Abita Brewing Company, Abita Springs, LA
This crisp wheat beer has the aroma and flavor of fresh Louisiana blueberries. It’s brewed with pilsner and wheat malts and hopped with German Perle hops, then the sweet juice from local blueberries is added to complement the toasty malt flavor. All our harvest Series brews are made with the finest Louisiana-grown ingredients.
This beer is clear gold with a nose of blueberry you can pick up on a block away. The smell is reminiscent of blueberry candy or popsicles. The blueberry taste, fortunately, is not as strong as its nose. The fruit sweetness runs parallel with the maltiness and seem to fight each other for dominance: flavors do not mesh. Sweeter than Sweetwater Blue and the fruit flavor tastes more artificial than Sweetwater Blue.
Would we have it again? We prefer Sweetwater Blue…