Strawberry Blonde Ale

Strawberry Blonde AleStrawberry Blonde Ale
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Illinois, United States
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #229
Ranked #26,124
3.61 | pDev: 13.85%
Feb 08, 2022
May 26, 2008
Strawberry Blonde AleStrawberry Blonde Ale
Notes: This fruit beer is made by adding generous quantities of strawberries to a blonde ale base beer, providing harmonious fruit qualities, golden-strawberry blonde color, crisp/dry palate, light body, low hop characters & bitterness and light malt & fruit sweetness.

15 IBU
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Rated: 3.81 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 08, 2022
Rated: 3.33 by CPAles from Illinois

Aug 22, 2017
Rated: 3.29 by BeerOps from Illinois

Jun 16, 2016
Rated: 3.52 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

May 19, 2016
Rated: 4 by nathanmiller from New York

May 26, 2015
Rated: 3 by MattMorin from Illinois

May 03, 2015
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Rated by richkrull from Wisconsin

2.61/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5
Really overcarbonated. Not sure if this is intentional or not but its not a pleasant experience.
Jan 28, 2015
Rated: 3.8 by Fusebuddy from Wisconsin

Dec 23, 2014
Rated: 3.83 by MustyDusty from Illinois

Dec 22, 2014
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Reviewed by MickeyTheHead from Iowa

3/5  rDev -16.9%
Don't really taste or smell much strawberry. It's drinkable but I'm not sure how this one any medals unless I just got a bad batch or it sat in the warehouse awhile before I got it. Tastes and mouth feel reminded me of a saison with a stronger hay aroma. It has a lot of things going on and definitely out of the norm; I can see where some people may like it.
Dec 11, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by jzlyo from Iowa

Dec 09, 2014
Rated: 4 by Imacopyouidiot from Illinois

Dec 06, 2014
Rated: 3 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Nov 04, 2014
Rated: 3 by GreatWhiteBuffalo from Wisconsin

Oct 24, 2014
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Rated by WestHam973 from Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.8%
Not usually something I would like, but this one hit the spot sitting outside on a warm summer day
Oct 22, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by GuttaMane138 from Florida

Oct 17, 2014
Rated: 3 by LoveStout from New York

Oct 06, 2014
Rated: 3 by acurtis from New Jersey

Oct 06, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by SJ-IABrews from Iowa

Oct 06, 2014
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Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

3.37/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Destihl Strawberry Blonde Ale has a thick, fizzy, crackly, white head, a semi-clear, bubbly, gold appearance, and some fairly heavy lacing left on the sides of the glass. The aroma is of strawberry, bitter strawberry leaves, vegetable matter, and white bread. Taste is of sweet, bitter, acidic, strawberries, white bread, and some strawberry leaves. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Destihl Strawberry Blonde Ale finishes semi-dry, fruity, and decently drinkable. If you're into fruit beers (and, I'm not), you might really like it. RJT
Oct 02, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by lucasj82 from Indiana

Sep 30, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by ToadiesForCody from Minnesota

Sep 29, 2014
Rated: 3 by Sndvl1999 from Arizona

Sep 27, 2014
Rated: 3 by BT_Bobandy from Ohio

Sep 22, 2014
Rated: 1 by BrianPlatz from Minnesota

Sep 14, 2014
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Reviewed by flagmantho from Washington

3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
Poured from 12oz can into a tulip.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a light shimmery haze and a thick head of white foam, which leaves a bit of chunky lace as it dissipates. Pretty attractive indeed.

Smell: a lightly cloying maltiness with a thick strawberry character right at first, followed by a much more mellow and balanced experience toward the end. Strawberry beers are famously difficult to nail down, but I feel like this is halfway decent. Not at all bad.

Taste: a light blonde ale type of beer, with a little bit of maltiness (is there a little wheat in here too?), with a dose of syrupy strawberry flavor. I honestly don't know how this beer is made, but I feel like the strawberry is a bit artificial in nature -- at least, that's how it tastes to me.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a massive carbonation -- well-hidden compared to its relatively light apparent effervescence! Right up my alley -- bam!

Overall: drinkable, but I feel like the strawberry is a bit artificial. It's hard to tell, though -- if this is a 100% natural, traditionally-fruited strawberry beer, then maybe, just maybe, I'm not a big fan of this fruit.
Sep 11, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by sd123 from Georgia

Sep 09, 2014
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Rated by HuskyinPDX from Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
On tap at Brouwer's on 9.3.14

Looks like a normal blonde, but the nose is strawberry. Taste is also strawberry with an earthy finish.
Sep 04, 2014
Rated: 3.99 by ifixufly from Indiana

Sep 04, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Aug 29, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Yeti1979 from Louisiana

Aug 28, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by kguard from Iowa

Aug 23, 2014
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Reviewed by ocelot2500 from Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3%
Pours a clear golden color with a tight, white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of strawberries and pale malts.

Tastes of the strawberries with a decent malt base. Strawberry leads off with a bit of sweetness to it. This gives way to a bit of pale malt with some graininess. A touch of hops comes towards the end some lemongrass. Finishes with a bit of fruity sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium-light with a crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a solid beer which accomplishes its goal of featuring strawberries. Can't say that I like it too much, but it would be worth a try if you want a fruit beer.
Aug 23, 2014
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Reviewed by TheSSG from Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.9%
Pours a frothy white head. Malty aroma with strawberry throughout. Hazy, straw color. Okay, that's weird. Starts a little bit bitter with grainy hops. Malt sweetness comes in. Strawberry is present from the beginning, but really comes forward as the bitterness subsides. Finish is grainy hops, strawberry, and a touch of malt.

Actually, I'm not really a fan of this. They should dial back the hops on this one; bitter and strawberry aren't a really good pairing. A malt-centric brew with the berries would be much, much nicer.
Aug 23, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by ystazi from Illinois

Aug 16, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by InspectorBob from New Jersey

Aug 16, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Metaltildeath from Washington

Aug 13, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by ldhughes3 from Louisiana

Aug 13, 2014
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Reviewed by SHODriver from North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: poured into a fizzy yellow beer is for wussies pint glass to a cloudy pale yellow topped by a finger and a half of dense and soapy white head that retains well but leaves minimal lacing
S: smells of not a lot. really reaching for aromas with this one but there's some fruitiness with hints of strawberries and a little bit of bready malt
T: taste is fresh strawberries paired with malt sweetness. swallow is pale malt, a little strawberry and some fruitiness
M: this beer sits somewhat heavy on the palate with slightly prickly carbonation. it pulls into the mouth heavy but the carb helps lighten it up on the palate. this beer has a refreshing finish
O: Not bad, strawberry beers are hard to do and this one tastes pretty good although it's a little light on flavors
Aug 11, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by cardinals22 from Illinois

Aug 10, 2014
Strawberry Blonde Ale from DESTIHL Brewery
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 83 ratings