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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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4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

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4.48/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of mjurney
4.48/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amber color, clear. Good amount of carbonation rising. Small frothy head.

Very mild, malty, some toasted and caramel.

Very rich, sweet, biscuity, toasted, caramel, buttery. Hop bitterness is very mild, earthy-spice. Finish is crisp, yet pretty dry. Body is light towards medium, crisp, clean, slight dryness, nice carbonation.

Outstanding beer.

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4.44/5  rDev +28.7%

Photo of Murph
4.43/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice crystal copper color with a smallish tan head that runs away quickly and leaves no lace. Husky, toasty malt is big in the aroma of this one and dominates over all else. The huge toastiness of this brew carries over into the taste as the brew gets so much towards the toasty end of the malt spectrum that it almost turns smoky. The toasty aspects of the malt balancenicely because of the lack of a real sweet malt quality and a bit of hops that can be detected in the background that do just enough. The great toasty malt qualites of this brew leave it surprisingly crisp for this style and help to make it awesomely drinkable. This would certainly make on hell of a session beer if I could only get it in six packs in my area.

Photo of Mick
4.38/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was introduced to the Abita product on my first trip to NOLA. I was impressed. This is a very good product that accompanies the NOLA cuisine quite well. The pour, aroma, taste and after glow are excellent.

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4.36/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of TigerFan
4.35/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I grew up in New Orleans and this became our "offical" beer before "micro-brews" became a word :)
It's a great "lighter" beer that you can drink all day in the smoldering LA heat. A nice caramel malt flavor. I've had it both in the bottle and on tap for many years, but this in one that I actually drink straight from the bottle (gasp). Flavorful AND refershing, a great combo!

Photo of JISurfer
4.35/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was expecting this dark amber color, but got a light orangey color instead. Big frothy very light tan colored head. The head died out after a few short minutes to a laceing that stood the whole time. Smell was very strange to me. I got citrus, burned malts, and burned nuts. It was very weird how it went in stages. The taste was strange too. First, there was no taste at all, almost watery. Then it went to a short burst of light citrus mixed with wheat. Finally, it went to the strange taste of burned malts/nuts. The complexity of it was shear brilliance to me, thus the high score. The mouthfeel was creamy and bubbly all at once. This was another one of those great beers to sit and drink for a while. I wouldn;t want to spend my Fall nights any other way.

Photo of RollingFiveSixes
4.35/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Working at one of the countries largest liquor stores, Abita tends to be a brewery that a lot of folks look past, but that actually have some great brews that taste beyond better than some higher priced breweries.

~Appearance was as solid as any Amber lager can get, good hue and shade of amber and caramel. Nice egg white head to top it off.

~Aromas of pale and caramel malts followed by light fruit.

~Taste was smooth, silky, mild carbination, pleanest bitterness and very easy drinking. Right on par with the smell. The spring water they brew with really makes it.

~Overall, great Amber. Only runs you about 7 dollars for 6, or around 13 for 12. A great session bier that goes phenominaly with spicy gumbo and shrimp; really brings out the seafood and vegetable tastes.

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4.32/5  rDev +25.2%

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4.3/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of GossageBrewery
4.26/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured this Vienna Lager from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Poured a clear amber color, produced a nice off white head, decent retention and left behind excellent lacing. The aroma consisted of toasted and caramel malt. Medium in body, a foundation of malted grain, hints of caramel and some spicy hops. Overall, very nice example of the style.

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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a very pretty amber/mahogany color with a quarter of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and formed wispy clouds that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Nice and malty up front, giving off notes of freshly baked pretzels or French baguettes. I get some notes of brown sugar and black pepper, as well as some floral notes of clover and hops.

Taste: Very good! Tons of malt up front, with notes of freshly baked bread, followed by some caramel and brown sugar-like sweetness, black pepper, a touch of orange and finished by some beautifully balanced hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 4.5%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is an excellent amber/Munich/Vienna lager! Malty, sweet, slightly hoppy, beautifully balanced. Highly recommended!

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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

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