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Strawberry Harvest Lager - Abita Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,005
Reviews: 358
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 18.9%
Wants: 14
Gots: 67 | FT: 0
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Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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

(Beer added by: Gagnonsux on 05-03-2005)
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JudgeRoughneck

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer has a rather unappealing old lemon-flesh color with a thick,white head that reduces to one finger and leaves a stringy lace. It has a sour, musty aroma with strawberies and cracked grain pushing up.

Light citrus flavors cover a mellow strawberry flavor that lingers far below the surface. It adds an unexpected tang and is pushed up by herbal hops. The grain contribution is very soft and round, making this beer rather pilsner-like in that respect. Berry spritzes back up in the finish.

Mouthfeel is stingy with extremely fine pins and needles carbonation. Its slick and ligfht-bodied.

I really think this might be Abita's best offering and one of the best fruit beers I've ever had. The base style is a great pick for the fruit, and it scores big points with me for not being wheat.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2007 05:02:33 | More by JudgeRoughneck
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Strawberry Harvest Lager from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 1,005 ratings.