Strawberry Lager
Abita Brewing Co.

Strawberry LagerStrawberry Lager
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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #663
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
80
Ranked #47,876
Avg:
3.51 | pDev: 18.52%
Reviews:
436
Ratings:
1,424
From:
Abita Brewing Co.
 
Louisiana, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  45
Gots
  336
SCORE
80
Good
Strawberry LagerStrawberry Lager
Notes: 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
Reviews: 436 | Ratings: 1,424 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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whynot44 from Missouri

3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear Gold color with just a hint of pink and a smallish white head that reduces to just a ring fairly quickly but does manage a bit of lacing.
The aroma is light malt with a nice strawberry overtone.
The taste is similar with a light sweet malt, basically a typical good lager, with a definite strawberry overtone that complements rather than overpowers the lager. Very nicely done.
The body is light/medium with moderate carbonation, very smooth and drinkable.
Overall, this is a decent lager enhanced by the addition of fresh strawberry flavor, nicely balanced.

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nicholas2121 from Ohio

4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Strawberry Lager brewed by Abita Brewing Co., with an ABV of 4.20% This Fruit an Field brew pours out of a 12oz can into a pint beer glass. The color is a nice golden amber color with a small white head. The head to this brew goes away fast , however there is some nice light lacing to this brew. The lacing does stick to the side of the glass well. The smell is Rich with strawberry sweetness mixed with grains an malts. So far Strawberry Lager is a nice inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is packed full of strawberry goodness at first, the other grains an malts tie it all together. The body of Strawberry Lager is a light medium. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. If you are a fan of Strawberry you need to look this one up. This brew would go nice on a hot summer day or with a light lunch. The mouth feel is Sweet, Strawberry, Clean, Smooth, Crisp, and Refreshing. Overall I am going to give Strawberry Lager a solid 4 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again givin the opportunity too. Abita Brewing Co.,did a super nice job with this style of brew.

Jul 08, 2021
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imnodoctorbut from Texas

4.09/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a clear straw gold body with an excited white bubbly head that has low retention, settling to a thin cap with defined halo and leaving occasional thin lacing as it goes down

aroma is light malt and lush floral strawberry

taste is fresh and lush strawberry, and is a pretty malty lager

mouthfeel is moderately high carbonation and lighter side of medium bodied that runs fresh and smooth, and finishes nice and crisp

overall:
superb lager-adjacent strawberry forward brew. nice and easy and malty. no-brainer session front runner.

May 09, 2021
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Thomas_Wikman from Texas

3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Having Abita's strawberry lager, ABV 4.20%. It taste like lightly toasted white bread followed by a moderate taste of strawberry. The aroma is strawberry. It taste like a lighter lager with strawberries at the end. My wife liked it and I thought it was good.

Look: semi-clear yellow with a thick white head

Aroma: strawberry

Taste: toasted white bread followed by a moderate taste of strawberry

Body/Overall: light to medium body, easy drinking, thirst quenching, pretty good

Oct 06, 2020
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CowboysFanInMD from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A good "day drinking" beer. I have been enjoying fruit flavored beers this Summer - Radler, Shandy, etc. - so thought I would give this entry from Abita a try. It is light and refreshing with a taste of strawberry, but not an overpowering fruit flavor. Overall a good beer

Sep 12, 2020
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Dingbat88 from Louisiana

4.94/5  rDev +40.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I can't help myself but man do I love fruity beers. This has the color of your classic lager with the taste of something your girl would drink but the fun part is you can drink it and not get judged for it. If you want something fruity try this.

Jul 17, 2020
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SmokySignals from North Carolina

4.55/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It pours a classic lager color of light straw, energetic, full white head settles nicely.
Smells AMAZING
Aromas of light malt support the fresh lush strawberry scent - forget hops exist and enjoy this succulent beverage!
Tastes PERFECT for its label, and beautifully executed lager with strawberry juice . Wow! After a 1 mile incline walk, this is perfect for a blooming spring change. So very berry chuggable.
Find and chug!

Apr 27, 2020
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EnderFett11 from Virginia

3.93/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale gold color with a finger of white head. Smells faintly of strawberry jam and tastes just like it smells. Very light and refreshing flavor, a good bit weather beer.

Aug 20, 2019
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Sgt_1991 from Georgia

4.87/5  rDev +38.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Smells like strawberry jam and toast. Taste is refreshing as hell and light. Not sweet just the right amount of strawberry added. Still tastes like beer. Not too filling very easy drinking

Jun 16, 2019
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beersampler6 from Michigan

3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Very interesting fruit-infused lager that was quite enjoyable. Pours a slightly darker golden-amber color with a little foaming white head and very minimal spotty lingering lacing. Smells mainly of some malt, grain, light strawberries and a little cream. Taste follows the nose. But that vanilla creaminess is quite well done and very pleasant. Smooth, mild, slightly creamy mouthfeel with good carbonation. An enjoyable beer, especially considering I didn’t know what to expect and the strawberry sweetness was not overpowering.

