Amber - Abita Brewing Co.
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3.9/5 rDev +13%
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.
05-17-2010 16:32:11 | More by plaid75
3.13/5 rDev -9.3%
Big white to off white head dies, leaving a pretty nice lacing above a clear copper colored amber.
A light caramel malt with some sourness, almost a light soapiness to the aroma.
Light roasted caramel malt seems to grow with each drink. A little bit of the grains come through the caramel malts.
A very light dry finish and aftertaste with some of the toasted malts hanging around on this mediumish bodied beer.
I had been led to believe that Abita beers were better than this.
05-07-2012 22:15:10 | More by LXIXME
3.38/5 rDev -2%
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.
01-18-2008 01:45:40 | More by beerthulhu
3.93/5 rDev +13.9%
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.
05-25-2012 01:08:42 | More by tdm168
3.58/5 rDev +3.8%
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.
05-30-2006 02:16:38 | More by Bighuge
3/5 rDev -13%
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.
01-23-2012 19:12:22 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.56/5 rDev +3.2%
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.
09-21-2010 00:57:03 | More by chinchill
3.18/5 rDev -7.8%
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.
10-11-2009 18:31:27 | More by Tone
3.33/5 rDev -3.5%
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.
04-02-2012 00:16:13 | More by HopHead84
3/5 rDev -13%
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. Abitas makes some decent session beers, but they lack the fullness of mouth feel that I prefer.
12-02-2002 05:32:21 | More by Gusler
3.88/5 rDev +12.5%
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.
09-22-2010 00:59:33 | More by Brad007
3.53/5 rDev +2.3%
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.
05-04-2011 00:41:43 | More by GarthDanielson
3.7/5 rDev +7.2%
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.
02-25-2006 18:27:37 | More by scruffwhor
3.83/5 rDev +11%
Poured from a bottle to a mug. Has a rich amber hue, with middle of the road texture. Has a small head that disappears quickly. A good amount of lacing.
Has an okay smell, with a fruity aroma coming out.
Actually has a pretty decent taste. Some hops, malt, fruit and caramel. Could've been a bit thicker, but still nice.
A fair amount of carbonation (could have some more) gives a decent mouthfeel.
Overall, a pretty drinkable beer. Not overly complex or the greatest thing ever, but certainly solid.
02-14-2008 16:02:39 | More by avalon07
2.6/5 rDev -24.6%
Copper colored with a rather thick head. Faint malt aroma. The flavor was unfortunately rather bland and there is no risk of it offending anyone. I like to be challenged a tad more by a beer that touts being a micro-brew on their label.
11-05-2002 10:26:02 | More by Dogbrick
Amber from Abita Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 1,267 ratings.