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Satsuma Harvest Wit - Abita Brewing Co.

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Satsuma Harvest WitSatsuma Harvest Wit

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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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HeadyTheElder

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

08-04-2013 13:28:15 | More by HeadyTheElder
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REDAMI

Ohio

3.33/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle into Chimay goblet.

A - Hazy, pale, golden yellow with white lacey head.

S - Yeasty funk with a slight hint of peachiness. Definite sour notes.

T - Nothing distinct here. Vaguely sweet wheat with no sign of the fruit expected. Rather bland overall. Wheaty funk lingers on the palate.

M - A bit of body, light carbonation.

A summer porch beer to be certain, but lacking. Meh...

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 00:38:07 | More by REDAMI
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EZ_Peezy

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

08-03-2013 18:12:13 | More by EZ_Peezy
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TheBeerDog

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.3%

08-02-2013 03:23:36 | More by TheBeerDog
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cosmonick

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -5%

07-30-2013 22:16:25 | More by cosmonick
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Hesperus

Virginia

3.16/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Golden and cloudy, a very satisfying appearance for a beer made with oranges. A thick head of white foam was present but dissipated quickly.

Smell: Yeast and a slightly metallic tone initially, with a backdrop of sweet orange. Orange becomes more apparent and the metallic note disappears as the beer warms.

Taste: Sweet orange, witbier yeast notes, wheat. I was expecting more satsuma flavor here.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and light bodied, medium-high carbonation. Refreshing.

Overall: This is not the beer I was expecting, but was still fairly good. The satsuma orange didn't dominate the flavor profile like I would have liked, what is present makes the beer pleasantly refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 20:14:47 | More by Hesperus
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-28-2013 02:29:40 | More by WDJersey
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

3.25/5  rDev -5%

07-20-2013 18:06:33 | More by BlueMoon10
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.46/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Bert's picked up on a whim.
Pours a light straw with a tinge of orange to it and a smallish although long lasting creamy white head. The aroma is light citrus orange and grapefruit come to mind with a spicy wheat berry thig going on and a huge yeasty presence. The flavor is light and bready with lots of wheat that is countered by the spice and citrus flavors. The finish is rather dry with a lingering spice rack. Light body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick almost watery mouthfeel. This one was ok, but a bit thin and uninteresting.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 22:22:38 | More by johnnnniee
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Kerrie

Michigan

4/5  rDev +17%

07-16-2013 01:36:10 | More by Kerrie
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ahommell

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +17%

07-09-2013 22:27:10 | More by ahommell
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GABrew

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -5%

07-07-2013 19:52:51 | More by GABrew
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +17%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2013 01:46:47 | More by Immortale25
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ADTaber

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -12.3%

06-27-2013 18:55:17 | More by ADTaber
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

06-18-2013 14:31:44 | More by mrfrancis
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einman

Minnesota

3.44/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up on a whim with their Strawberry Harvest too. Poured a nice color and right away noticed not much smell, just not much of anything It's an ok lighter beer but nothing stands out too much as a Witbier, no spice of any kind. Probably would buy again.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 04:26:46 | More by einman
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Satsuma

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -5%

06-09-2013 01:59:33 | More by Satsuma
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ajzy

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-04-2013 00:22:43 | More by ajzy
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DMB

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

05-31-2013 17:18:16 | More by DMB
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BeerDreadz

Florida

4/5  rDev +17%

05-19-2013 22:33:36 | More by BeerDreadz
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

05-10-2013 18:54:00 | More by JamesStreet
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HideYaBeer

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

05-05-2013 21:12:43 | More by HideYaBeer
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.3%

04-24-2013 03:06:50 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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metter98

New York

3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy light pale yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation along with some fine particles visible floating in suspension. It poured with a finger high white head that eventually died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of wheat and oranges are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of both wheat and satsumas, which seem to resemble mandarin oranges with hints of lemons. No spices such as coriander are detectable.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and would make for a good selection on a hot summer day. I really enjoyed how it used Louisiana satsumas in place of the typical Curaçao orange peels that are typical of witbiers.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 13:57:34 | More by metter98
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BGsWo22

New York

2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

03-20-2013 22:59:49 | More by BGsWo22
Satsuma Harvest Wit from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.