Amber - Abita Brewing Co.

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1,477 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,477
Reviews: 526
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 16.81%
Wants: 44
Gots: 208 | FT: 2
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: 1,477 | Reviews: 526
Photo of twaldrop
4.65/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is my favorite beer. Not too heavy and not too light. No bitterness.

Photo of frankaboutbeer
4.63/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Loved this smooth rich malty caramel flavor for an evening beer.

Photo of 2Kap
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A pretty good beer to drink with food.

Photo of JoLight
4.7/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Filtered, amber body with bubbles and a white head that dissipates into—and remains—a small ring of foam, and leaves little to no lacing.

Aroma: Smells of caramel malts; beery. Overall, a faint aroma.

Taste: slightly watery upfront, but then it flowers into a mouthful of (slightly toasted) breadiness from the malt.

Mouthfeel: carbonated, and semi-fluffy.

Finish: crisp, refreshing, smooth.

I love a good Abita Amber. I do prefer it from a bottle, however. It often tastes too watery from the tap.

Photo of theBIRD
4.19/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great taste. Good session beer

Photo of Brevbin
2.08/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

It's meh. Tastes watered down. Not much of anything really. A beer to sell to the masses of budlight drinkers.

Photo of TopherBreski
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Good caramel color with no carbonation has a seep malty smell And a think caramel taste.

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

One of the first ambers that comes to memory. Always enjoy the 504 and the brews they offer. A great early day beer to get you started. Abita is the first brewer of crafts that got me into all of this years ago.

Photo of GeorgeBeerS
2/5  rDev -42%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I may have tasted a 'bad' bottle.

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.

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Amber from Abita Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 1,477 ratings.