1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Wheat - Abita Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
WheatWheat

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
77
okay

137 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 137
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 18.07%
Wants: 9
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Wheat (May – September) German brewers discovered centuries ago that the addition of wheat produces a distinctively light, refreshing beer. Unlike traditional German wheat beers produced by other breweries, Abita Wheat is a lager, not an ale, and contains a generous amount of wheat which produces a clean, simple flavor.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 04-10-2002)
View: Beers (49) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 137 | Reviews: 72 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by TeeCee:
Photo of TeeCee
TeeCee

Louisiana

3.93/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Quick review - almost a light beer, very sessionable, excellent summer option.

I had a keg of this for a party and a boil (CO2 driven - no handpump/oxygen), along with the Abita Doppelbock. Even pouring it my way (the hard way), the head is medium to light (an inch if you really try). The head dissipates rather quickly, leaving a thin layer of foam stuck to the sides of the glass. The beer is just on the god side of yellow.

Smelling it, I get full on wheaty, grainy smell. It's a fresh smell. I can smell no hop in this beer (that's not a problem to me, just a clarification).

The taste is very light. It comes across extremely sessionable. I wish it was a little heavier, but that's probably not what Abita is going for as this is their summer seasonal. The mouthfeel is surprisingly thick for the flavor, but still at about a medium on my scale with no fizziness.

As I stated, I had this beer for a party and a boil along with a keg of Abita Doppelbock. I picked this up because I think it's a good beer, it is one of my fiancé's favorites, and there's no way in hell I was going with B/M/C light. This was my light alternative. My step-dad who takes the silver bullet intravenously was drinking this beer. My uncle whose taste buds somehow started hating yeast a few years back was drinking this. Obviously it was a hit with some.

Serving type: on-tap

05-27-2009 01:15:29 | More by TeeCee
More User Reviews:
Photo of Robyn
Robyn

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -9.6%

07-28-2014 12:50:47 | More by Robyn
Photo of noperative
noperative

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -9.6%

07-16-2014 23:32:42 | More by noperative
Photo of Brockpellegrin
Brockpellegrin

Louisiana

2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

07-01-2014 01:33:34 | More by Brockpellegrin
Photo of swierczt
swierczt

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-26-2014 18:53:28 | More by swierczt
Photo of LXIXME
LXIXME

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +20.5%

05-04-2014 21:37:01 | More by LXIXME
Photo of WVbeergeek
WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-22-2014 06:11:42 | More by WVbeergeek
Photo of EF4
EF4

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -9.6%

03-07-2014 00:34:41 | More by EF4
Photo of astronautjones
astronautjones

Michigan

4/5  rDev +20.5%

02-13-2014 22:22:21 | More by astronautjones
Photo of karabearaesquire
karabearaesquire

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +13%

01-19-2014 17:49:21 | More by karabearaesquire
Photo of dorionray
dorionray

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -9.6%

01-01-2014 23:56:24 | More by dorionray
Photo of zbkai189
zbkai189

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

12-27-2013 02:31:24 | More by zbkai189
Photo of Antonius08
Antonius08

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +28%

12-02-2013 05:42:36 | More by Antonius08
Photo of Hypersomnia
Hypersomnia

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

11-15-2013 02:17:39 | More by Hypersomnia
Photo of strangebrew1981
strangebrew1981

Texas

4/5  rDev +20.5%

11-13-2013 01:19:24 | More by strangebrew1981
Photo of ejimhof
ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

09-19-2013 23:01:20 | More by ejimhof
Photo of JuiceSpringsteen
JuiceSpringsteen

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -9.6%

09-13-2013 23:35:04 | More by JuiceSpringsteen
Photo of BeerFMAndy
BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

08-17-2013 14:54:40 | More by BeerFMAndy
Photo of lpstar
lpstar

California

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-23-2013 03:05:01 | More by lpstar
Photo of ste5venla
ste5venla

California

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-20-2013 18:32:53 | More by ste5venla
Photo of JISurfer
JISurfer

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-31-2013 03:34:41 | More by JISurfer
Photo of johntfox
johntfox

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +13%

05-21-2013 17:25:31 | More by johntfox
Photo of JamesStreet
JamesStreet

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-10-2013 18:55:05 | More by JamesStreet
Photo of Daktah
Daktah

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

05-03-2013 15:09:39 | More by Daktah
Photo of JoeShort
JoeShort

Georgia

5/5  rDev +50.6%

05-02-2013 21:13:35 | More by JoeShort
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Wheat from Abita Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.