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Strawberry Harvest Lager - Abita Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,163
Reviews: 385
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 18.84%
Wants: 24
Gots: 155 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Gagnonsux on 05-03-2005

Strawberry Harvest Lager is a wheat beer made with real Louisiana strawberries, picked late in the season when they’re at their sweetest. This brew has earned quite a reputation in a short time, causing the brewery to up their production year after year. When this brew is found, emails and phone calls fly to friends informing them of the store’s location. Strawberry Harvest is a crisp, light lager with just a hint of strawberry sweetness.

13 IBU
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Ratings: 1,163 | Reviews: 385
Photo of Beeeeeerman
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Very close to the purple haze.

Photo of hophugger
3.2/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a very pale golden color with average head and light lacing. Aroma is of fresh strawberry puree and that's about all you get. Taste was little disappointing, the lager is evident, but the fresh strawberry flavor seems watered down, in fact, the whole beer seems watered down. Mouthfeel is ok, too light and hardly any aftertaste or finish. Not the best, by far, that Abita has done !!

Photo of OKbrew89
3.27/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy golden color with quickly fading head. Smells of malts with hints of strawberry. Smooth balanced lager with a mild sweetness from the strawberries coming through at the end. No bitter aftertaste or malt drink weirdness. Light body with light carbonation that is easy to drink. A good summer beer.

Photo of Abruni
2.21/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Not much strawberry going on. Taste and smell reminiscent of miller light

Photo of KevChiTown
3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Crisp, clean, sweet, simple lager. Almost no strawberry taste.

Photo of blankenhoney
3.65/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

This is a simple, easy-drinking, and pretty tasty beer. Clean, crisp, and refreshing flavor and mouthfeel. It's neither too sweet nor too watery. I probably wouldn't drink it every day, but it hits the spot when it's 85 degrees and muggy outside.

Photo of VTR
3.23/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. When I first smelled this I almost forgot I had a strawberry beer. There is only a faint hint of strawberry but a strong bread yeast smell to it. The taste is where things get better. More of a bold strawberry but again not a huge presence. Suffice it to say I do not find it very sweet. It is a pleasant beer to kick back and drink with non beer friends. I enjoy having one of these for an easy drink on a hot day. I will purchase another 6 pack for such occasions.

Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
4.07/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

No bottle date

Look -Pours a hazy golden yellow with a fluffy and billowy white head with small bubbles. Excellent distribution, good retention. Decent lacing. 4.5 paws.

Smell - Lots of strawberry, mixed with the malt it smells a bit like strawberry yogurt. A touch of lemon and a bit of wheat and just a smidgen on cinnamon and honey. No hops, strawberry yogurt or ice cream is really the dominant aroma. 4.25 paws.

Taste - Lots of strawberry up front, crisp pilsner malt, but an unpleasant finish of an American wheat beer, somewhat astringent and metallic. The strawberry flavor is very nice though, and tastes of strawberries and cream. A touch of lemon and honey and the slightest bit of hops bitterness that lingers The faint cinnamon flavor pops up again for me, almost like a churro (keyword: faint). 3.75 paws.

Feel - Medium bodied, and slightly creamy that compliments the strawberry flavor well. Not much tingle. 4.25 paws.

Overall - A very nice warm weather beer, and I must say I was pleasantly surprised. The finish was a bit off-putting at first, but the more you drink, the more the strawberry flavors envelops everything. 4.25 paws.

Photo of Lanypany88
4.54/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love this beer as a desert beer

Photo of Neil_Pfeifer
2.31/5  rDev -33%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Smells terrible almost taste worse

Photo of Hippoagain
4.76/5  rDev +38%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A great seasonal beer, love it in the spring.

Photo of rusheagle
4.34/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Recommend highly when available on tap. Bottle version does not provide same flavor.

Photo of seabeetastetest
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a yellow orange haze, smells of strawberry and of malts.And surprise it has a strong strawberry taste with a malty finish. A good beer for a hot summer day, i get a six pack every year drink it cold and fresh out of a ten i give it a strong 7.5.

Photo of VeganUndead
3.12/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Tastes like strawberry yogurt. odd

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.56/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Nose of processed fruit, medicinal, faint malt. Taste watery strawberries, malt, faint breadyness, dusty, grainy.

Photo of ZBowden
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear yellow orange with small white head, smells of strawberry malty yeast, tastes of creamy strawberries with slight malt smooth mouthfeel. Reminded me of strawberry captain crunch

Photo of Abitacamz
4.24/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Excellent brew abita. Mix with andygator or turbodog!

Photo of Kimberly_48
4.59/5  rDev +33%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Awesome beer with a smooth finish

Photo of Philb89
4.6/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely delicious. Can never wait til it gets released each year.

Photo of Bezy901
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

After tasting purple haze I was bit disappointed with this one. It's not as refreshing as I expected and the strawberry flavors were a bit muted.

Photo of AtrumAnimus
3/5  rDev -13%

This one pours a cloudy pale golden color with just a hint of orange. With a thin short lived head that settles moderately quick with very minimal lacing.

The nose is very strawberry and malt with the hops being almost non-existent. The nose is very fruity and pleasant. Reminds me of spring time.

The taste is a tad dry with definite fructose, strawberries and apples with a dry malt bed a mild hopping.

The moutfeel is adequate

Overall this is a decent beer and drinkable. Not exceptional, but I think would be great on a hot day.

Photo of rob111270
3/5  rDev -13%

Was an ok beer...not much going on...would not buy again unless I had no other choice.

Photo of FLima
3.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Golden color with a thick head with short retention.
Predominant aroma of strawberries, biscuit malt and lager yeast.
Similarly, refreshing flavor with notes of strawberries, lager yeast and faint floral hops.
Light body with mild carbonation of tiny bubbles.
Nice fruit beer, strawberry notes are not heavy and the beer is not overly sweet. Hops could be bolder, and I guess citrus hops would perfectly match this.

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, hazy, golden/yellow color with a quarter of a finger of white head that immediately dissolved away into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass.

Aroma: Interesting aroma. Very grassy and wheaty and barnyard. There are some fruity aromas, but what I mainly get are grassy, wheaty, barnyard aromas. Not sure if I classify it as pleasant.

Taste: Interesting flavors too. Again, grassy up front, followed immediately by lots of strawberry and cream. Actually, rather than a lager, the taste of this beer reminds me more of a cream ale flavored with strawberries.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, with some good carbonation. With an ABV of 4.2%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: Interesting beer. Fruity and creamy flavored (but not really creamy in mouthfeel). Just an interesting beer.

Photo of ArbyLagers
4.75/5  rDev +37.7%

many fruit strawberrys in beer, love hold and taste and drink! so Abita help beer with sweet also hopfruit, green label. ENJOY SO GOOD!!

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Strawberry Harvest Lager from Abita Brewing Co.
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