Satsuma Harvest Wit | Abita Brewing Co.

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Satsuma Harvest WitSatsuma Harvest Wit
BEER INFO

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

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Real Louisiana Satsumas, golden wheat, oats and the finest barley create Abita Satsuma Harvest Wit. Pale and cloudy, like the haze on a hot summer day, this white beer has a sweet and subtle citrus flavor with a touch of spice that is cool and refreshing.

17 IBU

Added by philipquarles on 12-31-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
352
Reviews:
163
Avg:
3.46
pDev:
14.74%
 
 
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of scratch69
3.15/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I poured a bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance- Cloudy straw color with a fingers worth of quickly disappearing head. Very little lacing.

Smell- Wheat malt, coriander, and citrus.

Taste- Yeasty, lightly sweet wheat malt flavor with a hint of citrus. Funky aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with an average amount of carbonation.

Overall- I was not impressed with this beer. The aftertaste was a little off putting. Not a good representation of the style and not one of Abitas better offerings.

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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

Apperance: Light and cloudy. Fairly small head leaves pretty good lacing.

Smell: Wheat, coriander, and spices.

Taste: Wheat, orange, coriander, spices, and then some hops. Finishes somewhat dry. Flavors are timid and nothing shines here.

Mouthfeel: Fairly thin. Leaves a rather unpleasant aftertaste.

Overall: Not bad, but nothing too interesting. Probably would taste alright on a very warm summer day, but this overall is forgettable.

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Photo of jayhass
3.23/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Cloudy straw color with white head that fades quickly. Aroma is light orange peel, coriander with soft pilsner malt. Taste is the same - orange peel is light as is the coriander. The malt is almost not existent. Maybe slight sweetness from the malt. Overall everything in this beer needs to be amped up just a bit.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.28/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on August 12, 2013.

It has a cloudy pale yellow pour with a quick white head that does not as terribly long. It has an unfiltered look.

The aroma smells like a wit should with Belgian pale malts, Belgian yeast, and a little bit of lemon zing. Yup = Hoegarrden. Mellow hops.

The body is light and refreshing.

The taste has the same sort of roasted malt character I would expect from a wit but it is not quite as strong as it is on the nose. Vague spice and citrus. A bit sweeter than many wits. But it was not that bad and I could drink a few of these in 80 degree weather.

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3.35/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle into Chimay goblet.

A - Hazy, pale, golden yellow with white lacey head.

S - Yeasty funk with a slight hint of peachiness. Definite sour notes.

T - Nothing distinct here. Vaguely sweet wheat with no sign of the fruit expected. Rather bland overall. Wheaty funk lingers on the palate.

M - A bit of body, light carbonation.

A summer porch beer to be certain, but lacking. Meh...

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Satsuma Harvest Wit from Abita Brewing Co.
3.46 out of 5 based on 352 ratings.
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