Strawberry Shortcake Fandango
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
From:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
 
Iowa, United States
Style:
Fruited Kettle Sour
Ranked #54
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,611
Avg:
4.34 | pDev: 5.3%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
20
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 24, 2022
Added:
Dec 23, 2019
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  1
SCORE
94
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.
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
Ratings by cd34:
Photo of cd34
Rated by cd34 from Illinois

4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 18, 2022
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 4.25 by Dovers from Wisconsin

Aug 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4.29 by BarrelAgedG from California

Aug 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4.29 by Chilmer from Iowa

Jul 25, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Jul 17, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Jun 23, 2022
Photo of firesidewithphil
Reviewed by firesidewithphil from Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
 
Rated: 4.59 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

May 13, 2022
Photo of HeavyD77
Reviewed by HeavyD77

5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
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
 
Rated: 3.61 by Justinprintz from New Jersey

Apr 15, 2022
 
Rated: 4.21 by prototypic from Ohio

Mar 31, 2022
 
Rated: 4.52 by craigbelly from Iowa

Mar 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.3 by FrankCastle from California

Mar 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.15 by BAsbill from California

Mar 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Feb 22, 2022
Photo of Korbynlehr
Reviewed by Korbynlehr from Kentucky

4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
 
Rated: 4.39 by Taenim from New Jersey

Feb 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4.37 by sd123 from Georgia

Feb 10, 2022
Photo of russpowell
Reviewed by russpowell from Arkansas

4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 2 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
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
Photo of BEERchitect
Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
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
 
Rated: 4.09 by TheHopsman from Nebraska

Feb 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.4 by kudsak from Minnesota

Feb 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by jsh420 from Illinois

Jan 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4.22 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jan 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4.31 by lemmy187 from Missouri

Dec 12, 2020
Photo of mothman
Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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: 94 out of 100 with 26 ratings