Strawberry Harvest Lager - Abita Brewing Co.
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3.1/5 rDev -10.1%
[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...
08-26-2012 20:00:14 | More by KajII
3.5/5 rDev +1.4%
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.
08-12-2012 23:06:10 | More by smakawhat
4.25/5 rDev +23.2%
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.
08-07-2012 00:05:46 | More by Gambrinus1184
3.75/5 rDev +8.7%
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.
08-05-2012 16:30:00 | More by TrappistJohnMD
4.05/5 rDev +17.4%
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.
08-02-2012 22:16:12 | More by AgentK
Strawberry Harvest Lager from Abita Brewing Co.
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