While at Ashley’s Westland, we are going to sample another beer from Abita Brewery and it is their Strawberry Harvest Lager. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their Christmas Ale, you know the history of this southern craft brewery. If you did not read those beer blog posts, please, read them to get to know this craft brewery. Let us get into this summer season.
It has a clear golden color with nice small constant bubbles. This Lager has a nice white head on it. The aroma has a strong sweet strawberries notes. The taste profile has a strong sweet fresh strawberries notes. It is like fresh picked strawberries. The aftertaste is a nice strawberry finish that hangs around bit. This light body Lager is extremely drinkable.
Here is a descrition from their website (www.abita.com):
Abita Strawberry Harvest is a lager brewed with pilsner and wheat malts and Vanguard hops. Real Louisiana strawberry juice is added after filtration resulting in a crisp lager with a sweet strawberry flavor, aroma and haze. It is wonderful with desserts or lighter fare such as salads and pastas. Fresh cheeses such as Burrata, chèvre, Crescenza, mozzarella or Teleme pair well with Strawberry Harvest.
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In the end, I am not a huge Lager or fruit beers. I have to say I was pretty impressed with this beer. I liked it but it is pretty average beer. I will not go out of my way to find this beer. If I see it, I will order it. It also depends what is in the bar or restaurant. It is extremely drinkable and has a ton of flavor. I really enjoyed drinking this beer. Go and try it. Please let me know what you think of this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser