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Amber - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
78
okay

1,230 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,230
Reviews: 471
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 16.86%
Wants: 26
Gots: 64 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 07-08-2001)
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Florida

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5/5  rDev +45.3%

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Louisiana

5/5  rDev +45.3%

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Missouri

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Florida

4.75/5  rDev +38.1%

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RLBarron


4.58/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was my first Abita product, and is one of my favorite beers. It was paired with a muffaletta sandwich at the world-famous Central Grocery in New Orleans. It has a good balance of malty flavor with just a hint of hoppy bitterness. The rich amber color looks great in a glass, and it pours an ideal (in my view) head. It is a full bodied beer that feels velvety-smooth in the mouth and has a clean finish.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 14:00:26 | More by RLBarron
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nach0king

Texas

4.53/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the best lagers I've ever had. The only Abita beer I'd had before this was Purple Haze, which wasn't that great, so this was a brilliant surprise.

A: Looks average, very little lacing and not much head.

S: A little bit of biscuit, lots of toast, a little bit of yeast.

T: Wish I could do this justice but as Vienna lagers/American ambers go this is among the best you'll ever find. A brilliant tasty malt up front and just the slightest hint of bitter fruit to go with it.

M: Great level of carbonation, just right, although it's a little bit thin (thinner than Sam Adams, for example.)

I can't get over how brilliant this tasted. I had it on tap at a bar because it was cheap and ended up hooked after my first glass. I really hope I can find it back home away from Louisiana.

Serving type: on-tap

12-13-2012 02:45:41 | More by nach0king
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4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

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Florida

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Pennsylvania

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Loki

North Carolina

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

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Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

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Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

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pweis909

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear amber with white head that recedes to thinner persitent foam.

Aroma hints at caramel and toast. At times, I find it earthy. At times I find it winey.

Taste is nicely balanced, paralleling the smell. Despite some caramel presence, with slight sweetness at the front, the beer finishes is dry, asking me to take another sip.

Smooth, slightly slick mouth feel, with slight carbonation prickle at the finish.

Lovely beer. If this is Vienna lager, then I am a fan of the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 23:00:33 | More by pweis909
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4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

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Amber from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 1,230 ratings.