Wheat | Abita Brewing Co.

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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Photo of BeerNoobNC
3.02/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer basically tastes like Bud Miller or Coors with maybe a little better taste and only a slight hint of wheat. I expect it from those companies but not from a craft brewery. It's definitely light and drinkable, but not anything special, even compared to big breweries.

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2/5  rDev -38.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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4/5  rDev +22.3%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +22.3%

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4/5  rDev +22.3%

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4/5  rDev +22.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of acevenom
3.43/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a glass mug. Pours pale straw with a two-finger length white head. There are lots of tiny bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. The head dissipates rather quickly. There are aromas of pale barley malt and wheat malt. The hop aroma is mild. The overall scent is bready, but also slightly earthy. The beer tastes bready from the barley and wheat malt, bringing mild sweetness and cleanliness to the mouth while the mild hop flavors add some balancing bitterness. There's a mild yeast spiciness to the beer as well. The body is light with plentiful carbonation. The finish is crisp and dry. The drinkability is very high. It's very refreshing. Overall, Abita achieved what it was going for with this beer. It is a very good beer that with its calorie count (125) and lower end ABV is a very sessionable lager. This is the sort of beer you could session during a hot day and accompanies cookouts quite well.

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Photo of charlzm
2.75/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Consumed May 11th, 2012 at The Abita Brewpub, Abita Springs, LA.

This beer is an extremely clear pale yellow with no head to speak of.

No aroma to note.

The flavor is slightly bitter water; no real wheat character or barley in evidence. Appropriate to the style, perhaps, but yuck. Even though I give it average for the style above, know that I would not drink this beer again.

Mouthfeel is at least a little lively.

Just awful. Why make a beer with no flavor?

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1.5/5  rDev -54.1%

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4/5  rDev +22.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

Wheat from Abita Brewing Co.
3.27 out of 5 based on 140 ratings.
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