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Satsuma Harvest Wit - Abita Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 341
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.96%
Wants: 7
Gots: 15 | 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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Photo of jaydoc
3/5  rDev -12%

jaydoc, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of John_Squires
2.25/5  rDev -34%

John_Squires, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of rlee1390
3.48/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

rlee1390, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of ApacheAggie
4.5/5  rDev +32%

ApacheAggie, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of TownDunkel
3.06/5  rDev -10.3%
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

TownDunkel, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of hypnotoad1
3.75/5  rDev +10%

hypnotoad1, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of moarmare
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

moarmare, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of stckhndlr
3.05/5  rDev -10.6%
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.

stckhndlr, Sep 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

bckayaalp, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of Metalaero
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Metalaero, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of Bpierso1
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Bpierso1, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.78/5  rDev +10.9%
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.


RonaldTheriot, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of rph97
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

rph97, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of JayEvans813
3/5  rDev -12%

JayEvans813, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev +10%

enelson, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of ALM90
3.75/5  rDev +10%

ALM90, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of RDW
4/5  rDev +17.3%

RDW, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of greggian
4/5  rDev +17.3%

greggian, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of scratch69
3.14/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I poured a bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance- Cloudy straw color with a fingers worth of quickly disappearing head. Very little lacing.

Smell- Wheat malt, coriander, and citrus.

Taste- Yeasty, lightly sweet wheat malt flavor with a hint of citrus. Funky aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with an average amount of carbonation.

Overall- I was not impressed with this beer. The aftertaste was a little off putting. Not a good representation of the style and not one of Abitas better offerings.

scratch69, Aug 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12%

mpalestino, Aug 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

BeerBabe247, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of KerryCummins1977
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

KerryCummins1977, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of DeFaz
3.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Apperance: Light and cloudy. Fairly small head leaves pretty good lacing.

Smell: Wheat, coriander, and spices.

Taste: Wheat, orange, coriander, spices, and then some hops. Finishes somewhat dry. Flavors are timid and nothing shines here.

Mouthfeel: Fairly thin. Leaves a rather unpleasant aftertaste.

Overall: Not bad, but nothing too interesting. Probably would taste alright on a very warm summer day, but this overall is forgettable.

DeFaz, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of jayhass
3.2/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Cloudy straw color with white head that fades quickly. Aroma is light orange peel, coriander with soft pilsner malt. Taste is the same - orange peel is light as is the coriander. The malt is almost not existent. Maybe slight sweetness from the malt. Overall everything in this beer needs to be amped up just a bit.

jayhass, Aug 18, 2013
Satsuma Harvest Wit from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 341 ratings.