Brewed in Belgium for VAN DIEST BEER COMPANY London, England.Oh dear, oh dear. There is a list of ingredients and it is describes itself as "high quality Belgian white beer blended with pure fruit juice." In the past this has meant something wonderful like this Floris honey beer but it has also meant something less wonderful like this 1.5% pineapple lambic.
This 4.1% beer pours cloudy rose, that pinky brown of real wild strawberry jam as opposed to the colour of lipstick named "strawberry". Now, people will give a fruit beer like this a bad name, especially one where there is merely fruit juice added as opposed to a fermentation with fruit. But I have grown strawberries. I have had about 125 plants on the go at one time so I have smooshed handfulls in my mouth when no one was watching. And they have a twiggy taste with the fruit and are not all sweetness and light. This beer has that, too. It is drier than I would have imagined as well. The use of hops giving a good woodsy note along with the refreshing tang of the white beer.
This is one of the more successful novelty brews of this type I have had. Still, more than a quarter of the BAers are against it. Hey, it is apparently made by Brouwerji Huyghe in Melle, Belgium makes of the Floris line. Maybe this is just otherwise branded Floris Fraise? That however apparently only has 3%.