Abita Blueberry Wheat (Harvest Series) | Abita Brewing Co.

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Abita Blueberry Wheat (Harvest Series)Abita Blueberry Wheat (Harvest Series)
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3.53/5
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102 Ratings
Abita Blueberry Wheat (Harvest Series)Abita Blueberry Wheat (Harvest Series)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States
abita.com

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by superspak on 03-18-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,841
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
102
pDev:
15.86%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
42
Trade:
0
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3.99/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of buschbeer
3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

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Photo of Hjc550
3.18/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StretchZep
3.14/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WickedBeer
3.29/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

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Photo of tubeyes
3.35/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EricCFrantz
3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of monorailred
4.58/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shivtim
2.92/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Squire
3.62/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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Photo of psenevir
5/5  rDev +41.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Satsuma
3.87/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ALLMUCH
3.96/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.56/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mcfeem00
4.01/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's definitely blueberry. It was surprisingly good.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of polaris500
1.92/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of ShawnL
3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of superspak
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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

Photo of JamesLeung
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of billybob
2.81/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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Abita Blueberry Wheat (Harvest Series) from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 102 ratings