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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
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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jkball01

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

05-13-2013 15:50:33 | More by jkball01
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NickCurley

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

05-13-2013 02:15:34 | More by NickCurley
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cw13

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +9%

05-11-2013 16:30:23 | More by cw13
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rph97

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

05-10-2013 20:17:53 | More by rph97
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +9%

05-10-2013 18:54:16 | More by JamesStreet
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ajtorres311

Florida

4/5  rDev +16.3%

05-10-2013 16:43:04 | More by ajtorres311
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kynap55

Michigan

4/5  rDev +16.3%

05-09-2013 22:30:52 | More by kynap55
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a thin head on a clear, hazy golden colored body.
The aroma is all strawberry jam. The real stuff without the extra sugar.
The taste is a strawberry jam with a bit of lager thrown in. Fairly mild flavor, which in this case is good.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
It is what it is... a strawberry beer. And at that it does a good job.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 05:41:05 | More by Fatehunter
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pcsnyder

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

05-07-2013 17:56:48 | More by pcsnyder
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

05-07-2013 13:23:54 | More by tommyguz
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pottergator

New York

3.75/5  rDev +9%

05-04-2013 14:48:24 | More by pottergator
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I know when I think New Orleans, strawberries strike my brain first in association... Anyway, this stuff pours a mostly clear sunrise brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose is an adept recreation in liquid of a strawberry-flavored Pop-Tart, crust and all. The taste generally brings more of the same, though there's more of that crust flavor and a touch of berry tartness near the finish, which, oddly enough, seems out of place, given the pervasive feeling of sweetness throughout. It also kinda stabs out, an unnatural lightning. The body is a light medium, with a moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, an okay beer at best, but one that just doesn't quite sit all that well with me. Thankfully, the strawberry flavor isn't truly an artificial one, but it's not altogether pleasant, either.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 20:02:44 | More by TMoney2591
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awisecrackin

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

05-03-2013 01:58:37 | More by awisecrackin
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JoeShort

Georgia

5/5  rDev +45.3%

05-02-2013 21:11:12 | More by JoeShort
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FrankShirley

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

05-02-2013 17:14:54 | More by FrankShirley
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Bilco

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

05-02-2013 10:53:58 | More by Bilco
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OtisCampbell007

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

04-29-2013 23:11:15 | More by OtisCampbell007
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +9%

04-29-2013 22:06:12 | More by JMS1512
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The brew pours a very pale yellow with a finger of white froth. Some spotty suds of lace stick to the glass and overall the cap shows decent retention. A swirl revives a finger to the surface.

The aroma includes notes of wheat and fresh cereal grains with a subtle addition of seedy strawberry sweetness that gets a bit sugary as it warms up. The strawberry hint is fairly impressive as it adds a nice nuance to the otherwise plain nose.

The flavor is wheaty and cereal-like with a seedy strawberry flavor that is present without having to search for it. This is pleasantly complex with a hint of grassy quality into the finish. A mild sulfur inclusion is the only telling sign of this being a lager. The otherwise strong grain presence makes me think wheat beer.

This is a medium to light bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is clean and easy drinking/refreshing. Not something I see myself getting into and buying but it was nice to have a go at and at least say I tried it.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 14:24:31 | More by stakem
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Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

04-29-2013 03:08:44 | More by Ginepiece
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NYSPHophead

New York

4/5  rDev +16.3%

04-27-2013 01:36:47 | More by NYSPHophead
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nasastrums

New York

3/5  rDev -12.8%

04-26-2013 22:19:13 | More by nasastrums
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Bromine

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

04-25-2013 22:57:56 | More by Bromine
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CDCNAM

Louisiana

2/5  rDev -41.9%

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abex44

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

04-24-2013 05:14:38 | More by abex44
Strawberry Harvest Lager from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 1,005 ratings.