Tart Strawberry M-43 | Old Nation Brewing Co.

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4.39/5
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36 Ratings
Tart Strawberry M-43Tart Strawberry M-43
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Old Nation Brewing Co.
Michigan, United States
oldnationbrewing.com

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Zaphog on 04-20-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
36
pDev:
4.78%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
4
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of jhavs
4.17/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DavidR_9
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Canned recently but date is smudged.

Super hazy gold yellow, inconsistent but white bubbly head that recedes to the edges with some spots across surface. Smell exploded out of the can and seriously filled my side of the room with strawberry jolly rancher and citrus. Taste is like a slightly tart strawberry milkshake with a citrusy and slight piney character. Super tasty and enjoyable. Mouthfeel is a bit prickly, medium to thin viscosity, not as smooth and pillowy as I expected but the carbonation and viscosity helps its drinkability. I'm so happy to have tried this brew. I look forward to trying the regular M43.

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Photo of ThickNStout
4.32/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz can from LambicPentameter (thank you!). Canned 4/17/18. Served in an oversized Bruery snifter. Enjoyed 5/24/18.

Pours a completely opaque, dull pale yellow with just about two fingers of fluffy white head. The bubbles fade, leaving a few small islands and thin band but no lace.

Smells juicy and fruity. Tons of strawberry up front, followed by orange, melon and a little bit of cake.

Interesting flavor. As in the nose the strawberry is clearly defined. Orange juice, vague melon, a little mild tea, honeysuckle and some cakey malt.

Soft, medium feel with gentle carbonation. The lingering finish has a lot more strawberry as well as orange melon pound cake.

The crew at Old Nation certainly know how to whip up a delicious IPA. This is a fun play on M43. I don’t think I can call it tart but there is a while lotof strawberry at play here. A tasty hop treat for sure that I’m quite happy to have tried but honestly I prefer the base.

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Photo of chuckgietzen
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of baileyr4msu
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LloydDobler
4.04/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz can 4/17/18

Exploded out of the can! Hazy, cloudy gold color. Very tart nose and a taste that followed very closely. It was almost like a strawberry rhubarb IPA. A hoppy and slightly tart strawberry milkshake. Not as soft of a feel as I prefer, but still good. This was a limited run and hard to get, but I prefer the regular M-43 over this by a lot.

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Photo of wellsnb
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MTKATL
4.06/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of xdtfx
4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a super hazy orange with a finger of white head.
Smells of tart strawberry and citrus.
Taste follows, tart strawberry, orange, pineapple.
Medium bodied with good carb level, very smooth.
Overall one of the better fruited IPAs that I've had.

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Photo of Buck89
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. Looks like the regular M-43, with maybe a slight pink tint, but not much. Modest white head. Aroma right out of the can - tart strawberries, vanilla, Some bready malt. The taste was bright fruit. The strawberries were not overwhelming and mixed well with bitter citrus flavors and some tropical notes. Soft, creamy feel with prickly carbonation. Outstanding beer.

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Photo of gcamparone
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz can into a willi pint glass.

Pours a super hazy dullish orange body with a two finger white head that reduces to a layer of foam and spotty lacing.

Aromas are pretty strawberry forward with a bit of citrus and light zesty peppery hops.

Taste is heavy strawberry, lightly tart and a tad sweet, tropical with mango and citrus on the follow through. Aftertaste is strawberry juice with very little bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and easy drinking, low carb.

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Photo of CharlesK
4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KT123
4.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mmcpartlon
4.56/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Superstar nailed this review. My attempts at matching would be feeble.

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Photo of superspak
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 4/17/2018. Pours opaquely hazy golden orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big juicy/lightly tart/tangy strawberries, tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper/pine, wheat, biscuit, white bread dough, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical hops, strawberry, and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge juicy/lightly tart/tangy strawberries, tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper/pine, wheat, biscuit, white bread dough, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very mild pine, grassy, citrus peel bitterness; and fruit tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of juicy strawberries, tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper/pine, wheat, biscuit, white bread dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops, strawberry, and moderate bready malt flavors; with a fantastic malt/bitterness and fruit tartness balance; with zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness and fruit tartness. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, and lightly sticky/acidic mouthfeel that is fantastic. Minimal warming alcohol for 6.8%. Overall this is an amazing flavored NE IPA. All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops, strawberry, and moderate bready malt flavors; extremely smooth and easy to drink with the minimally bitter/drying finish. Amazingly soft spot on mouthfeel for the style. Extremely juicy/lightly dank hops with awesome balance of strawberry flavorings. Perfect malt balance and not overly sweet/heavy for the style. Can't say I prefer it over the base beer. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing style example as expected.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a murky golden orange with a one finger creamy white head. The head dissapates quickly leaving some light soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is tart and strawberries, pineapple and orange.

T - The taste is sweet and tart, orange, pineapple and light resinous hops.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - A nice M-43 variant. The strawberry is definetly the star of the show. Not as great as the original but a worth addition to the Old Nation lineup.

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Photo of szmnnl99
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.72/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lahey
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm not a huge fan of NE style or m43. However, this variant is just pure bliss. The best breakfast beer I've had to this point. The smell and flavor of strawberry and citrus is just unbeatable. I'm not even going to bother with a proper review. If you see this, try it. You won't be disappointed.

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Photo of Timc32
4.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Tart Strawberry M-43 from Old Nation Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 36 ratings