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Satsuma Harvest Wit - Abita Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 344
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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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
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

WeisenForEisen, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of klawburke
2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

klawburke, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of puboflyons
3.28/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

puboflyons, Aug 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12%

BRBrewBro, Aug 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12%

llamakinoodle, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of chris1919
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

chris1919, Aug 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

RobertColianni, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of Pookie
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Pookie, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of chipndip1
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

chipndip1, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of HeadyTheElder
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

HeadyTheElder, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of REDAMI
3.33/5  rDev -2.3%
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...

REDAMI, Aug 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

EZ_Peezy, Aug 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12%

TheBeerDog, Aug 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

cosmonick, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of Hesperus
3.16/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

Hesperus, Jul 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

WDJersey, Jul 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

BlueMoon10, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of johnnnniee
3.46/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

johnnnniee, Jul 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

Kerrie, Jul 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

ahommell, Jul 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

GABrew, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of Immortale25
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.

Immortale25, Jul 06, 2013
Satsuma Harvest Wit from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 344 ratings.