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Strawberry Harvest Lager - Abita Brewing Co.

Strawberry Harvest LagerStrawberry Harvest Lager

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Ratings: 855
Reviews: 346
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 18.73%


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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StoutHunter

Michigan

3.59/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a bottle of Abita's Strawberry Harvest Lager last week for $1.59 at The Lager Mill. I'm not a big fan of Abita, but a friend of mine recommend this so I thought I would give it a chance, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a brown shorter 12oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A- The label doesn't look that great, it's pretty plain and it's not that eye catching. It poured a slightly hazy straw yellow color that took on a golden hue when held to the light with a finger and half of white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and left some nice rings of lacing behind. This was a good looking beer, I don't really have any complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of sweetness followed by a pretty big strawberry aroma that has a strawberry jam like aroma followed by a some nice creamy aromas that makes for an aroma that reminds me of strawberry cheese cake or those strawberry cup cakes from hostess. Up next comes some sweet, bready and slightly grainy malts. The aroma is nice, I like it, but I don't love it.

T- The taste seems to be pretty damn similar to the aroma and it started off with a medium amount of sweetness followed by the same strawberry aspect that I got in the aroma with a pretty big creamy aroma, the combination reminds me of some Strawberry cheese cake ice cream I have had. Up next comes the malts that impart a pretty big grainy, bready and biscuit like flavor that carries through to the aftertaste with a biscuit flavor that really sticks around and there was no bitterness at all. This beer tastes nice, the strawberry's didn't taste overly artificial and it reminds me a of a couple different strawberry snacks I have had.

M- Smooth, crisp, refreshing, light bodied, with a nice amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel was nice and it worked well with this beer.

All in all I thought this was a decent beer and a good example of a fruit beer, it had enough fruit flavor to stay true to the name and they didn't taste overly artificial, it seems to have decent balance also. This beer had ok drinkability, it was smooth, and refreshing, and the flavors held my attention but I think they would start to wear on me after a while, one seems to be enough for me, I don't think I would want another one in a row, What I liked the most about this beer was the aroma, it was nice and very dessert like. What I liked the least about this beer was the drinkability, lagers are usually pretty drinkable, but this one doesn't keep me coming back for more. I might buy this beer again in the summer if I am in the mood for a light and refreshing fruit beer, but it's not something that I would buy a six pack of, I would recommend this to people who really like strawberry's or somebody who is just getting into craft beer. All in all I didn't mind this beer, it's not for everyone but I think it would make for a nice dessert beer, especially at a bbq in the summertime. This is one of the better beers I have had from this brewery but I'm still not crazy over it or the brewery.This beer was ok but I wouldn't seek it out again.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 03:46:31 | More by StoutHunter
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mattkoon

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

abita really hooked this beer (malt beverage) up with a ton of strawberry flavor. i like it. this beer pours cloudy. there is a thin white head. the smell is a little sour smelling but not off-putting. taste is really crisp with a pretty huge strawberry finish. i try to pick some of this up every year when its around.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 22:21:52 | More by mattkoon
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.3/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Best by 7/18/13.

Pours a hazy light yellow-orange with a foamy light khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some earthy strawberry and strawberry juice aromas. Taste is much the same with a flavor on the finish that is almost like a biscuit with butter and strawberry jelly. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is light and refreshing but the smell on this one is better than the taste.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 05:37:18 | More by UCLABrewN84
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

3.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, light golden color with a short white head that dissipates leaving little lacing, hazy

S: strawberries over a light grainyness

T: sweet strawberries mix nicely with the wheat flavors,

M: light and refreshing

O: this is a good fruit beer that doesn't have a syrupy fake taste

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2013 22:32:15 | More by M_C_Hampton
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metter98

