Strawberry Blonde | Diamond Bear Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Diamond Bear Brewing Company
Arkansas, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Spring

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Added by estlinska on 06-19-2012

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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 24
Photo of LXIXME
3.92/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

For a fruit beer this is pretty darn good, nice light strawberry preserves taste and aroma, I could definitely spread some of this on top of some homemade bread with Skippy chunky peanut butter on it, if that were possible (and it would definitely kick Walsh's Grape in that situation,) . Decent light caramel coloring with a bit of edge head remaining throughout. I'd love to try their raspberry or blueberry, if their ever up for those.

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Photo of BrewAskew
3.82/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours to a hazy, cloudy gold color and a permanent but thin white head that does leave some residual foam on the glass, which is above average for this type of beer, Aroma reminiscent of strawberry shortcake--basically fruit and baked goods. Flavor is light and balanced with pale malt, biscuit and strawberry with a slight buttery finish. Mouthfeel is appropriate to style. Overall, this is a well made beer. Don't expect it to be pretty. They put strawberries in it so it's going to be murky. I'm surprised by the head retention and balance. You have to like fruit beers to like this one, though, because the strawberry on this bottled batch is very noticeable.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.65/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

For what it is it isn't all that bad. The strawberry is just enough, it's refreshing and it tastes like fresh strawberries, not strawberry flavoring. Maybe they have improved on it but I felt the preceding reviews were harsh for what it is

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Photo of estlinska
3.27/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On draft at Boudoeaux’s in Maumelle, poured in a shaker. Pale straw colored with the slightest of reddish hue; thin head with no lacing. The nose is bready malts and warm aroma of fresh strawberry. The mouthfeel is very lively. The taste is mild hops, light bready malts, and of course strawberry. It’s not at all overpowering and reminds me in particular of strawberry seed. It is as advertised and not a cloying strawberry syrup beer.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.24/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Strawberry Blonde has a thick, slightly off-white head, a mostly clear, golden, bubbly appearance, with just a touch of glass lacing, left behind. The aroma is of an initial strawberry burst, which dies down to a faint strawberry and bread smell. Taste is rather dull, with a touch of white bread, some strawberry, and decent bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Strawberry Blonde finishes medium dry.


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Photo of ahommell
2.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: Hazy golden color. Good finger of head that dissipates into a sticky film. Lots of lacing throughout.

S: Wheat, Strawberry, Pear, Apple.

T: Thick. Wheaty from the start before fading into a waxy strawberry flavor. Comparable to a Covington Strawberry or a Abita Strawberry.

M: Taste lingers. Again, it is waxy from mid-sip through the finish.

O: Strawberry beers are popping up all over, but I am not sure how brewers can bottle the sweetness and juiciness of a strawberry without the waxy overtones. Completely takes away from the taste. Still, one of the better strawberry brews I have had. Memorable.

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Photo of cambabeer
2.78/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

This was not good, I expected not good, got less. It felt like a standard weak adjunct lager with artificial flavor added. Too carbonated, sweet corn in the after taste. Will not buy again.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
2.6/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Taste: hint of garden picked strawberries, tangy, bitter hop notes, airy mouthfeel. Nose has a sweeter strawberry nose.
Peach/Gold color, mostly clear, soft foam head and ringed lace. Medium almost lite body. 20 IBUs

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Photo of youradhere
2.31/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Looks like a sickly, hazy blond. A dischordant cap of foam crackles and quickly dies. Smell is faint of underripe strawberries, smells of bitter citric acid, with the base blonde beer dominating the rest of the experience after initial strawberry contact with the nose. Taste is similar, faint bitter strawberry, then insipid blonde ale and cooked corn. Mouthfeel is acidic, carbonation is medium low. Not something I want to drink much of at all, no real strawberry flavor to it. They have beer similar to this elsewhere, it is called shock top.

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Strawberry Blonde from Diamond Bear Brewing Company
3.09 out of 5 based on 24 ratings.
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