Lemongrass Wheat Ale | Outer Banks Brewing Station

Lemongrass Wheat AleLemongrass Wheat Ale
BA SCORE
69.7%
Liked This Beer
3.84 w/ 145 ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by aracauna on 09-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,678
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
145
Liked:
101
Avg:
3.84/5
pDev:
10.94%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
19
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 145 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of jgiordano88
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bmacdon5
5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ConradKenney
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jschwamb
4.42/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sulldaddy
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
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 +1.6%
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 -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dextermcgurk
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kinney1989
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rspauldi
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sellen
3.42/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BMart
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RBorsato
3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of T-34-85
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bitterandtwisted
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brentk56
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
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%
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 +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mflamar
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of argock
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
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 +6.5%
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 +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trevorpost
3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FightinIrish88
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Lemongrass Wheat Ale from Outer Banks Brewing Station
Beer rating: 69.7% out of 100 with 145 ratings
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