Sweet Orange Lager (Harvest Series) | Abita Brewing Co.

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Sweet Orange Lager (Harvest Series)Sweet Orange Lager (Harvest Series)
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3.6/5
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42 Ratings
Sweet Orange Lager (Harvest Series)Sweet Orange Lager (Harvest Series)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States
abita.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jaydoc on 04-29-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,428
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
42
pDev:
10.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
12
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Ratings: 42 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beaulabauve
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brewer101
3.87/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Better than some of the other Abita flavored beers.

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Photo of Branlott42
3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WDJersey
3.49/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Satsuma
3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tjwarren
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looks pale yellow orange - unfiltered? Aroma is orange baby aspirin makes you expect the worst. Taste is artificial orange with not enough lager taste. It is refreshing but as you work through it it gets a bit too much. Decent mouthfeel not too thin.

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Photo of robebo44
3.39/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DanGeo
3.44/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.17/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle.
Hazy light amber body with a fine head and decent lacing.
Fruity aroma dominated by artificial orange candy.
Flavor: more natural orange flavor (still somewhat artificial) with light bread. Mildly bitter overall.
Feel: medium-light body.

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Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chris826
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of plaid75
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yaksurf
2.96/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MaddoJay
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of woodychandler
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sweet Orange Lager! It's been over a month since my last Abita review as a part of the eradication of the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody. I must take corrective action.

From the bottle: "Louisiana sweet oranges have a rich flavor and zest that naturally compliments the pilsner and wheat malts in this smooth brew. The oranges are added in the brewhouse to give the beer a sun-kissed citrus aroma and flavor. All our Harvest Series brews are made with the finest Louisiana-grown ingredients."

"Sun-kissed" (Sunkist), eh? That was what my parents used to say of my freckled-face as a small child when my classmates would tease me. I showed them, though, seeking out a very cute redheaded classmate who became my first girl friend. We were wee ones & quickly became the talk of the school. To this day, I have an unabashed affinity for gingers.

I Pop!ped the cap & debated my pour into the awaiting glass. The beer included wheat malt, which meant that there may be some cloudiness, but on the other hand, the clarity visible in the bottle left me reluctant. I went with a gentle pour, in this case. My decision worked out stunningly, resulting in the lightest of haze in this Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5) beer & I will be watching to see if it clarifies, perhaps due to a chill haze. A vigorous, in-glass swirl briefly raised two-plus fingers of foamy, rocky, eggshell-white head before falling back to wisps. Nose was of sweet orange, all right, and I was reminded of those jelly/gummy orange slices from when I was a kid! Mmmm. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not watery, per se, but not much beyond it, either. The taste, while definitely of orange, was not as sweet as the nose had led me to expect. In my case, I consider this to be a good thing since I am not a fan of sweet anything. The malts gave it a slight tartness to help keep the sweetness in check. Finish was semi-sweet, still redolent with oranges and would really work well on a hot, humid summer's day. The haze never abated, so the presence of the wheat malt probably accounted for it.

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Photo of duvel1979
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of trperry
4.71/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DrDemento456
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Color is a light hazy bright yellow with a 1/2 inch of frothy head. Smell is pretty decent just a lager with orange peel added. Taste again isn't terrible a bit bready with some citrus zest and a semi sweet malt finish. Body is light and easy to sip.

Overall this beer didn't work as well as the peach lager maybe could have used more sweet mandarin orange rather than just peel? Not terrible though.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scottsoileau
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer really suprised me. Not my style at all but was really refreshing and at 4.4% super crushable. Nice aroma and crisp flavor. Will buy again if I plan on having a lot of beer like at a BBQ or family outing.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I tried this cold in a mug and allowed to gradually increase in temperature.

The color is lightly hazed golden with thick white frothy head with very good retention. The smell is like sniffing sweet orange rind -slight tropical and floral in aroma. The feel is decent, moderately high in carbonation with detracts slightly yet the sweetness is in check.

The taste surprised me a little, I don't know if it is because I am a fan of citrus or it is actually better than most extracts I have had in abita fruit beers. The flavor melds with the base well and is very refreshing, would recommend to fans of the style.

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Photo of JLaw55
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Tastes like an orange soda and beer were mixed.

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Sweet Orange Lager (Harvest Series) from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 42 ratings