bubbleflubber (1919) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not very good... Pours almost transparent, with a milky strawberry "hue"... a nitrous-induced head, teeny ring with no real retention. The nose is spot on for Captain Crunch cereal (with strawberries). The flavor totally loses me... and there’s nothing to really get "lost" in.... Yes, there is a slightly ripened strawberry bite upfront, but this is met in the mid-palate by a terrible corn and grain macro light beer. Feels terribly out of balance. There’s no substance to the palate... thin and watery, no body to it at all; very reminiscent of seltzer water with strawberry juice. The finish is a processed plastic mess that meets corn again for a terrible aftertaste/effervescence. Not recommended.... honestly, I expected a little better than this from Abita.
heemer77 (5156) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 13, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. The body is slightly hazy yellow with a thin white head. The aroma is definite strawberry jelly with some pancakes. Wow, the taste is better than I expected. It is largely sugar cookies with some strawberries in the finish. The body is highly carbonated. As I drink more I get some slight hints of raw potatoes. Decent.
smashteroid (262) - Alabama, USA - JUN 9, 2007
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Served from bottle, cold. The aroma was certainly the most appealing aspect of this beer. The flavor was not that enrapturing, it was extremely light with only barely noticeable traces of sweetness. It’s light and crisp. Would make a moderately pleasing beer for sweltering summer days.
xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Abita Strawberry Harvest Lager
12 oz bottle
Moderate pour in a mug
Recent brewing, picked 05/07
Poured a straw yellow (ironic!) with a moderate fizzy mostly diminishing white head.
Smelt of moderate sweet strawberries and light grain.
Taste was upfront moderate sweet strawberry candy (like the strawberry candy with the gooey center and in the strawberry printed shiny wrapper) with some light sour fresh strawberry and faint bitter hops followed by a faint to light bread and strawberry dessert feel, and an awkard grain bitterness on a short finish.
Palate was light bodied, watery, fizzy and slightly astringent.
Overall, it’s a nice strawberry flavor on an average to disappointing beer canvas. It’s very pleasant to me as a strawberry lover, but not the best strawberry beer by far.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle pours goledn with a short white head that leaves a little lace. Aromas of strawberry and grain. Flavor is strawberry, some bread and lots of grainy notes. Light body with a crisp palate. This seems a lot like a pilsener that you dumped some strawberry flavor in. Not all that super..
Hinez57 (188) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - MAY 4, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Funky extract/medical strawberry syrup poured into beer aroma. Cloudy pale lager color. Flavor is unique, thankfully not medical. Watery lager flavor with a fairly nice strawberry flavor. A decent mouthfeel, not special. Overall I’ll have another, but it won’t be a regular drink by any stretch. I think I scored this as descent because it’s so "different".
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
3-May-07 12oz bottle. I keep resisting this one on the shelf because I expect it to be something awful, but I just couldn’t resist it anymore. I was too curious. Pours a hazed pale yellow, unexpectedly, the color of a wit, with a film of white foam. It’s not pretty. Aroma reminds me at first of dehydrated strawberries in breakfast cereal and as it warms slightly there is a shift and the most glorious memory emerges. It smells almost exactly like Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake bars. Flavor is a fresher strawberry taste but the lager beneath is nothing brilliant. Finishes lightly sweet with lingering tartness. Novelty, in this case, was worth the risk.
swampwiz (11) - USA - APR 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A good counterpoint to its brother brew Turbodog. The fruitiness is nicely done, but could get on the driner’s nerve after a while.
ajolly2 (129) - USA - APR 30, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Moderate head, golden appearance, fruity aroma and everything else; tastes like a fruit soda; not my favorite
pojo41 (315) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - APR 30, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nice smell of strawberry. OK head. For some reason I liked this beer. Had a strawberry soda taste that appealed to me. Probably not for everyone.