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Abita Select Amber Ale - Abita Brewing Co.

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Abita Select Amber Ale
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27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 21.74%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Our Amber Ale is made with a blend of pale, munich, and caramel malts to give the beer an intense malt flavor. It is also liberally hopped to give the beer a pleasant hop flavor and aroma. The result is a fairly strong, malty beer with a good balance of hops.

(Beer added by: EgadBananas on 10-11-2009)
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rosmhuire

New York

3.63/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had this on tap at my wife's company picnic.

A: Amber-colored (duh) with slight head.

S: Weighs havily to the malt profile side of the equation but nice.

T: Nice balance - not all malt as I was expecting. Really well-crafted amber ale.

M: Average

D: Could have a couple of these, but might be a bit too heavy for a seious session.

Serving type: on-tap

06-28-2010 18:47:50 | More by rosmhuire
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rudolphjacksonm

Virginia

3.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark amber color with a one-finger head that quickly dissipated. Not a bad looking beer at all, but not exceptional by any means. 3.5

S - Whiff of malt and hops with a faint hint of caramel or molasses. 4.0

T - The taste was more light and smooth than I expected (or wanted for that matter). Mildly hoppy at first, then the taste dissolves and there's no bitterness or late hop notes. The taste was disappointing overall, but easy to drink and consistent. 3.0

M - Smooth with little carbonation. Almost like drinking cold spring water. 3.5

O - I was disappointed by Abita's Amber Ale. I expected something with more taste and character than what I got. That being said, it's still a tasty beer that goes down smooth and would be great when paired with food. 3.5

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10-30-2011 20:43:05 | More by rudolphjacksonm
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3.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice medium amber in color We found this beer to be very tasty.As we rank this beer we found it to be one we refer to as, frig worthy. Very clean finish, nice smell and overall above average drinker. This is a crisp feeling beer to the mouth, has a nice finsh. Great with swiss cheese.

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09-21-2011 02:01:57 | More by barleyroad
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SouthFLBeerLover

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1.73/5  rDev -46.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

This was a real disappointment. The taste is very watery and bland. Smell is your average pilsner smell, even though this is supposed to be a Lager. There really is no mouthfeel, other than there is something liquid in your mouth. If this is what you're after, save your money and buy Bud Light on sale.

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cpl78

Maine

3.88/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I have had there Turbo Dog out of a bottle before and didnt care for it, but I was at one of my local Southwest Mexican Resturants, Blue Burrito Cafe in Westbrook, Maine. (Side note, 6 draft lines: Abita Amber, Altantic Coal Porter, Otter Creek Cooper Ale, Smuttynose Old Brown Dog, Allagash White and Sebago Fryes Leap IPA. Bruce does a nice job trying new and fun local things.) The smell at first was of Raseberrys and the beer drank very smooth with a sweet taste on the way down. Very very drinkable. Tasty to the last drop.

Serving type: on-tap

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rccola712

North Carolina

2.63/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Deep amber color, barely any head at all, fairly attractive

S - Malty - nothing really stood out

T - Tastes much better than is smells, but still nothing really jumps out at you

M - very, very smooth drink. light on carbonation

D - Decent - this isn't the beer I'd choose to drink by itself, but it would be pretty good with a meal

Serving type: bottle

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SAtaMi

Arizona

3.55/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Darkish golden amber color clearer then other
abitas with very little head at all

Smell - A sweet malty smell

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Mouthfeel - Light for an amber and a bit flat slightly under
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Drinkability - Not to shabby would be nice with a order of chicken
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Abita Select Amber Ale from Abita Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.