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Amber - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
79
okay

1,436 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,436
Reviews: 514
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 16.81%
Wants: 41
Gots: 173 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 07-08-2001

Amber is a Munich style lager brewed with crystal malt and Perle hops. It has a smooth, malty, slightly caramel flavor and a rich amber color. Abita Amber was the first beer offered by the brewery and continues to be our leading seller.

17 IBU
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Ratings: 1,436 | Reviews: 514
Photo of Hopmaniaman
3.36/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into glass from 12oz bottle..golden amber with frothy head that dissipates..very little lacing..smell is yeasty/bready..light body..malty flavor on front end

Photo of ferracal
4.44/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Nice taste, refreshing, do it

Photo of Mosey
3.18/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Good on draft, goes well with a meal. Nothing outstanding, but not bad at all.

Photo of UTPharm2012
4.65/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Smooth, great taste, one of my favorites

Photo of marieli
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Started 45 degrees. Looked pretty good with a decent whitish-tan foam head that hung around a little while. Not much smell. Light grain? Tasted crisp enough, a little on dry side but touch of sweetness. A small lingering something, wouldn't exactly call it bitterness on tongue. Mouthfeel seemed light almost watery. But to be fair, I've been drinking stouts and porters lately. Overall a good Vienna, but not sure I would choose this over, say, a lighter porter such as Anchor.

Photo of ALEXJMZ
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I tasted this beer in New Orleans Louisiana

A An Amber beer, good foam
S Caramel, nuts, and a little bit hops
T Sweet, drinkable, an average amber beer
AT Good, remains me something sweet or ice cream.

Photo of Odd_nonposter
2.24/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Boring. Thin body, not much flavor.

Photo of Lanypany88
2.84/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Alright beer, in the ranks of Budweiser to me possibly a step up.

Photo of Carpentiere
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Basic Amber. Nothing special. Actually drinking it in NOLA.

Photo of UPMD_Bill
2.83/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Kind of watery with a funky aftertaste.

Photo of mothman
2.73/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Basic amber. Nothing stood out. Not bad. Not good.

Photo of Gregaroo
3.12/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Ardmore Music Hall, Ardmore, PA during the NMO show. Anders Osborne and fresh Abita - nice.
Updates:
4-8-15 - On tap at Golden Nugget, Lake Charles pool bar and casino.

Photo of Csikic93
4.55/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a really nice color, smells good and just an all around good beer.

Photo of Klatigue
3.77/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Smooth taste. Easy to drink with no lingering aftertaste. A great beer for one or several.

Photo of JLaw55
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Probably one of the better amber lagers I have had. Still doesn't compare to Yuengling which is my favorite of the style. Pretty smooth and light though, with a nice light roasted malty flavor.

Would purchase again. Pretty enjoyable.

Photo of udfan07
1.34/5  rDev -61.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Not an exciting beer. No real taste and didn't enjoy the beer at all

Photo of jrob21
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not much exciting with this one. A predominately bitter taste with slight malt character to mellow it a bit.

Photo of rongcsc
4.75/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Don't understand why this beer scores so low! It is a great example of the style and, for a low ABV brew, has great body and flavor.

Photo of IvarTheBoneless
4.21/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I find brew. Good taste, less filling. Great session beer

Photo of car2052
3.98/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 0z. bottle to pint glass.

A: Clear copper, 1 in. off-white head.
S: Lightly roasted malt, yeast, caramel.
T: Grainy taste with caramel malts, a bit yeasty, and a bit of apple. It is nice that it isn't too sweet.
M: Light feel. Watery.
O: Alright. You could buy Yuengling for much cheaper.

Photo of fscottkey
3.44/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: [4.00] Pretty golden amber color. Sports and impressive head. At least 2 fingers of nice tight bubbles. The head pulls back slowly. The bottle lists the ABV (4.5%) and the best by date (2/22/15).

S: [3.00] Prominent wheat smell. Maybe a litle funky yeast in there too.

T: [3.50] Nothing jarring in the taste. A mild lager taste. No bitterness at all. Malty finish.

M: [3.75] Bright carbonation on the tongue. Nice crisp mouth feel.

O: [3.50] This is a beer you could transition someone from BMC to craft with. It has a mild lager taste but is slightly more complex than a standard AAL. It is not fantastic - but it is decent for what it is.

Photo of ZBowden
3.88/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear Amber cola color, smells of bready maltiness and yeast, tastes of bread yeast malt with slight hop overtones, smooth lasting finish.

Photo of Pete_Ale-man
3.86/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

First tried this beer while I was in New Orleans. I love these kind of beers. Although I didn't give it such a high rating, I do have to compare it to other similar style beers. This lager is refreshing and goes down well when it's at its prime temp. Once it warms up a little, the bitterness really starts to set in. I continue to drink so it can't be all bad.

Photo of Abitacamz
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent lager. Smooth and tasty

Photo of CIBoy10
3.93/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Is it exceptioanlly unique? Well, no. But Abita Amber is an outstanding, refreshing, easy-to-drink beer that you can swig back while enjoying. Those are becoming harder and harder to find. Tastes bready and lacks the awful chemical taste of many macro lagers and ambers. I'd drink it any day. If you are looking for hoppy or complex though - look somewhere else. Cheers!

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Amber from Abita Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 1,436 ratings.