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Strawberry Harvest Lager - Abita Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,180
Reviews: 390
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 18.84%
Wants: 28
Gots: 168 | 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: 1,180 | Reviews: 390
Photo of 1Bonehed
3.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

LOOK: Poured into 25oz Mug starting down side & finishing with center pour. About a one finger head, white & fizzy which dissipated quickly leaving little to no lacing. Fairly light blonde with a slight caramel shade to it. Lots of suspended particles in the body. Very refreshing appearance.

SMELL: Bright fruity sweet smell with a bit of an nice spring time outdoors aroma present. Slightly hops smell as well.

TASTE: Taste was very fruity, slightly sweet with a nice hint of hops as a finish. Noticeable strawberry flavor up front with a slight hoppiness in the background & a very clean finish. No noticeable flavor of alcohol whatsoever. Bright & refreshing beer that would compliment a warm spring day beautifully.

FEEL: Light on the palate making it an easy to chug beer, but still had enough body to be respectful. Carbonation was not over the top, but was quite noticeable.

OVERALL: I liked this beer & I'm not usually a big fan of flavored beers. I would consider this a situational beer, nice warm spring day or winding down from a strenuous activity would be very refreshing. Considering it's a seasonal beer, that's right on cue & I'll definitely have another one of these in the future.

I hope you enjoyed the review & CHEERS.

Photo of Dreadnaughtzombie
4.66/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Tried this on vacation in New Orleans, I found this brew uptown at in oyster bar. One of the best fruit flavored beers that I have ever tried. Very crisp and clean.

Photo of Keith27614
4.18/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good summer beer Very sweet

Photo of Brock915
4.88/5  rDev +41.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I love this beer, strawberry flavor is more of an essence, delicious spring/summer beer, refreshing!

Photo of KnappStout
4.58/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very smooth taste. A nice mix of strawberries, but not over the top.

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.

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Strawberry Harvest Lager from Abita Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 1,180 ratings.