Strawberry Shortcake Fandango
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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From:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
 
Iowa, United States
Style:
Sour - Fruited Kettle Sour
Ranked #59
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,069
Avg:
4.34 | pDev: 5.76%
Ratings:
21
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 23, 2022
Added:
Dec 23, 2019
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  1
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Notes: Imagine aromas of fresh cut strawberries and fluffy vanilla cake, all topped with whipped cream frosting. This juicy treat offers the perfect combination of sweet and tart.
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4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Jun 23, 2022
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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by firesidewithphil from Illinois

Been a while since a new TG brew hit the shelves around here. Not a big sour guy, but I respect TG so I gave it a shot. The beer really captures the dessert. Very fruity, delicious, and has the necessary creaminess. Slightly sour to wrap up thr package

Jun 18, 2022
 
4.59 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin on May 13, 2022
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5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by HeavyD77

This IS the most unique beer ever!!! Have you ever had Cap'n Crunch Crunch berry cereal? Now add this nose, taste, mouth feel experience with alcohol. Jimi Hendrix asked " Have you ever been experienced?". If you haven't tried this beer you haven't!

May 06, 2022
 
3.61 by Justinprintz from New Jersey on Apr 15, 2022
 
4.21 by prototypic from Ohio on Mar 31, 2022
 
4.52 by craigbelly from Iowa on Mar 21, 2022
 
4.3 by FrankCastle from California on Mar 20, 2022
 
4.15 by BAsbill from California on Mar 12, 2022
 
4.5 by paulish from New York on Feb 22, 2022
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4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Korbynlehr from Kentucky

Deep red as expected with little to no head. Nice carbonation. Nose is everything in the name, strawberry and shortcake. Same for the taste, all the flavors hit seemingly at different times. Full flavors of all appear. Good stuff for a fluff and stuff beer.

Feb 21, 2022
 
4.39 by Taenim from New Jersey on Feb 13, 2022
 
4.37 by sd123 from Georgia on Feb 10, 2022
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4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 2 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
by russpowell from Arkansas

Pours an effervescent Chablis color with 2+ fingers of pink head. Zero head retention & lacing

S: Smells as advertised

T: Vanilla, strawberries, cakeyness, dryness & a little tartness up front. More of the same as this warms, tartness & dryness start to win a little as this warms. Finishes with plenty of strawberry shortcake, a little tartness

MF: Medium body with delicate carbonation, a little sticky

Delivers as promised, strawberry shortcake in a can

Feb 06, 2022
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4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by BEERchitect from Kentucky

When was the last time that a beer gave you the same lip-smacking, savory sweet and tart brilliance as grandma's strawberry pie? It was probably when Toppling Goliath made a beer according to her recipe.

Strawberry Shortcake Fandango kicks off with a surprisingly bright berry-red pour. As its creamy meringue releases, it provides a racy froth with dry structure. A tantalizing and perfumy strawberry scent strikes the olfactory senses immediately. Laced with the confectioner's sweet cream scent, vanilla and graham cracker, and the dessert influences are felt on the senses immediately. Deliciously smooth, the vanilla cream, shortcake underpinnings and berry glaze flavors round into a bright dessert taste early and often on the palate.

As the beer saturates the middle palate, its sweetness starts to relax and the beer's sourness starts to clean up the sticky sweetness. Lemon, lime, passionfruit and gooseberry all tighten the grip of tartness and highlight the strawberry's more radiant and fresher characteristics while providing a sense of refreshment despite its richer upstart. Lightly peppery, sour and crisp, the late taste remains creamy and soothing despite drying wonderfully.

Full bodied, especially to start, the beer beer finishes malty-dry with a snappy closure. A linger of strawberry soda persists while the acidity strips the palate of unnecessary thirst for a medium length finish and a long afterglow of strawberry perfume. It's a wonderful but sipping sour ale with strong smoothie overtones.

Feb 02, 2022
 
4.09 by TheHopsman from Nebraska on Feb 01, 2022
 
4.4 by kudsak from Minnesota on Feb 01, 2022
 
4.5 by jsh420 from Illinois on Jan 28, 2022
 
4.22 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Jan 24, 2022
 
4.31 by lemmy187 from Missouri on Dec 12, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by mothman from Minnesota

On tap. Pink head. Clear ruby color.

Strawberry shortcake kool aid with alcohol in it. Sugary sweet. Sticky. Dessert beer. It’s delish, but hard to call this beer. At least it’s not a Jamba Juice. This is refreshing.

Dec 05, 2020
Strawberry Shortcake Fandango from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 21 ratings