7th Street Wheat - Lemon Basil
New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)

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From:
New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
 
Louisiana, United States
Style:
American Pale Wheat Beer
Ranked #114
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
83
Ranked #25,124
Avg:
3.67 | pDev: 10.35%
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
91
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 25, 2021
Added:
Jul 10, 2010
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  20
SCORE
83
Good
Notes: “7th Street Wheat” started out as our Summer seasonal, but cue to its popularity has made its own place in our year round ales. Named in honor of the 7th Street wharf across the street from the brewery, this filtered wheat ale is light-bodied American style with pounds of fresh lemon-basil added after fermentation. The light citrus taste with a hint of spicy herb on the back goes well with almost any seafood dish, and from what we hear, is a favorite at bars as a stand alone refreshing beer.
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Rated by OompaMentor from Georgia

3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
NOLA Brewing - September 2015
Jun 25, 2021
 
Rated: 3.25 by bundy462 from Texas

Aug 02, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by archero from Texas

Jun 08, 2020
 
Rated: 3 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 13, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by jak from North Carolina

Jan 31, 2020
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
The CANQuest (tm) marches on in the face of CANbined U.S. Election Day & Guy Fawkes Day! I have the day off since the schools are mysteriously closed while they are in session on Monday, which is Veterans' Day. 8=( I CANnot explain these things, but I CAN drink, review & rate a beer, which is what I intend to do now.

From the CAN: "Named in honor of the 7th Street Wharf across the street from the brewery, this filtered wheat ale has pounds of fresh lemon basil added after fermentation. The light citrus taste with a hint of spicy herb on the back helps keep you cool during those hot summer days, which in our town is pretty much all of the time."; "'Laissez la bonne bière verser'".

Let the good beer pour, indeed! But first, I had to Crack! open the vent to get things started. Next came the burning question of the afternoon - what sort of Glug to employ? Why did they filter a Wheat Ale? I figured that since they went to the trouble of filtration that I would CANtinue in that vein & perform a slow, gentle C-Line Glug. Lissen, I'm all for clarity, I am not a huge proponent of filtration since it strips flavor, but a Wheat Ale CAN be cloudy by definition. What is this? A krystalweizen? Horse hockey pucky! Fine. I got a brief finger-plus of fizzy, foamy, rocky, bone-white head for my trouble, but it quickly fell away to wisps. Color was like liquid sunshine in my glass on this cool Autumn afternoon, a gorgeous Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4-5) with NE-quality clarity, calling forth The Gelt Gang of Mammon, Midas & Croesus for a taste. While they were doing their thing, I did my thing & leaned in for a sniff. Nose was definitely lemon & basil, so perhaps the filtration was to establish a base for these flavors. It definitely put me in the mood for some fish, maybe salmon, maybe red snapper. Mmm. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not watery, but not much beyond it, either. The taste had the usual tartness of wheat along with a bright citrusiness from the lemon as well as a lightly herbal quality from the basil. As to this last, it was perfect as a little basil CAN go a long way, in foods, in beer, in anything. It is a strong herb and one that you only want to add a tiny bit a t a time when cooking. Once upon a time, there was a pizza beer that featured basil & oregano! 8=O Sure, it mimicked a Margharita Pizza, but is that what you want to drink as a beer?!? Too powerful. This was nicely subtle. I CAN certainly understand why the would recommend it on a Summer's day, but I think that it would be a beautiful acCANpaniment to a fish supper. Finish was semi-dry, very refreshing, slightly spritzy with the lemon and quite quaffable at just 4.5% ABV. YMMV.
Nov 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by WadeBridgman from Illinois

Oct 08, 2019
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Rated by Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
CAN:

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE
Aug 15, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by SMH_NWI from Texas

May 11, 2019
 
Rated: 3.69 by robotic_being from Florida

Apr 28, 2019
 
Rated: 3 by jeschaefer from Texas

Jan 13, 2019
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Rated by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

3.02/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
It's a wheat beer true to flavor, try if u like.
Dec 08, 2018
 
Rated: 3.56 by Csjacko from Pennsylvania

Sep 12, 2018
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Reviewed by beerthulhu from New Jersey

3.49/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
-lager glass. Lemon basil added. Looks good til 04.19.18. Consumed 07.24.18. 40 days and the coal ran out.

