Amber - Abita Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,374
Reviews: 489
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 16.81%
Wants: 35
Gots: 118 | 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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Photo of WMEugene
3.85/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly orangish/reddish amber color with a thin off-white head and good lacing.

S - Caramel and other amber/brown malts. Faint hops. Not super strong.

T - Caramel and biscuity flavors. Nice, rich malty flavor. Standard flavors for this type of beer, but well done.

M - Extremely smooth and drinkable, nice aftertaste and finish. Leaves just a bit of biscuity flavor on the tongue.

O - Abita Amber is a very solid and enjoyable Vienna-style lager. An enjoyable offering!

Photo of depechemode1983
3.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Medium amber in color. Head is tan with 7 out of 10 retention. Lacing is 2 out of 10.

S - Metallic with a hint or grains and faint hop bitterness. Average.

T - A little better. Hops seem to shine through more with less metal and a drier grainy finish.

M - No complaints on the mouth feel other than that its a little rough around the edges. Not all that bad. Medium bodied with standard carbonation.

O - Just a little better than your mass produced Viennas. Not really worth another purchase at 9.99 a six pack.

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of cadavid4j
4.18/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this beer for the first time today and I was pleasantly surprised.

I poured it into a pint glass and the appearance is a transparent amber color. There is a small head that leaves little lace.

The smell is breathtaking. It's really amazing and may be my favorite part of the beer. I just sat there and sniffed it for a few minutes before I even took a sip. There's a toasted bread scent and it's just wonderful.

The taste is very good and it goes down extremely smoothly. This is a wonderful Munich style lager and I would highly recommend it to anyone.

Photo of avisong
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Antonius08
4/5  rDev +15.9%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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1/5  rDev -71%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

Photo of HopHead84
3.33/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3


Can poured into a snifter.

A: Transparent amber with a finger of creamy beige foam that settles to a small cap that lingers for a long time. No lacing.

S: Toasted, grainy malt with a firm grassy hop profile. Clean. Nothing else to report.

T: Toasted malts with a little bread. An unassuming low level of bitterness leads me to a clean, dry finish.

M: Upper light body with medium carbonation and a creamy, smooth mouthfeel.

Overall: A decent Vienna lager. Hops could stand to be more assertive.

Photo of AlCzerik
4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of cambabeer
3.43/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This stuff is good. I don't know why but it made me think of Negro Modelo and Sam Adams Boston lager, taking the good elements of both. Has a nice amber color (obviously) and a good looking off white head. The malty breadiness are prevalent and its got a clean grassy aftertaste. Worth getting for sure.

Photo of badbilly30
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Certainly looks the part. Amber color. Problem is the head dissipates to nothing quickly. Better than average taste. Good mouthfeel and carbonation. Overall, this is a very good representation of a macro-craft beer. I bought it because the on other thing on draft was the terrible OMB copper.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

Amber from Abita Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 1,374 ratings.