Strawberry Lager
Abita Brewing Co.

Strawberry LagerStrawberry Lager
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From:
Abita Brewing Co.
 
Louisiana, United States
Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #325
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
79
Ranked #28,285
Avg:
3.48 | pDev: 18.68%
Reviews:
443
Ratings:
994
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 16, 2023
Added:
May 03, 2005
Wants:
  45
Gots:
  339
SCORE
79
Okay
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
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Rated: 4.31 by Unarmd from Alabama

Jan 16, 2023
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Reviewed by SWOhio-aquifer from Ohio

4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
T Bought this at a gas station in Ohio apparently they've got good distribution and things are going well Boys respected Abita brewing. They could take this to the next level by making an actual tart or Or just use subtle fruit in the brewing process and some more hops and make it a kind of a fruity estery pilsner/ lager.
Almost. OK. Could you some tweaking
Dec 30, 2022
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Reviewed by BucannonXC5 from California

3.47/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Type: 12-oz. can
Reviewed as: Fruit and Field Beer
Glass: North Park 16-oz. Willi Becher glass
Price: $1.33
From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa, Calif.
Purchased: July 11, 2021
Consumed: Sept. 28, 2021
Misc.: Canned on June 7, 2021 at 5:45 p.m. CT

Grabbed a can of this and a few others on a recent trip to Trader Joe’s. Not sure going in whether I was going to review it as a Fruit and Field Beer or an American Lager, but went with the former. Abita’s website called it “Juicy, ripe Louisiana strawberries, harvested at the peak of the season, give this crisp lager its strawberry flavor and aroma. Abita Strawberry is made with Pilsner and Wheat malts, Tradition hops, and the finest Louisiana-grown strawberries resulting in a light gold lager with a subtle haze.”

Poured a medium yellow clear color with 3-to-4 fingers of rocky-to-frothy off-white head. Could see some bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Good spotty lacing. Very good retention. (Sight - 4.00)

Initially not a fan of the smell. Got artificial strawberry, buttered biscuit, caramel, toasted grain, mixed berry and spoiled fruit. It kind of reminded me of a Fuller’s London Pride somehow. Smelled a little bit better from the can. (Smell - 3.25)

Tasted a little better than the nose. Got artificial strawberry, mixed berry, spoiled fruit, buttered biscuit, caramel and toasted grain. Kind of reminded me somewhat of a strawberry variant of Fuller’s London Pride. (Taste - 3.50)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Abrupt, sweet finish. (Feel - 3.50)

I guess overall about as good as I thought it would be considering how hard it is to make a decent strawberry beer. (Overall - 3.50)

3.47 | 79 | B-
Dec 19, 2022
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Reviewed by DarkLordScott from Wisconsin

3.36/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours clear yellow with a moderately carbonated two finger head. Aroma is strawberry. Taste is strawberry and a bitter aftertaste. The brew is clean tasting with little lingering profile. Classic lawnmower beer.
Dec 18, 2022
 
Rated: 3.02 by DOCRW from Washington

Nov 01, 2022
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Reviewed by lagrluvr

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Love this in the springtime, right around strawberry fest in Ponchatula,LA not far from Abita Springs
Fresh strawberry is perfectly incorporated in aroma and taste, becoming a liquid crunchberry!
Not too sweet or plain, just right.
Sep 29, 2022
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
12oz bottle into a pint glass. NO freshness dating.

Looks nice enough. Slightly hazy yellow body, small bright white head shrinks to a collar and covering, latticework of lacing.

Aroma is very mildly strawberry, and not fresh ones. Stronger aroma is biscuits, doughy.

On tasting, again, light strawberry. Basic lager, but with heavy biscuit, cracker, pie crust tastes.

Mouth above medium, finish strawberry pie with only one strawberry. (So a tart).

Overall, not a very good beer. Perhaps age has spoiled the strawberry note and tainted the lager. But no dating, so...
Sep 25, 2022
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Reviewed by IvoryBilledWoodpecker from Florida

3.87/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Looks like lager but slightly more hazy. Normal size head dies quickly and almost no lacing. Smells like typical lager. Good malt flavor, strawberry flavor is super muted, somewhat like the flavor you’d find in a strawberry pastry. Average finish that lingers on the strawberry. Would drink again if offered.
Aug 31, 2022
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Abita Brewing Co. "Strawberry Lager"
12 fl. oz. can coded "22061 06:15" and sampled on 22198 (17 JULY 2022).
[email protected] Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, Nj

Notes via stream of consciousness: I'm not expecting much of this beer, I have to admit. The label reads "LAGER WITH NATURAL FLAVORS", not that that's a bad thing; I'm not against using flavorings. I prefer beers that use both real fruit and flavorings but that's just me. It's just 4.2% ABV so there can't be a whole lot to it. It's a hot day so let's see how it is. It's poured a hazy golden body beneath a two finger thick head of creamy white foam. The aroma is like strawberry hard candy. I'm not surprised by that. It's OK. On to the taste... it's like strawberry and vanilla. Did I just miss the vanilla in the nose? Umm, yeah, but it's much stronger in the flavor. There's some maltiness to it that kind of reminds me of a waffles at this point, but no hop flavors or noticeable bitterness. I'm going to guess that it's about 12 IBUs. It's a very one-sided beer, and on the sweeter side, but not cloying. It's actually fairly nice and I'm just tearing through it. The head has held up well and the lacing is decent. In the mouth it's surprisingly medium bodied for a beer of just 4.2%. I'm getting wheat out of the malt now, which is probably a much better descriptor than 'waffles'. The strawberry seems a little more authentic as well. It's refreshing but I think it would be even more so with a little bit more carbonation to it. On the other hand that might make it burpy. Eh, it is what it is. I like it far more than I thought I would but it remains a very simple, one-sided, sweetish and fruity beer.
Review #8,159
Jul 17, 2022
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Rated by Gansito_Slim from Texas

3.59/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Fairly generic lager. The strawberry touch is nice and subtle.

Can dated "22024" (Feb 4th 2022?)
Mar 10, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by Stratscott

Jan 30, 2022
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Reviewed by whynot44 from Missouri

3.52/5  rDev +1.1%
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.
Dec 09, 2021
 
Rated: 3.87 by Danzifer from Ohio

Oct 28, 2021
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Rated by JuanPn from Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Before the aftertaste, it's more like a lambic, than a lager
Sep 22, 2021
 
Rated: 3.78 by TonyStarks2231 from New York

Sep 11, 2021
 
Rated: 3 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Aug 24, 2021
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Rated by Troopintj from Kentucky

4.04/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Strawberry flavor present but not overwhelming. Malt and wheat fill the mouth with a fresh finish. Great porch pounder.
Aug 14, 2021
 
Rated: 3.32 by GRhoads from Ohio

Jul 20, 2021
 
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Reviewed by nicholas2121 from Ohio

4/5  rDev +14.9%
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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Reviewed by imnodoctorbut from Texas

4.09/5  rDev +17.5%
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
 
Rated: 4.24 by Rhetion from Florida

Mar 12, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by Chipwells from Georgia

Jan 31, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by soarinsteven from Illinois

Oct 23, 2020
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Reviewed by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

3.8/5  rDev +9.2%
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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Reviewed by CowboysFanInMD from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
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
 
Rated: 3.38 by IRONRakkasan from California

Aug 20, 2020
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Reviewed by Dingbat88 from Louisiana

4.94/5  rDev +42%
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
 
Rated: 3.97 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey

Jun 13, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by Eamartin88 from Texas

May 23, 2020
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Reviewed by SmokySignals from North Carolina

4.55/5  rDev +30.7%
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
 
Rated: 3.29 by SmellsofMahagony from Texas

Apr 26, 2020
 
Rated: 3.81 by jstern from California

Apr 07, 2020
 
Rated: 2.84 by Wellgoose12 from New York

Mar 29, 2020
 
Rated: 3.99 by HabaJohn from Illinois

Feb 26, 2020
 
Rated: 4.02 by Dalbeast from Wyoming

Feb 07, 2020
 
Rated: 3.68 by West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

Jan 06, 2020
 
Rated: 3.58 by craigbelly from Iowa

Dec 28, 2019
Strawberry Lager from Abita Brewing Co.
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