Strawberry Harvest Lager | Abita Brewing Co.

Strawberry Harvest LagerStrawberry Harvest Lager
1,340 Ratings
Strawberry Harvest LagerStrawberry Harvest Lager

Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States

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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Ratings: 1,340 |  Reviews: 415
Photo of will_eye_e
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of dowen17
3.06/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a clear straw yellow with a very thin layer of head on top with no retention. Very small strips of lacing down the glass.

Smell is of strawberry jam and fresh strawberries on the nose with a slight grain scent.

Tastes like water run over some crushed strawberries and into some beer. Not much there but it is very refreshing and clean tasting.

Mouthfeel is very light and carbonated. Very refreshing beer but again nothing special.

Overall I could drink this beer again. If someone else had some I would drink it but I don't know if its something I would seek out. It's a decent beer but that's about it. Worth the try though.

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Photo of daniellebelle
4.73/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Call me a girly girl, but this is seriously one of my all-time favorite beers. I love the light airy quality of all of Abita's beers (as a Louisiana native, I can testify that it has a LOT to do with the amazing water quality in Abita Springs - where their other major industry is bottled water). The clean crisp refreshing flavor of an Abita Strawberry harvest is absolutely delightful. Not to mention the strawberries are fresh from one town over and leave a very strong strawberry aftertaste in one's mouth. I am thankful that this "seasonal beer" is usually lingering on the shelves for about half of the year.

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Photo of Boone757
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of RedneckBeerz
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of tbunting75
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Samohtyrb
5/5  rDev +44.1%

Photo of EZ_Peezy
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

Photo of DeFaz
2.55/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

I'm not sure what the rave is about this one. It doesn't taste remotely like a lager, or any kind of beer for that matter. Instead of the fruit collaborating with the other flavors, this "beer" really doesn't have much in ways of hops or malt. It has some wheat flavors and grain, but that is all overpowered by the strawberry. The mouthfeel is its main problem though, as this is extremely thin (even for a summer beer) and the carbonation is too high. The only thing keeping this from being a terrible investment is that the strawberry flavor tastes natural (unlike in many overly thin fruit beers) and is not excessively sweet. But when looking at this beer overall, and especially when considering that it costs around $10/six pack, it's very disappointing.

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Photo of Tavo2311
4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of baconman91
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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2/5  rDev -42.4%

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

I bought this beer as a single at Trader Joe's. I really like that TJ's sells singles with no mark up. I would never have bought a six pack of strawberry beer.

This beer is good for what it is...a light lager that tastes like strawberries.

I have two real problems with this beer. 1) I don't think that it is ethical to market alcohol to middle schoolers. 2) I'm all for getting girls drunk, but I think that as a society we need to be mindful of the calories in malt beverages. A more reasonable cocktail might be Boones Strawberry wine or a sugar-free margarita.

A better name for this beer would be "Miley Cyrus" malt liquor or "Freshman 15" Ale.

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Photo of HarmonMW
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of Bill_Murray
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Strawberry Harvest Lager from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 1,340 ratings
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