Wheat | Abita Brewing Co.

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3.31 w/ 140 ratings

Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Wheat (May – September) German brewers discovered centuries ago that the addition of wheat produces a distinctively light, refreshing beer. Unlike traditional German wheat beers produced by other breweries, Abita Wheat is a lager, not an ale, and contains a generous amount of wheat which produces a clean, simple flavor.

Added by kbub6f on 04-10-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.06/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12ounce bottle-> World Market Tulip

This beer pours up a clear pale straw with a nice three finger white head. The nose is very mild, just some grain and banana. Taste is weak and relatively one dimensional. At least there isn't much of a metallic taste. Mouthfeel is pretty average and non distinct. An average beer, to take or leave.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1/3 head, moderate carbonation, gold in color, clear

Smell: grain, adjunct, light wheat

Taste: grain, adjunct, light wheat--has a little bit of their Restoration Pale Ale taste

Mouthfeel: sweet with slight bitterness, medium carbonation, light bodied

Overall: In a bizarre world, I have been seeking this beer out for a while and am happy to have found it. This is a sessionable adjunct lager that reminds me of a combination between their gold and restoration pale ale. I could have several of these especially on a warmer day. If I was not grading to style, this would be closer to a 3.5. However, I would turn to this over the BMCs and other adjunct lagers of the world. Of all of Abita's beers, I would not seek this out, but I would not pass on it either.

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3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a hazy straw hue with a half finger foamy white head. There was poor retention and lacing.

The smell featured adjunct grain, sour notes and grassy hop.

The taste offered a trace amount of wheat malt, with sweet corn, sour lemon and a grassy hop.

The mouthfeel was light and a bit raw.

Overall an all around weak wheat beer.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.2/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Translucent yellow-orange, not much carbonation or head, clears up as it warms until you can see through it.

S-Bland, boring, some wheat. Some skunkiness.

T-Wheat, tad bit of grass, not bitterness, not much in the way of flavor either.

M-Light, not carbonation at all, watery to boot.

O-Not sure why I picked up a bottle of this. It was worth the try, although I'm starting to doubt why I ever try an Abita beer.

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3.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a 12pak of Abita Wheat Lagers this Autumn for only ten bucks!
A: A pretty light lager with very little carbonation.
S: The most underwhelming characteristic of the beer. A slight hint of wheat.
T: Nice and strong malty base with a pleasant, bitter hop aftertaste, but not too hoppy.
M: Strong yeastiness lingers, and the bite on this lager makes for a crisp surprise.
O: A somewhat complex mix of malts makes for an intriguing and enjoyable taste. This beer is fine cold or not-so-cold, and at 4.2%abv it is extremely drinkable. Worthy of a try if you are a fan of wheat beers, but doesn't compare to the prime choices in that class. My best comparison is a "poor man's Leisure Time Lager."

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2.88/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 ounce bottle into pilsener glass, best before 9/27/2012. Pours lightly cloudy pale straw color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of lemon, pear, biscuit, wheat, pepper, grass, herbal, floral, grape, and light earthiness. Pretty good aromas here actually; fairly weak, but they have a typical well balanced German lager feel to them. Taste of grass, bread, wheat, herbal, earth, pear, and pepper. Lingering notes of light grass and bread on the finish for a short bit. Extremely bland in the flavor department, almost like carbonated water for real. Extremely dry on the finish as expected for the lack of flavors. Medium carbonation and light body; with an extremely crisp and dry mouthfeel that is ok. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming noticed as expected for 4.2%. Overall a pretty mediocre wheat lager. The aromas were pretty good, but the lack of flavor was a let down. It is certainly crisp, clean, and drinkable though.

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Wheat from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 27.1% out of 100 with 140 ratings
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