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Strawberry Harvest Lager - Abita Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 982
Reviews: 357
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 18.9%
Wants: 14
Gots: 50 | 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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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +16.3%

04-18-2012 13:38:39 | More by deapokid
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PorterBoy14

New York

4.75/5  rDev +38.1%

04-17-2012 23:25:55 | More by PorterBoy14
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timwardjr

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

04-17-2012 21:04:58 | More by timwardjr
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

not a big fruit beer guy ever, but this one is just really good. pours a very light looking hay color with a small white head and good bubbles. no pink or redness to it really at all, maybe just a hint. smells a bit sweet, like fresh strawberries and pale malts, crisp. flavor is really lovely, tastes like real fruit, nothing artificial or syrupy sweet. very fresh flavors, nice crisp finish. nothing overboard on the malt or hop fronts, just a good balanced beer that feels seasonally appropriate. honestly i could drink quite a few of these. feel is really light in body and very active on the carbonation. down easy, affordable, and yummy. this will assuredly end up in the fridge again this season.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 16:55:15 | More by StonedTrippin
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joshtrich

New York

5/5  rDev +45.3%

04-14-2012 01:25:27 | More by joshtrich
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Eriktheipaman

California

4/5  rDev +16.3%

04-13-2012 22:44:27 | More by Eriktheipaman
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b2rade2n

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +9%

04-13-2012 22:33:23 | More by b2rade2n
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maryd837

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

04-13-2012 04:26:21 | More by maryd837
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Cloudy pale straw yellow, some carbonation, two finger fluffy head that doesn't really linger.

S-Wheat, some strawberries and then there is something that is possibly metallic but smells like it shouldn't be there.

T-Strawberry flavor comes in towards the end, is not overpowering at all. Light wheat notes give a balanced sweetness.

M-Light, some carbonation not as crisp as I was expecting.

O-Avoids the overpowering fruit that most fruit beers have. Light and refreshing, not a great beer but a decent fruit beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2012 02:48:35 | More by rlee1390
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

04-12-2012 00:38:56 | More by UltimateLivewire
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marshmeli

New York

3.75/5  rDev +9%

04-11-2012 20:01:38 | More by marshmeli
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Mikeymcglynnigan

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12.8%

04-11-2012 13:57:28 | More by Mikeymcglynnigan
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Southern Tier tulip-style glass. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours a mostly clean light gold color with a 3/4 inch head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a healthy amount of surface foam. Nice amount of web-like lacing.

S- Very sweet strawberry that seems pretty genuine but still candy-like. All I can think is sugar-covered strawberries when I smell it. This is a plus in my book.

T- I was afraid that the strawberry wouldn't come through as much in the flavor but it does. Yeah, it sort of reminds me of strawberry Quik, but it's not overly creamy or sugary. The malts step forward just long enough to make you feel like you're still drinking beer. No apparent hoppiness but that's sort of expected.

M- Light and crisp with a dryness in the finish. Medium carbonation. The usual for Abita.

O- What a pleasant surprise! I bought a single of this not expecting much. I figured "they make Purple Haze taste decent, I'll give it a shot." Glad I did. I won't go running out to get a sixer of it, but it's nice to know that there's another good "chick beer" I can pull out of my pocket when need be.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2012 00:14:06 | More by Immortale25
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DCon

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +9%

04-10-2012 20:38:27 | More by DCon
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

04-09-2012 04:02:23 | More by martyl1000
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Carlton1964

New York

3.93/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

If your are drinking a beer with strawberry in the name you expect fruit. They do not dissapoint. The fruit taste is NOT overwhelming though...very nicely done.
Sever up with a inch of foam with nice lacing. Left a very pleasnt taste in mouth. I had it with a nice dinner and it was an awesome complimnet to the pork I was eating. Not sure this is a beer I'd want to get hammered on, a glas or two was very nice, but I tink that taste would wear afet a few mow.

I treat this as wine, to compliment dinner or cheese.

Serving type: on-tap

04-08-2012 00:26:31 | More by Carlton1964
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mikes

Florida

4.13/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Light yellow.

S: Very pleasant aroma of strawberries.

T: A taste of strawberries, but without being overpowering. I prefer fruity beers that are subtle and this beer is definitely subtle.

M: Delicate. Not much aftertaste.

O: A nice, inoffensive fruity beer that you can drink several of.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 21:39:21 | More by mikes
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Stumpy29er

New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

04-07-2012 07:01:27 | More by Stumpy29er
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -12.8%

04-07-2012 01:39:15 | More by HamGlade10
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mbabble

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +9%

04-06-2012 04:32:48 | More by mbabble
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raythealeman

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

04-06-2012 01:38:02 | More by raythealeman
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jk3

New York

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

04-06-2012 00:41:02 | More by jk3
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MatthewWilde

Massachusetts

3.05/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sample: 1 bottle 2012

A: Light golden yellow, completely translucent with a small foamy head, mild internal carbonation

S: Very mild in the nose, light citrus, hints of synthetic strawberry, touches of lavender at the end, but not fragrant at all

T: Mimics the scent, not very flavorful, mild fruitiness, some traces of wheat, herbal notes

M: Smooth and light, but at only 4.5% abv it's expected, not lingering or overpowering, practically no aftertaste

O: It is what it is, incredibly mild, almost too much so, smooth, but wish it gave off more strawberry

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 00:33:48 | More by MatthewWilde
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barczar

Kentucky

3.03/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy straw yellow with a rose tint and a thin ivoryhead that dissipates quickly.

Aroma is grainy sweet malt with heavy scents of strawberries and a hint of wheat.

Flavor is reminiscent of sweet corn with a slightly tart strawberry finish. Wheat forms the backbone and shines as it warms.

Body is light with fairly high carbonation.

Not that I expected much, but definitely not a brew I'll have often. Fairly flat in flavor and a bit too sweet for me.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 04:33:45 | More by barczar
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BrownNut

Florida

3.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Very pale. Pure white head.

S/T - Smells just like it tastes, a strawberry so mild that it blends harmoniously with the grainlike flavors underneath it rather than tasting like something with strawberry syrup in it. I'd say 3.75 for both here if we could do quarter-points.

M - Just slightly soft

O - What a great job. I figured this would be a drink-once novelty but I'm adding this to my summer lineup. The strawberry level was handled expertly. It's just there enough to notice and appreciate it but not so much as to really taste like a strawberry-flavored drink. It's not particularly sweet or thick or overly strawberry-y. Well done. So refreshing and crisp and nice and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 23:34:07 | More by BrownNut
Strawberry Harvest Lager from Abita Brewing Co.
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