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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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,964
Reviews:
415
Ratings:
1,342
pDev:
18.73%
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of scratch69
4.07/5  rDev +17.3%
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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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Goosehunter75
4.38/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a very light straw colored with a perfectly wihte 2 finger head with very good retention

S - MMM...smells just like strawberries. Not much else there. Just sweet strawberries

T - I love the strawberry taste of this beer. Its not overdone at all and it tastes like actual strawberries not something artificial. Abita has found the perfect balance of sweetness, malts, and strawberries for this beer. Excellent job.

M - It is a very light beer. Great carbination as well. Feels smooth and silky.

O - I love this beer. I dont care what others think. I look foward to its release each year. Its an easy drinking beer. Its not overly sweet and the stawberries and done very well in it.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of kp29
4.34/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear light golden color with a small quickly dissipating head. Smells of strawberries - fresh strawberries, makes me really want to take that first sip.

Once taking that first sip, I instantly pick up a mild sweet strawberry flavor. The strawberries aren't overpowering which is nice and it doesn't taste artificial like some fruit beers do. I guess that's the fact that only "real fresh ingredients" are used in Abita's harvest brews. Other than strawberry pick up hints of wheat and a good amount of carbonation.

The beer is pretty one note, but it's a delicious clean, crisp, mild strawberry note. I could put back a few of these with no problem. Very drinkable.

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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2/5  rDev -42.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -28%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -28%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a lager glass.

A: Dull straw color. Good clarity. Rocky white head retains very well. Foamy clumps of lacing cling to the glass here and there.

S: Strawberry candy, shortbread, wheat, and possibly a very subtle hint of tartness.

T: Big wheaty pull. Freshly picked strawberries. Nip of tartness is more pronounced than the nose suggested. Shortbread. Abrupt finish of wheat and tart strawberry.

M: Very light in body. Fluffy with a slight push of firmness. Creamy. Moderate carbonation.

O: A clean, wheaty lager with loads of fresh and natural strawberry character. I've been know to put these down dangerously quickly in the hot summer months. So tasty and quaffable.

Note: this is a re-review. A year or so ago I had rated this at a 3.53. I don't know what I was smoking at that time. I really warmed up to this one in recent times, and I now put back almost a case throughout the summer. Working it in that often actually says a lot considering my promiscuous drinking habits.

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Strawberry Harvest Lager from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 1,342 ratings
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