Light | Abita Brewing Co.

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171 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States
abita.com

Style: American Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Light is uniquely hand-crafted using 100% all natural ingredients: malted barley, the finest hops, German lager yeast and pristine Abita Springs water. The result is the smoothest, most flavorful light beer you will ever taste.

10 IBU

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,166
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
171
pDev:
20.4%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
25
Trade:
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Ratings: 171 |  Reviews: 81
Photo of DigitGrowler
3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Spaten454
3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MJ64
3.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of StonedTrippin
2.37/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

this is so bad, seriously one of the worst beers i have had so far this year, who would ever create such a monstrosity on purpose?! the establishment we were at almost assuredly had dirty lines, but no dirty line i have ever known could explain a beer this objectively poor on all counts. its flat and dull looking from the tap, yet still watery, beer all the way up to the rim of the shaker pint, no head at all, i hate that. it smells and tastes nasty too, almost contaminated to me, metals and wet cardboard and stale bread and corn syrup, its totally undrinkable, no grain or yeast or hops at all here in either aroma or flavor, it has an almost bile aspect to it, stomach turning, tired and lazy and thin in feel too. i drink a couple of huge gulps, trying to let it refresh me or to identify something even remotely redeemable, but i cant do it, its just gross. aluminium foil, wet oyster crackers, paste, sawdust, it just seems like Marx's adulterated bread. maybe i had a bad keg through a bad line, i hope i did, but after this experience i am pretty darn unlikely to revisit this one. shocking really, usually i really like the beer abita makes, but this is offensive!

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Photo of EricCFrantz
4.23/5  rDev +41.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beerbuddha
3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jack_H_91
2.07/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of jbehlar
3.23/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.3/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.42/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tigerbrau
2.75/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of GrumpyGas
3.36/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a pint glass is a clear yellow-gold body with a full 2in white head that dissipates to just a ring hugging the glass, sans lacing.
Aroma is faint bitter hop under the dominant, but still lihht malt.
Flavors match. Medium to light feel, lower carbonation, and a wet, and oddly, watery finish.

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Photo of Squire
2.78/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jamie_Newman
3.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hopphead31415
3.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I poured this into a standard pub pint. It has 4.0% ABV and a mere 10 IBUs.

Look-It has a clear light yellow color and a thin foamy white head.

Smell-It smells malty and of corny and bready malts. It smells like a pilsner.

Taste-It tastes corny and malty, but with noticeable fruitiness lightly floating above the malts. Definitely is light-bodied and no hops to speak of.

Overall-It is a crisp and light beer to say the least. Not my favorite style or anything, but it has its place on the shelves.

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Photo of dukeandduke
2.21/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

1/22/16 Washington DC (16 oz draft poured at Reagan National into a standard pint glass). Very pale blonde pour, minimal white head and carbonation. Nominal malt aroma and negligible bland taste. Light watery texture. Not a good offering.

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Photo of Josholson666
3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tennoklark
3.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Not a bad beer. Interesting how it creates a head after opening. It is very good with a burger. Although the taste is not as full as other craft beers its good on a typical weekend with friends.

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Photo of PaleoGuy316
4.82/5  rDev +61.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 5

Photo of shortax
2.63/5  rDev -12%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JoLight
1.84/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

Appearance: clear, yellow body with a white head that dissipates into a small, but not insignificant, ring layer of foam.

Aroma: faint malts. Somewhat skunky, oddly enough. The skunky aroma must be a characteristic of the product, though, because every bottle of the six pack I had smelled the same way, and it was a fresh batch as well.

Taste: general grain flavor; some crackery malt. Lots of water. Somewhat stale towards the end of each bottle.

Mouthfeel: light, watery.

Finish: semi-dry. Watery.

Overall, this starts out as a good light beer. But almost instantaneously, it loses all its carbonation. Alongside the total lack of carbonation and the lack of flavor, what's left is a very gross concoction of water and stale hay/grain flavor. I'm very surprised that I did not enjoy this beer, given that I am a regular light beer drinker. What truly "does this beer in", in my opinion, is its losing almost all its carbonation within a minute. I don't know why the carbonation doesn't keep, but ample carbonation is needed for any light beer, otherwise it's just gross, just like drinking flat Coca-Cola is gross.

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Photo of jbeervt
3.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tone77
3.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell has some faint malts, not much else. Taste is malts, grains, some crackers, more flavor than most light beers. Feels light in the mouth and overall not bad for a light beer.

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Photo of Drknight
2.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of kylehay2004
2.64/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

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Light from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.99 out of 5 with 171 ratings