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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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Pat316

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

08-01-2012 14:06:51 | More by Pat316
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sd123

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

07-28-2012 00:18:28 | More by sd123
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ssjkyle

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +20.1%

07-14-2012 21:44:55 | More by ssjkyle
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Cthulhu

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -9.9%

07-10-2012 06:34:22 | More by Cthulhu
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fatbatcat

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-07-2012 18:04:58 | More by fatbatcat
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JHeskew


4/5  rDev +20.1%

07-07-2012 14:54:09 | More by JHeskew
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maplacek

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +20.1%

06-27-2012 22:06:01 | More by maplacek
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JRA128


4/5  rDev +20.1%

06-10-2012 03:31:36 | More by JRA128
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-08-2012 02:54:59 | More by Texasfan549
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acevenom

Louisiana

3.45/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a glass mug. Pours pale straw with a two-finger length white head. There are lots of tiny bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. The head dissipates rather quickly. There are aromas of pale barley malt and wheat malt. The hop aroma is mild. The overall scent is bready, but also slightly earthy. The beer tastes bready from the barley and wheat malt, bringing mild sweetness and cleanliness to the mouth while the mild hop flavors add some balancing bitterness. There's a mild yeast spiciness to the beer as well. The body is light with plentiful carbonation. The finish is crisp and dry. The drinkability is very high. It's very refreshing. Overall, Abita achieved what it was going for with this beer. It is a very good beer that with its calorie count (125) and lower end ABV is a very sessionable lager. This is the sort of beer you could session during a hot day and accompanies cookouts quite well.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 23:18:16 | More by acevenom
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charlzm

California

2.78/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Consumed May 11th, 2012 at The Abita Brewpub, Abita Springs, LA.

This beer is an extremely clear pale yellow with no head to speak of.

No aroma to note.

The flavor is slightly bitter water; no real wheat character or barley in evidence. Appropriate to the style, perhaps, but yuck. Even though I give it average for the style above, know that I would not drink this beer again.

Mouthfeel is at least a little lively.

Just awful. Why make a beer with no flavor?

Serving type: on-tap

05-31-2012 20:06:29 | More by charlzm
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Jovian00

Ohio

1.5/5  rDev -55%

05-30-2012 22:09:59 | More by Jovian00
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Maday

Florida

4/5  rDev +20.1%

05-18-2012 02:23:53 | More by Maday
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yergermeister

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-18-2012 14:31:05 | More by yergermeister
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Snowrs

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

03-31-2012 14:00:28 | More by Snowrs
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kflow55


4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

03-31-2012 03:52:02 | More by kflow55
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corrrance

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -9.9%

02-22-2012 07:02:14 | More by corrrance
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-01-2012 02:40:03 | More by AndrewMichael
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fiedler84

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.9%

01-09-2012 22:36:15 | More by fiedler84
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cdwil

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.9%

12-27-2011 14:00:02 | More by cdwil
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RedJim

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -9.9%

11-28-2011 14:34:12 | More by RedJim
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chapcat

Texas

4/5  rDev +20.1%

11-25-2011 02:55:01 | More by chapcat
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

2.6/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle poured into a pint glass

A: A very light yellow color with a fizzy head that is barely there.

S: There’s light lemon citrus scent which is pretty nice. Otherwise, it smells malty and grainy.

T/M: Tastes pretty much the same; light lemon citrus and some subtle grains and maltiness. There’s not much else.

It’s light, I’ll give it that, but there are better “light” options out there. I’m sure this is just another brewery’s attempt to capitalize on the wheat beer craze.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2011 01:07:28 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.13/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pale straw color and perfect clarity, as usual with Abita. Head was 3 fingers (thanks to an inverted pour into a hefe glass), bright white and left tons of lace behind

Plenty of bready malts, some musk, light sweetness. It's crisp smelling for sure.

Bready, sweet malts, very light hops. Maybe a hint of yeast spice. Overall a bit on the lighter side.

Nice crisp clean bubbly feel to it, goes does easy and smooth, nicely lighter in body. Rather refreshing on a hot day.

This doesn't wow in any way, and it's pretty run of the mill, but damn if it isn't hella refreshing on a hot day while fishing.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2011 18:26:09 | More by EgadBananas
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colts9016

Idaho

3.83/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a heffe glass at 41 degree.

Appearance: A one finger head that is foamy with okay retention and no lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is straw color with light yellow hues. The clarity of the beer is hazy with some carbonation. The haziness is from the yeast in the beer.

Nose: A light wheat and lemon,and fruity esters. The beer has a hint of yeast and malty with a note of biscuit. There is a slight buttery and grassy aroma.

Taste: A light wheat, grassy, lemon, and fruity esters. The other flavors in the beer is yeast and malty note with biscuit. There are a slight grassy note.

The mouth feel in the beer is light, crisp, clean.

Overall: The body of the beer is light and the finish is lighter. This a good example of a wheat beer. I am not a fan of this style but a good beer nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2011 04:16:22 | More by colts9016
Wheat from Abita Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.