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Amber - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
79
okay

1,325 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,325
Reviews: 482
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 16.81%
Wants: 34
Gots: 100 | 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 smakawhat
2.8/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A somewhat clumpy foamy off white head is formed off the pour left to sit on a copper to pale amber body. Some stickiness and haze but pretty good, even some solid retention.

Bouquet has a distinct vegetable sense and right away to me it is potatoes. Dry with a little wetness and faint malt.

Wet and sort of dull tasting. Wet bodied in the palate with a weak malt. Faint bread texture in the palate of some toasty brown bread, but then finishes with a starchy potato sensation. Starchy, CHALKY finish.

Overall, there are much better Vienna lagers out there to try than this one.

smakawhat, Aug 16, 2011
Photo of brandoman63
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

brandoman63, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of plaid75
3.9/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Brazen Head, Brooklyn, NY.

Poured a medium copper hue with a one fingerfoamy white head. Therewas good retention and lacing.

Thesmellfeatured toasted doughy malts and a touch of cocoa.

The taste was doughy and nutty and very well balanced.

The mouthfeel was clean and toward the dry side.

Overall a nice light marzen with a supeusingly dry finish.

plaid75, May 17, 2010
Photo of Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Latarnik, May 28, 2014
Photo of tdm168
3.93/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - dark amber with a thick layer of dense, white head that has great retention

S - grassy, earthy hops; caramel; sweet

T - caramel, nutty, grassy, earthy

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is an easy drinking Vienna Lager. It has decent flavor and good body. It's worth a try.

tdm168, May 25, 2012
Photo of chinchill
3.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is based on two samples, rated nearly 2 years apart from a 2011 bottle and a very fresh keg.

12 oz. bottle served in pint glass.

A - creamy looking but somewhat thin and short-lived head on a clear light copper-colored brew. Lacy remnants of head are fairly long lasting. A good bit of visible carbonation with bubbles varying in size.

S&T - malty; toasted grains. Limited aroma but good malty flavor.

O: surprised to find I liked this Abita so much, mainly due to the very flavorful version of this oft boring style.

chinchill, Sep 21, 2010
Photo of Kelp
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Kelp, May 02, 2013
Photo of beerthulhu
3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a golden orange color with a sweet caramel nose and some citrus. The nose had a light citrus hopping to it with some light caramel. The initial flavor was malty and a tad thin, with a watery lemon/citrus juice flavor that was sharp and pronounced in the beginning. Has a lemony flavor that faded subtly in the finish and ended with a lemon tang. Overall a decent amber with a nice maltiness and drinkability.

beerthulhu, Jan 18, 2008
Photo of sendbeer
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

sendbeer, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of dmorgan310
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

dmorgan310, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of Bighuge
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazed amber. Moderate amounts of carbonation are noted. Thin ivory white head. Lace is minimal. Pretty nice aroma. Real nutty. Caramelly and malty as well. That taste has a real heavy nuttiness as well. Mixes with a bit of toasted malt and caramel malt. Decent enough taste. Medium-full body. Moderate amounts of carbonation.

Bighuge, May 30, 2006
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
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.

Beerandraiderfan, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of DrJay
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

DrJay, May 11, 2013
Photo of HopHead84
3.33/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

4/1/2012

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.

HopHead84, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of rolltide8425
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

rolltide8425, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

harpus, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of Tone
3.18/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, red color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of pale malt, sweet malt, and yeast. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, slight sweet malt, and yeast. Overall, easy drinking, but not much else.

Tone, Oct 11, 2009
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass, the beer is a slightly hazy, bright, orange-amber color with a light, foamy, fluffy white head that starts around three inches and quickly disappears into a managable half-inch head. Great lacing just from the head recession. Aroma is a tangy caramel with a slight hopped spice towards the end. Flavor is a little watered down, but a decent blend of caramel and hopped bitterness. The caramel is a little roasted, which balances nicely with green and pepper from the hops. Tasty. The body is light and crisp, and the aftertaste is roasted and slightly sour, with a dry finish. Pretty decent, and a very easy drinker.

GarthDanielson, May 04, 2011
Photo of Rhettroactive
3/5  rDev -13%

Rhettroactive, May 03, 2013
Photo of Gusler
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On the pour dark amber color, the head indifferent in size, the texture frothy, the lace in lumpy sheets to coat the glass. Nose is sweet, malt dominates, clear and crisp. Front is cloyingly sweet, the top skinny with a middling carbonation and pleasant hop bite. Abita’s make’s some decent session beers, but they lack the fullness of mouth feel that I prefer.

Gusler, Dec 02, 2002
Photo of Brad007
3.88/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another Abita beer to review and this one is a marzen/oktoberfest beer.

Pours a mild golden color with a one-finger head into my glass. It has a slight orange tint but not by much.

Aroma is sweet and slightly smoky with not much else to stand out on the nose.

The taste is much of the same. Sweet, smoky malt coats the mouth with just a hint of hops. Slightly crisp as well.

Mouthfeel has lingering sweet, smoky malt. Chewy texture as well.

A decent example for this style. Abita is usually hit or miss but this beer is just right.

Brad007, Sep 22, 2010
Photo of atrocity
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

atrocity, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of THECPJ
3/5  rDev -13%

THECPJ, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of scruffwhor
3.7/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a clear amber slash light copper color mix. The head is pretty sparse and leaves no film on the surface of glass. Very scattered hazing.Smells a little toasty with a few biscuit notes. The flavor was pretty good. Starts out with some subdued hop bitterness but then leads to some well defined toasted malts. Mouthfeel was pretty light but still had some toasty balls of flavor. Something that I could drink all night.

scruffwhor, Feb 25, 2006
Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
Amber from Abita Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 1,325 ratings.