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Strawberry Harvest Lager - Abita Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,107
Reviews: 366
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 19.19%
Wants: 18
Gots: 100 | 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 Knapp85
3.35/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured out with a light pinkish color to it and a foamy white head on top. The head fades and just leaves a thin film over top of the beer. The smell of the beer has a pretty healthly aroma of Strawberry to it. The taste of the beer is very light, The strawberry is sweet and just watered down it seems. The mouthfeel is also quite watery. Overall this beer wasn't overly impressive, just not for me.

Photo of jeffjeff1
3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up the other day at Cost Plus World Market.

Appearance- yellow color, nice foamy head

Smell- mostly grains, little bit of strawberry

Taste- strawberry flavor, pretty good

Mouthfeel- light to medium bodied

Drinkability- I thought it was pretty good. I liked the strawberry flavor of it.

Photo of wcintula
2.95/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I heard a couple of good things about this so decided to try when I saw it available. Pours like a Pilsner, clear, yellow body, lots of activity. Smells of strawberry and yeast mixture. The taste is of unsweetened macerated strawberries. It's very prickly, ad soda-esque. I think Abita should go a little sweeter with this one.

Photo of vobr0002
3.85/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- thin white head slightly hazy golden color.

S- slight hint of strawberry and a little bit of funky smell to it.

T- pretty tasty dry beer. Goes down smooth, thin, with taste of strawberry maybe a hint of banana.

M- thin beer with a moderate amount of carbonation. Goes well with the fruity flavor

O- its a good beer but not one you would have all the time. A nice change of pace once in a while in the summer time from the ipa's

Photo of TVolt1
3.98/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very clear, golden yellow, small amount of white head with lacing that disappears quickly.

S: It has an appealing smell of berry, banana and malts. The largest amount of smell coming through is banana.

T: This tastes initially of berry followed by banana and a small amount of floral hops. It's a refreshing beer and has a unique taste to it. The long finish isn't my favorite, kind of has a linger that I don't like too much but the taste as a whole is good!

M: Has a light, smooth mouthfeel and is hihgly carbonated.

O: Overall, I feel this is a good beer, not great, good. It is refreshing on a hot summer's day and tastes different than many beers.

Photo of spinrsx
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz Bottle

Appearance – Slightly hazy golden yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is a fair amount of lacing. The head lasted for around 3 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains, bread, light hops, strawberry

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste breads/grains mixed with light hops and some lemon juice. And of course there is quite a bit of a sweet strawberry syrup taste. It finishes with a grainy strawberry aftertaste.

Overall – The beer itself is very light, but the strawberry flavour gets tiresome after a while. I wouldn't be able to drink too many of these in one sitting. Glad I gave it a try, but I wouldn't buy this one again.

Photo of curasowa
3.15/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Straw yellow color with 1 finger of fluffy head that faded slowly with chunky lacing.

Aroma: Strawberry jam with faint malt notes in the background.

Taste: Strawberry, all the way. Just a touch of grainy maltyness after the first blast of strawberry, but then finishes slightly lingering with a taste of strawberry syrup.

The Rest: Good if you like strawberries. There must be some malt in there because it does have a decent body, but there is not hop profile at all, as typical of most fruit beers. Fairly refreshing, I would have to say its one of the better fruit beers I've had.

Photo of womencantsail
3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The pour is a hazy golden color with a small white head and a lot of fizz.

S: At least the strawberry aroma is not disgustingly fake. Definitely somewhat artificial and sugary, but it does have a nice fruit quality to it. Underneath that, a bit of corn bread.

T: Surprisingly good flavor, too. Best way to describe this is cornbread with strawberry jam on it. Nicely sweet, but I could see it getting cloying after drinking more than a few ounces of it.

M: Light to medium in body with a medium to high carbonation.

O: I was expecting a disaster. Luckily, this wasn't too shabby.

Strawberry Harvest Lager from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 1,107 ratings.