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Lemongrass Wheat Ale - Outer Banks Brewing Station

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Lemongrass Wheat AleLemongrass Wheat Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

68 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.14%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Outer Banks Brewing Station visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: aracauna on 09-18-2002)
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hardcor33

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

04-23-2013 19:53:06 | More by hardcor33
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SonOfKyuss

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

01-19-2013 13:05:59 | More by SonOfKyuss
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

10-17-2012 18:25:36 | More by ncaudle
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle purchased straight from the source and poured into a pub style glass. The brew appears a clouded golden color with streaming bubbles that makes for a white froth atop that retains well. Strings of webby lace stick to the glassware.

The smell is composed of wheat, clove, lemon, and more fruit quality almost like pear/apple/banana and a light candy quality sweetness follows that up.

The taste is sweet with wheat and cereal grain. A mild almost belgian candy sugar aspect mixes with clove, lemon zest, pear, apple and bubblegum. Contrasting is a mildly herbal hop flavoring.

This is a medium to light bodied brew with a modest to effervescent level of carbonation. It is easy drinking and fitting for the setting. Style-wise it is uncharacteristically sweet but it isnt cloying. This is perhaps the most easily attainable offering by this brewery. They had it on site and advertised on the walls and seemingly every bottle shop in the area had it as well. Worth a try if you get a chance.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2012 18:55:24 | More by stakem
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scottfrie

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle into weizen glass. Thanks Stormking47.

A: Pours a cloudy glowing citrus-gold with a short lived fizzy white head that faded into a faint bubbly collar.
S: Huge notes of citrus and yeast on the nose, with notes of lemon and spices. Crisp and clean smelling.
T: Lemongrass, citrus, mineraly spicy yeast, pepper, bread dough, and more citrus. Finish is drying but slick. Hints of apple cider as it warms.
M: Medium body, fizzy carbonation, clean and crisp mouthfeel. Not too sweet, drinks well, but a little spritzy.
O: A solid drinking beer. Went down well. Flavors are very citrusy, so you gotta be into that. Thanks again, Josh.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 00:00:31 | More by scottfrie
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briandaube

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

08-18-2012 17:45:09 | More by briandaube
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TheNightwatchman

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-10-2012 19:20:11 | More by TheNightwatchman
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eribo

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-10-2012 15:03:12 | More by eribo
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KerMUDGEon

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

07-22-2012 03:37:09 | More by KerMUDGEon
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-06-2012 21:39:23 | More by IPAchris
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fehrminator

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-03-2012 23:27:20 | More by fehrminator
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bigeyedfish89

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

06-27-2012 00:34:43 | More by bigeyedfish89
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ASUBeer

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

06-19-2012 22:08:30 | More by ASUBeer
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jak

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

04-29-2012 16:47:20 | More by jak
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to stevea1210 for this. Enjoyed chilled from a wheat glass.

The color is tarnished golden with a thick pillowy cream cap. The bead is fine and lace sticks well. the aroma is distinctly spiced with lemongrass notes that seem peppery and floral with some ginger and light citrus aspects. There is a mild wheat malt note in the nose. The feel is smooth up front with moderate carbonation and sublte warming spice in the background.

The flavor is very well balanced with some lemongrass taste in the entry with enought sweetness to balance the almost ginger-like flavor which is not bitter but has a mild bite. The finish is dry and the overall drinkability's good. I could see having this on a warm summer day after mowing the lawn..or anytime really.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 19:04:58 | More by Slatetank
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drabmuh

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by yourefragile last night because ticking is something that has to happen.

Beer is yellow and mostly clear with a soft white head some lacing on the glass, moderate to high carbonation, low retention.

Aroma is sweet, a little lemony, a little grassy, smells fine.

Beer is better than I expected, refreshing, pushes into the radler sort of thing but without the cloying sweetness of a radler. I enjoyed my share of this bottle but had better beers to get to, I may even have this again in the future if that is at all possible.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 16:26:49 | More by drabmuh
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jskennedy

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-27-2012 03:52:28 | More by jskennedy
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brotherloco

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

01-02-2012 23:43:14 | More by brotherloco
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-14-2011 23:10:57 | More by ROGUE16
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tbeq00

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-08-2011 06:26:10 | More by tbeq00
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Pencible

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a hazy light gold with fluffy white head.
S: It smelled like lots of grass and lemon zest, with earthy hay and sweet lemon drop candies, and a bit of green peppercorn.
T: It tasted like fresh wheat and earthy grass and bitter lemon zest, with a little honey and green peppercorn. It had a smooth bitter aftertaste.
M: It was watery with lots of carbonation. Nice lively body.
D: This was true to its name. This makes other beers with lemon character look stupid, with the amount of lemon here. A solid wheat beer with good scent and taste and body. The finish wasn't perfectly clean, but it was still really easy to drink and refreshing at the beach. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2011 02:17:17 | More by Pencible
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axeman9182

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

served at the Outer Banks Brewing station in a tall thin glass (looked more like a pils glass than a traditional weizen) on 8/5.

Lemongrass Wheat Ale pours a hazy golden color. There's about a finger of fluffy white foam perched atop the beer, but it quickly fades cleanly down the glass, not leaving a speck of lacing. The titular lemongrass comes through sharply in the nose, but there's also a bit of clove, as well as a barely there tartness from the wheat. The flavor is more of the same, though it does come across as especially crisp, not much at all in the way of sweetness or even wheaty tartness. The clove notes, I'm guessing from a weizen yeast, are a bit more prominent here than in the nose. The body is a bit on the drier than I would have anticipated, but that does help the lemongrass come across at the focus of the beer. The carbonation is bubbly and expressive, while stopping short of overpowering the body. BA lists this one as an American Pale Wheat, and thre brewpub calls it a hefeweizen. I'd say it's a much better interpretation of the former than the latter.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2011 01:03:07 | More by axeman9182
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jsanford

Georgia

4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2011 04:10:58 | More by jsanford
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321jeff

Maryland

3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy deep gold with copious amounts of soapy white head.

Smells of spices (maybe cloves) and wheat with some lemon citrus in the background.

Tastes more like a hefeweizen than any of the pale wheat ales I've had, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Lots of lemon rind and wheat, but there is almost no hop profile to this one.

Medium in body, much like a good pale ale with plentiful carbonation and a smooth finish. This is a perfect refreshing beer to enjoy after a long hot day on the beach and I will certainly reach for another next time I'm at the Outer Banks.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2010 21:52:00 | More by 321jeff
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-24-2010 20:01:36 | More by akorsak
Lemongrass Wheat Ale from Outer Banks Brewing Station
88 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.