hershiser2 (1173) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle was $1.50 for a single at Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville. Pours a cloudy golden with a small white head. Aromas of sour grass and garbage water which is only saved slightly by a hint of spice. Flavors of grass, some spice (cinnamon and pepper)
JoeMurphy (41) - Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I love the Abita Brewery for what they are - for making it through Katrina and Rita and keeping everyone on the payroll, for committing to rebuilding the Gulf Coast. Thing is, I donít actually like wit beer that much. I was hoping for a more citrus-y flavor, but the flavor is really the floral taste of the satsuma blossom. Itís a round, soft wheat beer - OK if you like that kind of thing.
shigadeyo (2959) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
7/08/2009: Abita Satsuma Harvest Wit has a cloudy pale gold color and a generous beige head. There appears to be plenty of carbonation. The yeasty and sweet citrus aroma gives way to flavors that are fruity along with some slightly bitter orange. There is quite a bit of spice a nd corriander that is almost overwhelming toward the end. This beer is light to medium-light and crisp. I was expecting more orange citrus flavor and maybe a bit more sweetness, but got tons of spice and pepper instead!
12 fl. oz. bottle (Alc 5.1% By Vol) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom!. Rating #33 for this beer.
GandGKevin (912) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Decent Belgium wit style. Nice citrusy edge in the flavors and finish. Overal a decent summer sipper.
17thfloor (2426) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle (Malt beverage brewed with fruit & spices). Pours a slightly hazy yellow golden with a dense fine frothy white head. Faint aroma, a bit pungent, sweeter fuller candied wheat, some citrus syrup, coriander. Flavor is off-dry, clearly a fruit syrup added beer, coriander, candied wheat, light tangy citrus syrup, Abita sparkling water characteristic, orange mineral waterish. Long coriander finish with a dry aftertaste. Medium/light bodied with lively abundant larger fizzy soda carbonation, just lightly syrupy.
legion242 (2089) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A bit too citrusy for me. I could maybe last to bottles of this, but it would become too cloying after more then that.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2012 Bottle from Kegs & Barrels in Plano, TX. Pours a cloudy yellow/orange with white fizzy head. Aroma of fresh fruits, citrus, peach, some orange. Flavor is of peach, some orange, wheaty malt makes an appearance as well, also a nice yeasty, bread taste. Mouth feel is light-medium soft body with high somewhat fizzy carbonation. Overall, a pretty tasty,refreshing summer beer!
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
hazy sunshine yellow color with orange tints and a white head.
smells tart with a background of dusty wheat, faint spice and very faint orange notes.
there is a cooked orange flavor lurking behind notes of dusty wheat bread, nearly savory yeast and a tart finish. (the orange does amplify once this is consumed straight from the bottle).
it is medium bodied and almost refreshing. 6/3/5/4/13/3.0
Drake (7831) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Glen Allen, VA. Pours a hazy peach color with a medium head and good head retention and lacing. Went away for 20 minutes and thereís still a good finger of head. Aroma is very bready with citrus and caramel notes. Taste is bready with sweet citrus notes and a bit of spice. Medum bodied. Pleasant but not very complex.
bleeng (1470) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy, bright yellow with a decent looking but small white head. Nice almost hefe nose but I cannot pick up satsuma (what ever thatís supposed to smell like). Mostly just a wheat nose. Taste is very tangy, nice wheat taste, slightly sweet with some spicing. Fades on the end a bit thin. I donít get any fruit/satsuma from this at all. No alcohol taste at all. Itís a decent attempt at a Belgian wit and a good, drinkable summer beer. Not bad and a bit surprising-I was expecting much less from this beer.