Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Abita Lemon Wheat

This is that time of year when you find so many different types of wheat and wheat like beers. Wheat beers are great for warm summer days and can be refreshing. Here we have one of Abita’s newest beer which is a seasonal, Lemon Wheat, 4.4% ABV. This unfiltered wheat beer is made with lemon peal lager and wheat malts. They also use Centennial hops and Biere de Garde yeast. Lemon Wheat pours a hazy golden color with not much of a head. I found some little light coming through the glass with nice carbonation bubbles. The aroma on this Lemon Wheat is citrusy lemon but somewhat on the lighter side. There was a touch of a very faint candy scent as well. The taste is a medium lemony citrus flavor that is slightly sweet, but you do get a very tiny sour note towards the end. I don’t really taste a big wheat presents to this, but they is a little amount of it there.  The mouth feel is light to medium and does drink well. The finish on this is a faintly semi sweet with a hint of a sour lemon drop candy note. The after taste of the lemony taste does not stick around for to long before it fades away. Abita beers are always above average in my opinion, but his is getting C+ here. I found this beer need more of the wheat flavoring to it. But not a bad brew, it’s just that is not the best wheat beer, and there are better wheat’s out there. Would I have this again? Sure I would, it was good. So go out and try Abita Lemon Wheat and see how you like it. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

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