Strawberry Fields | Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

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85
very good
53 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
53
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
10.58%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
8
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of Kurmaraja
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | 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 JTbrue
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 markgugs
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
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 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 TreeBear
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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 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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3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DrewLikesBeer
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of ari32
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of HoppySeb
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of dfhhead25
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of BMart
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Phobicsquirrel
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of chippo33
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of cpetrone84
3.1/5  rDev -18%
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 stakem
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle into a snifter. The brew appears a pale golden color that is clear initially but gets pinkish and clouded as you get towards the bottom of the glass. A fine ring of white head holds around the glass.

The aroma is unmistakeable strawberry blended with wheat and a hint of lemony lacto. A pretty simple and inviting nose. The taste includes wheat with lots of earthy strawberry. It is tart with lemon and trace funk/earthiness.

This is a light bodied brew with a low level of carbonation. It had a surprising amount of strawberry character with lactic tartness. I can see why some might be upset diving into this as expecting a wild, it really feels like more of a fruited wheat beer. Effortlessly drinkable and something I could/would easily sit down and crush 64oz of at a time.

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Photo of teddyarrowhead
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of DimensionX
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of meatyard
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of leftoverburrito
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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Strawberry Fields from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
3.78 out of 5 based on 53 ratings.
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