Strawberry Harvest Lager - Abita Brewing Co.
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3.58/5 rDev +3.8%
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.
06-21-2012 16:13:30 | More by Redrover
3.65/5 rDev +5.8%
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.
06-20-2012 21:59:53 | More by rangerred
3.5/5 rDev +1.4%
Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle.
Pours a light pale and nearly perfect translucent straw golden color. There is some slight wheaty haze to the brew. There was a nice 0.25 inch head that popped up and receded quickly. Not lacing left.
Aroma of fresh strawberries. Sweetness and some slight tart notes prevail almost with a strawberry yogurt like aroma. Refreshing wheat notes on the back end with slight earthy notes.
Flavor starts off with a grainy bready note that quickly gets an infusion of strawberry notes. Notes of sweetness and tartness intermingle with each other. Very fresh fruit notes with nice sweetness intermingled with the grainy and fresh wheat notes. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Crisp and clean with a light finish.
Pretty good brew. Great summer beer that has nice refreshing qualities and a nice sweetness and strawberry flavor to it.
06-15-2012 01:00:14 | More by JoEBoBpr
3.68/5 rDev +6.7%
A: Hazy, golden-straw colored, with a full finger of off-white head.
S: Not very strong, but pleasant enough: Straw berries are the first thing that hit the nose, but natural smelling like the fresh-picked fruit. I had to take a deep whiff to detect the wheat, and hops was practically non-existent in the nose.
T: A little underwhelming, in the sense that none of the flavors really "hit" the palate. I wouldn't say it's watered down, but the malt is weak, giving way to a mix of slightly fruity tartness and then mild bitterness. The strawberry flavor is in the mix, but more as a faint essence than a strong flavor. This isn't necessarily bad, but less than I was expecting from the name.
M: Crisp, very moist, with decent carbonation.
O: A decent, thirst quenching beer. It's a lager first, a wheat beer second, and the strawberries are present in a distant third. I'm more impressed by Abita's Purple Haze (raspberry wheat beer).
06-13-2012 23:33:30 | More by TappaKeggaBrew
Strawberry Harvest Lager from Abita Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 1,047 ratings.