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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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90 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 / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by superspak on 03-18-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,529
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
90
pDev:
16.15%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 90 |  Reviews: 25
Reviews by billybob:
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2.81/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

More User Reviews:
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.03/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Abita Brewing Co. "Blueberry Wheat"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "BEST BY 11/10/16" and sampled on 08/17/16"
$1.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

I like this a whole lot more than I thought I would because it's not your standard American wheat-fruit beer, which I'll now explain. #1, it's not too heavy-handed with the wheat. Yes, there's a bit, and there should be, but I feel sometimes fruity wheat beers almost become a little 'muddy' with the wheat. This has more of a standard malt character because of the Pilsner malts that they've used, and the amounts. #2, It doesn't taste like extract. I'm sure it's in there as the label reads "wheat beer with natural flavors" and the aroma screams of it (you can't get that blueberry aroma from just using fruit or juice), but it's not overdone in the flavor. #3, it actually does taste like blueberries. Sure it's sweeter than real fruit, but they've used some real fruit in its production and I think it comes through. #4, it's really nicely balanced. It gives you that sweetness and fruitiness upfront, but by the time it reaches the finish it's fairly dry, and the small amount of residual malt fades quickly. All to often wheaty fruit beers are kind of sticky in the finish and they build on the palate, that's not the case here. #5, It looks great in the glass. It's slightly hazy, but I think that's almost a requirement, isn't it? And it's got a creamy bright white head that holds for quite some time and leaves some very nice lacing behind. I'd love to see just a little less blueberry aroma; and just a touch more tartness (there is some there underneath the sweet malt) to give it more of an actual blueberry flavor and a smidge more balance, but as it is it's definitely one of the best blueberry wheats I've ever tasted.

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Photo of tbryan5
4.42/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer is exactly as advertised. It tastes like a blueberry pie in a bottle. Dare I say it's better than Abita Strawberry? Maybe... It's super crushable. Try this at least once if you see it.

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3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear, light gold in color, with 1/4 inch head. Taste is blueberries, wheat, and pilsner malt. Medium bodied and sweet. Blueberries taste real. A very good blueberry wheat, but does not stretch the boundaries of fruit beer.

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Photo of JamesStreet
3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lcdawg
3.82/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.04/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
3.59/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cliff1066
3.29/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GrumpyGas
3.49/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

16oz draft pour into a pint glass is a hazy yellow body with a persistent thin bright white head and artful lacing.
Blueberry aroma is intoxicating with a sweet malt in the background.
Blueberry flavor dominates, but it is almost like candy and the thin mouthfeel doesn't do it any favors.
Very low carbonation.
I wish I knew how old the keg was, it was just tapped a few days ago.

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Photo of freewill35
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cdb
3.57/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Nothing special about the look of this beer. That said, I was pleasantly surprised. Nice light feel to it. Perfect for a hot summer day. Just enough blueberry flavor to justify the name. I like it quite a bit. Added a few frozen blueberries and four beers later I calling a winner.

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Photo of robebo44
3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RonaldTheriot
1.81/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Abita Blueberry Wheat has a thick, white head, a hazy, straw appearance, lots of tan yeast chunks and white specks, and very little lacing left behind. The aroma is of white wheat bread and faint blueberry juice, and the flavor is of watery, white wheat bread, a shade of blueberry juice, and some tart. Mouthfeel is high light, and Abita Blueberry Wheat finishes crisp and very dull.

RJT

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Photo of JDW4195
4.05/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | 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 ablemedic49
3.56/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was poured into a weizen glass. It was slightly hazy but still maintained good clarity, which was expected given the style and ingredients. A 2-3 inch head white formed, and was well maintained throughout the sampling process. Upon glass to lip, the first thing I noticed was the sweet smell of the blueberries, it was fantastic. Taste was mostly of blueberry, but not too overpowering or sweet. Mild citrus notes and a hint of the malt could also be detected. It was crisp, and finished clean. It wasn't my favorite fruit/wheat combo but overall it was a great effort by Abita Brewing co.

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Photo of Kattenbach
4.71/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jonbw
3.66/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
3.94/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Mini-review. 12 oz bottle good until Nov. 2016.

Big head but recedes quickly leaving some lacing and ring. Clear straw color. Nose shockingly is blueberry and flaked wheat. Taste follows nose, all fresh blueberry mellowed with flaked wheat so there is little bitterness. No sweetness, either. Light bodied, light to medium carbonation, crisp and easily drinkable. Not complex, but not bad.

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Photo of Jaredhaley
3.46/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance- Nice golden color. Hazy due to the blueberry puree.
Smell- Very fresh fruity blueberry smell. Grains, what, malts.
Taste- Refreshing blueberry taste, very smooth, no alcohol or bitterness. Tastes like real blueberries.
Mouthfeel-No head, but smooth and fairly carbonated.
Overall-If you want a refreshing summertime beer, this is a good choice. Tastes much better than the Sweetwater Blue in my opinion. More authentic blueberry flavor.

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

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 Pegasus
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours with an excellent, dense and robust off-white head with superb retention. Thick sheets of unbroken lacing adorn the glass walls. The body is a hazy deep gold, as befits a what ale.

Aroma: Pure, slightly sweet aroma of fresh blueberries is quite prominent in the aroma. The scent of the blueberries is very natural having an almost juicy quality. Spicy wheat notes are present as well. There is also a faint herbal hops presence.

Taste: Opens with tangy wheat malt and robust notes of blueberries. Unlike some fruit alco-pops, Abita Blueberry Wheat is not sweet, but offers strong notes of blueberry, rather like a dry fruit wine. As the taste progresses, spiciness from the wheat rises. The taste draws to a close with hints of alcohol, and a slight warming sensation.

Mouth feel: Soft and very full, light-bodied, but with gentle carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A simple excellent beer for the cooler autumn days to come; the restrained quality of the blueberries adds a particularly elegant note.

Presentation: Packaged in a short twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Abita Blueberry Wheat (Harvest Series) from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 90 ratings
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