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Amber - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
79
okay

1,281 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,281
Reviews: 476
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 16.81%
Wants: 31
Gots: 83 | 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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ksmus67

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

08-11-2014 16:48:29 | More by ksmus67
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Russell_O

Virginia

4/5  rDev +15.9%

08-11-2014 15:54:53 | More by Russell_O
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km02600

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

08-10-2014 23:56:34 | More by km02600
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ShutdownKings


5/5  rDev +44.9%

08-09-2014 22:55:49 | More by ShutdownKings
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hophugger

Virginia

3.1/5  rDev -10.1%

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 !!!

08-09-2014 19:27:42 | More by hophugger
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wkarges

Colorado

3/5  rDev -13%

08-09-2014 06:21:37 | More by wkarges
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

2.9/5  rDev -15.9%

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

A: Pours a clear amber color. There is a finger's worth of barely off-white colored head with a pleasant creaminess to its texture. Retention is pretty good, too. A small amount of lacing is left on the glass.

S: Very mild. There are hints of nuts, toasted malt, caramel, and MAAAYBE some hopping, however. Nothing special here, moving along...

T: It really doesn't have a bad taste. It just doesn't have much of a taste to begin with. It starts with some nuts, toast, and caramel. The finish sees some more of the caramel malt come through, along side a touch of fruity hopping. If I didn't know better, I'd say it was a bit COMPLEX. Wha? Abita made a lager with some depth? Color me impressed! It's still too mild to score anything higher than a 3, but it's honestly competent for what it is.

M: Given the light flavor, it's a bit too heavy on the palate. This makes it less effortless than some lagers, but perhaps more savorable. Carbonation is on the lower side of the style.

O: It's only real flaw is that it's bland. While it's far from great, I genuinely believe it's the best Abita beer I've had to date. It's also the first Abita beer I truly 'get' - this would indeed pair well with Cajun food, and I wouldn't exactly be averse to drinking a few more again.

08-08-2014 20:13:17 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Waylan33

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +15.9%

08-07-2014 21:24:57 | More by Waylan33
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shortbus126

Oklahoma

2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

08-07-2014 18:44:13 | More by shortbus126
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KG710

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

08-06-2014 06:13:24 | More by KG710
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

08-05-2014 21:51:17 | More by CraigTravor
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Belittle

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -13%

08-05-2014 15:03:17 | More by Belittle
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Tuck_leepulin

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

08-05-2014 00:23:03 | More by Tuck_leepulin
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Brandonlestage1869

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +44.9%

08-03-2014 23:19:31 | More by Brandonlestage1869
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Azpittil57

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

08-03-2014 22:43:28 | More by Azpittil57
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walterk

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

08-03-2014 22:25:54 | More by walterk
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Orange to light copper body that supported almost no head. The "Amber" color was weak as was the foam.

The nose is grainy, with a burst of barley, some nut, kiln and malt.

Very malty, which I was begging for, with a reasonably solid backbone. Barley grain, Graham cracker, nuts, pecans, a tinge of roast and some of that kilned grain this style is known for.

The feel is quite thin, very crisp and a little cheap.

Overall, this delivers a nice bang for the buck, as flavor goes but the periphery is a bit suspect.

08-02-2014 21:49:23 | More by KYGunner
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Squirrelsheriff


3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

08-02-2014 06:40:36 | More by Squirrelsheriff
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Jack_Frost79

Maryland

4/5  rDev +15.9%

07-31-2014 18:17:14 | More by Jack_Frost79
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Brucybad


3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

07-31-2014 02:34:26 | More by Brucybad
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bblouin8


4/5  rDev +15.9%

07-29-2014 17:38:21 | More by bblouin8
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Beershack

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

07-29-2014 01:49:38 | More by Beershack
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BArunnerchick

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-28-2014 21:56:27 | More by BArunnerchick
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Dhalang


3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-26-2014 15:30:02 | More by Dhalang
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DamienI

Virginia

3/5  rDev -13%

07-25-2014 19:01:32 | More by DamienI
Amber from Abita Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 1,281 ratings.