New York

3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and lots of lacy rings of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of strawberries are present in the nose along with some notes of wheat. The smell becomes a little stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste has pleasant flavors of strawberries along with hints of wheat and a slight amount of bitterness. The best way I can describe the strawberries is that they taste like a Starburst candy but without the associated sweetness.
M: It feels light-bodied (but not watery) on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really enjoyed this beer, particularly its strawberry flavors since they seemed unique and didn't have any sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2013 23:32:53 | More by metter98
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - dark gold with a big, frothy, fizzy, bubbly, pure white head that has decent retention

S - smells a bit like strawberries and cream; lots of strawberry syrup

T - similar to the nose; the strawberries taste almost like strawberry ice cream

M - medium bodied, crisp, well carbonated

This is actually a rather decent beer. The strawberries are pretty much the only flavor that comes through and it's sweet and a bit syrupy. But in both the nose and taste its like strawberries and cream. The flavor reminds me exactly like strawberry ice cream. This isn't a fantastic beer and certainly not one I would drink a lot of at once, but this was a nice, refreshing change of pace for me. I'm glad I tried it. I may pick it up again.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 02:43:47 | More by tdm168
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Abita Strawberry Harvest Lager has a thick, off-white, foamy head, a hazy, straw appearance, with some bubble streams and little white specs throughout, and some thin lacing left behind. The aroma is of strawberry-flavored hard candy, shortcake, candy sugar, and white bread. Taste is of yeasty bread, confectionery sugar, white bread crust, Little Debbie Strawberry Shortcake Rolls, strawberry seeds, and there is an underlying strawberry juice flavor with this. Mouthfeel is light and watery, with some slickness, actually, and Abita Strawberry Harvest Lager finishes dry, super sweet, and sugary. Overall, for a beer in general it’s okay, but it’s a very good flavored, gimmick beer. I suppose it’s worth trying.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 13:41:09 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Jadjunk

Georgia

3.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

"Abita Strawberry Harvest is a lager brewed with pilsner and wheat malts and Vanguard hops. Real Louisiana strawberry juice is added after filtration resulting in a crisp lager with a sweet strawberry flavor, aroma and haze." Purchased a marked down six pack in late fall of this seasonal, although it is also available in the Party Pack when in season. Best by date is 10/30/12. Brewed in the style of a pale wheat lager with fruit added.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to my Abita pint glass. Served upwards of 45º Fahrenheit.

(Apperarance) Pours a fizzy, crisp and loud head of a cream white tone that recedes at an above average rate. Body color is a slightly pale yellow with an intense amount of visible carbonation. Surprisingly little "strawberry-esque" color tones of purple, red or pink hues are notable in the color. A mild haze gives a notch of depth. Really crisp head initially but it settles to a much more pleasing soapy foam surface cover instead of fading away. Lacing is spotty but certainly substantial. Not bad. 3.75

(Smell) Interesting strawberry presence, certainly juice-like but very sweet. It reminds me of a cross between trix cereal and a kid's minute maid strawberry juice cocktail. The overall consensus is that it is very sweet and the strawberry sweetness dominates the nose. Wheat certainly would be a complimentary grain but I don't gather much from pilsner malts nor do I smell a hop presence here either. Could have done better with a lesser strawberry presence or added at a different time. It's pleasing to the nose like candy or fruit roll-ups would be and based off the aroma alone, it smells as if a kid could even enjoy the aroma of this, but it's not likely to be a favorite of those who enjoy a balance in their beer. 3

(Taste) Much better flavor than the taste. A definite wheat profile is evident, with a crackery crispness of pilsner malts, and the strawberry character, while still dominant, is at least closer to being in balance, and provides a lesser distracting strawberry cream tone which pairs surprisingly well with the malt bill. Strawberry tartness is also evident in this stage, balancing out the sweetness somewhat. Hops, while still tough to find, do present a touch of welcome bitterness on the finish and round out the sweetness a notch. Balance is still distinctly sweet, but not nearly as intense as I had predicted. One thing I could have preferred was a slight increase in the wheat body, which would have thickened the flavor a touch, balanced the strawberry even more and better complimented the texture too. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Surprisingly mild carbonation presence with a touch of creamy texture. Body is light/medium for wheat lagers and light overall. Alcohol presence is very low to none, almost completely washed by the strawberries. Pleasing creamy texture works much better than I would have expected it to for the beer but the body has so much more potential to improve. Beneath the strawberry flavor, it just feels too shallow in places and couldn't carry itself on malt and hops alone. 3.75

