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Satsuma Harvest Wit - Abita Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 349
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.96%
Wants: 8
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: philipquarles on 12-31-2008

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
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Ratings: 349 | Reviews: 163
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5/5  rDev +46.6%

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4.52/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very pleasant beer.

Gold, wonderfully hazy liquid with a big white head.

Smells of grain and spices.

Crisp and dry, fair amount of spices, slight citrus background. Also maybe a tinge of apricot.

Carbonation is nice and crisp.

Overall, I enjoy this beer a lot. Many fruit beers are too sweet. This one is just right.

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4.5/5  rDev +32%

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4.5/5  rDev +32%

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4.33/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Live review. Poured from the 12 oz. single that I bought at Cost Plus World Market in Mentor, Ohio a few weeks ago before they decided to close into my Brewery Ommegang Witte tumbler.

A Great looking glowing yellow opaque body with a white creamy head that stuck around too short of a time, about 60 seconds. There is visible sediment floating around as well. 4.5

S Light citrus, wheat, inviting. Very on target with style. 4.0

T Very good basic Wit body with harvest like spices as an added attraction. 4.5

M Smooth but light and interesting tastes bring it all together. 4.0

D Very good. It was easy to drink this 12 oz. bottle.

Notes: Count me impressed with this Abita beer, a very serviceable replacement for Ommegang Witte really, and less expensive as well.

Photo of unclejimbay
4.32/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Satsuma Harvest Wit
Abita Brewing Co. / Abita Brew Pub
Style: Witbier
ABV: 5.1% listed on bottle
bottle>wine galss @ home 7/29/09

Appearance was a 4.0 Okay 2 finger head, nominal lace. Golden white/creamy straw color.
Smell was a 4.5, very appropriatte belgian yeast profile/aromas. Hints of citurs, clove and spice. Hint of white pepper on the nose.
Taste is a 4.5, tasts follows smells. Less clove in taste than in smell. Sublte but noticeable citrus on palate with a wheat malt base.
Mouthfeel is a 3.0, medium-high carbonation, thin-medium body.
Drinkability exceeded my expectations as a 4.5. Awesome Belgian Wit rep, best most "true to style" offfering to date IMO from teh Abita Team. Wells done Abita Team! I would drink, buy, and enjoy this brew as a very accessible American Wit.

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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4.18/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Nice cloudy golden color with a decent soapy head.
S: Great spiciness and slight citrus notes with sweet malty aromas.
T: Good and crisp wheat aroma with some subtle citrus finish. Sweet and refreshing.
D/O: Light and drinkable. Great refreshing summer beer with a good agave and citrus flavor. The beer is definitely a good quality summer style beer with some nice bright flavors.

Photo of JMad
4.15/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I drank this from a tulip..

The beer is a pale/ hazy yellow color with a thick, foamy white head that quickly faded to a thin ring. The aroma is huge on banana and clove there are also hints of lemon and grass. It tastes of orange wheat banana and spice. The beer is light, but the carbonation is strong and prickly with a very refreshing finish. This beer can hang with the best of its style, I found it very tasty and enjoyable.

Photo of ktrillionaire
4.15/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A - Cloudy lemon-yellow with a billowing white cap and a lot of lace

S - Wheat and oat, orange peel, white pepper.

T - Citric twang, mellow and smooth oat-y malt, white pepper and orange zest linger on the finish, nice balance between sweetness and dryness. The flavors are relatively understated, which suits me just fine. All in all, this is one of the better Witbiers I've had in a while. Exceptionally refreshing.

M - Light-bodied, softly carbonated.

D - Perhaps it is because this beer defied my low expectation that I am enamored with Satsuma Wit, but I find it a very nice brew, way drinkable, quite enjoyable.

Photo of BeerSox
4.1/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into pint glass.

Cloudy straw hue with a one finger white head. As it was coming out of the bottle, it was more of a pink-orange hue.

A good amount of citrus, but no orange peel like you normally find in a wit (maybe it's just hidden). There is still a little bit of spice in there though.

Very subtle and sweet fruit notes on top of a somewhat tart wheat malt base. There's an overall creaminess to it in the background. Medium bodied, high carbonation.

More of a fruity summer wheat than a witbier, but that's okay. Rather enjoyable, even if it doesn't fit in the exact style specification for a Witbier. Recommended.

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4.1/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma is very sweet, with oranges in abundance...also quite a bit of spice present.

A very, very cloudy beer. Plenty of sediment...more so than most wits for sure.

A bit of sweetness and spice are present upfront in the beer. There's some citrus and a heavy wheat presence on the back end. A touch of hops are found at the swallow, as well. The carbonation seems pretty high on this one.

Tasty....I approve of this wit.

Photo of Haybeerman
4.07/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy straw color. Poured a half finger white head that dissipated to a broken skim. Laced in thin rings. A little sediment.

S: Citrus and banana. Spice and crackery wheat malt.

T: Consistent with smell with wheat/malt more prominent. Light peppery bitter for balance with some of the citrus flavor lingering.

M: Light-to-medium body. Moderate carbonation. Crisp and refreshing without being fizzy.

D: Excellent drinkablity; flavorful and refreshing.

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4.03/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Big, foamy, gold-tinted head on top of a very pale, straw-colored body. Clarity is good and yeast sediment leaves an interesting haze. Lacing is impressive

S: Smell of a classic wheat with a bit more bitterness and a strong citric note. Mild coriander and yeast funk

T: Taste is nice and simple - grainy on the tongue with a hint of peach.

M- Light and very fizzy with micro-small bubbles.

D- Although I don't see myself drinking more than one of these in a night, I do enjoy the place it serves in my drinking line-up

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Bottleneck says Best By 11/14/13

A- Pours a hazy dark golden color with a 1/2 inch white head that retains well before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and zigzags of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a thick ring behind on the glass.

S- Very yeasty wheat aroma with notes of orange and lemongrass.

T- Strong burst of yeasty wheat up front that gives way to a moderate sweetness and a slightly weak aftertaste. Very smooth, drinkable and flavorful. Zesty.

M- Plenty of snap with medium carbonation and a light body.

O- A very solid wheat beer that's fruity but not overly so.

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Satsuma Harvest Wit from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 349 ratings.