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Amber - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
78
okay

1,230 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,230
Reviews: 471
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 16.86%
Wants: 26
Gots: 64 | 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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UnderPressure

South Carolina

3.7/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pale amber colored. Nice and clear. One-finger head melts to a ring.

Nice malty aroma. Kind of porter-like in the nose. The roasty grain smell is nice.

Smooth, caramel flavor up front. Very slight hop bitterness. Clean finish.

The mouthfeel is OK. Medium bodied, relatively smooth. The carbonation is a little harsh on the tongue.

A nice standard amber lager. A solid beer that some non craft beer drinkers may appreciate.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 17:30:19 | More by UnderPressure
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RyanBeer13

Virginia

3/5  rDev -12.8%

11-24-2011 14:42:39 | More by RyanBeer13
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

11-22-2011 20:54:47 | More by brandoman63
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Pamola

Vermont

4/5  rDev +16.3%

11-22-2011 16:09:58 | More by Pamola
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jrutigs

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +16.3%

11-22-2011 04:07:34 | More by jrutigs
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Burt

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +16.3%

11-22-2011 01:45:38 | More by Burt
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +16.3%

11-22-2011 00:55:09 | More by RoryOMoore
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BeersCriteria

Texas

3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Light copper color with a white head.

S- Nothing distinct, just a mix of simple malts and hops.

T- It's pretty good for a lager. It's definitely sweet but also a little creamy with a little hops.

Food Pairing- This is a Louisiana beer so I could see this being paired well with some Gumbo.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 04:55:54 | More by BeersCriteria
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boxofrane

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +16.3%

11-21-2011 02:00:51 | More by boxofrane
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dsauter

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

11-20-2011 21:22:52 | More by dsauter
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hpthebull

California

3/5  rDev -12.8%

11-20-2011 00:28:39 | More by hpthebull
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CowsCanBark

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours an odd dark yellow/amber combination with a nice three-finger head that dissipates within about 7 minutes. Nice amount of lacing left on the glass, as well.

Smell: Smells a little hoppy and a little malty, maybe some corn mixed in. Tiny bit boozy.

Taste: It's pretty ok. It's sweet, oddly sweet, with a taste of light floral hops and a tiny bit of maltyness. Watery and thin tasting.

Mouthfeel: Pretty light mouthfeel with light carbonation, an easy drinker, average.

Overall: A decent beer, but maybe a bit too sweet. Simply average.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 03:14:09 | More by CowsCanBark
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MLasoski

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +16.3%

11-18-2011 01:35:48 | More by MLasoski
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jk3

New York

3/5  rDev -12.8%

11-17-2011 21:38:47 | More by jk3
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MerkurKing16

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +16.3%

11-17-2011 15:23:41 | More by MerkurKing16
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

11-16-2011 23:04:09 | More by orangesol
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shufon

New York

4/5  rDev +16.3%

11-15-2011 03:35:20 | More by shufon
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fmccormi

New York

4/5  rDev +16.3%

11-14-2011 22:29:43 | More by fmccormi
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wyatt

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +16.3%

11-14-2011 17:40:19 | More by wyatt
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funkel81

California

4/5  rDev +16.3%

11-14-2011 15:54:49 | More by funkel81
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

11-14-2011 15:31:36 | More by bpfrush
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PhageLab

Virginia

3.93/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a nonic pint.

A - Light orange colour with a coppery hue. Produced a thin bit of froth that stuck around for a while. Lacing was decent.

S - Fresh grains, and crystal malts. Sweet on the nose. A delicate aroma, but a pleasant one.

T - Clean semi-sweet flavor. Sweet malty body, a little watery, but still tasty.

M - Thin bodied with a mild carbonation level. Finish is ultra clean.

D - Inoffensive, and perhaps a little bland, but the base flavor is good enough to let most of it's simplicity slide. Overall very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 23:46:51 | More by PhageLab
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

2.63/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured chilled in ale glass to watch a sucky Redskins game

A: clear copper; small head; loads of carb.; no lacing
S: pleasant, light, sweet aroma (lager); but nondescript
T: tinny malt; simple; few hops evident; not flavorful; watery

Not a good example of a Munich lager (as advertised).

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 23:52:56 | More by Arithmeticus
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18alpha

Montana

2.6/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer has potential but it loses me with the finish. Clearly it is a lighter beer and it is good to have on hand if you have friends over who aren't big into craft beers. I'd much rather drink a few Abita Ambers left over from a party vs.something from the majors. I think of it as an entry level craft. OK but not great.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 00:40:27 | More by 18alpha
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.88/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Copper, transparent with half a finger of white head.
Smells like honey and lemon zest.
A bit of bitterness, though just enough to notice. A touch of sweetness.
Crisp and bubbly at first, a little creamy in the latter half, with a lighter body.
A well balanced beer that is appealing and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 21:55:21 | More by Fatehunter
Amber from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 1,230 ratings.