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Wheat - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

135 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 135
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 18.02%
Wants: 8
Gots: 4 | 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)
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rorjets

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +20.1%

02-10-2013 03:45:44 | More by rorjets
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kingmaker

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

02-03-2013 06:16:38 | More by kingmaker
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DmanGTR

New York

2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

01-28-2013 17:00:31 | More by DmanGTR
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phishbone23

New York

2/5  rDev -39.9%

01-23-2013 18:39:35 | More by phishbone23
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CyBEERooster

Florida

4/5  rDev +20.1%

01-14-2013 22:28:45 | More by CyBEERooster
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-12-2013 17:52:52 | More by spycow
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Mojo

Alabama

3.05/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12ounce bottle-> World Market Tulip

This beer pours up a clear pale straw with a nice three finger white head. The nose is very mild, just some grain and banana. Taste is weak and relatively one dimensional. At least there isn't much of a metallic taste. Mouthfeel is pretty average and non distinct. An average beer, to take or leave.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 05:52:29 | More by Mojo
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mixed_master7

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-31-2012 19:18:16 | More by mixed_master7
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ssimpson89

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

12-27-2012 21:53:54 | More by ssimpson89
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1/3 head, moderate carbonation, gold in color, clear

Smell: grain, adjunct, light wheat

Taste: grain, adjunct, light wheat--has a little bit of their Restoration Pale Ale taste

Mouthfeel: sweet with slight bitterness, medium carbonation, light bodied

Overall: In a bizarre world, I have been seeking this beer out for a while and am happy to have found it. This is a sessionable adjunct lager that reminds me of a combination between their gold and restoration pale ale. I could have several of these especially on a warmer day. If I was not grading to style, this would be closer to a 3.5. However, I would turn to this over the BMCs and other adjunct lagers of the world. Of all of Abita's beers, I would not seek this out, but I would not pass on it either.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 15:46:32 | More by tigg924
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eaddy-p


4/5  rDev +20.1%

12-22-2012 21:10:01 | More by eaddy-p
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TX-Badger

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-16-2012 23:19:06 | More by TX-Badger
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DavidRose

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

12-05-2012 19:19:26 | More by DavidRose
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plaid75

New York

3/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a hazy straw hue with a half finger foamy white head. There was poor retention and lacing.

The smell featured adjunct grain, sour notes and grassy hop.

The taste offered a trace amount of wheat malt, with sweet corn, sour lemon and a grassy hop.

The mouthfeel was light and a bit raw.

Overall an all around weak wheat beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2012 01:54:47 | More by plaid75
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SeanDolan

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

11-25-2012 04:32:37 | More by SeanDolan
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

11-13-2012 19:30:40 | More by JeffTheJuice
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Translucent yellow-orange, not much carbonation or head, clears up as it warms until you can see through it.

S-Bland, boring, some wheat. Some skunkiness.

T-Wheat, tad bit of grass, not bitterness, not much in the way of flavor either.

M-Light, not carbonation at all, watery to boot.

O-Not sure why I picked up a bottle of this. It was worth the try, although I'm starting to doubt why I ever try an Abita beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2012 16:51:37 | More by rlee1390
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Dolfan907

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -9.9%

10-16-2012 20:05:04 | More by Dolfan907
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PatriotsRule

Massachusetts

3.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a 12pak of Abita Wheat Lagers this Autumn for only ten bucks!
A: A pretty light lager with very little carbonation.
S: The most underwhelming characteristic of the beer. A slight hint of wheat.
T: Nice and strong malty base with a pleasant, bitter hop aftertaste, but not too hoppy.
M: Strong yeastiness lingers, and the bite on this lager makes for a crisp surprise.
O: A somewhat complex mix of malts makes for an intriguing and enjoyable taste. This beer is fine cold or not-so-cold, and at 4.2%abv it is extremely drinkable. Worthy of a try if you are a fan of wheat beers, but doesn't compare to the prime choices in that class. My best comparison is a "poor man's Leisure Time Lager."

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 12:02:51 | More by PatriotsRule
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superspak

Michigan

2.83/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 ounce bottle into pilsener glass, best before 9/27/2012. Pours lightly cloudy pale straw color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of lemon, pear, biscuit, wheat, pepper, grass, herbal, floral, grape, and light earthiness. Pretty good aromas here actually; fairly weak, but they have a typical well balanced German lager feel to them. Taste of grass, bread, wheat, herbal, earth, pear, and pepper. Lingering notes of light grass and bread on the finish for a short bit. Extremely bland in the flavor department, almost like carbonated water for real. Extremely dry on the finish as expected for the lack of flavors. Medium carbonation and light body; with an extremely crisp and dry mouthfeel that is ok. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming noticed as expected for 4.2%. Overall a pretty mediocre wheat lager. The aromas were pretty good, but the lack of flavor was a let down. It is certainly crisp, clean, and drinkable though.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2012 04:08:34 | More by superspak
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BeerNoobNC

North Carolina

3.03/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer basically tastes like Bud Miller or Coors with maybe a little better taste and only a slight hint of wheat. I expect it from those companies but not from a craft brewery. It's definitely light and drinkable, but not anything special, even compared to big breweries.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2012 02:18:05 | More by BeerNoobNC
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Cjalbers


2/5  rDev -39.9%

08-23-2012 01:15:55 | More by Cjalbers
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jhhollier

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

08-09-2012 13:20:35 | More by jhhollier
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jkermitj

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

08-08-2012 21:45:08 | More by jkermitj
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harpus

Alabama

3/5  rDev -9.9%

08-03-2012 23:44:11 | More by harpus
Wheat from Abita Brewing Co.
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