(Overall) Despite frightening first impressions of the intense strawberry flavor, this beer toned down and provided a little more strawberry diversity, like a mild tartness that better balanced out the tastes. My biggest bummer is the general light malt bill, which is noticeable even under the strawberries and cream taste and texture, and if increased a couple of spaces, would improve this beer's flavor and depth even more. Still, a surprisingly drinkable and enjoyable strawberry wheat lager. 3.5

Abita Brewing Company's
Strawberry Harvest Lager
3.44/5.00

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 17:47:13 | More by Jadjunk
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TheMarkE

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pale gold with decent foam and lacing.

Smell: Malt and strawberries.

Taste: Strawberries and malt.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, crisp, with a lingering taste of strawberries.

The Verdict: Not bad. Better balanced than many fruit beers, and the berries don’t taste artificial. Abita was my first taste of craft beer, so they’ll always have a soft spot in my heart.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2013 05:47:33 | More by TheMarkE
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jmbranum

Oklahoma

4.33/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the best fruit beers I have had in some time. Very, very balanced.

Pours a light gold liquid with a slight hazy and a very generous white head.

Aroma is pleasant and malty with a tinge of strawberries.

The flavor - impeccably good. Not too sweet (like most fruit beers) but also with enough substance to be good. A nice blend of lager crispness and wheat ale tangyness. A little bit of hops. Strawberries are present but not dominant. Lingering aftertaste that moves in a more sweet direction.

Good medium mouthfeel. Not too carbonated. Feels very nice on the tongue.

Overall, a very surprising beer. I liked it!

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2012 15:49:18 | More by jmbranum
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.18/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

single finger white head with poor retention on a hazy pale golden body. Aroma of strawberry and raspberry with a grain base which isnt that sweet. Flavors are also of strawberry and raspberry, sweetest in the finish with a very light malt and grain base. Also has orange peel notes. Light body and high carbonation. This one is refreshing. Not too sweet. Not a beer or a style for me.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2012 01:46:55 | More by kylehay2004
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mgironta

New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Upon first pour, there’s a one finger head that dissipates quickly with little to no lacing. Unlike the raspberry beers I’ve been having lately, there’s no pink or reddish color to it. It’s a slightly cloudy light golden yellow with visible, active, carbonation. On the nose is, you guessed it, strawberries, but also a little bit of wheat. On first sip, I remember how easy it is to put these away on a hot day. I was discussing today how I have a hard time drinking heavy beers in the summer, and it’s because of how easy these types of beers go down in the heat. There’s definite strawberries on the taste, but it’s not overwhelming. The carbonation is pleasant. It’s almost like the “beer taste” stands up to the strawberries. It’s not syrupy or sweet like some fruit beers. It’s what I would call “well balanced.” This is probably one of the most drinkable beers I’ve had.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 23:16:49 | More by mgironta
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KajII

North Carolina

3.1/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a cloudy medium golden yellow with an average (1-2 finger) white pillowy head that receded slowly down to a thick film with a medium collar and had excellent sheets of streaky lacing.

The aroma was pretty basic with the scent of strawberries almost overpowering everything else, but I did notice a bit of grain malts and a mild sweaty yeast.

The taste was mildly sweet and had a light malty feel with a hint of strawberry and a mild touch of grain throughout. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow, with a mildly bitter and slightly fruity aftertaste.

Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a fizzy carbonation.

Overall a smooth easy to drink Fruit Lager with a nice low ABV. This is a brew that is refreshingly fruity and would be great on a hot summer’s day...

