Strawberry Harvest Lager | Abita Brewing Co.

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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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3.86/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of stakem
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The brew pours a very pale yellow with a finger of white froth. Some spotty suds of lace stick to the glass and overall the cap shows decent retention. A swirl revives a finger to the surface.

The aroma includes notes of wheat and fresh cereal grains with a subtle addition of seedy strawberry sweetness that gets a bit sugary as it warms up. The strawberry hint is fairly impressive as it adds a nice nuance to the otherwise plain nose.

The flavor is wheaty and cereal-like with a seedy strawberry flavor that is present without having to search for it. This is pleasantly complex with a hint of grassy quality into the finish. A mild sulfur inclusion is the only telling sign of this being a lager. The otherwise strong grain presence makes me think wheat beer.

This is a medium to light bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is clean and easy drinking/refreshing. Not something I see myself getting into and buying but it was nice to have a go at and at least say I tried it.

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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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2/5  rDev -42.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of CardiacNP
3.51/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Abita Strawberry Harvest Lager bottle pour

Appearance. Clear golden with. 1 finger white head with minimal lacing

Aroma mild malty with moderate sweet strawberry hints

Taste. Mildly hop front end with little malty middle and a sweet strawberry finish

Mouthfeel smooth with moderate to heavy carbonation

Overall a nice strawberry Lager that balances well with spicy foods like boiled crawfish. But being from Louisiana I may be a little bias

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2/5  rDev -42.9%

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2/5  rDev -42.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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Photo of nukem5
3.09/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: Pours a nice clear golden color with little if any head.

S: Aroma is of fruity berry and malts.

T: Taste is of the same berry and malts. Each sip brings new delights to the tastebuds.

M: Mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation.

O: Overall a pretty solid beer nice .

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of scratch69
4.07/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I poured a bottle into a flute glass.

Appearance- Clear, pale gold color with a fingers worth of head. Nice retention with a fair amount of clinging lace.

Smell- Strawberries and wheat malt.

Taste- Wheat malt and strawberry flavors. The strawberry flavor is mellow and not overpowering.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied and slightly creamy. An average amount of carbonation.

Overall- This is one of the better tasting strawberry beers that I have had. Unlike other fruit beers that I've tried, the strawberry flavor is natural tasting and not syrupy or candy-like. Definitely worth trying.

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Strawberry Harvest Lager from Abita Brewing Co.
3.5 out of 5 based on 1,338 ratings.
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