Strawberry Blonde Ale | DESTIHL Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DESTIHL Brewery
Illinois, United States
destihlbrewery.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by emerge077 on 05-26-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
81
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
14.33%
 
 
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5
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3.29/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of richkrull
2.61/5  rDev -26.7%
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.

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3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MickeyTheHead
3/5  rDev -15.7%

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of WestHam973
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Not usually something I would like, but this one hit the spot sitting outside on a warm summer day

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.37/5  rDev -5.3%
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

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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1/5  rDev -71.9%

Photo of flagmantho
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%

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.

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Photo of sd123
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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Strawberry Blonde Ale from DESTIHL Brewery
3.56 out of 5 based on 81 ratings.
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