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Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 20:00:14 | More by KajII
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle served into a shaker pint glass, in Bristol RI. From notes, consumed 12-8-2012.

A faint straw gold body, lively carbonation and a nice foamy and creamy head produced at about two fingers size. As pale as this is it does look inviting to some extent with a good interesting head.

Nose is a strange grainy character, but also a nice fruit balance as well. It smells incredibly clean, with an almost sanitized perfection in a way. Strawberry fruit is a little burried.

Palate hits with an interesting body and a very fruity finish. Strawberry fruit character really opens up on the swallow, the cleanliness really seems aparant on this giving a real crisp but also wet an almost non beer like qualitiy. I wouldn't say it's so much wet or water, but it's like a very clean fiji water or something.

Overall kind of fun, very fruit forward, but not very beer like either. It's a fun beer once in awhile, but can't say I really desire it, but I wont turn it down.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2012 23:06:10 | More by smakawhat
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a stubby 12-oz bottle into a Sam Adams pint glass.

A: Poured a very light, slightly hazy, yellow color with a sudsy, three-finger head of white carbonation. Slight wisps of yeast are seen floating throughout the brew.

S: Light, fruity aroma of sweet strawberry juice and a slight whiff of spicy hops.

T: Sweet, lightly toasted grains hit the palate first, but the strawberry juice is present right from the get-go. Lightly sweet and sticky strawberry juice imparts a slight candy flavor before a slight tang of wheat malts chime in, setting up for a mildly herbal and semi-dry strawberry finish.

M: Crisp, sweet and refreshing on the palate. Only a little stickiness from the strawbeery juice. Vanguard hops dry the feel enough and wheat malts add a spicy twang also.

O: A tasty, light, great smelling fruit lager, Abita's Strawberry Harvest is not too tough to handle and isn't artificial in any way I can sense. I liked the blend of wheat, light grains and faint strawberries throughout the brew. The 4.2% ABV is highly sessionable and I could see have a few on a sunny bayou.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 00:05:46 | More by Gambrinus1184
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TrappistJohnMD

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great session beer. Very refreshing with low alcohol, so not going to knock you out while hanging out with friends.

Smell is lightly scented with strawberry.

Taste follows the smell well. Lots of strawberry in the finish. Not overpowering or too sweet.

Mouthfeel is light bodied. Good carbonation.

Overall this is a great beer for summer. Very enjoyable and easy to drink. Enjoy it for what it is.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 16:30:00 | More by TrappistJohnMD
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AgentK


4.05/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed this beer for what it was. The aroma was a little lackluster, but the flavor certainly is pleasant.

My closest comparison is a warm strawberry muffin. While enjoyed the summery feel to the beer, and its very light flavors, I can't bring myself to drink more than two in a row, as after awhile it starts becoming overwhelmingly sweet, however it's definitely a relaxing beverage. I was especially impressed with the amount of strawberry flavor.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2012 22:16:12 | More by AgentK
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cagocubs

Illinois

4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass.

A: Pours a light gold with a decent white head that sticks around and laces.

S: Wheat, strawberries and cream.

T: Fairly true to the pilsner style. Has the pilsner refreshment with a nice strawberry character. Not overly fake tasting, but rather complimentary to the pilsner. Surprisingly good.

M: Nice and crisp with good coating. High drinkablilty.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2012 03:41:28 | More by cagocubs
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Single bottle from Premier Gourmet in Buffalo. On a bit of a beer run, and wanted some randoms to fill out my mixed six pack. It's summer, it's hot, and so this seemed to do the trick.

Poured into a fluted glass. Very pale yellow, visible champagne carbonation, a billowy head quickly dissolves into nothingness.

Nose is pleasant: strawberries, a bit of cream, biscuit, pale wheat malt.

Light, certainly refreshing, with a tart lemon counterpoint to the strawberry flavor, which arrives later in the sip. Tastes a bit artificial, but it's not bad. Sort of like strawberry cake. The base, I have to say, is a real let down - very watery, not much to it, and the pale wheat flavour is not entirely pleasant. Still, it tastes fine and goes down extremely well.

