Amber - Abita Brewing Co.
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Reviews by rlee1390:
3.03/5 rDev -12.2%
A-Translucent orange/amber not much carbonation, two finger head
S-Malt, some skunkiness even. I think there might be some citrus and dirt as well.
T-Bland, tastes like a higher end AAL (yuengling-esque). No bitterness to speak of. Some grass and pine notes but they do not taste that good.
M-Light, a little thin, not much carbonation either
O-A boring and slightly off-putting beer. I was hoping for more and this was a let down.
04-13-2012 01:31:01 | More by rlee1390
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3.59/5 rDev +4.1%
Pours a clear medium amber with a slight off white half finger head,some caramel and toast in the nose with a light smattering of leafy hops.Slightly sweet flavors with some caramel and breadiness,some drying in the finish.Easy drinking and food friendly,nothing to complain about.
07-23-2002 07:57:58 | More by oberon
3.65/5 rDev +5.8%
Appearance This one is a brownish-orange in color with a wonderful head that frothed up nicely. It showed good retention and left some nice lacing on the inside of my Great Lakes Brewing glass.
Smell The toasted malts and ample caramel were evenly balanced. There was a light biscuit in there along with a touch of citrus hops.
Taste It tastes a lot like it smells. The toasty malts and caramel make this one. The hops that I thought I smelled are basically gone, which is all right considering the style. I enjoyed the very light biscuit flavor that I got out of this one.
Mouthfeel This Märzen is light to medium-bodied with a nice balance.
Drinkability This was good on an unseasonably cold winter night in Seattle so I could only imagine what its like on a hot Louisiana day.
Comments Thanks to BigLove for sending me this above-par offering of a nice German Märzen.
01-12-2005 02:41:18 | More by RoyalT
2.63/5 rDev -23.8%
Pours a clear orange with a white head.
Grainy aroma, not unlike a macro lager with a fruity note and stale hops.
Cheap, sweet caramel malt taste and having little to try and pick out. The water is probably one of the more notable aspects.
It's thin but the carbonation is smooth. Drinkability depends on how bad you want to drink.
This might be o.k. on a scorching day where there is no other craft substitute.
01-13-2010 03:51:23 | More by brownbeer
2.78/5 rDev -19.4%
This bottle has a "best by" date of July 29.
I was a bit taken aback at the color of this beer. It is called Amber but the color is decidedly yellow with a little red hint and the head reminded me of the color of egg nog. The head started out nicely but disappear quickly leaving a bit of lacing.
I keep going back to the smell trying to decide what it is. It isn't at all unpleasant but it is neither malty nor hoppy. It smells like weak coffee.
If you are a hop lover this is not the beer for you. I think this is the only beer I have tasted that I felt needed more hops.
While I am partial to amber beers, this is one I will not search out again since it is not in the same class as even Amber Bock. I'll hang on to the rest of the six pack to serve to my sons-in-law while watching basketball this weekend.
03-21-2007 01:12:51 | More by Olebiker
2.65/5 rDev -23.2%
Nice amber color, head was gone as soon as it poured and stayed as a light film. Slight scent of oranges, lemon rind. Very light tasting, slight bite in the aftertaste. Bit of citrus in there somewhere, grapefruit. Very light feeling and smooth, leaves that grapefruit rind taste. Good session beer.
04-10-2004 02:23:46 | More by shapudding
3.76/5 rDev +9%
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. The label doesn’t list the abv on the label but there is a short description of the beer. It also appears to have a best before date system which marks the date with a small notch. (It was note notched however)
Appearance: The body has a nice orange amber color with a smooth creamy off white head. The head holds on well and makes some slick lacing on the glass.
Smell: It has a light overall aroma with mild toasty and nutty maltiness.
Taste / Palate: The flavor has an easy drinking malty character with mild sweetness through out. It matches the aroma with light nutty toasted and bready notes with a touch of light hops for balance.
06-03-2014 08:21:06 | More by generallee
4/5 rDev +15.9%
Presentation: 12 oz brown short with a freshness date marked on back.
Appearance: Clear amberish orange with a bubbly off white lace.