May 05, 2019
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Brook82 from Ohio

3.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Looks were clear with quick dissipating head. Some light lacing. Strawberry aroma blends in with a typical aroma of beer. Taste was slightly sweet and the strawberry flavor hit soon after and lingered. Smooth drinking, not for drinking one after another, but a good beer if you're looking to nurse one beer. Not bad at all and would purchase again for a special occasion.

Apr 20, 2019
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Kebby82 from Virginia

3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is muddled and strawberry is noticable. Good carbonation as bubbles never left my glass.

Flavor is more.akin to strawberries and cream. Very smooth finish.

For my tastes it's noteworthy, but will not purchase again.

Apr 07, 2019
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Nass from Florida

3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

I like strawberries & I like this beer. The pour is well carbonated & the color is pale yellow with a hint of red probably due to the strawberry adjunct. I'm hoping with the taste that I taste actual strawberries & not the artificial cheap stuff. Wow! that's an incredible taste, the flavor is strawberry & grains. Moreover, this beer is like frankenberry cereal in a glass. Cheers! B

Apr 04, 2019
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Ep2022 from Louisiana

4.84/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I Hate STRAWBERRIES but I love this beer mouthfeel is awesome and hint of strawberry is great very refreshing I'm glad I live in Louisiana where I can at least taste this above great beer once a year Abita is great brewery nothing bad comes from there

Mar 16, 2019
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WanderingRonin from Canada (AB)

3.87/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Drank it from the bottle so not sure about its appearance, light strawberry jam aroma. Nice strawberry flavor to it, with a slight processed taste to it like a strawberry compote, faintly tart with not too much sweetness to the berry flavor either. Decent malt body that gives adds mild biscuty sweetness with hints of wheat to it that gives me a slight strawberry shortcake impression. Very faint hint of hops on the back-end almost not even noticeable with a ghostly impression of spices like cinnamon and pepper. Light bodied with a higher then average amount of carbonation to it.

Jun 19, 2018
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KLHBB from Arkansas

3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I love summertime with a stash of breakfast beers. Light, fruity. Low alcohol. Easy all day drinking. Strawberry flavor is not too sweet. A good poolside beer.

May 28, 2018
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JustCamIt from Virginia

3.13/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a pale wheat chaff color. Aroma of strawberry. Tastes of natural strawberry without the sweetness. No detectable hops. Mouthfeel is light and fresh. My favorite strawberry-centric beer. I usually guzzle this from an ice chilled bottle.

May 19, 2018
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Barley_Bill from Texas

3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nostalgia. While living in New Orleans for 2 years I enjoyed this light spring lager. Usually you'd expect sweetness from a fruit, especially a strawberry picked late harvest, but this early heat wave pounder has a perfect balance of floral fruit character and a dry crisp finish. A 90% crystal clear, tight bubbles, decent lacing, shortcake, bubblegum, taffy, ripe strawberries, flowers, light cracker, wee bit tart, low bite, subtle hopping, and quite inviting to slam.

May 11, 2018
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EMV from Pennsylvania

3.41/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Clear light golden pour. A finger of fizzy white head. Falls fast... better than expected lacing.

S: Strawberry puree... fruity and sweet. Mild grains.

T/F: Light toasted malts... more 'beer' than expected. Strong strawberry flavor... light hopping for bitterness. Not overly sweet which is a good thing. Simple... crisp/refreshing. Ample carbonation.

O: If you want a light lager with some strawberry flavor then this will be right up your alley. Its saving grace is that it's not too sweet. Interesting to try once... would be hard pressed to revisit.

Mar 30, 2018
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vainosuomi from Virginia

3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Look: Pale, slightly hazy stray, creamy white head that dissipates quickly
Smell: Faint ripe strawberries
Taste: Strawberry, light pale malt. Sweet and minimal hops profile
Feel: Crisp, light body

Overall a decent refreshing beer.

Aug 26, 2017
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Katseyz from Louisiana

4.62/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I consider the arrival of strawberry harvest one of the first signs of spring in Louisiana along with signs advertising availability of boiled crawfish. The two go hand in hand and are really great together.

Strawberry harvest is a refreshing and tasty fruit beer and my favorite of the strawberry beers offered regionally.

It is only available seasonally and I generally squirrel a couple six packs away to ease myself into summer.

Aug 17, 2017
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pat61 from Minnesota

4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: gold with a slight haze under a 1" white foam collar with fair to poor retention

S: strawberry and honey with traces of caramel and biscuit

T: Strawberry is the big flavor and works well with the light malts and the moderate touch of hops

F: medium light body and medium high carbonation

O: a pleasant, flavorful summer beer.

Aug 02, 2017
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TheBeardHK from New York

3.49/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Overall Not bad. The beer itself is pretty lackluster in flavor. The strawberry is there, but not a whole lot of fruity flavors appear. They meld with the lager and make it a little smoother. Overall, eh.

Aug 02, 2017
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Brewer101 from Louisiana

3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Ok but I was expecting more from a brewery that brews other flavored beers and is located close to a strawberry growing region. Not a memorable strawberry flavor.

May 18, 2017
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MinerBob from Oklahoma

3.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very hazy pale yellow with a small white head. The smell is faint with no strawberry. The taste is ok and is smooth going down. I think like most lagers easy drinking just kind of bland.

Apr 30, 2017
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