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Satsuma Harvest Wit - Abita Brewing Co.

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Satsuma Harvest WitSatsuma Harvest Wit

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78
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333 Ratings
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Ratings: 333
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 15.2%
Wants: 8
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
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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matjack85

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found this squatty 12 oz. brown bottle at Binny's in Glen Ellyn, IL for $1.59. No freshness or bottled on date, just a story about the beer on the back label.

The beer poured a hazy pear yellow color with a 1½ finger head that dissipated to just a thin ring in about a minute. Only a few spots of lacing clung to the sides of the glass.

The smell had a heavy wheat character to it along with some coriander spice and a good dose of citrus fruit. It had a nice pineapple-orange smell.

The taste was pretty much like you would expect from the smell. The beer was both malty sweet and fruity sweet from the wheat malt, barley, oats, and satsuma fruit. I didn't know what satsuma was, so I looked it up and found out it was a variety of mandarin orange, so that would account for the orangy smell and taste. Not much hop flavor to this as noted by the low 17 IBU score. Instead they use a good dose of coriander spice to do the balancing act on the sweetness. The spice stays with you all the way through to the finish. Still I missed the lack of hops.

The mouthfeel was medium light despite the sweetness which is good for a seasonal summer wit and the carbonation is medium high to give it a slightly spritzy texture.

Not the greatest seasonal summer beer around, but very drinkable and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2009 03:40:57 | More by matjack85
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Satsuma Harvest Wit from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.