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Satsuma Harvest Wit - Abita Brewing Co.

Satsuma Harvest WitSatsuma Harvest Wit

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Ratings: 327
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.62%


Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Real Louisiana Satsumas, golden wheat, oats and the finest barley create Abita Satsuma Harvest Wit. Pale and cloudy, like the haze on a hot summer day, this white beer has a sweet and subtle citrus flavor with a touch of spice that is cool and refreshing.

17 IBU

(Beer added by: philipquarles on 12-31-2008)
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Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.83/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, pale yellow body with a thin, white head.

Smell: Nose of unmalted wheat and raw, wholesome oats with solid notes of generously added spices and, of course, the Satsuma (coming across as scent of orange and lemon).

Taste: Moderately tangy wheat rounded out slightly by some smooth, crisp oats and a touch of overall sweetness. Pinch of earthy spices along with the sweetish citrus Satsuna taste. Light bitterness midway through. The wheat and the fruit carry you effortlessly to the drying, crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body, though, at times, it's flirting with being watery. Medium-high carbonation.

Drinkability: Pleasantly refreshing and goes down far too easy. It's by no means an outstanding wit, but, in my opinion, it's one of the better Abita beers available.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2009 02:37:58 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Mcwill51

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

02-17-2014 04:33:07 | More by Mcwill51
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Josbor11

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

02-13-2014 20:57:26 | More by Josbor11
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GraduatedCashew

California

3/5  rDev -12.3%

02-03-2014 19:52:52 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Skillz

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

01-08-2014 01:23:40 | More by Skillz
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dorionray

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -12.3%

01-01-2014 23:57:38 | More by dorionray
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zbkai189

Washington

4/5  rDev +17%

12-27-2013 02:30:48 | More by zbkai189
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kwkdmk

Louisiana

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

12-02-2013 01:36:55 | More by kwkdmk
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Chugs13

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

11-24-2013 21:47:01 | More by Chugs13
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MrMaestoso

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -5%

11-21-2013 03:35:32 | More by MrMaestoso
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braedon_peluso

New York

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

10-27-2013 22:24:38 | More by braedon_peluso
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Extrajoker00

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

10-24-2013 23:23:42 | More by Extrajoker00
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jaydoc

Kansas

3/5  rDev -12.3%

10-19-2013 16:34:59 | More by jaydoc
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John_Squires

New York

2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

10-19-2013 02:46:48 | More by John_Squires
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A-Hazy yellow orange, not much carbonation or head.

S-Wheat, lemon, orange, some grass. A more citrusy witbier.

T-Starts off with wheat, spice, orange and lemon but the finish has this off flavor that throws off the balance.

M-Medium bodied, some carbonation.

O-I can't place the off flavor in the finish but it threw everything off.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 23:26:35 | More by rlee1390
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ApacheAggie

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

10-16-2013 20:29:06 | More by ApacheAggie
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TownDunkel

Texas

3.06/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I bought this one because I had no idea what a satsuma was. The apperance is a nice fuzzy orange color that is hazy. The smell is vague hops with a strange bitter smell that was off to me. Sweet taste but then melllows to quick to a earthy bitter that doesn't mix well. Aftertaste is decent but nothing amazing. Just not impressed but I want to try a satsuma to see how Mich flavor was in it

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 03:12:33 | More by TownDunkel
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hypnotoad1

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

09-28-2013 02:50:40 | More by hypnotoad1
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moarmare

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

09-26-2013 12:25:04 | More by moarmare
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stckhndlr

Virginia

3.05/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- A crisp white head tops a cloudy orange cream colored beer. There is quite a bit of sediment still left in the bottle with was then transferred into the glass. This gives it the appearance of a lighter colored fresh squeezed orange juice with a few bits of seed floating in it.

S- citrus and light clove up front. It also has that classic funk aroma that I find in alot of witbiers.

T- on the tip of the tongue is the burst of citrus while the mellow bitters work their magic along the sides of it. The funk of the orange peel/pith is defined in the long finish of this beer.

M- Well carbonated and crisp.

O- This is an ok beer, but nothing worth bragging about.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2013 19:48:06 | More by stckhndlr
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bckayaalp

New York

3.25/5  rDev -5%

09-22-2013 04:27:11 | More by bckayaalp
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Metalaero

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

09-14-2013 23:48:35 | More by Metalaero
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Bpierso1

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -5%

09-11-2013 00:38:28 | More by Bpierso1
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.78/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Abita Satsuma Harvest Wit has a very thick, frothy, white head, a semi-clear, golden appearance, with streaming bubbles, lots of suspended tan particles, a descending yellow-gray cloud, and a fair amount of lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of coriander and white wheat bread, and the taste is of those two elements, plus sugar, satsuma, a touch of bitterness, and a slight orange peel note. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and Abita Satsuma Harvest Wit finishes semi-dry, easy going, and drinkable. Overall, this is very good.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 15:14:05 | More by RonaldTheriot
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rph97

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

09-07-2013 22:20:18 | More by rph97
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Satsuma Harvest Wit from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 327 ratings.