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Lemon Wheat - Abita Brewing Co.

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Lemon WheatLemon Wheat

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197 Ratings
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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 15.87%
Wants: 6
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: EgadBananas on 04-12-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Reviews by xare:
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3.87/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Got a growler of this to go, as I wanted something light and summery to drink after completing a massive yard project. First pour - a breathtaking hazy (clear at bottom, cloudy at top, gradually getting hazier) lemon color. Insane soft carbonation creates a 1-2" fluffy and creamy head that didn't disappear.

Smell is of what with light lemon undertones. Smells a bit south of 'clean', but not off-putting. Not entirely appealing either. You know it's a beer. You'll drink it.

Taste is of light Meyer lemon (not regular lemons) blended with a hint of coriander and a touch of cream. Almost tastes like a hard lemon cream candy.

Mouthfeel is superb. I only wish all wheat beers and heavily carbonated beers had as smooth a mouthfeel as this one does. Finishes with a soft clean feeling, with light bubbles massaging your tongue before you swallow. Every swallow you make of the head gives it a light effervescence that accentuates the light lemon flavor.

I like lemons. I was expecting a heavy lemon flavor, but I was blown away by how balanced this beer was. It far exceeds some of Abita's other seasonal "fruit/nut" beers, such as Pecan Harvest and Strawberry Harvest. It's probably superior to Purple Haze, which was my previous favorite flavored Abita beer.

Definitely drink this one during a hot day. It'll cool you down. And yet, I wouldn't reach for this beer all the time. Given a choice between this and Bud Light (with no other factors to be considered) and I'd pick this every time. Above Blue Moon as well. But it's no match for something like Hofbrauhaus Munich Weizen.

In short - this is a superior mid-level beer. Treat it as such.

More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of tbryan5
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of RoninBirdman
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of BeerDreadz
2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of tigg924
4.1/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: 1 inch head, high carbonation, gold in color, cloudy

Smell: lemon rind and grain

Taste: lemon juice, grain, sweet wheat, and perhaps a touch of ginger

Mouthfeel: sweet, light body, high carbonation

Overall: Very lemony, but wow what a sessionable beer. Found myself having a few of these over the holiday weekend. Goes down way to easy and is an improvement on several of Abita's other seasonal beers. Very good for the style.

Photo of JayEvans813
2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Garrettshu
2.25/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.5/5  rDev +42.9%

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, golden, slightly amber color with a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very aromatic, with notes of toasted wheat and lemony citrus, as well as honey, and touches of black pepper, banana, clove, pineapple and ginger. There is none of the typical wheat beer-like aromas of bubblegum or band-aids, thankfully.

Taste: Nice flavors of toasted wheat, honey-like sweetness, lemony citrus, and touches of black pepper, clove, ginger and coriander. Again, there is none of the typical wheat beer-like flavors of bubblegum or band-aids, thankfully.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, and very smooth and creamy as there is no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 4.4%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: For a wheat beer, this is really, really, good! It’s more citrusy and sweet than wheaty, which I enjoyed. I’ll certainly get this again.

Photo of JamesStreet
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of tdm168
2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of avisong
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of russpowell
3.47/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Probably gonna hate this, but picked it up as part of a mixed sixer, so what the hell?

Pours a slightly hazed straw color with 3+ fingers of pearl colored head. Good lacing & above average head retention

S: Lemon & grassiness, plus perfumy notes

T: Slight lemon taste, grassiness & a bit of breadynesss up front. Light lemon notes, faint grainy notes as this warms. Finishes lemony, grainy & grassy

MF: Light bodied, fairly assertive carbonation

Easy to drink as a thrist quencher, but doesn't really hold my interest flavor-wise. Every once in a while these guys one I like, this is not one of them

Photo of sjones5045
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of mikefuski17
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of leinie13
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of BRO_ller90
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden/whitish color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very lemony. Taste is slightly tart, lots of lemons, just a touch of wheat, refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent summertime beer.

Photo of Pookie
3/5  rDev -4.8%

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Lemon Wheat from Abita Brewing Co.
73 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.