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Satsuma Harvest Wit - Abita Brewing Co.

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332 Ratings
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Ratings: 332
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 15.2%
Wants: 8
Gots: 9 | 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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zdk9

Texas

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

A- Pours light yellow, clouded with a ton of suspended particles. About a finger of white head that leaves some wisps of lacing on the glass sides.

S- A weak smell. Some yeast, spice, white bread. But I could definitely use some more pungency out of this. Probably would be better in a different glass instead of the pint I'm drinking it in, but even so...

T- A good blast of spice and yeast. I was expecting fruity and sweet, and instead it's quite spicy with the coriander really coming out in the flavor. I'm not really sure what satsuma tastes like, but I'm pretty sure it'd be citrusy, and I don't really taste that. Some maltiness like whole wheat sandwich bread and also some bitterness in the back corners of my mouth. A really well flavored beer with some unexpected complexity to it.

M- Highly carbonated, not too sweet. Good here.

O- I didn't have very high expectations for this beer and it really shattered them. This would be a great summer drinker- complex but still light.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2011 05:02:26 | More by zdk9
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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.

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Satsuma Harvest Wit from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.