Lemongrass Wheat Ale | Outer Banks Brewing Station

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Lemongrass Wheat AleLemongrass Wheat Ale

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

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

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Ratings: 144 |  Reviews: 42
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

Photo of Hab11
4.67/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed with Three Lions from a one pint can. 5.6 ABV.
Appearance: golden straw yellow dare I say like a golden plain? Little to no head slight bright white lacing.
Smell: Pepper, wheat, long uncut grass, coriander, banana, lemon pledge and lemon peel.
Taste: all of the flavors of the nose, plus simple syrup, slight French vanilla hints. This beer is a delicious summer beer and perfect for an island brewer. I want to slam and drink 5 more but sadly this is the only can left. Great tasting brew.
Feel: This beer is light and refreshing really zesty up front and stays that way through the swallow. Even tingles on the way down this beer is simply refreshing and tickles the pallet in a very good way. Let's call it a mouthgasm.
Overall my favorite beer so far from the Carolinas and I'm sure glad I visit OBX regularly so I can get more.

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Photo of ThreeLions
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz tall boy split with Hab11.

Appearance: Pours into my treehouse tulip a very bright, hazy lemon drop yellow appearing rather thin. Very quickly dissipating head and limited lacing that slides down the glass almost immediately.

Smell: Upfront pungent aromatics of spicy lemon grass. Very pronounced. Good wheat smell, with ginger and lemon grass rounding out the nose.

Taste: Had this one several times on a recent trip to North Carolina and I am sad to be drinking this very last one. Definition of a session beer. Extremely refreshing, great tasting, pronounced wheat and lemon grass flavors. I could drink this all day and not be disappointed. Each sip is like sitting on the beach; I can almost hear the ocean. Not bitter at all. Pungent spices and refreshing wheat. Crisp, very clean! Fruity yeast esters only add to the malts and adjuncts. Hit the mark with this one.

Mouthfeel: Very light body but the spices make it not seem thin. Easy drinking. Moderate carbonation. Might do well with more carbonation [more of an observation than a complaint].

Overall: For the price point it should be....well price aside I could drink this beer every day especially in warm weather. Very crisp, clean, refreshing, highly aromatic and flavorful. OBX brewing station hit a homerun with this one. I enjoy a good hefeweizen as much as anyone and the addition of the lemon grass really sets this one apart from the rest of the pack. Great beer. Would definitely drink and buy again.

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Photo of JRoPA
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cbref
3.35/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KRubes
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of orangesol
3.21/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nmann08
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of twkirkby
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of walkinginplace
3.51/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Poured from a tallboy can into a weisse vase, the beer is a hazy, straw gold coloring with no head. Nose of lemongrass, banana, clove, and a bready backbone. Flavors are tangy sweet and herbal forward, with a blast of tart and bitter lemongrass on a banana bread backbone. Subtle clove and cinnamon spice throughout, too. Nice. Full bodied, with an effervescent edge. The aftertaste is more of the fruit sweetness and herbal notes, on a smooth, crisp finish. Great beach beer.

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Photo of rjs246
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is delicious. A very nice take on the variety.

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Photo of DLSheidy
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LehighAce06
2.46/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Looks like a pale or a hefe, smells like a lemony hefe, even tasted like one at first but before I could swallow the flavor was like lemon pine sol. Got down half of it but this was a drain pour.

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Photo of ZEB89
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of bluehende
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of AlexFields
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Jeff412pgh
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%

Lemongrass Wheat Ale from Outer Banks Brewing Station
3.9 out of 5 based on 144 ratings.
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