Amber - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
79
okay

1,473 Ratings
THE BROS
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very good

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Ratings: 1,473
Reviews: 526
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 16.81%
Wants: 43
Gots: 207 | FT: 2
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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Ratings: 1,473 | Reviews: 526
Photo of JLaw55
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Probably one of the better amber lagers I have had. Still doesn't compare to Yuengling which is my favorite of the style. Pretty smooth and light though, with a nice light roasted malty flavor.

Would purchase again. Pretty enjoyable.

Photo of udfan07
1.34/5  rDev -61.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Not an exciting beer. No real taste and didn't enjoy the beer at all

Photo of jrob21
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not much exciting with this one. A predominately bitter taste with slight malt character to mellow it a bit.

Photo of rongcsc
4.75/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Don't understand why this beer scores so low! It is a great example of the style and, for a low ABV brew, has great body and flavor.

Photo of IvarTheBoneless
4.21/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I find brew. Good taste, less filling. Great session beer

Photo of car2052
3.98/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 0z. bottle to pint glass.

A: Clear copper, 1 in. off-white head.
S: Lightly roasted malt, yeast, caramel.
T: Grainy taste with caramel malts, a bit yeasty, and a bit of apple. It is nice that it isn't too sweet.
M: Light feel. Watery.
O: Alright. You could buy Yuengling for much cheaper.

Photo of fscottkey
3.44/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: [4.00] Pretty golden amber color. Sports and impressive head. At least 2 fingers of nice tight bubbles. The head pulls back slowly. The bottle lists the ABV (4.5%) and the best by date (2/22/15).

S: [3.00] Prominent wheat smell. Maybe a litle funky yeast in there too.

T: [3.50] Nothing jarring in the taste. A mild lager taste. No bitterness at all. Malty finish.

M: [3.75] Bright carbonation on the tongue. Nice crisp mouth feel.

O: [3.50] This is a beer you could transition someone from BMC to craft with. It has a mild lager taste but is slightly more complex than a standard AAL. It is not fantastic - but it is decent for what it is.

Photo of ZBowden
3.88/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear Amber cola color, smells of bready maltiness and yeast, tastes of bread yeast malt with slight hop overtones, smooth lasting finish.

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

Excellent lager. Smooth and tasty

Photo of CIBoy10
3.93/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 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 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 ShawnMN
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Abita Amber , one of my favorite Abitas. Nothing more special than many other Amber out there. Great color, light off white tan-ish head, great nutty aroma. This is my beer of choice 9 times out of 10 for a crawfish boil no doubt. Light and refreshing

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 JoeKain
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

Old reliable. Good flavor. Clean finish.

Photo of seedyone
2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

02/14/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Abita is all over town this week for Fat Tues./Mardi Gras. I find this on the cloying side. Leaves both an aftertaste & 'residue' on the tongue that wears out it's welcome. I guess my expectations of a beer are based on the definition of a good guest; nothing should be left but pleasant memories. This one needs a chaser. No need to "release the hounds" but a cool glass of water would be in order.

Photo of delta490
3.69/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light mostly clear amber. A white head burns off quickly leaving just a thin disc in parts. The aroma is light, with nice fruit and biscuit notes. The Taste has nice malt tones, with light fruit and bread showing some nice depth. It has a light weight and a thinner feel.

Photo of WillWillows
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Drank this in NOLA draft and it was outstanding. Drank it again in Gulfport with a couple dozen crawdads. Beer is an excellent amber color, pours coppery has a good nose and mouth feel. No backbite, a very good Amber.

Photo of JDW4195
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

Crisp and east to drink. Nice balance between an "all day" beer and a "dinner beer"

Photo of FLima
3.66/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden copper color with a thin head with short retention.
Nice malty aroma with notes of caramels and a bit of toasted malts.
Balanced flavor with notes of mild coffee, chocolate, caramels, citrus, hints of pecans. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light body with mild carbonation.
Nice US take on the Style. It is a refreshing Vienna Lager, all the right flavors are there; it would be perfect if they were more intense, though.

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Sampled this evening on 9/20/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a tulip glass.

Pours a pretty amber in color with close to a 1-finger foamy white head that settles down to a thin layer on top. Some spotty lacing is seen. The aroma is very nice and consists of caramel malts and yeast, like freshly baked french bread. The taste is pretty much the same with good malts and the bread flavor. Very smooth and tasty. Goes down very easy with no bitter or harsh aftertaste at all. Medium bodied with perfect carbonation. Really liked this one as well as other brews from them.

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!

Photo of hophugger
3.11/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is the first beer I have tried from Abita other than the over popular Purple Haze. A valiant effort for this amber. Nice head, very creamy and retains satisfactorily. Flavor is of malt and goes away rather quickly. Overall, a nice amber and a job well done !!!

Amber from Abita Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 1,473 ratings.