Fill It or Spill It


In Louisiana on January 16, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Sorry for the dark pic, but the place was dark

This is my first review of an Abita beer.  I had the Purple Haze a while ago, but I haven’t seen too many other Abita’s available.  I found this brew in NYC while out with my wife.  I was looking through the beer menu and was intrigued by the description of Satsuma.  I wasn’t really in the mood for a big beer, I just wanted something refreshing to go with my burger and Satsuma sounded like the right choice.

The beer poured a cloudy yellow with some fizzy white head.  The head dissipated relatively quickly,  but left a light dusting on the beer.  The ABV on this beer was low, 5.2% so perfect for the mood I was in.

The aroma was very citrusy and tart smelling.  There was also plenty of bready, wheat notes too.  It was fresh smelling beer that reminded me of lemonade.  Not necessarily just because of the citrus notes, but because of lemonade’s calming properties.  Have you ever been stressed out when someone said “would you like a glass of lemonade”?  We all know the answer is no.

The taste was just as citrusy as the aroma.  It had plenty of lemon tartness, along with plenty of bready notes.  There was also a seltzer like tingle from the carbonation.  Very easy to drink.  It was a pretty light bodied beer. It wasn’t a complex beer, but very enjoyable.

Verdict: Fill It.  This was a good beer.    It was a good beer to have dinner with because it was light and refreshing.  There are those days all beer nerds have, when you are not in the mood for a big beer and just want to have something easy to sip on.  Satsuma is a good beer to look for if you are going out to eat or a good place holder beer.  I’m sure everyone has had those moments when you aren’t sure what beer to get, so you order something easy until you decide what you really want.  This is a good beer for that because its light enough, but satisfying enough to warrant you actually buying one.



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