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Amber - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
79
okay

1,275 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,275
Reviews: 476
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 16.81%
Wants: 31
Gots: 82 | 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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astebelton

Ohio

4/5  rDev +15.9%

02-02-2012 19:47:47 | More by astebelton
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smithmd4

New York

3/5  rDev -13%

02-02-2012 06:25:33 | More by smithmd4
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nolanstout

Louisiana

2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

02-01-2012 08:11:41 | More by nolanstout
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shigg85

Japan

4/5  rDev +15.9%

01-31-2012 23:55:54 | More by shigg85
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Smurf2055

Washington

1.48/5  rDev -57.1%

Poured from a bottle at Wing Central in U-district. Aroma...well...I can’t really smell any unfortunately. It’s still better than smelling cheap hard alcohol, or skunky main stream lagers, but there’s nothing good about it for sure. Appearance is just as boring. Dark orange to amber with no head to speak of. Hazy. Taste was bland. It’s not a BMC but I don’t think it’s a craft beer either. The only flavor that I think I can pick out is the faintest hint of caramel. Palate might be the acceptable quality of this beer, mainly because it is carbonated and drinkable. Overall not something I would ever plan on picking up again. There’s no flavor to it, and no other redeeming qualities. It’s just a lost cause.

01-30-2012 10:07:19 | More by Smurf2055
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jono311

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

01-27-2012 22:20:44 | More by jono311
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Doppelbockulus

Florida

4/5  rDev +15.9%

01-27-2012 06:23:43 | More by Doppelbockulus
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whalesandmore

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

01-26-2012 00:35:12 | More by whalesandmore
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

3/5  rDev -13%

01-26-2012 00:26:41 | More by AndrewMichael
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grubefresh

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

01-24-2012 00:43:17 | More by grubefresh
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3/5  rDev -13%

A muddled light brown and auburn color, thin head, disappears into not much. Aroma lacking any hop character, slight toasted malt feel, doesn't have the light bodied sweetness that Vienna should.

Tastes light, thin bodied, again no hops, but yet still a pronounced bitterness, metallic, grainy, alcohol seemed pronounced for its actual level, could feel it (or some off flavor) as I exhaled. The sweetness that was lacking in the aroma shows up when drinking. Tastes like a sweeter brown ale. There's nothing terrible about this beer, but nothing to justify its almost $10 a 6er price. Crystal and Vienna malt all the way on this beer.

01-23-2012 19:12:22 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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eorwar

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

01-23-2012 02:22:14 | More by eorwar
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srans

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +44.9%

01-22-2012 03:43:46 | More by srans
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acurtis

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

01-21-2012 14:01:13 | More by acurtis
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jharkins07

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

01-20-2012 20:04:35 | More by jharkins07
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bcal16

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

01-20-2012 15:52:46 | More by bcal16
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AltimusPrime

Georgia

3/5  rDev -13%

01-19-2012 03:48:19 | More by AltimusPrime
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HoppedUp13

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

01-18-2012 08:17:13 | More by HoppedUp13
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev +5.2%

Poured into a snifter.

4.0 A: Clear light amber color. Two fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is good and a small ring of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Grassy hops with a hay component. Malts are sweet, lightly grainy, and with a subtle to moderate caramel component. Simple, clean, and pleasant.

3.5 T: Tastes like it smells. Grass and hay from the hops. Perhaps a touch of herbalness as well. Lightly grainy, lightly biscuity malts with a subtle sweetness and a light caramel component. Again, quite clean.

3.5 M: Light body. Good moderate carbonation. Good creaminess for how light the body is. Super smooth.

4.0 D: A well crafted, clean lager. Not a ton of flavor, but it's definitely an easy drinker.

01-18-2012 02:50:53 | More by DavoleBomb
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edwardkersh

Oregon

4/5  rDev +15.9%

01-17-2012 16:52:25 | More by edwardkersh
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animal69

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

01-16-2012 03:57:41 | More by animal69
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burningsnailman

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

01-16-2012 02:47:57 | More by burningsnailman
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bpackertx

Texas

3/5  rDev -13%

01-15-2012 22:44:24 | More by bpackertx
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bonbini26

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +15.9%

01-13-2012 15:54:19 | More by bonbini26
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +15.4%

12 oz stubby bottle, best by date on neck.

bright clear copper in color, with thin bright white head. decent retention. great aroma of clean toasted malt, earthy hops.

taste is slightly sweet caramel, a little spicy herbal notes. thin and fizzy, easy to drink.

overall - a great flavorful lager.

01-13-2012 04:33:07 | More by jmdrpi
Amber from Abita Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 1,275 ratings.