Strawberry Harvest Lager - Abita Brewing Co.
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Reviews by JudgeRoughneck:
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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3.48/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip.
Appearance: light golden-yellow hue with a light haze and effervescence. Head is a finger of creamy white foam with decent retention. Not bad.
Smell: lightly malty aroma with a moderate strawberry note. Not over the top, which I like, but also not terribly complex.
Taste: much like the aroma, there's a light malt flavor with a fair bit of strawberry character. I'm generally not a fan of strawberry beers; I think the fruit is too subtle to really stand out in a beer context.
Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a pretty decent creaminess.
Overall: this beer is fine, although it really doesn't float my boat. Well-enough made, it just doesn't have a strong appeal.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2014 00:53:34 | More by flagmantho
Strawberry Harvest Lager from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 1,005 ratings.