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Amber - Abita Brewing Co.

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1,391 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,391
Reviews: 496
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 16.81%
Wants: 39
Gots: 128 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 07-08-2001

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
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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5/5  rDev +44.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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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  rDev -13%

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

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.

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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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  rDev -13%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.99/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -13%

Amber from Abita Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 1,391 ratings.