Amber - Abita Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Loki:
4.5/5 rDev +30.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I recently purchased a six-pack of this and the golden at the Zachary, LA Winn-Dixie when I couldn't find any other micros. Sadly my family asked if it was an import and the brewery is literally 45 minutes from their house. But that has nothing to do with the beer.
The Abita pours a deep amber to a rich, dark copper color that is slightly cloudy with a fair to mid-sized head that faded with medium lacing.
The nose has aromas of sweet malt with hints of caramel.
This amber is very crisp and clean that is glides smoothly across the palette and down the throat with a very respectable medium body. It tastes of sweet toasty malt and hints of caramel and toasted rolls with just enough hops to give a bitter balance. The taste holds up well against a spicy cajun crawfish boil and helps put out the fires while still giving flavor.
I don't know if the use of the natural spring water or the quality ingredients, but this was a great beer.
This is a nearly text book example of an amber lager in my opinion with freshness dates on the package and a great ?conversion? beer at around $4.75-$5 a six pack.
I rated this amber so high based on the adherence to the style and the taste relative to what an amber should be. There are much better tasting beers IMHO per my tastes, but as for an amber I haven't found much better.
Serving type: bottle
05-12-2003 10:11:29 | More by Loki
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Amber from Abita Brewing Co.
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