Amber - Abita Brewing Co.
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3.1/5 rDev -10.1%
This is the first beer I have tried from Abita other than the over popular Purple Haze. A valiant effort for this amber. Nice head, very creamy and retains satisfactorily. Flavor is of malt and goes away rather quickly. Overall, a nice amber and a job well done !!!
08-09-2014 19:27:42 | More by hophugger
2.9/5 rDev -15.9%
12 oz bottle into a wine glass.
A: Pours a clear amber color. There is a finger's worth of barely off-white colored head with a pleasant creaminess to its texture. Retention is pretty good, too. A small amount of lacing is left on the glass.
S: Very mild. There are hints of nuts, toasted malt, caramel, and MAAAYBE some hopping, however. Nothing special here, moving along...
T: It really doesn't have a bad taste. It just doesn't have much of a taste to begin with. It starts with some nuts, toast, and caramel. The finish sees some more of the caramel malt come through, along side a touch of fruity hopping. If I didn't know better, I'd say it was a bit COMPLEX. Wha? Abita made a lager with some depth? Color me impressed! It's still too mild to score anything higher than a 3, but it's honestly competent for what it is.
M: Given the light flavor, it's a bit too heavy on the palate. This makes it less effortless than some lagers, but perhaps more savorable. Carbonation is on the lower side of the style.
O: It's only real flaw is that it's bland. While it's far from great, I genuinely believe it's the best Abita beer I've had to date. It's also the first Abita beer I truly 'get' - this would indeed pair well with Cajun food, and I wouldn't exactly be averse to drinking a few more again.
08-08-2014 20:13:17 | More by ThisWangsChung
Amber from Abita Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 1,266 ratings.