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

BA SCORE
84
good
85 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:
85
Reviews:
20
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
10.46%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +34%

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5/5  rDev +34%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of mothmanscott
4.14/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear deep straw/pale gold with a hint of chill haze producing barely 1.5 fingers of white, shortlived head. I wish I could have it on tap as my canned example leaves little lacing. Aroma is delicate & clean: lemon, mineral, grass, cracker, wheat, some herbal & grain hints. Taste is somewhat shandy like & faintly perfumey: lemon/lemon zest, grass, vegetal (basil?), pale & cracker malt, floral & clean but thin wheat & grain. A little hop bittering & the basil flavor comes through most intensely in the finish. Aftertaste is lemon, mineral, vegetal & faintly bitter. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation, crisp, clean & dry, dancing with a peppery bite across the tongue in the finish. Light as moon beams and fairies wings, this is a flavorful & exceptional summer wheat beer (that I could drink anytime) with a low ABV. It is very, very drinkable!

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

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4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this at their Barley Oak rollout party and touring the NOLA brewery not long after it came out. I'm normally not a huge wheat beer drinker, but this is really nice.

It's color is light straw-like with good head and lacing.

The aroma is of wheat, spice, citrus.

Flavor is very approachable. The lemon basil is in just the right amount to balance the wheat/yeast flavors without overpowering. I can down a few of these without thinking about it.

If I was a big wheat beer drinker I'd probably have this even higher.

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

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer recently at the brewery and also in cans. Was best on tap, could definitely tell it was fresher and got more hints of basil. Great either way though, low ABV and super easy to drink. Crisp, light, and refreshing.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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

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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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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3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours very clear like a Krystal Weiss with a nice foamy head. Aroma is clean and subtle. Flavor is clean and refreshing. It's not until the aftertaste before I got the lemon basil or mint. Great summer beer.

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3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

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7th Street Wheat from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
3.73 out of 5 based on 85 ratings.
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