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Amber - Abita Brewing Co.

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1,391 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,391
Reviews: 496
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 16.81%
Wants: 39
Gots: 128 | 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: 1,391 | Reviews: 496 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of mattreitz49
3.12/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 chogm54
3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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 olafphysics
3.1/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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 BoljaBoy52
3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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 PhillyNole
3.23/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CodyMiller
3.87/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 WS_Transplant
2.83/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of CIBoy10
3.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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!

Photo of aztraz
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sfwild18
3.79/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikeg67
3.24/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Draft in NOLA. Pours amber with white head. Aroma is of caramel and bready malt. Body is medium and slightly crisp. Caramel malt, herbal hops and some grapes fill the mouth. Finish is medium, semi-dry. Not bad on tap.

Photo of ovaltine
3.69/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Philb89
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great beer for sipping with dinner.

Photo of kd45-music
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

I never bought this beer before simply because I felt there was nothing good about a beer from Louisianna. I take that back; this is a nice all-around beer. It goes down smoothly and I must admit I am a fan of German-style beers, and this one fits the bill. I'll buy it again and will try some of the brewery's other styles.

Photo of BYOFB
3.34/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ravenscraft
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of ordybill
4.3/5  rDev +24.6%

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Amber from Abita Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 1,391 ratings.