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RATINGS: 447   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Ripe, red Louisiana strawberries are harvested at the peak of the season in the early morning chill. The scent of the juicy red Ponchatoula berries fills the air as they’re picked and pressed for Abita Strawberry Harvest Lager. The end result is a light, crisp lager with just a hint of strawberry sweetness.


2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 5, 2008
This fruit beer pours a yellow gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is cereal and grain, with some strawberries. A light bodied fruit beer. The malts are cereal and grain. The hops are slightly spicy. The strawberry flavor is somewhat subdued and not all that sweet. Lively carbonation. Not much here, the fruit flavor is so mild its almost not there. Mouthfeel is thin. Finish is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 3, 2008
Pours a pale creamy yellow w/ decent head and a blotchy pinicillin culture lace. Smells like strawberry cheesecake. Light nectar w/ ample residual effers. Defined strawberry cheesecake w/ no sugar. The finish is bittered w/ acidity. This is not good beer. Three sips and down the drain it goes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2387) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 31, 2008
Pours a five finger white head that fades fairly quickly and leaving some lace. Clear pale amber color. Light carbonation and light-medium bodied. Strawberry nose. Flavor is strawberry but is not sweet; well thought out fruit beer. Clean finish. $2.95 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 27, 2008
Tasted 5/26/08. 12oz bottle. Filtered with a golden hue. Pleasant strawberry nose. Wafting. Touch grainy undertone. Light bodied and crisp. Pleasantly fruity. Mildly sticky. Tangy with mild effervescence. Well crafted and truly enjoyable. Hello Ladies.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2008
I was quite hot and tired when sampled this and the strawberry is not in the background, but doesn’t overwhelm the larger flavor. Only problems are I find larger rather boring, especially medocre larger, like this, and I’m not real keen on strawberries either. Still I admire this bid and have no regrets trying it.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2008
The beer is topped by a two-finger thick, pale off-white colored head that sits on top of a clear, gold colored brew. The aroma smells distinctly of strawberry syrup, with even a touch of vanilla. Nothing else is really noticeable in the aroma, though there is a touch of butterscotch, which might just be a product of the strawberries.

The flavor is fairly dry and non-descript until the strawberry flavor kicks in. This tastes of strawberries quit strongly, but it is more an oral-nasal component than an actual flavor. The strawberries contribute a mix of vanilla, light butterscotch and of course that strawberry signature. There is a soft sweetness to the finish that is quite light, the sweetness itself seems to be accented by the fruity, strawberry character. Perhaps a touch of thin malt character is noticeable underneath the strawberry, but, other than the spritzy carbonation, this is purely strawberry driven. There is no real beer character here at all. This is very light and quaffable.

Almost not beer because it is so one-dimensionally strawberry driven. Having said that, the strawberries have been used quite well here. The beer base is quite clean allowing the fresh, clean strawberry character to come out shining. I didn’t dislike this nearly as much as I was expecting & I really like that this has hardly any sweetness to it at all (it really could have been a cloying mess otherwise). If I was a big strawberry fan, I would have enjoyed this a bit more, it seems to be one of the better, bland fruit dominated beers out there.

Purchased: <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? Liquors, Tucson AZ

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2008
UPDATED: APR 8, 2012 Bottle. Pours light gold with white fizzy head. Aroma of fresh strawberry, nice. Flavors of fresh, light strawberry with light, clean malt. Light mouthfeel with fizzy carbonation. Overall, a very tasty, refreshing treat for spring, I enjoy!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blangemo (1) - Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2008 does not count
I recommend adding a 1/4 to 1/2 of a strawberry with it. I’m not usually a fan of adding fruit to beer, but it brings the strawberry taste through even more. Without adding a slice you have a decent beer with a average strawberry aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (8851) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Bottle, thanks deepsouth!! Pours a gold color with a big white head. Aroma is strawberries right way. Flavor is some strawberries, honey and light malt. No hops to speak of. Good on a hot day.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2008
Bottle courtesy of deepsouth! Pours a light golden color with a thick white head that dissipates very quickly. Has a nice strawberry aroma with a hint of malt. Has a lot of carbonation and a light mouthfeel. Taste is light and crisp with the right amount of strawberries. Finish is light caramel malt blended with strawberry flavor. Overall not a bad brew. I gave this one to my wife who said it was very good.


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