Strawberry Wheat Beer | Lancaster Brewing Company

Strawberry Wheat BeerStrawberry Wheat Beer
513 Ratings
Strawberry Wheat BeerStrawberry Wheat Beer

Brewed by:
Lancaster Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This American Wheat Lager-style beer, with the subtle suggestion of real strawberries is the perfect pint of true refreshment.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-09-2003

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5/5  rDev +56.7%

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5/5  rDev +56.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +56.7%

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5/5  rDev +56.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +56.7%

Photo of billybeerlvr
4.99/5  rDev +56.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nice head, reddish appearance. aroma is fruity; you know you're drinking strawberries here. this beer is smooth; creamy in the mouth. The strawberry flavor is there but not overpowering. the hefe base comes through, but is not over powering. This is one of the few beers I can stomach warm but best served chilled. the after-taste is almost crème. Reminds me of a strawberry cream soda but with the underlying hefe taste. For me the best fruit beer on the market -does not hold quality well, however. Bought some in August and by December it had lost it's flavor. So you can't stock up too much on your next trip to Lancaster Pa.

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Photo of shockrocker65
4.75/5  rDev +48.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +48.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +48.9%

Photo of tjd112
4.73/5  rDev +48.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Presentation - Poured into River Horse pint glass

Appearance - Pale, amber coloured body, white head, good lacing

Smell - Strawberries

Taste - Strawberries with a good amount of maltiness, with hoppiness only there to provide balance

Mouthfeel - Light, refreshing

Drinkability - Sessionable

Overall - A great fruit beer for those summer days and those times when you need a break.

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Photo of opieo
4.72/5  rDev +48%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm not a wheat beer guy. I especially don't like fruit in my beers. Here's my exception. Crisp. Tart. Light. Refreshing. Perfect for a warm day or a day at the pool or beach.

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Photo of Categart
4.69/5  rDev +47%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

Photo of Sharp07GT
4.43/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Beautifully crafted beer from a great brewery. Deep Amber in color with a decent head. Has a subtle but noticeable strawberry hint to it. I really enjoy this one on tap rather than out of the bottle.

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Photo of shapudding
4.35/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice hazy, caramel and reddish-brown color with no head. Amazing aroma of fresh strawberries, makes you think of summer. Light carbination. At the first sip you get a burst of strawberry, and then you are left feeling as though you just ate a piece of bubbalicious bubblegum. Kind of brings you back to gradeschool! Clean and watery, very refreshing. Good and summery session beer.

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Photo of mempath
4.27/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

blurry transparent peachy amber-yellow with minima head action and no lacing.

slight strawberry note with the sourish wheat. something else emerges like a fermented/fresh piece of fruit....or marinated dried apricots. interesting. a creamy orange popsicle smell. dipped in a hefe...

a sip and the creaminess really comes through nicely. and the strawberry note, tho minimal, makes a stand nicely. it's missing the solid structure that SA Cherry Wheat exhibits, but the fruit flavor is much more enjoyable. and embedded in each swallow. the mouthfeel is perfectly balanced in both carbonation/crispness and smoothness. the finish leaves a nice residue of sparkling strawberry notes. very nice. and unexpected. it's nice to be surprised. i'll enjoy a few of these on a warm spring/summer day soon. i'd love to session this with an alternation of this and the SA Blackberry Witbier!

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Photo of JamesS
4.27/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very nice fruit-wheat beer! I was wondering if they could pull it off with strawberries (my favorite berry) and I was not disappointed! As a wheat beer, it had an excellent light, slightly cloudy look. It went down as smooth as any other wheat beer, too. It's smell was great, a wonderful wheat beer smell with a very nice hint of strawberries. The taste was great! Very good wheat beer with a wonderful strawberry tone to it, great after taste, and smooth all the way down.

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4.25/5  rDev +33.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +33.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +33.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +33.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +33.2%

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.24/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of QXSTER1
4.2/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fruit beers can be hard to describe due to the inherent negative sentiment of the beer geek. Due to this fact I waited until I drank more than a few of these Strawberry Wheats before I reviewed it. I've been more impressed with each successive brew. It pours a deep amber with the barest hint of red around the edges. Aroma is not overwhelming, but has some subtle strawberry notes along with some toasty malt. Taste is of a substantial wheat beer with some nice backbone of barley malt. A bit of bread, biscuit and toasted malt give this beer a medium body and allow the strawberry to stay in the background and not overwhelm the malt.
Fresh strawberry lingers in the finish and marries well with the dominate malt flavors. A fine summer refresher, heartily recommended .

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Strawberry Wheat Beer from Lancaster Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.19 out of 5 with 513 ratings
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