Lemongrass Wheat Ale | Outer Banks Brewing Station

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3.83/5
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Lemongrass Wheat AleLemongrass Wheat Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Outer Banks Brewing Station
North Carolina, United States
obbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by aracauna on 09-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,644
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
150
pDev:
10.97%
 
 
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Ratings: 150 |  Reviews: 45
Photo of BrueryDC
2.84/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can: Poured a clear golden color ale with a medium size foamy head with light retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of lemongrass with sweet wheat malt is enjoyable and refreshing. Taste is a nice mix of sweet wheat malt notes with some lemongrass notes clearly distinguishable. Body is full with medium carbonation. Well-made wheat beer with nice balanced notes of lemongrass.

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Photo of MikeWard
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can drank on Sunday from a 4 pack brought back from OBX by my daughter. What a great kid!

poured into a tall glass, hazy orange body with a good bright white head leaving nice lacing.

yeasty, cereal aroma.

Good solid wheat beer taste, hits the right notes, and then there is that faint citrus taste form the lemongrass.

Mouth closes in on full, finish is hay & wheat with a touch of lemon.

Overall, very refreshing beer, given in was in the low 90's in PA on Sunday, this 4 pack, split with my brother in law, did not last long. Would be happy to have this again anytime.

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Photo of Smakawhat
3.51/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into a wheat ale glass. Canned Dec 21st 2017.

Deep pale golden yellow, with lots of strong rising amounts of carbonation. Big soapy and gushing light white head out of the can. Fills like a big hefe but with much more control. Soapy rich lather and quite a bit of staying power surprisingly. Large amounts of rising pin head carbonation through the body, making for a very nice looking brew.

Aroma has a bit lemon grass as advertised, but it also has unfortunately a bit of a soapy smelling character too. Perrfume soap, with minimal sensing chewy wheat quality on the nose as well. Bold, but a bit strange.

Palate sort of improves but not by much. A lighter flirting with wet body mouthfeel, and lacking in wheaty chewy texture and flavor. Soapy tasting still as well, but manages more tolerable than the nose. Large amounts of peppery grass and a good herbal hop tone mixing in nicely, but fairly soft and subdued. Slightly faint sticky yeast quality but with and odd taste.

Not bad, and certainly a good cold refresher too, but has a bit of odd qualities to it.

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Photo of dpgoblejr
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgiordano88
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bmacdon5
5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ConradKenney
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jschwamb
4.42/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sulldaddy
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sampling a 16 oz can from my buddy Waldo567. Had the beer poured into a snifter at cellar temp. the beer pours a very cloudy golden color with fluffy bleached white head of 3 cm. The head fades to a sturdy island and edge layer shortly after the initial pour.
The aroma is rich with lemon and cloves and some bready yeast notes. I also get a bit of wheat twangyness on the nose.
First sip reveals a light body with a crisp texture and gentle fine carbonation.
Flavor is a bit of bready yeast and some wheat cereal hits, but this rolls quickly to spicy cloves and lemon, lemon, lemon. Not tart but also not sweet, just well balanced citrus. The beer lingers with this tasty lemon flavor and is very easy to drink. Crushable on a hot day as a nice fruity hefeweizen.

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Photo of SebastianOwl
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is clearly labeled as a Hefeweizen on the can, not a pale wheat ale; also labeled as 5.2%

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Photo of TrilliumFan
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dextermcgurk
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kinney1989
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rspauldi
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sellen
3.42/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BMart
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RBorsato
3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of T-34-85
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bitterandtwisted
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brentk56
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a fairly cloudy goldenstraw color with a fluffy head that leaves strands behind

Smell: Wheat bread, lemongrass and clove dominant, with a hint of bubble gum

Taste: Lemongrass and clove dominate, with the bubble gum rounding out and providing some sweetness; bready underneath; nicely balanced in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body, slightly creamy, with moderate carbonation

Overall: If I was a brewer based on the Outer Banks of NC, this would be my signature beer; great concept and well-executed

Thanks, Bryondes, for the opportunity

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Photo of Cavanaghty
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a sample glass.

Appearance: Hazy yellow with a thin white head and carbonation.

Smell: Lemon and cloves with hints of grassy notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light bodied. Taste of heavy cloves and hints of lemon and grassy tones.

Overall: Excellent beer! I will definitely be having this one again.

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Photo of stevehagy
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mflamar
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Lemongrass Wheat Ale from Outer Banks Brewing Station
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 150 ratings