Lemongrass Wheat Ale - Outer Banks Brewing Station
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4.64/5 rDev +19.6%
Had this a part of a flight at the brewery itself. Nice pale yellow body and thin foam. Smells like lemongrass banana and some spice. Taste follows the smells as well. Not overly carbonated . Overall a very surprising refresher. Great flavor. Only complaint is the beer looks a bit mundane. I like that classic whipped head look.
06-16-2014 03:20:02 | More by jneiswender
4.47/5 rDev +15.2%
Sampled on tap at the Brewgrass festival in Asheville, North Carolina. Consumed on 09/20/2008 and reviewed from notes taken at the time.
The pour was very nice with a rich and very hazy looking pale golden yellow. Almost opaque with the cloudiness, just as the style should be. A small puff of white came up over the top and settled down effortlessly into a small, but stable layer that hung around for the rest of the session whilst providing a good amount of side glass lacing. The carbonation was tremendous as it came bubbling up toward the surface on this one.
The aroma was one of the highlights of the festival for me. Light, airy, but very fragrant, almost a summertime showstopper. Rich notes of banana and clove, highlighted with that all too familiar bubblegum like hint that wraps itself into only the best of wheat beers. The lemongrass was definitely apparent, more so at first, as it warmed it took a back seat to the more sustainable fruit aromas that dominated the profile. This was especially true in the flavor. Light, bubbly, just wonderfully crisp at the same time. Started with a delicate rush of lemon, nothing too bitter or tart, rather it was delicate and light, almost peppery. This blended well with the banana like flavor that followed it, hints of cloves, and almost what seemed to me to be like a heather flavor followed. Extremely flavorful. Light feel was complimented wonderfully by more the adequate carbonation that really let the flavors pop, but had enough of a coating effect to let you hold onto to the last grasps of flavor. Quick, clean, and wonderfully complex this was an easy session beer and I found myself back for this one more then once.
This was in my top 5 for the festival for sure. It was without a doubt, the wheat beer gone right. This really just showed off very well what can be done with a style that comes over to be all too bland at times. I would have no issue with going back for this one time and again.
09-22-2008 22:03:52 | More by mikesgroove
4.45/5 rDev +14.7%
From my limited notes when at the Outer Banks this past summer. My favorite offering from OBBS.
Pours a hazy golden color with a good amount of head.
Smell is very heavy on the lemongrass, there's pretty much nothing else as the lemon overtakes everything, a very sweet smelling beer, reminds me almost of lemonade without the the strong tart aroma.
Taste is also dominated by the lemongrass presence, very sweet with only a slight bitterness from hops at the end. A perfect summer beer as it goes down very easily.
02-18-2008 20:34:18 | More by deltatauhobbit
4.43/5 rDev +14.2%
Had this on-tap on 6-27-08. This one came to me a bright, yet cloudy, golden yellow. Thin white head capped it off. The aroma was very inviting and reminiscent of summer. Strong lemon grass scent with a light backing of clove, bubblegum, and faint wheat. It just smelled refreshing. The flavor followed the path I had hoped it would. Strong lemon flavor, but not in any way overpowering or overly tart. And it's nothing like a shandy or radler, either. Very unique and enjoyable, especially on a hot summer evening.
07-02-2008 23:54:44 | More by Imstillthegman
4.35/5 rDev +12.1%
A weizen glass served at the brewpub.
A: The ale, described as a hefe with a potent dose of lemongrass, has the hazy look of a weizen, only a few shades darker. The ale, of course, is opaque. Legs ensue but not much lacing.
S: The nose is all lemongrass. If you don't like the sweet pungency, go no further! I've evolved since my growler review almost 4 years ago and now I really dig the complexity. For PA locals, think Bullfrog's Thai PA and it's lemongrass aspect.
T: Pow! Described as a hefe, I'd never know that a hefe lurks underneath. The entire glass is dominated by the sweet lemongrass flavors, strong but not cloying. If you are unaccustomed to lemongrass, you may think that a small dose of lime made its way into the glass along with the lemon. Each sip consistently delivers the lemongrass with a blast of flavor. Nicely done.
M: A fruity wonderland that is bold and refreshing. Lemongrass, in these quantities, is normally ill-advised but OBBS makes it work.
D: A pint doesn't do the ale justice, several pints at the brewpubs bar are the best means of enjoying this delicious wheat ale.
08-24-2010 20:01:36 | More by akorsak
4.35/5 rDev +12.1%
500ml bottle poured into a Weizen Glass.
A - Pours a cloudy pale straw with a thick cap of creamy white.
