Strawberry Blondie | Acoustic Ales Brewing Experiment

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Acoustic Ales Brewing Experiment
California, United States
acousticales.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
We add 250 pounds of fresh local Carlsbad strawberries to our full bodied "Blondie" San Diego style Blonde Ale.

Added by chinchill on 07-02-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
20
Reviews:
5
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
8.91%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 20 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by fox227:
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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Photo of Tspesak
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: pours hazy rusty orange, thin off white head with very little lacing.

Smell: reminds me of road trips through Southern California during strawberry season. It's a beautiful strawberry aroma, very subtle floral note to me, as well as that bready malt.

Taste: very pleasant strawberry, not overwhelming or too sweet. Blends perfectly with the normal lack luster blonde ales lacking anything to stand out. The sweetness and slight acidity of strawberries blends perfectly.

Feel: lovely drinking in a California spring time during an evening BBQ. Great carbonation and nothing too heavy.

Overall: was truly surprised I enjoyed this beer as much as I did. Lovely from look all the way through mouthfeel. I applaud this experiment.

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Photo of chinchill
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery taproom In San Diego.

Pours hazy orange-aber with a small, semi-durable off-white head. Limited lacing on the glass.

Aroma: strawberries and light bread.

Flavor: Excellent sweet/bitter balance with a touch of tartness. Natural strawberry flavor is ample but in balance with the malts.

O: Recommended.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Heymikew2
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of dsshuck
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tac200
3.43/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Liked the fact that it didn't taste artificial strawberry, not a fruit guy tho

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Photo of bumchilly25
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mactrail
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful clear amber beer with a decent cap of foam. The delicate strawberry fragrance carries through in the taste as well. Slightly sharp with fruit. Pleasantly sudsy in the mouth with a touch of honey in the nose.

Slightly sweet, well fairly sweet but that touch of acidity helps the drinkability. This is a really good way to add some interest to a Blonde Ale. The usual flabby malt and lack of hops actually enhance the berry flavor. I don't think this is so flavored up to make it into the Fruit/Vegetable category, so that makes it a really excellent Blonde Ale.

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Photo of cherche
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Sheepdog6
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brycevolk
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rolltide
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Pug
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of rawfish
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryannel24
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johlac66
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Murky orange amber with a one finger off-white head, leaving a curtain of lacing.
Lightly spiced honey berry on the nose and palate.
Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Slightly tart dry finish. A bit more of those strawberries come through as it warms.
An interesting take on this style. Quite delicious!

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Photo of jooler
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mauigirl124
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love this beer! Wait for it each year

Aroma - Fresh, crisp, strawberries
Taste - Great strawberry flavor without tasting too fruity, can really tell that it's real fruit unlike others!
Overall - Would absolutely buy this again and enjoy it thoroughly!

Thanks Acoustic, love what you do!

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Strawberry Blondie from Acoustic Ales Brewing Experiment
4.04 out of 5 based on 20 ratings.
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