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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

single finger white head with poor retention on a hazy pale golden body. Aroma of strawberry and raspberry with a grain base which isnt that sweet. Flavors are also of strawberry and raspberry, sweetest in the finish with a very light malt and grain base. Also has orange peel notes. Light body and high carbonation. This one is refreshing. Not too sweet. Not a beer or a style for me.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Upon first pour, there’s a one finger head that dissipates quickly with little to no lacing. Unlike the raspberry beers I’ve been having lately, there’s no pink or reddish color to it. It’s a slightly cloudy light golden yellow with visible, active, carbonation. On the nose is, you guessed it, strawberries, but also a little bit of wheat. On first sip, I remember how easy it is to put these away on a hot day. I was discussing today how I have a hard time drinking heavy beers in the summer, and it’s because of how easy these types of beers go down in the heat. There’s definite strawberries on the taste, but it’s not overwhelming. The carbonation is pleasant. It’s almost like the “beer taste” stands up to the strawberries. It’s not syrupy or sweet like some fruit beers. It’s what I would call “well balanced.” This is probably one of the most drinkable beers I’ve had.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a cloudy medium golden yellow with an average (1-2 finger) white pillowy head that receded slowly down to a thick film with a medium collar and had excellent sheets of streaky lacing.

The aroma was pretty basic with the scent of strawberries almost overpowering everything else, but I did notice a bit of grain malts and a mild sweaty yeast.

The taste was mildly sweet and had a light malty feel with a hint of strawberry and a mild touch of grain throughout. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow, with a mildly bitter and slightly fruity aftertaste.

Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a fizzy carbonation.

Overall a smooth easy to drink Fruit Lager with a nice low ABV. This is a brew that is refreshingly fruity and would be great on a hot summer’s day...

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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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