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Amber - Abita Brewing Co.

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1,409 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,409
Reviews: 504
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 16.81%
Wants: 38
Gots: 147 | 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  rDev -13%

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3.32/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear amber with a thin, fizzy off-white mousse.

S: Aromas of caramel, cream, roasted nuts, and dark bread are present on the nose.

T: Notes of brown butter, heavy cream, caramel, roasted nuts, minerals, dark bread, and earthy, grassy hops gently wash across the palate. The finish is quick with pronounced caramel, brown butter, and grassy hop notes.

M: Light to medium in body and dry with crisp carbonation. Very drinkable.

O: This is a decent Vienna lager, but is not all that impressive. Compared to some other takes on this style, Abita Amber offers nothing new or exciting.

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2/5  rDev -42%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.73/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a draft into a plastic cup on a riverboat on the Mississippi River in New Orleans. Color was murky light brown. There was roughly an inch of head, maybe slightly more. Lots of lacing on the top that lasted throughout each pour. Some film on the sides, but not that much. The plastic probably contributed to that.

First smell that came to mind was roasty malts. Bready and grainy as well.

Tasted fairly similar to the nose. Roasty, nutty malts. Definitely an amber. Pleasantly bitter.

Full body. Thin texture (from memory). Lively (moderate) carbonation. Abrupt finish (from memory).

Not a bad beer overall. It was either this or Miller Lite on the riverboat and of course I stuck with the Abita Amber. It also felt right drinking this on the Mississippi.

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3/5  rDev -13%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Well it's a clear amber with about an inch worth of head on top.

Aroma: Biscuity notes, caramel malt, a little bit of citrus in the middle. At the end is a twinge of dryness and maltiness.

Taste: A solidly smooth mouthfeel with a buttery texture and a minor hop bite. Biscuity and caramel malts and touches of piney and citrus.

Notes: Nicely balanced and drinkable it's nice to find another Vienna Lager. Cheers.

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Amber from Abita Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 1,409 ratings.