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Amber - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
79
okay

1,311 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,311
Reviews: 481
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 16.81%
Wants: 34
Gots: 93 | 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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Ratings: 1,311 | Reviews: 481 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of mjurney
4.48/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Aroma:
Very mild, malty, some toasted and caramel.

Taste:
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.

Overall:
Outstanding beer.

mjurney, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of Wuggz
4.44/5  rDev +28.7%

Wuggz, Sep 07, 2014
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.

Murph, Oct 01, 2002
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.

Mick, Sep 13, 2002
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!

TigerFan, Aug 30, 2011
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.

JISurfer, Nov 05, 2003
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.

RollingFiveSixes, Feb 18, 2012
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.

GossageBrewery, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of wil51
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

wil51, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of Jeffreysan
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!

Jeffreysan, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of DCdevyl78
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

DCdevyl78, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of tvv375ia
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

tvv375ia, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of sandflier
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

sandflier, May 07, 2012
Photo of SportsandJorts
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

SportsandJorts, May 24, 2013
Photo of bobbyc3
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

bobbyc3, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of beaulabauve
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

beaulabauve, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of lahfordie
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

lahfordie, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of RHB33
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

RHB33, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of jaswilson2
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

jaswilson2, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of fatbatcat
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

fatbatcat, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of Michaeldmanley
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Michaeldmanley, Feb 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

ApacheAggie, Oct 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Ragamuffin1970, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of CesarG
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

CesarG, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of Rdstarr
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Rdstarr, Mar 20, 2012
Amber from Abita Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 1,311 ratings.