Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer
Trivia: Abita has a new beer SOS (Save Our Shore, a charitable pils) with 75 cents/bottle going to a fund to help with the Gulf oil spill. They are also selling merchandise here where 100% of price is going to the fund. I think I may buy myself a shirt! I haven’t seen the beer yet, but when it makes its way up here, I’m getting that too!
Random: Abita is one of my favorite breweries (so far).
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. As I’m drinking it, I say how much I love this beer, to which the girlfriend asks what I’m drinking. I tell her Abita Strawberry Harvest. She then takes the glass for herself. I’m forced to go into the kitchen and get a bottle of Harpoon Leviathan Saison. Such is life.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0