Strawberry Harvest Lager | Abita Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

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

Added by Gagnonsux on 05-03-2005

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#43,541
Reviews:
418
Ratings:
1,359
pDev:
18.73%
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Photo of JustCamIt
3.13/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

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Photo of EricCFrantz
3.72/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Barley_Bill
3.69/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.39/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.71/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkmiller76
3.79/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of losdizzel
3.14/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of ConnorMobs
3.64/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ronl12
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMV
3.41/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Photo of interstellar_cowboy
3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jbehlar
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BalancingBrooms
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.75/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 1971bernat
2/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Abstractspirit
3.98/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jhv
4.1/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Efoley46
4.52/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jakea
3.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acashk
4.31/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vainosuomi
3.45/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

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Photo of Katseyz
4.62/5  rDev +33.1%
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.

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +15.3%
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.

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Photo of jewellrunner
2.25/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of TheBeardHK
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.

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Strawberry Harvest Lager from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 1,359 ratings