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Satsuma Harvest Wit - Abita Brewing Co.

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337 Ratings
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Ratings: 337
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.96%
Wants: 8
Gots: 14 | 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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TownDunkel

Texas

3.06/5  rDev -10.3%

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

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +10%

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

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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

Virginia

3.05/5  rDev -10.6%

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.

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

New York

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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

Louisiana

3.78/5  rDev +10.9%

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

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

09-07-2013 22:20:18 | More by rph97
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JayEvans813

Florida

3/5  rDev -12%

09-07-2013 02:47:56 | More by JayEvans813
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enelson

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +10%

09-02-2013 18:37:36 | More by enelson
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ChicagoShakeAndBake26

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +10%

08-31-2013 08:46:01 | More by ChicagoShakeAndBake26
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ALM90

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +10%

08-26-2013 22:16:55 | More by ALM90
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RDW

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +17.3%

08-25-2013 03:44:21 | More by RDW
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greggian

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +17.3%

08-24-2013 20:42:33 | More by greggian
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scratch69

Missouri

3.14/5  rDev -7.9%

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.

08-24-2013 18:00:01 | More by scratch69
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12%

08-24-2013 15:03:18 | More by mpalestino
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BeerBabe247


4/5  rDev +17.3%

08-18-2013 23:11:34 | More by BeerBabe247
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KerryCummins1977

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

08-18-2013 23:08:56 | More by KerryCummins1977
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DeFaz

Ohio

3.33/5  rDev -2.3%

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.

08-18-2013 19:46:10 | More by DeFaz
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jayhass

Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -6.2%

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.

08-18-2013 00:51:36 | More by jayhass
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WeisenForEisen

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +10%

08-17-2013 20:49:53 | More by WeisenForEisen
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klawburke

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

08-13-2013 23:36:34 | More by klawburke
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.28/5  rDev -3.8%

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on August 12, 2013.

It has a cloudy pale yellow pour with a quick white head that does not as terribly long. It has an unfiltered look.

The aroma smells like a wit should with Belgian pale malts, Belgian yeast, and a little bit of lemon zing. Yup = Hoegarrden. Mellow hops.

The body is light and refreshing.

The taste has the same sort of roasted malt character I would expect from a wit but it is not quite as strong as it is on the nose. Vague spice and citrus. A bit sweeter than many wits. But it was not that bad and I could drink a few of these in 80 degree weather.

08-12-2013 21:01:14 | More by puboflyons
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BRBrewBro

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -12%

08-12-2013 19:02:03 | More by BRBrewBro
Satsuma Harvest Wit from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 337 ratings.