7th Street Wheat | New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)

BA SCORE
84
good
86 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
Louisiana, United States
nolabrewing.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
“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.

Added by Vengeance526 on 07-10-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
86
Reviews:
20
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
10.19%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 86 |  Reviews: 20
Reviews by Vengeance526:
Photo of Vengeance526
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden orange color with a medium sized white head that had good retention and left a little lacing.

Subtle aroma of wheat and lemon with some spices in the background. Didn't seem very pronounced but still good overall.

No surprises in the taste, again very clean notes of wheat all around with lemon and a little orange. Some slight hints of pepper and cloves also show up toward the end.

Light to medium body with medium carbonation. As a summer beer, I definitely think this is a hit. Very light and refreshing, easy to drink in the hot New Orleans climate, and could make for a nice sessionable beer. Supposed to be around until October so I'll be enjoying this as much as I can while it lasts.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, sample from the brewery.

Clear pale amber hue, great looking lacing all the way down. Lemon oil, zest, faint fresh herb, bread malt, and a floral tone in the nose ... the palate mirrors these. Very smooth with a bit of refreshing crispness. As a wheat beer it is very drinkable, a great base for the lemon basil flavor. One of the more flavorful and well put together flavors wheat beers out there.

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Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of eddiestep
4.16/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tigg924
3.34/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Taste is lemon and wheat. This is an above average, clean, light bodied wheat beer that is sweet. Nice and refreshing on a hot day. Perfect beer to sip on tap while waiting out a passing shower. That said, I do prefer others in the style.

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Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of JamesStreet
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of tetu
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of KensWorld
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ImperatorScab
3.41/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thagr81us
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one at the source while visiting New Orleans for Cantillon Zwanze Day! Served from tap into a NOLA shaker. Poured a golden yellow with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wheat, grain, fruit, and banana. The flavor was of sweet malt, wheat, fruit, and banana. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. While this isn’t my favorite style out there this one still managed to do a nice job of being balanced. I just wish this one would have been a little more robust on some of the fruit flavors and aromas as this could have definitely been a standout for the style. Definitely worth your time trying this one if you are a fan of the style.

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Photo of StevenMilligan
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jlog7910
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of logicalparadox
4.02/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

NOLA 7th Street Lemon Basil Wheat has a thin, white head, a mostly clear, golden appearance, some lazy bubbly streams, and narrow lacing left behind. A gray sediment cloud was evident, after I swished and poured in the bottom can contents. The aroma is of faint white wheat bread and spice, and the taste is similarly low profile (dull, if you will). Lots of water, some basil, and some white pepper are picked up in the flavor. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and NOLA 7th Street Lemon Basil Wheat finishes mostly dry and very highly drinkable (like water).

RJT

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Photo of Brent
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A bit more body than the average American Pale wheat. Light white-bread wheat malt flavor, with a touch of citrus in the background Finish was just a bit dry. Not particularly flavorful, but thirst-quenching and a good accompanyment for food - particularly fried seafood.

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Photo of dtomes
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.46/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrHassellYaHurd
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a crystal-clear yellow/amber with a dense white head. Little visible carbonation.

Smells of lightly roasted grains, with a hint of sweet and light fruitiness.

The taste also contains the lightly roasted flavors and a tart and slightly bitter feel. Slight astringent quality. Overall very pleasant. Medium bodied with a grainy texture. Really great drinkability.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy apricot hue, with a thin white head.

Light aromas almost exclusively of wheat and lemon.

Lemony wheat is your primary flavor here. While the basil is mostly in the background, it does offer a peppery, zesty kick on rare occasion. Big, buttery yet tangy sweetness kicks in, with a nutty, almost cheesy funk, and cracker.

Soft and fizzy.

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Photo of WholeLottaTricks
3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PawPawPepperoni
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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7th Street Wheat from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
3.73 out of 5 based on 86 ratings.
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