Appearance: Poured into a Pilsner glass, it resembles a slightly dark rose champagne, pink and orange. Faint pink head, very thick and creamy.
Smell: Strawberries! Very sweet. Champagne again, hardly any beer character.
Taste: Strawberry sweet and a bit tart, a nice combination. Similar to Lindemans Framboise. A hint of malt in the background, but no hops.
Mouthfeel: Sparkly, on the thin side, thinner than a lambic, more like (you guessed it) champagne. Seems appropriate.
This is actually quite a fruity “non-beer” beer, one that people who ordinarily don’t like beer (like my wife) will enjoy. The beers (the other two are Apricot and Cherry) are imported by Merchant du Vin, so you should be able to find it easily enough at a good beer outlet (at least, on the West Coast, I think). Plus, it’s a very easy-drinking session beer with only 3.4% alcohol by volume.