Smell: Delicate malt, both toasted and caramel in the smell.
Taste: Crisp, clean and some what smooth yet medium bodied and malty with a toasted biscuity malt flavour and hints of caramel. Some hop presence of spicy bitterness and a touch of herbal flavour. Some more, yet fading, toasted grain in the end.
Notes: This brew still holds its ground as a classic among the many "micro brews", a down right tasty lager.
04-10-2002 19:52:04 | More by Jason
2.93/5 rDev -15.1%
This Louisiana brew pours a clear, honey gold body, with a two finger, ivory head that falls into a collar of lace almost immediately. Minimal patch lace is left on the glass.
Aroma doesn't impress, and consists of mild, caramel malt and a hint of Euroskunk hops.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and has moderate carbonation.
Caramel malt and grassy hops provide the taste in this balanced ale. Not very complex, and a watered down character emerges halfway through. It's a smooth drinking ale, and finishes clean.
This is pretty much an average, American amber ale, as opposed to a Marzen. Stick to Abita's Turbodog. It's far better.
04-25-2004 01:27:40 | More by merlin48
2.08/5 rDev -39.7%
Appearance: light clear amber with a big head
Smell: some wood and malt...The smell is faint
Taste: light and sweet hops, some small burnt caramel
Mouthfeel: light, sweet, a bit watery, with a slightly bitter finish
Drinkability: As an american amber, I believe I would score this a C+, as a marzen, there are so much better. The flavor is faint at best. I will not be looking for this again.
02-08-2009 05:47:34 | More by tigg924
3.45/5 rDev 0%
Poured a very slightly hazed brownish orange , with a fair amount of carbonation and a small of white head. The aroam is a bit roasty , malty , some caramel and a tad bit of raisin. The taste is also roasty , nice crystal maltiness , with just a small amount of balancing hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is clean and crisp. A very quaffable brew , well worth a try. Would make a good keg around October.
08-18-2006 04:07:02 | More by Byeast
3.53/5 rDev +2.3%
I got this as a sampler case from Shangy's. I drank it in a pilsner glass. Date clearly notched on the label. No date on the case.
Pours a slightly hazy amber with a two finger head of off-white foam. The head drops to a coating and a ring, with nice lacing.
Aroma is fruity, with a soft caramel/toffee smell and faint spicy hops. Smells pretty clean, with just a hint of DMS (I am very sensitive to DMS).
Flavor is malty and caramel-y with just the right amount of bittering. Tastes a little thin, but not too bad. A spicy hop flavor is muted, but definitely there. Aftertaste is caramel-y, but a little thin.
Mouthfeel is medium sweetness, with a nice little carbonation zing to crisp it up a bit. Finish is smooth and crisp.
Not a bad example of the style, but I would like a little more. This is what Yuengling Lager would taste like if it was all malt.
08-24-2005 13:54:35 | More by jakester
3.4/5 rDev -1.4%
A: This beer pours a nice golden amber, with a strong white head, which tended to go away as the drink went on.
S: The smell of the beer, was bitter, and slightly off putting, however, not the worst beer I've ever smelled.
T: This beer was something that started off watery and finished with a strong beer taste, which I enjoyed, it left me wanting more.
M: Overall, this felt fairly watery, but not much more to expect from any other regular amber beer. I could almost physically feel the beer taste as described above.
D: I really enjoyed this beer, it could have been the food pairing, but it didn't really stand out.
Overall, I'd suggest this for you to try, but not to go crazy over. Cheers.
12-11-2009 00:07:32 | More by NicholasCasber
3.9/5 rDev +13%
On tap at carousel bar in hotel Monteleone
A-clear, light amber served without a head, light carbonation
S-caramel malt, not grainy. Clean
T-like the aroma a fairly simple but smooth and easy drinking brew
M-mod carbonation to carry the malt, med bodied, finishes easy and quick.
O-a perfect beer for LA. Easy to drink with a nice malty sweetness. A very approachable beer. A must when I visit new Orleans!
07-26-2012 22:28:49 | More by deebo
Amber from Abita Brewing Co.
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