Lemon Wheat | Abita Brewing Co.

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Lemon WheatLemon Wheat

Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by EgadBananas on 04-12-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 213 |  Reviews: 34
Reviews by thecheapies:
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3.28/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Light amber to burnt orange, in color. Crystalline coarse head frozen in time. Pillowy and bleach white. Laces gorgeously. The appearance of this beer has easily exceeded my expectations.

Distinctly a wheat beer. Lemony character is tried and true, if not pleasantly dulled. Not much in the way of relevant spicing. Hint of banana makes me wonder how close this might steer to hefe-land, but the nose is just so damn mild! Pleasing, but mild. A simpleton's fruit wheat.

Ah... it's in the flavor that the beer reveals its mistakes. An overly tangy and somewhat acidic artificial lemon component competes with mild pale wheat malts overtop a strange minty hop character. I feel like I just brushed my teeth, or something. It's meant to be refreshing, but the way the malts try to be a little creamy just throws the whole flavor profile into territorial clash. Some notes of white tea and background pepper. In fact, the pepper grows a bit in the finish making it more recognizable.

No noticeable alcohol, the first thing that I'll say about the feel because it's clearly positive. The rest is a little sketchy. Drinks okay, but the brighter carbonation levels leave the body a little flat-footed. Seems a bit watery. Very thin, I should say.

Who am I kidding? The feel isn't so bad and the nose seemed slightly promising. I was hoping for a very mild and crisp wheat ale with a hint of lemony gusto. Instead, I get a study of chemical reactions. I feel like this is the direction this beer shouldn't have gone.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

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3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of RoninBirdman
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of BeerDreadz
2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of tigg924
4.1/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: 1 inch head, high carbonation, gold in color, cloudy

Smell: lemon rind and grain

Taste: lemon juice, grain, sweet wheat, and perhaps a touch of ginger

Mouthfeel: sweet, light body, high carbonation

Overall: Very lemony, but wow what a sessionable beer. Found myself having a few of these over the holiday weekend. Goes down way to easy and is an improvement on several of Abita's other seasonal beers. Very good for the style.

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Photo of JayEvans813
2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -29%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of RDW
3.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.5/5  rDev +42%

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, golden, slightly amber color with a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very aromatic, with notes of toasted wheat and lemony citrus, as well as honey, and touches of black pepper, banana, clove, pineapple and ginger. There is none of the typical wheat beer-like aromas of bubblegum or band-aids, thankfully.

Taste: Nice flavors of toasted wheat, honey-like sweetness, lemony citrus, and touches of black pepper, clove, ginger and coriander. Again, there is none of the typical wheat beer-like flavors of bubblegum or band-aids, thankfully.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, and very smooth and creamy as there is no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 4.4%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: For a wheat beer, this is really, really, good! It’s more citrusy and sweet than wheaty, which I enjoyed. I’ll certainly get this again.

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Photo of JamesStreet
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of lcdawg
3.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of tdm168
2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of avisong
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of cliff1066
3.29/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of russpowell
3.47/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Probably gonna hate this, but picked it up as part of a mixed sixer, so what the hell?

Pours a slightly hazed straw color with 3+ fingers of pearl colored head. Good lacing & above average head retention

S: Lemon & grassiness, plus perfumy notes

T: Slight lemon taste, grassiness & a bit of breadynesss up front. Light lemon notes, faint grainy notes as this warms. Finishes lemony, grainy & grassy

MF: Light bodied, fairly assertive carbonation

Easy to drink as a thrist quencher, but doesn't really hold my interest flavor-wise. Every once in a while these guys one I like, this is not one of them

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3/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

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3/5  rDev -5.4%

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3/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

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Lemon Wheat from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.17 out of 5 with 213 ratings
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