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Abita Select Mayhawk - Abita Brewing Co.

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Abita Select Mayhawk
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83
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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Jason on 05-06-2013)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Clear pale golden with a large, didn't head that has very good retention.
Very fruity aroma is fairly complex. Has hints of apple, banana, clove. Mildly yeasty.
T: moderately tart and a bit more bitter than sweet. Balance is ok until the overly bitter aftertaste with little else going on.
O: This Abita is clearly Belgian style and has a very good aroma and feel but otherwise it is only rather average.

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Poured into nonic pint glass at Avenue Pub In NOLA

A - a nice golden straw color;not much head an medium lacing

S - nice Belgian aroma of typical yeasts and some citrus. Nothing too overpowering that stood out

T - light-bodied and low carbonation. Got tastes of lemongrass, orangepeel, bread, etc.

M - pretty mild in this area. Nothing really jumped out on the palette.

O - a little disappointed because my expectations were a little high I guess. Honestly, this is a very drinkable beer that you could knock back three or four of on a hot, Louisiana summer day. It just doesn't stand up to the standard-bearers of this style (like I was hoping).

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A: The beer is a light gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains Belgian yeast, spices, bananas, light caramelized malts and some hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of Belgian yeast and a hearty malt character. Then some sweet flavors of bananas, fruit, spices and caramel quickly follow. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a decent beer to drink for a while.

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Abita Select Mayhawk from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.