoyed it a lot. This beer is drinking great right now, but I imagine some age would improve this beer nicely. Some of the fruit might disappear, but the sourness might become a little bit more pronounced and well rounded (instead of being more vinegar). I definitely recommend trying this out if you get the chance.

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Photo of HoppySeb
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of dirtylou
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375ml bottle, purchased @belmont station in PDX

appearance: cork is really well in there - served in my lost abbey teku, basically no carbonation - slightly cloudy peach-orange body

smell: strawberry dusted in sugar, some tartness, oak

taste: Interesting stuff - definitely got some sweet strawberry, some oak, vinegary acidity, some residual sweetness.

mouthfeel: lacking carbonation - possibly by design, light tartness

overall: interesting stuff - not very refined, but in the right direction

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Photo of Photekut
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of TreeBear
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of drone
3.44/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of largadeer
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of st9647v3
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.39/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip.

3.25 A: Mildly hazed yellow orange color. Not much carbonation and I didn't really get a head to form.

3.5 S: Balance between acidity and funk. Barnyard funk with horse blanket, hay, and dry wood. Strawberry is there, but only in mild-moderate amounts - gives a nice tartness to it though. Also some wildflower and apple orchard funk. Tangy lactic acid complements the strawberry fruitiness. Pretty good.

3.25 T: Taste for the most part follows the nose. Mix of acid and funk. Barnyard funk listed above with earthy apple orchard. Again strawberry is mild, but adds a bit of tartness. Lactic tanginess. This has the complexity, but it's missing depth of flavor.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Could use a lot more carbonation, but it's not that big of a deal. Moderately creamy.

3.5 D: It's a decent beer, but there's a lot better options out there.

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Photo of jakewatt135
4.66/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Seriously delicious. Enjoyed at Saraveza this past weekend. Great jammy strawberries and pretty sour. Great beer for a warm day.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks, Aaron! Served in a Block 15 tulip. Poor shows a beer that is undercarbonated and quite hazy. No head formation. Nose is pretty mellow. Flavor is nice with mild strawberry and a hint of acidity. Very mild funk. Super light and drinkable, even though it’s lacking in carbonation.

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Photo of bluckbeyes
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Huge thanks to Rathakem for this Block 15 wild ale!

375ml bottle with pressure cap and cork. No "pop" noted as the cork comes out of the bottle neck.

poured into Block 15 tulip glass.

Appearance: opaque light pink bodied beer honestly it looks like pink lemonade or grapefruit juice. An aggressive pour yields a very thin white cap with a few large bubbles that quickly dissapear leaving behind a fine white ring around the outside perimeter of the tulip.

Smell: The first thing that I smelled while pouring this beer was vinegar. Once all the beer was poured into the tulip, the vinegar smell went away. Really balanced nose primarily smells of berries, musty/dusty funk, and oak barrel.

Taste: A mild and fruity tartness starts off the beer; mainly a berry medley of strawberries and raspberries also a hint of lemony citrus. Hints of wheat/hay/straw. Next, the oak barrel and the funk, which are just as well balanced as the nose. The oak is the biggest player in the flavor profile, but it is fairly mellow with woody, and even some earthy notes. The funk is similiar to a dusty and musty basement. The finish on this beer seems to blend all of the different elements of this beer together seemlessly with a mellow lingering tartness.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with low carbonation levels. A major hang up with this beer is the lower carbonation levels. The beer has a little bit less than semi-dry finish. Despite the lack of carbonation, it is still a nice drinkable beer. Not a chance that you would think of this beer to be an 8% beer, its drinks like its around 5%.

Overall: The lack of carbonation was the downfall of the beer and it didnt look that great either, but I feel that most folks should still be able to look past those factors and really enjoy this beer. It did not distract from the overall effect of the beer as a whole. Another enjoyable beer from Block 15! I wish that I could have tried Strawberry Fields when it was a fresh beer with more carbonation, that would probably be the game changer with this beer.

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Photo of NWHopinator
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SeeingMeansMore
4.91/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This batch was the best strawberry wild ale that I've had!

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Photo of joefc
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of kamikazeokami
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mantissa
4.42/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaveHack
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2012 bottle opened on 11.30.12
Thanks Kelton

A - Pours a pale orange-pink with no head at all.

S - Tart wheat, woody and some sweet fruit.

T - Tart wheat and lemon with a strawberry finish.

D - Lower carbonation with a medium body.

O - Tart wheat, lemon and strawberry, light and pleasant. Not usually my style, but I quite enjoyed this one.

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Photo of chippo33
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Kopfschuss
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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