Blueberry Wheat (Harvest Series)
Abita Brewing Co.

Blueberry Wheat (Harvest Series)Blueberry Wheat (Harvest Series)
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From:
Abita Brewing Co.
 
Louisiana, United States
Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
ABV:
4.4%
Score:
81
Avg:
3.54 | pDev: 13.84%
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
79
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 22, 2019
Added:
Mar 18, 2016
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  41
SCORE
81
Good
Blueberry Wheat (Harvest Series)Blueberry Wheat (Harvest Series)
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Rated: 3.5 by Griffith from Connecticut

Mar 22, 2019
 
Rated: 3.33 by markallmon from Tennessee

Mar 08, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.08/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
"Best by 11/1/16"; drank 8/11/16 @ the Yarchives.

See-through orange/yellow appearance.

A rough pour yielded a big, noisy white head; nice frothy lace.

Blueberry soda & mild honeyed wheat notes in the nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Sweet blueberry & soft wheat flavors; mild carbonation bite on the finish.

Refreshing but a bit inconsequential; fine on a hot summer day but ultimately forgettable.
Feb 19, 2019
 
Rated: 3.62 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Feb 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.81 by joshpaints84 from Georgia

Jan 28, 2019
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12 oz bottle close to the BB date stamp on the neck.

Pours with a clear, golden body topped by a decent white head. No sediment.
Smooth, medium-light body with medium carbonation.
Aroma features blueberry juice and suggests sweetness but the brew is mildly bitter overall.

Overall: a well done version of the intended style with ample, natural blueberry flavor mixing in good balance with wheat and light hops.
Jan 17, 2019
 
Rated: 3.99 by Mdwhisler from Illinois

Dec 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by Gobzilla from California

Oct 29, 2018
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Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a can glass

This beer pours a golden color with a slight haze. It is topped with three inches of off white head that has nice staying power.

The smell is intense blueberry. There is nothing artificial either.

The taste has a big blueberry presence. The underlying wheat beer is still recognizable.

Medium bodied and smooth, pillow-y mouthfeel

I love the smell. The taste is pretty good. I started getting a soapy aftertaste about halfway through.
Oct 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.18 by Hjc550 from Louisiana

Oct 13, 2018
 
Rated: 3.14 by StretchZep from Ohio

Oct 02, 2018
 
Rated: 3.29 by WickedBeer from Alabama

Sep 27, 2018
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
i have a hard time being too critical here, i mean, sure this isnt some heady wild blueberry lambic, but in its class, which i consider to be almost macro fruit ales, summer drinks, feminine even, sometimes not fully authentic with the fruit and all, this is real solid, better than a lot of others like this i have had from these guys and really pretty darn good overall. the blueberry doesnt color it at all, golden and bubbly like a soda but holding a creamy little head for a couple of minutes. the nose is sweet and even baked blueberry to me, like a pie, intense and a little desserty, but also rather refreshing with the obvious wheat malt. i like the taste too, its only sweet for a second or two and its balanced well by the grain. the blueberry tastes like it isnt whole fruit, but its not syrupy or cheap tasting to me either, and its honest enough to be good. i know this is relatively simple and not particularly heady overall, but it tastes better than most of these do and i plan to drink them until there arent any more in the fridge. flavorful and crisp, bubbly, and summery. real good for what it is.
Aug 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.35 by tubeyes from Texas

Jun 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.43 by EricCFrantz from Louisiana

May 15, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky

Apr 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4.58 by monorailred from Texas

Feb 09, 2018
 
Rated: 2.92 by shivtim from Georgia

Dec 02, 2017
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Reviewed by Squire from Mississippi

3.62/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Color is a darker shave of canary yellow bordering on gold with a small white cap.

Marvelously rich blueberry scent springs forth as soon as the bottle is uncapped. Can't wait to taste it.

Wow, if only the flavor matched the scent. Taste on entry is a slightly tart wheat brew with a fruity presence riding on a barely discernible grain base. If I were handed this blind and had a stopped up nose I'm not sure I would recognize the fruit as blueberry. The scent alone keeps that alive as the glass is raised but I'm afraid the blueberry taste is more notable for being absent. It is more assertive in the aftertaste lingering like the Ghost of Blueberry past.

Fairly light texture with balancing carbonation.

It's a good thing Abita doesn't have to depend on my trade to stay in business. Oh, their beers aren't bad, or even flawed, just that they're nondescript, simply ok, and there are a lot of other beers better than ok on the craft brew aisle. Brewer says this is a wheat ale with natural flavors so I don't know what form of blueberry is used or at what stage added, but after going to such effort to produce this outstanding scent I don't understand why they didn't also make a better beer to support it.
Nov 21, 2017
 
Rated: 5 by psenevir from Texas

Nov 10, 2017
 
Rated: 3.87 by Satsuma from Florida

Oct 26, 2017
 
Rated: 3.96 by ALLMUCH from Pennsylvania

Oct 15, 2017
 
Rated: 3.56 by metter98 from New York

Oct 14, 2017
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Rated by mcfeem00 from Georgia

4.01/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
It's definitely blueberry. It was surprisingly good.
Oct 07, 2017
 
Rated: 3.43 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Oct 02, 2017
 
Rated: 1.92 by polaris500 from Mississippi

Oct 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3.43 by ShawnL from Wisconsin

Sep 28, 2017
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 10/25/2017. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy pale golden/yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big juicy/tart/tangy blueberry, peach, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, white bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance of blueberries, pale malt, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of lightly juicy/tart blueberries, peach, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, white bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/grassy hop bitterness and blueberry tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of lightly juicy/tart blueberries, peach, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, white bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of blueberries, pale malt, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a nice malt/bitter/tartness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Clean finishing. Minimal dryness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, and slightly tangy mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.4%. Overall this is a nice fruited wheat beer. All around nice robustness and balance of blueberries, pale malt, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth, clean, and refreshing to drink. Very flavorful for the ABV. Some nice fruit/malt balance overall, just wish that the huge juicy/tangy fruit character of the nose carried over to the flavors. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Sep 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by krome from Illinois

Aug 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3.25 by JamesLeung from Florida

Aug 27, 2017
 
Rated: 2.81 by billybob from Massachusetts

Aug 21, 2017
 
Rated: 3.83 by fisherbray from Florida

Aug 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4.71 by Kattenbach from Texas

Jul 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.12 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

Jul 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3.4 by bluesyasian from Texas

Jul 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.89 by 98green from Michigan

Jul 16, 2017
 
Rated: 3.6 by robebo44 from Virginia

Jul 08, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by onlymurderers from Illinois

Jul 06, 2017
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Reviewed by mmmbeer89 from New Mexico

4.18/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This one and the strawberry beer from abita are really good beers if you like the respective fruits. I wouldn't drink it all night but good to drink one.
Jul 06, 2017
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Reviewed by FriedSlug from North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Mostly clear gold beer with a white head that only leaves a speck of lacing behind. The aroma is strong with blueberries but is seems to be too much blueberry smell to be real. It really smells too good to be true. There is a sweetness and some floral elements in the aroma. The taste is quite bitter and not as sweet as the smell would lead you to believe. The blueberry flavor seems more real than the aroma but there is not quite enough sweetness and an odd bitterness that just don't work well for me. This is definitely for blueberry lovers but not really for me.
Jul 06, 2017
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