Strawberry Ale | Covington Brewhouse

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Covington Brewhouse
Louisiana, United States
covingtonbrewhouse.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This year-round-beer favorite combines genuine strawberry puree with a classic Cream Ale to create a uniquely flavorful experience. Strawberry Ale is superb with salads and desserts, or alone as a refreshing treat.

Added by EgadBananas on 03-24-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
91
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
20.18%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
16
For Trade:
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Photo of Brewer101
4.25/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A good tasting strawberry cream ale. The strawberry flavor more noticeable than in some other strawberry flavored beers that I have tasted.

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Photo of KensWorld
4.33/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of malfunxion
4.4/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jamie_Newman
3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Anakun
4.22/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy yellow color, Smells like strawberry. Light front, smooth middle, and dry finish.
Could drink 6 and it be like drinking strawberry water.

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Photo of beertraveler08
3.63/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SFC21
3.81/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Super refreshing. Great warm weather beer. Great nose full of real strawberry smell. Taste is reminiscent of strawberry shortcake, without being cloying or overwhelming. . Clean light lager finish. Very crushable.

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Photo of BalancingBrooms
3.1/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LKx25
3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kjkinsey
3.21/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of izzyismyrott
3.3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmryan8
2.87/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jgurley
4.62/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I don't usually like fruit beers. I tried this one on tap at Dat Cajun Place in Panama City Beach, just down the road from my house. The color is hazy gold, the head is frothy white, and the smell is VERY strawberry. You expect cloying sweetness, but are surprised at a refreshing, well balanced, and light thirst quencher. The strawberry flavor is mostly in the nose, leaving a nice bubbly light beer flavor. Really good finish with minimal aftertaste. Good stuff!

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Photo of jkermitj
3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jheezee
3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JoLight
5/5  rDev +46.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: hazy, golden-straw color with a frothy, white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

Aroma: strawberry. Exactly like the Abita version.

Taste: strawberries, but without the sweetness. Very creamy, and also some bread.

Mouthfeel: very fluffy. Carbonated.

Finish: wet.

An excellent, delicious beer.

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Photo of ovaltine
3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ike_Potter
2.48/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Kind of different from a normal fruit beer. From my home town so thought i'd try it when a friend bought it. Not bad but I wouldn't buy it again, maybe something else from this brewery though. Seems like a Strawberry Ale would be hard to pull off well.

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Photo of WholeLottaTricks
2.49/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Not my favorite local brew, but still glad to see craft brewing becoming a thing in South Louisiana!

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Photo of JScoot
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Covington Strawberry Ale
12 oz. brown glass bottle

Fairly average fruit beer, although I have to say it's hard to get strawberry flavor out of puree so if that's all they're using they've done an excellent job. It's got enough fruit to it to keep the ladies happy, but not so much that a gent can't enjoy one as well. Haziness, I think, can be ignored as they're using real fruit. The aroma is pleasant, and displays both the strawberry and the sweetish malt, which is also true of the flavor. Where I find it goes slightly off is that the malt is slightly sweet, but more importantly, almost a little candyish. If you drink it cold you won't notice it, but when it warms it reminds me of cotton candy. On the other hand I don't think you want to increase the bitterness. Perhaps a slight bit of tartness might, or a more thorough fermentation. Regardless, it's a fairly enjoyable and drinkable fruit beer.

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Photo of Fabiand
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of animal69
3.1/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Kpray23
4.8/5  rDev +40.4%

Photo of cajunhawk
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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