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Strawberry Harvest Lager - Abita Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,105
Reviews: 365
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 19.19%
Wants: 18
Gots: 98 | 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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Photo of mzeld
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of soulfly1492
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Aroma: Pilsner malt, strawberry, rice. Not too excited here. A bit skunked maybe, although the "best by" date is way out and the bottle is brown.

Appearance: Pale yellow. Slight cloudiness. Little white head, no lacing.

Taste: Pilsner malt, wheat, rice, artificial strawberry flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Moderate carbonation.

Overall: Not interested. Very little fruit flavor, and what is there tastes synthetic.

Note: Drank on 4/22/2012. Best by date is 8/22/2012.
Probably the shortest review I've written to date, that's not just a coincidence.

Photo of Zorro
3.2/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Slightly chill hazed gold colored beer with a small white head.

Smell is mild strawberry with slightly sweet malt aroma. Mild vanilla and biscuit malt. Little bit of noble hop scent mostly lemon.

Starts out mild lager with a distinct vanilla taste. Strawberry and vanilla are both present with the vanilla actually being a little stronger than the strawberry. Slight sourness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is light.

Tasty beer but it is very much light in flavor and body. An excellent beer for hot weather.

Photo of williahd
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of fiedler84
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of matthageman
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of odom6
4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

Photo of aprila220
3.88/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light. Crisp. Resfreshing. Good summer beer. The aroma and taste wasn't as strong as I was hoping for, but nevertheless, still wonderful. I guess if you don't drink many fruity beers, maybe I can see the bold strawberry notes. I just didn't. For me, it was more subtle. But will definately have this again!

Photo of acevenom
3.78/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Pours slightly hazy and a light, reddish yellow color with a two-finger length white head. the head recedes slowly, leaving some lacing on the glass. Some bubbles can be seen rising from the bottom of the glass, which seems to indicate adequate carbonation. The smell is of pale wheat malt and strawberry. The aroma is fairly mild and clean. The strawberry flavor immediately hits the tongue on the first sip. The wheat malt also comes through, but the strawberry flavor is pretty dominant. The hop flavor is very mild, but some bitterness is present in the back end. This helps lend a little balance. The body is light and there is moderate carbonation. The finish is crisp and clean. The drinkability is very high. When you have one of these, you can understand why this is anticipated as much as it is. It is a solid, refreshing beer that is much better than their perennial fruit beer offering Purple Haze. This is very enjoyable on a warm day or as an after meal drink. It really cleans the palate well. This is one of the better examples of fruit beer I've tried.

Photo of WMEugene
4.03/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear golden color with a decent sized head and great lacing for this type of beer.

S - Really bright and sweet strawberries.

T - Really sweet strawberry flavor...so much so that this hardly tastes like a beer. I can taste a bit of the wheat, but the strawberry flavors are really strong. How much you like this will be directly related to your opinion of strawberries.

M - Light bodied, very drinkable in the way that this is extremely light and fruity. Pretty smooth.

O - You want a strawberry beer? This is the one for you. Strong strawberry flavors dominate and make this a great beer for those who prefer fruity flavors to the more traditional.

Photo of beaulabauve
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of Arherring
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of CommonRider
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of nicolebee
5/5  rDev +45.3%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had from bottle. Smells like sugary strawberry and lager malts. Tastes like a coors with strawberry added...but its actually way better than that sounds. Its slightly sweet but balanced with the malts and grains. Nice brew, but such a low abv leaves me wanting more.

Photo of cashmier
4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

Photo of RandyKemka
4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

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

Got this one in NOLA!

A- Pours a chill hazed light golden color with just a slight tinge of pink in it (obviously from the strawberries). It has an initial two finger thick white head, but it fizzles out rather quickly into a web of very thin foam. The carbonation doesn't appear to be overly aggressive either, and the lacing is modest, with small whisps of foam clinging to my lager glass.

S- Sweet strawberry goodness penetrates my nasal cavity right away, and I don't feel that it smells like anything manufactured. There is faint notes of malt and even a little yeasty biscuit thrown in there. It definitely smells like a summer/dessert brew!

T- I find this to be very delightful on the palate! The strawberry, again, is right upfront, but it is a very natural taste and isn't overpowering in my mouth. There is some barley malt noted, and perhaps just a hint of hop right after the swallow. It tastes somewhat like fresh strawberries poured over pound cake....there is just that perfect blend of sweetness.

M- Overall this is thin bodied and refreshing. I don't find the carbonation to be overdone either, but rather just the right amount of sizzle on my palate from the bubbles bursting...it enhances the strawberry flavor of the beer. It's clean and crisp at the end, really allowing me to want another sip right away.

O- In general, this is a very highly drinkable lager that deserves it's place as a highly sought after brew, from what I understand anyways. I did have a bottle while in New Orleans and found it very nice during the humid hot weather and I'm reminded of how good it really is! I recommend this one and think it is a high quality patio beer! I would love to see this one in my neck of the woods one day....maybe, just maybe!

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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of m0ntels
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of bh123
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of ortie
4/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

Strawberry Harvest Lager from Abita Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 1,105 ratings.