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Amber - Abita Brewing Co.

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1,306 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,306
Reviews: 480
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 16.81%
Wants: 34
Gots: 90 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

ksmus67, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

Russell_O, Aug 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

km02600, Aug 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +44.9%

ShutdownKings, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of hophugger
3.1/5  rDev -10.1%
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 !!!

hophugger, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of wkarges
3/5  rDev -13%

wkarges, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.9/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

2.9/5: A bland lager, sure, but not an irredeemable one

ThisWangsChung, Aug 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

Waylan33, Aug 07, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

shortbus126, Aug 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

KG710, Aug 06, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

CraigTravor, Aug 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13%

Belittle, Aug 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Tuck_leepulin, Aug 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +44.9%

Brandonlestage1869, Aug 04, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Azpittil57, Aug 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

walterk, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of KYGunner
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

KYGunner, Aug 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Squirrelsheriff, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

Jack_Frost79, Jul 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Brucybad, Jul 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

bblouin8, Jul 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Beershack, Jul 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

BArunnerchick, Jul 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Dhalang, Jul 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13%

DamienI, Jul 25, 2014
Amber from Abita Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 1,306 ratings.