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Strawberry Harvest Lager - Abita Brewing Co.

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1,005 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,005
Reviews: 358
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 18.9%
Wants: 14
Gots: 67 | 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:
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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jwff

Alaska

3.45/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a pale golden-yellow, almost like that Maize colored crayon nobody ever used. Nice white head that sticks around and a few streams of carbonation. Smell is like artificially sweetened strawberries and some cereal grains. This is like a beer version of Strawberry Cream MD20/20 (rating up the smell with no shame for nostalgia).

The opening focuses on the base beer, with cereal grains being the base. A little watered down strawberry juice creeps up before leaving a lingering strawberry cream finish on the back of the palette. I want to note that as it warms the strawberry flavor gets fresher, and not so saccharine sweet.

Mouthfeel is what you'd expect from any decent lager. Light body with a crisp carbonated finish. There is a lingering artificial sweetness in the stomach (aspartame/splenda) which kind of hurts the drinkability, but this one is easy to go.

I'll probably get another 6 just to keep it around seeing as this is a seasonal. No regrets.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2007 03:10:24 | More by jwff
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Strawberry Harvest Lager from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 1,005 ratings.