Decent summer fruit ale, but too light for me.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2012 20:33:57 | More by JohnnyBarman
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A friend gave this one to me. It poures a nice hazy yellow color body with a fizzy head that dissappears to a thin lace. The smell is very inviting of sweet strawberry and wheat. The taste starts off sweet of strawberry then on the back of the tonuge the wheat comes to play. The mouth feel is very good, well carbonated, nice and smooth, easy drinking and a nice after taste of strawberries. Overall this is a good summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2012 20:17:29 | More by chefhatt
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazy mild golden color. Upon pouring there was a three finger white head on the brew that faded over a moderate amount of time to give a nice amount of lacing.

Smell – The aroma, as would be expected is mostly of strawberry. The strawberry is mixed with a sugary sweet and wheat aroma.

Taste – The taste begins sweet and wheaty. At the front the sweet is more of a sugary sweet with the wheat having a more pronounced role. As the taste advances however the wheaty nature dies out some with grater flavors of a strawberry sweetness coming to the tongue. In the end a somewhat artificial, yet rather pleasant and refreshing strawberry flavor is left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is thin and the carbonation is on the higher side. Both are very fitting for the flavor and create a rather refreshing feel.

Overall- Refreshing, flavorful, and easy drinking. A great summer brew for a nice hot day outside while sitting with friend and chatting.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2012 01:20:41 | More by Darkmagus82
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marlinsfan4

Maryland

3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Mystery beer left over by one of the roommates in the kitchen fridge.. no idea how old this guy is, but I'm daring enough to find out. Pours a slightly see thru golden color, some bubbles ascending and some head to it.. well at least it isn't flat! Very faint stale corn aroma. Taste is medium bodied, slightly tart. Some strawberry on the back end, pretty well balanced and refreshing. A nice subtle fruit beer that isn't overbearing like a lot of others, a nice summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 22:33:35 | More by marlinsfan4
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RickS95

Indiana

3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very clear gold color, not a hint of red or pink. The are zero bubbles in the drink, only the head, which is a bright white and reasonably thick, though it's got no retention.

Slight cotton candy smell, but little in the way of strawberry juice or anything beer-related.

The taste is actually pleasant. Has a wheat base and while the strawberry juice is prevalent, it's not overwhelming, just right I'd say.

Nice tangy wheat feel, feels carbonated though it's clearly not, both sweet and tart from the berry juice. Light bodied, with a sharp scratch of the tongue for a crisp finish.

Would like more alcohol, but it's a pleasant beer and something I'd like more of in the warmer months.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 02:19:43 | More by RickS95
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Redrover

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I bought a sixer based on some conversations on Summer Beers here on BA.

Poured into my SA perfect Pint, the beer is a light hazy gold with a dense off-white head.

As expected the aroma is of strawberries with some grains and grass in the background.

The strawberry taste is the thing here, but the taste is not overpowering or too sweet. The base beer adds a nice bit of malt with some bread notes.

The mouth is on the lighter side with decent carbonation. The beer is light, semi-sweet and pretty refreshing. Between this on Purple Haze (which I prefer over this one), the brewer has fruit beers down.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2012 16:13:30 | More by Redrover
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy straw yellow with a one finger white head that lingers for awhile. Pretty good lacing, too.

Smell is wonderful. Reminds me a lot of strawberry ice cream. A tiny bit of grain but the strawberries really dominate. A very inviting aroma.

On the taste, strawberries dominate but it doesn't taste artificial at all. There is also a nice creamyness. A tiny bit of tartness underneath along with a tiny bit of grain. The finish has just the right amount of sweetness.

Overall, this is an extremely refreshing beer and one of the better fruit beers I have had. I could drink this like water on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 21:59:53 | More by rangerred
Strawberry Harvest Lager from Abita Brewing Co.
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