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 über 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 (10703) - 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 there’s 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 (1583) - 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 that’s 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 don’t get any fruit/satsuma from this at all. No alcohol taste at all. It’s 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.
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Smell is wheaty and slightly floral and lemony. Nice smelling beer. Taste is citrusy, slightly tart, wheaty and smooth. Pretty refreshing and probably Abita’s best beer in my opinion. Medium body and carbonation. Nice.
ChainGangGuy (4559) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, pale yellow body with a thin, white head.
Smell: Nose of unmalted wheat and raw, wholesome oats with solid notes of generously added spices and, of course, the Satsuma (coming across as scent of orange and lemon).
Taste: Moderately tangy wheat rounded out slightly by some smooth, crisp oats and a touch of overall sweetness. Pinch of earthy spices along with the sweetish citrus Satsuna taste. Light bitterness midway through. The wheat and the fruit carry you effortlessly to the drying, crisp finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body, though, at times, it’s flirting with being watery. Medium-high carbonation.
Drinkability: Pleasantly refreshing and goes down far too easy. It’s by no means an outstanding wit, but, in my opinion, it’s one of the better Abita beers available.
blutt59 (6246) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle, good orange color with big foam, aroma is weak orange, I thought satsuma’s were sweet, this has an odd bitterness to it
macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a lovely wit. The pour is cloudy pale yellow with a nice white head. The orange flavor is just fine; fresh tasting and not overpowering. It’s a fine drink for a hot summer evening.
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle . A hazy light orange color pour with a thick frothy white head , lively carbonation. Aroma is of wheat malt,biscut,orange zest , and spice. Flavor is suprisingly good , some slight yeasty funk, orange, corriander,and a hint of grassyness , full body for an American made Wit , smooth creamy mouthfeel , a little spice lingering in the fiish , quite sessionable , I could drink quite a few of these at one sittig . A fun try that surpassed expectations .
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Source:12 oz bottle purchased from Midtown in Nashville.
Appearance:Poured a hazy gold color with a two finger white head.
Aroma:Orange and wheat dominate the nose. Hints of spices are present.
Flavor:Citrus flavors again dominate, with a faint bitter, spicy finish.
Palate:Light body with solid carbonation.
Overall:Excellent Wit. Easy drinking summer beer.