S - Heavy Hefeweizen aromas of banana, clove, and wheat with a definite lemon/lime/lemongrass aroma. Very citrus-y, smells like it's gonna be good!
T - Spot-on with the nose, lots of quality Hefeweizen flavors of banana, bubblegum, and cloves with a huge lemongrass presence. Very crisp and refreshing, this is a perfect beach beer.
M - Crisp, with a medium-thin body and sharp carbonation.
O - Really glad I got to try this, it'll be at the top of my list the next time I visit the Outer Banks. Such a great hot-day beer!
06-22-2011 04:10:58 | More by jsanford
4.35/5 rDev +12.1%
On-tap at the brewery in a 5 oz. sampler glass. It's an opaque peachy gold, with medium carbonation and a thin white head. Quite pleasing aroma, with orange, lemon, cloves, bubblegum, and a backing of wheat. Tastes very similar, with the addition of floral hops, roses?, and delicious wheat, on top of a medium, creamy body that has lively carbonation and leaves a medium finish. All in all a delicious, flavorful American wheat.
12-18-2007 18:30:26 | More by mmmbeer
4.25/5 rDev +9.5%
I had the chance to try this for the second time at the World Beer Fest this year. As soon as I tasted it I remembered I had had the same thing at the GABF the year before and really enjoyed it. It is a cloudy yellow color with a super lemongrass fragrance, as the name implies. The mouth feel is pretty much middle of the road (which is fine for the style), and the aftertaste is rather nice. The flavor is as fragrant as the scent of the brew. I truly enjoyed this brew, not only because it was unique, but because it really tasted exactly as one would want a lemongrass ale to taste. YUM!!
10-29-2003 23:15:05 | More by gueuzegeek
4.18/5 rDev +7.7%
Served on-tap at Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills, NC
A: Pours a cloudy dark straw to pale golden yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of visible carbonation and some lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall pillowy white head that slowly reduces to a medium sized, medium thick cap with a very thin film surrounding it and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate aromas of lemongrass over lighter aromas of wheat and clove.
T: Upfront there are light flavors of wheat and some slightly strong flavors of lemon citrus. That is all overtaken by a moderate to slightly heavier than moderate flavor of lemongrass with some black pepper spiciness. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish.
M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of fizzy carbonation.
O: This beer was super refreshing and very enjoyable - I could easily drink this beer as my session beer and it was a perfect complement to seafood while out in the OBX. Definitely the highlight of visiting Outer Banks Brewing Station. The lemongrass was a perfect complement to the style of beer.
05-13-2013 21:06:45 | More by dbrauneis
4.05/5 rDev +4.4%
Poured a real hazy yellow lots of chunks and floaties my wife almost dumped it out but I stopped her of course,lemon dominates the aroma here very fragrant with a touch of fresh mown grass.Taste is very refreshing lemony and spritzy with a touch of toasted malt.Now this is a summer quaffer if I ever saw one outside of the appearance this is one reaaly nice brew from Kill Devil Hills.
09-27-2004 12:11:51 | More by oberon
4.05/5 rDev +4.4%
Nice hazy gold pour. The head actually has swirls in it as it fades. Fairly nice lacing for a lighter beer.
Nose is very strong and as advertised. All lemongrass. Very lemony and a fresh outdoors feel.
Hits light and quickly goes fizzy. Lemons there for sure, but also the more standard banana and very, very weak clove.
Feel starts a little fizzy but actually gets grainy towards the end. Very nice.
My wife loves this beer. I'm less enthused, but it's pretty darn good for the style. I'd drink it again - if she lets me.
04-02-2010 21:58:02 | More by beer2day
4/5 rDev +3.1%
A: Pours a hazy straw yellow with a finger of white head that fades into a frothy ring with little lacing.
S: Wheat bread, spicy German yeast aromas, candy sugar, and lemongrass dominate the nose.
T: Spicy German yeast and bread flavors dominate here with a bit of banana before a well-balanced lemongrass flavor kicks in. Finishes clean and bready.
M: Light body with moderate carbonation, this beer is quite drinkable.
O: A good beer, overall, and very refreshing on a hot summer day.
08-21-2014 19:55:06 | More by n2185
4/5 rDev +3.1%
Poured a hazy dark straw hue with a two finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.
The smell featured a light lemon zest with a sweet wheat spice.
The taste consisted of a full malt with a subtle sweetness along with a light wheat spice.
The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.
Overall a very tasty wheat ale.
05-05-2010 00:01:01 | More by plaid75
Lemongrass Wheat Ale from Outer Banks Brewing Station
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