Lemongrass Wheat Ale | Outer Banks Brewing Station

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by aracauna on 09-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
137
Reviews:
41
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
10.77%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 137 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of dextermcgurk
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kinney1989
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rspauldi
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sellen
3.42/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BMart
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RBorsato
3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of T-34-85
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bitterandtwisted
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brentk56
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
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 -1.5%
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 +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mflamar
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of argock
3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 550 ml amber bottle into a tall weizen glass. No freshness date but this has been sitting awhile in my fridge.

A: Very effervescent honey gold but with a tone of chunks and floaties, with below average foamy head and a minimum amount of lacing.

S: Strong lemongrass aroma with tangy wheat and a little bit of bubble gum yeast esters. Interesting aroma without being overpowering.

T: Very refreshing brew despite the age with a clear ginger and lemongrass component but again in check and not overwhelming. Good touch of spicing on a solid I would say more of an American wheat ale with crackery maltiness and some wheat tanginess along with bubble gum esters, which may be the result of the the combo of ginger, lemongrass, and wheat flavors.

M: Crisp and dry, heavily carbonated to help the crispness, light bodied.

O: If you can get past the semi-objectionable appearance, this is a really nice spring and summer beer. CHeck it out if you have the chance.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Nice hazy gold color with a white head and little traces of lacing. The smell is packed with lemongrass notes. Very bright smell and a faint sweetness. The taste is lemongrass as you would expect but there are hints of clove and banana with a nice subtle sweetness. Decent carbonation and a great dry finish. Really tasty wheat beer that would be perfect on a hot day.

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Photo of wisegreensoul
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trevorpost
3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FightinIrish88
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OGShotzy
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CTbrew32
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Dark golden yellow, hazy, and pours a fizzy one finger head.

Aroma- Lemon, spice, wheat, and an almsot chemical smell makes up the aroma.

Taste- The lemongrass is very noticeable first and continues to the finish. There is some spicy clove and mild banana from the yeast that shows up mid palate. The finish consists of the lemon grass and dry wheat malt.

Feel- Light/medium bodied, bubbly carbonation at first, and dry/crisp in the finish.

Overall- A solid hefeweizen but the lemongrass is a little to dominate in this. If the the lemongrass was toned down a bit this would be a little more enjoyable, especially if more fruity yeast flavors were present (or not overshadowed by the lemongrass). Good stuff, interesting take on the style, and something worth purchasing again for a beach day in the outer banks.

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Photo of jshusc
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GregStoner
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BcOneSeven
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Cylinsier
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap at the brewery

Pours a cloudy lemon gold, white lacing for a head.

Smells of light citrusy malts, orange zest and coriander.

Light tart lemon flavor over a wweet bready malt base. Finishes with a zing of coriander. The lemongrass is hard to detect.

Light body with stinging carbonation.

Pretty tasty and very refreshing, an excellent beach beer to pair with food or drink for its own merits. Definitely worth trying.

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Photo of Inglum515
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Lemongrass Wheat Ale from Outer Banks Brewing Station
3.9 out of 5 based on 137 ratings.
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