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Satsuma Harvest Wit - Abita Brewing Co.

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Satsuma Harvest WitSatsuma Harvest Wit

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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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3.75/5  rDev +10%

WeisenForEisen, Aug 17, 2013
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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
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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

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

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

chipndip1, Aug 07, 2013
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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
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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
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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.

Immortale25, Jul 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12%

ADTaber, Jun 27, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

mrfrancis, Jun 18, 2013
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3.44/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

einman, Jun 09, 2013
Satsuma Harvest Wit from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 341 ratings.