A: Pale hazy orange coloring, with a light spacious rise of carbonation. The head quickly fell, the glass remained clean of its influence.

S: Sweet ginger ale like aroma, with wet basil. Sweetened grapefruit and wheat add support. Nice strength overall, spicy, sweet, like a lemon flavored ginger ale or shandy.

T: Sparkling ginger ale/grapefruit-lemon flavor. Strong support base of wheat gives this a dry base, along with some hefe like yeastiness. Sweet, spicy flavor, ginger/grapefruit with a basil twang upon the swallow.

M: Nice crispness, tingly, soda like, with a medium body.

O: Overall drinks a like a sweet grapefruit-ginger ale or shandy. Crisp wheat summer time drink. Refreshing, sparkling. More alcohol beverage like.
Aug 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.68 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana

Aug 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.74 by BeerBeast from Florida

Jun 29, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by DrBass from Maryland

May 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.74 by dbauer from California

May 16, 2018
 
Rated: 4.37 by heerboth from Pennsylvania

Mar 18, 2018
 
Rated: 3.58 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Mar 04, 2018
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Reviewed by donspublic from Texas

3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from can into NB chalice, 2 finger soapy cream colored head recedes to a pool after a few minutes, ok lacing. Clear bright yellow in the glass, aggressive pour stirred up a small amount of sediment. Smells of cracker malt, slight lemon and some herbal/grassy notes. Not as strong on the nose as I thought it would be. Doughy grain on the front, not much sweetness, some slightly tart lemon, not too much and there is some herbal notes on the finish, slight grassiness, beer just seems to fade out. Not a bad drinker, wouldn't turn this down, but my 6 pack took awhile to get thru, just kept hoping my palate was jacked up. I really wanted to like this beer more than I did. I wanted more basil punch and a crisper finish.
Feb 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by Nicolaiw from Denmark

Oct 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.34 by GarbageMan10 from Texas

Oct 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.54 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Sep 28, 2017
 
Rated: 3.47 by Pro_Magnon from Texas

Sep 14, 2017
 
Rated: 3.72 by SmellsofMahagony from Texas

Sep 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.45 by Techichi from Texas

Sep 10, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by Bryan12345 from Texas

Sep 07, 2017
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from tap at an establishment that serves everything in plastic cups. The beer still had a good head and lacing atop a slightly cloudy body. Pleasant lemon smell. The taste was grassy and citrusy with a bit of cinnamon. Overall, pretty good.
Aug 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.8 by leroybrown10 from Missouri

Jun 11, 2017
 
Rated: 3.46 by fisherbray from Florida

May 21, 2017
 
Rated: 3 by BeerTest from Florida

May 04, 2017
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Reviewed by Karibourgeois from Texas

3.47/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Clear light golden pour with a small white head that fades quickly. Funky aroma with a hint of lemon and grass. Taste follows the nose with lemon and grass flavors. Can also taste bit of spice and pepper.
Mar 19, 2017
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Reviewed by Blackop555 from Michigan

3.46/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours light hazy, pale gold. Short, foamyy, white, short-lived head.

Smells lemon, grassy, wheat, malty and herbal.

Taste lemony wheat. Light sweet and light grassy. Finish is semi-dry with a bready linger. Lighter body and medium carbonation.
Mar 15, 2017
 
Rated: 3.33 by scootercrabb from Illinois

Mar 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.41 by ImperatorScab from Tennessee

Feb 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3 by brpendergast85 from District of Columbia

Jan 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.67 by godawgs from Louisiana

Dec 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4.13 by KensWorld from Florida

Dec 13, 2016
 
Rated: 3.46 by Shafaegalo from Texas

Oct 16, 2016
7th Street Wheat - Lemon Basil from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 115 ratings