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Amber - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
79
okay

1,446 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,446
Reviews: 516
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 16.81%
Wants: 40
Gots: 181 | 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: 1,446 | Reviews: 516
Photo of bry5o5
4.89/5  rDev +41.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Carmel-y, malty, tasty! Very well balanced beer.

Photo of DevAJ
2.39/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Maybe this style just isn't for me. It's a little less offensive than Sam Adams Boston Lager, but not much. If I would have known this was a Vienna, I may not have even bought it.

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.

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Amber from Abita Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 1,446 ratings.