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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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Released May 2005. Our Belgian White is made with light pale malt, malted wheat, unmalted wheat, and oats. The oats are added to give a very light color as well as body to the beer. The wheat is used for a couple of reasons. First, with its high protein content, it is used to make the beer cloudy. Also, when it is mixed with the special Belgian yeast it will give a fruity aroma and taste. The beer is hopped very lightly with English Kent Golding hops so as to not overpower the spices. Finally, in keeping with tradition, it is spiced with coriander and orange peels. Also, like all other Belgian White beers, it is unfiltered. This will make the beer slightly cloudy, but it will also make it more flavorful. The result is a cloudy but light colored beer with a pleasant fruity aroma and refreshing aftertaste. Summer is approaching which means that an Abita Belgian White will be the perfect refreshment to get you through the sultry summer heat.


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UnholyBrewing (595) - Central Florida(Upper Hell), Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2012
...had it on tap at Dillion’s. It was actually better than expected, had some spiciness on the nose, and also citrus. Was slightly creamy with a small white head. Flavors were mostly citrus and wheat, finished slightly dry. Not bad at all, I’d have it again.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Pours a hazy gold with a thin white head. Smells of coriander and ginger. Tastes spicy with a hint of tartness on the finish. Not typical of the style.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FishManLA (337) - Abita Springs, Louisiana, USA - JUL 26, 2008
On tap at the Abita Brew Pub. Has been renamed "Abita Select Belgian Wit". Pale yellow/gold and just slightly cloudy. Didn’t have much head as served but I didn’t watch the pour. Nice lacing was left on the glass. Full, potent yeasty nose with floral and citrus notes. Taste of malt and citrus with some notes of sweeter fruit as well, like grapes. Tart and tangy finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HonkeyBra (3108) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2008
Didn’t realize how rare this was when I ordered this at the Bourbon house on Bourbon street. The waitress told me it was "like Bud". Thankfully it didn’t suck that much, but really wasn’t anything special. It tasted like your run of the mill wit.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Select Wit
Date: 06/09/2005
Mode: Draft
Source: Wild Wing Cafe, Marietta

hazy yellow, thin fine white head, lightly sweet and spicy malt flavor, too bland
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Date: 06/23/2006
Source: ww
Score: I to ii

nice lace, creamy body, picking up some more spiced orange flavor this year,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5190) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2005
Had on tap at J. Alexander’s in Baton Rouge. Pleasantly surprised to say the least. Pours a murky, yet bright golden with an everlasting white creamy head and thick sticky lacing. Brief, quick clean aroma of lemon and yeast. Flavor has some of the same qualities with some estery notes reminiscent of a Belgian Wit. (Originally had this rating listed under the Saison entry) Some yeasty notes round it out nicely. Very thick, creamy mouthfeel, made for a nice session filler for an after work happy hour.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5045) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Thanks go out to Mike of Bon Vivant for the bottle and Andrew of Abita for sending some to him. Pours clouded gold with a lasting foamy white head. Nose is grainy with light citrus and psice. Not bad! Taste is a Belgian Wit. Light spices, wheat, light yeast, light citrus and minimal hops. This is rather good. It could be because my AC is on the fritz and I needed something cold, light and refreshing, but this certainly fit the bill. Body is light, as stated, and very refreshing. Finishes with more light spice, mild hop profile, wheat, and yeast. Thinned fruitiness as well. Nice beer!


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