Abita Select Weizenbock | Abita Brewing Co.

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Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Weizenbock is an American style strong wheat beer. It is made from 50% malted wheat and 50% malted barley. The wheat is used to give a distinctive flavor and because of its high protein content, a light hazy color. We use an American wheat yeast strain that will give the beer a fruity aroma and flavor, but not a clove flavor that is associated with German styles. We use Cascade hops to give a slight citrus flavor, but only in very small amounts so the flavors from the wheat and yeast will be predominant. This beer is not filtered so it will be cloudy in appearance, but will still be very refreshing even though it is 8% ABV.

28 IBU

Added by ChainGangGuy on 04-30-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 3
Reviews by DrinkinBoy:
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3.32/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on draft at Taco Mac - Crabapple.

Abita Select Weizenbock pours a bright golden color and is almost completely opaque. The head was white, but had very little retentino.

The smell is faint with some citrus notes coming through.

Its taste was lighter on the alcohol than I expected considering the ABV.

The tastes starts out pretty light, but by the mid palate the complexity comes through. First the citrus notes from the smell comes through, then a loud pronounciation of spices. On the finish some bubble gum and other non citrus fruit notes come through.

Its mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and the beer is has decent drinkability considering the ABV.

Overall, I thought Abita Select Weizenbock is worth a try. Being a unique, this was my first time trying this style. I think it is a nice warm weather big craft beer for out on the porch or by the pool.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce pint - $5.75 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Served up an opaque, caramel-colored body. With a generous pour there was only room enough for a thinnish, white head.

Smell: Aroma smelling of, well, malted wheat with sweet-scented notes of caramel candy and sliced bananas liberally dusted with coriander and given a small hit of lemon zest.

Taste: Leading tastes of sweet caramel squares and toffee encompassing the predominating tangy malted wheat. Zip of spice character. Emerging flavor of grainy bread as you encounter the additional boosts of banana and citrusy hops. Modest bitterness. Drying, malty finish with a bit of lingering alcohol warmth and coriander.

Mouthfeel: A bit beyond medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Fairly soft, smooth mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Boy, Abita is just cranking out these 'Select' beers, aren't they? While by no means the best, it's a solid, pleasant weizenbock. Surely it's worth trying a pint? Right??

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Abita Select Weizenbock from Abita Brewing Co.
3.57 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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