Strawberry Harvest Lager | Abita Brewing Co.

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Strawberry Harvest LagerStrawberry Harvest Lager
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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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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Gambrinus1184
4.27/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a stubby 12-oz bottle into a Sam Adams pint glass.

A: Poured a very light, slightly hazy, yellow color with a sudsy, three-finger head of white carbonation. Slight wisps of yeast are seen floating throughout the brew.

S: Light, fruity aroma of sweet strawberry juice and a slight whiff of spicy hops.

T: Sweet, lightly toasted grains hit the palate first, but the strawberry juice is present right from the get-go. Lightly sweet and sticky strawberry juice imparts a slight candy flavor before a slight tang of wheat malts chime in, setting up for a mildly herbal and semi-dry strawberry finish.

M: Crisp, sweet and refreshing on the palate. Only a little stickiness from the strawbeery juice. Vanguard hops dry the feel enough and wheat malts add a spicy twang also.

O: A tasty, light, great smelling fruit lager, Abita's Strawberry Harvest is not too tough to handle and isn't artificial in any way I can sense. I liked the blend of wheat, light grains and faint strawberries throughout the brew. The 4.2% ABV is highly sessionable and I could see have a few on a sunny bayou.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of TrappistJohnMD
3.77/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great session beer. Very refreshing with low alcohol, so not going to knock you out while hanging out with friends.

Smell is lightly scented with strawberry.

Taste follows the smell well. Lots of strawberry in the finish. Not overpowering or too sweet.

Mouthfeel is light bodied. Good carbonation.

Overall this is a great beer for summer. Very enjoyable and easy to drink. Enjoy it for what it is.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

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5/5  rDev +44.1%

Photo of AgentK
3.98/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed this beer for what it was. The aroma was a little lackluster, but the flavor certainly is pleasant.

My closest comparison is a warm strawberry muffin. While enjoyed the summery feel to the beer, and its very light flavors, I can't bring myself to drink more than two in a row, as after awhile it starts becoming overwhelmingly sweet, however it's definitely a relaxing beverage. I was especially impressed with the amount of strawberry flavor.

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2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of cagocubs
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass.

A: Pours a light gold with a decent white head that sticks around and laces.

S: Wheat, strawberries and cream.

T: Fairly true to the pilsner style. Has the pilsner refreshment with a nice strawberry character. Not overly fake tasting, but rather complimentary to the pilsner. Surprisingly good.

M: Nice and crisp with good coating. High drinkablilty.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.42/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Single bottle from Premier Gourmet in Buffalo. On a bit of a beer run, and wanted some randoms to fill out my mixed six pack. It's summer, it's hot, and so this seemed to do the trick.

Poured into a fluted glass. Very pale yellow, visible champagne carbonation, a billowy head quickly dissolves into nothingness.

Nose is pleasant: strawberries, a bit of cream, biscuit, pale wheat malt.

Light, certainly refreshing, with a tart lemon counterpoint to the strawberry flavor, which arrives later in the sip. Tastes a bit artificial, but it's not bad. Sort of like strawberry cake. The base, I have to say, is a real let down - very watery, not much to it, and the pale wheat flavour is not entirely pleasant. Still, it tastes fine and goes down extremely well.

Decent summer fruit ale, but too light for me.

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Photo of Liz8646
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of chefhatt
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A friend gave this one to me. It poures a nice hazy yellow color body with a fizzy head that dissappears to a thin lace. The smell is very inviting of sweet strawberry and wheat. The taste starts off sweet of strawberry then on the back of the tonuge the wheat comes to play. The mouth feel is very good, well carbonated, nice and smooth, easy drinking and a nice after taste of strawberries. Overall this is a good summer beer.

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +36.9%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazy mild golden color. Upon pouring there was a three finger white head on the brew that faded over a moderate amount of time to give a nice amount of lacing.

Smell – The aroma, as would be expected is mostly of strawberry. The strawberry is mixed with a sugary sweet and wheat aroma.

Taste – The taste begins sweet and wheaty. At the front the sweet is more of a sugary sweet with the wheat having a more pronounced role. As the taste advances however the wheaty nature dies out some with grater flavors of a strawberry sweetness coming to the tongue. In the end a somewhat artificial, yet rather pleasant and refreshing strawberry flavor is left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is thin and the carbonation is on the higher side. Both are very fitting for the flavor and create a rather refreshing feel.

Overall- Refreshing, flavorful, and easy drinking. A great summer brew for a nice hot day outside while sitting with friend and chatting.

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Mystery beer left over by one of the roommates in the kitchen fridge.. no idea how old this guy is, but I'm daring enough to find out. Pours a slightly see thru golden color, some bubbles ascending and some head to it.. well at least it isn't flat! Very faint stale corn aroma. Taste is medium bodied, slightly tart. Some strawberry on the back end, pretty well balanced and refreshing. A nice subtle fruit beer that isn't overbearing like a lot of others, a nice summer beer.

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