Strawberry Fields | Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

BA SCORE
3.91/5
54 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by HuskyinPDX on 10-28-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,723
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
54
pDev:
9.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
8
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of chippo33
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of cpetrone84
3.1/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pour is a slightly hazed orangish yellow with a thin white ring. Nose has a fair but of vinegar, faint strawberry, some light oak and vanilla with a touch of musk. Taste is light, strawberry and some oaky barrel. Mushroom funk and fairly tart with a light sour finish and low carbonation.

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Photo of kscaldef
3.26/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Cloudy orange, no head

S: Lots of strawberry. Light acetic and lactic funk.

T: Somewhat diluted berry flavor. A little yogurty. Lightly tart and somewhat earthy.

M: Thin and low carbonation.

O: Not actually bad, quite drinkable, but a bit of a disappointment from Block 15 (and compared to when I've had this on tap previously).

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.27/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: No cap at all on a slightly hazed peachy gold. Almost no carbonation on the pour. Very still thanks to the barrel.

Smell: Big hit of oak over a very mild citric tartness. Some ripe strawberry runs through the back, but it's soft. Mildly lactic with a very light malt base. Some backing malt sweetness, but the oak dominates. A bit more strawberry comes out as it warms, adding a nice fruity sweetness. Ripe fleshy strawberry with the slight tart/bitter edge associated with the fruit. Very mild funk.

Taste: Very slight strawberry sweetness with a nice tart edge. Some underlying powdery yeast funk. Oak is assertive, but not aggressive, adding a nice woody and damp layer to everything. Some minor malt sweetness as well. A bit of apple and flower petal. Tartness is mostly lactic with some citric bite on the finish. Warming pushes everything up a bit, giving a it a more pronounced puckering tart coupled with a huge burst of oak and ripe strawberry.

Mouthfeel: Slick and a bit wet with almost no carbonation. Body runs right down medium. A bit more attenuation would help here, something a bit drier.

Overall: Strawberry Fields for an afternoon.

Definitely drinkable, but it loses a little something with the mouthfeel and the abundance of oak. Maybe a bit more time in the cellar would help. It's got a nice fruit component, which helps. Definitely worth trying if you have the chance.

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Photo of DaveAnderson
3.32/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

375ml bottle, capped and corked. Rather optimistic, if you ask me, as this beer was almost completely flat. Hazy, straw-colored beer, and no head. The flatness is a slight disappointment, but not uncommon in the style.

Right away, I catch a whiff of funk, but there's something odd in the mix. It takes me a minute to realize that's the strawberry. It's not totally harmonious.

I'm not sure it works that well on the tongue, either. I think I would have enjoyed this beer quite a bit more without the strawberry. It has a very satisfying sourness and light body that allow me to overlook the lack of carbonation.

In the end, I wanted to like this beer more than I liked it.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.39/5  rDev -13.3%
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 drone
3.44/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HoppySeb
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of bluckbeyes
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of dfhhead25
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of BMart
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
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 markgugs
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

375ml cellared bottle poured into a stemmed Night Shift white wine teku.

The color is an interesting hybrid of cranberry and rose/blush and takes on a more golden color when you hold it up to the light. A fizzy, bubbly bone white head forms and looks to quickly dissipate but winds up sticking around throughout. Sticking with the interesting theme, the nose is unique in that it's fruity and funky, but it's hard to pinpoint just what those scents are. I get multiple berries - strawberry for sure but also those cranberries again - and the barest hint of acetone, which I'm super-sensitive to. That sticks around in the taste, but is thankfully masked by tart berries and some barnyard, but the body is very thin. Overall a nicely-crafted wild that manages to deliver on both tartness, sweet fruit, and funk, albeit in a restrained manner. Solid, not otherworldly.

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Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of largadeer
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Kopfschuss
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of teddyarrowhead
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Axnjxn
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackop555
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy, pinkish gold. bubbly, short, white head that Fades fast.

Smells tart fruit, yeast, strawberry, Oak and earthy hints.

Tastes tart Fruit and Berry, lemon, Citrus. Followed by light yeast Funk and light earthiness. Finish is dry with a light strawberry linger. Medium body and fizzy medium carbonation.

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Photo of NWHopinator
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dirtylou
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
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 AlexFields
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Opened at 4/20 tasting.

Pours a golden wheat color, fairly attractive but not much of a head.

Smells of big sweet strawberries, lactic sourness, a touch of brett maybe not a lot of funk. Lots of great strawberry character, I'm surprised at how much given how light of a fruit strawberries are.

Pretty sweet and fruity again in the taste, fairly sour and a little dry, a bit of wheat like flavor, some other fruits besides strawberry--banana maybe, or peach. Very good.

Carbonation is fair, pretty light body, no booziness really, good drinkability.

8.2/10

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Photo of jdense
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Bailey's PDX, 11.4.11.

Nary any head due to full pour, deep gold clear body with pinkish highlights, not a lot of visible carbonation nor much lacing. Berries are fairly prevalent in the nose along with good dose of barnyard funk, horse blanket, minimal hops, a bit floral. Taste is nice balance of sweet and tartness, certainly more tart than sweet. Mouthfeel on the light side of medium, average effervescence, puckering dry finish. A bit sweet for the style, but the strawberries were a fairly unique touch, might up the bacteria dosing next batch to procure more sourness to flavor profile.

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Strawberry Fields from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 54 ratings
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