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Amber - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
79
okay

1,392 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,392
Reviews: 496
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 16.81%
Wants: 39
Gots: 130 | 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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Photo of Pete_Ale-man
3.86/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

First tried this beer while I was in New Orleans. I love these kind of beers. Although I didn't give it such a high rating, I do have to compare it to other similar style beers. This lager is refreshing and goes down well when it's at its prime temp. Once it warms up a little, the bitterness really starts to set in. I continue to drink so it can't be all bad.

Photo of PhillyNole
3.23/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CodyMiller
3.87/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abitacamz
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent lager. Smooth and tasty

Photo of WS_Transplant
2.83/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of CIBoy10
3.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Is it exceptioanlly unique? Well, no. But Abita Amber is an outstanding, refreshing, easy-to-drink beer that you can swig back while enjoying. Those are becoming harder and harder to find. Tastes bready and lacks the awful chemical taste of many macro lagers and ambers. I'd drink it any day. If you are looking for hoppy or complex though - look somewhere else. Cheers!

Photo of aztraz
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sfwild18
3.79/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikeg67
3.24/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Draft in NOLA. Pours amber with white head. Aroma is of caramel and bready malt. Body is medium and slightly crisp. Caramel malt, herbal hops and some grapes fill the mouth. Finish is medium, semi-dry. Not bad on tap.

Photo of ovaltine
3.69/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Philb89
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great beer for sipping with dinner.

Photo of kd45-music
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

I never bought this beer before simply because I felt there was nothing good about a beer from Louisianna. I take that back; this is a nice all-around beer. It goes down smoothly and I must admit I am a fan of German-style beers, and this one fits the bill. I'll buy it again and will try some of the brewery's other styles.

Photo of BYOFB
3.34/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ravenscraft
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of ordybill
4.3/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of AU98
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

Photo of ShawnMN
3.52/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Andrew041180
3.94/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

First off, I hope all the people who love Sierra Nevada Vienna Lager look favorably upon this one. It's much better in my opinion.

Pours a beautiful crystal clear amber. Nice head, fades to a ring. Spotty visible carbonation adds to the appeal. The smell could easily lead me to believe I was drinking a German Marzen. Bready with a touch of caramel sweetness. The flavor is much the same, although the sweetness ramps up a touch more than the aroma would indicate. Again, flavors are wonderful. Feel falls a little flat, but it's clean and refreshing. I may not even be rating this beer well enough. Quite a pleasant surprise.

Photo of Toteezz
3.3/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Drift
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of jzlyo
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of Erndogg
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of jmryan8
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of CrossfitJustin
3.6/5  rDev +4.3%

Amber from Abita Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 1,392 ratings.