JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from my buddy Steve. Pretty decent American wit overall. Hazy golden pour with a lively body. Pretty nice mouthfeel, very drinkable, even if (as is depressingly predictable for American renditions) it gets a bit thin and syrupy towards the finish. Yeasty up front, sweet and spicy at the back. Not bad.
SSSteve (3551) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. very cloudy bright sunny gold color under a large creamy white head. leaves a lot of ribboned lace. light bodied and crisp. tart citrus aroma. flavors of wheaty grains, orange, touches of vanilla and marshmallow. maybe a hint of cinnamon. dry. very refreshing.
nuplastikk (3825) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz shorty bottle. Thick yellow orange, with a fluffy white head. The aroma is all Satsuma, lots of tangy citrus. Tangy orange taste as well, with some pleasant wheat to smooth it out. There is also some vanilla in the aftertaste. Overall a pretty good White beer, exceeding my expectations.
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice golden color with a lot of carbonation and a big white head. Strong wheat and light citrus and spice on the nose. More body than I expected and not the crisp clean finish either. That is not bad just not what was expected. Nice, slight citrus flavor finishes nicely. Good Summer beer.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden/amber with a frothy white head. Tart wheat, grainy lager and citrusy spice aromas. Medium body with a calm mouthfeel. Decent flavor is same as aroma, with wheat, a yeasty grainy lager taste, and mild citrus and spice. Great hot weather brew.
Cavie (3548) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy light yellow. Aroma is a mix of fruit and crayola. Not a bad taste. I can definitely taste the mandarins and has a drying finish. Quite the relaxing drink. If only it werenít so dry!
Poobah (231) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - JUN 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Floral hoppy nose with a thick head that tapers. The appearance is golden and cloudy with some lacing. Smooth entry with a somewhat malty and lightly carbonated mouthfeel. Citrusy finish that includes a light hoppiness. One of their best summer seasonals.
icculus801 (39) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - JUN 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy, not quite cloudy, light orange with a small white head. Aroma of sweet orange and a bit of spice. Flavor with more sweet and spice with a bit of tang in the background. Coats the palate well, almost syrupy and finishes a bit dry. Probably the best seasonal offering from Abita, perfect for hot Louisiana summer days.
PorterPounder (4942) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dear Aurelius - I picked up a six at the Publix on Blairstone - was going to hold one out for you since it was the last six! Pours a hazy light orange with delicate soft white head. Fresh fruity aroma with hints of marmalade oranges and some sticky orange marmalade. Flavor has some subtle sour notes with some yeastiness, a hint of orange, some coriander and a bit of biscuit-like maltiness. Mouthfeel is pleasantly thick. Somewhat surprised - not completely disappointed that I had to buy a six just to get another rating.
Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dear PorterPounder - Beat you to this Abita, but Iíve got one held back out of the six for you. Pasty wheat beer aroma, with light citrus. Decent label that looks like a 70ís Soylent Green set piece - chrome, graphic arts intensive, stylized oranges and grain. Sunny, cloudy, orange-yellow brew with a poofy white foam head. Rather pedestrian and plain. Oranges over a garden variety wheat beer, a little starchy, dry and not very sweet. Medium to medium-light body, with a long, mild orange peel/pith bitterness. Need to add another jolt of fruit juice to this to make it interesting. Bradfordville Publix.