The Boot
Abita Brewing Co.

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Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States
Ranked #246
Ranked #28,230
3.44 | pDev: 12.79%
Jan 21, 2022
Oct 10, 2004
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Notes: Formerly Abita Select Kolsch

Our Kolsch is made with Pilsner and Wheat malt from Weyermann, a famous German malting company, and hops from the Hallertau region of Germany. The beer is fermented with ale yeast from Cologne, Germany and cold aged for eight weeks. The result is a light body, straw colored ale that is clean, crisp, and refreshing. Delicate flavors of malt and hops linger on the palate. Our Kolsch is perfect for the hot summer months.
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Rated: 3.55 by benjaminsa from Vermont

Jan 21, 2022
Rated: 3.86 by SicemWT from Texas

Nov 02, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by TonyStarks2231 from New York

Sep 11, 2021
Rated: 3 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Aug 24, 2021
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Rated by Beerbegone from Louisiana

2.4/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
I'm from the boot and you need to eat crawfish with this beer not a whole lot of flavor or smell with this beer.
Apr 13, 2021
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

3.74/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Abita "The Boot : A Louisiana Exclusive"
A genuine small batch local-only Abita beer.
Picked up at Martin's in NOLA.
Batch 19 Pint glass.

Golden bronze with a creamy cap of 1/2 finger. Leaves spots of lacing.

Aroma of bread crust and straw-like bread character. Some slight hay. Honey sweetness. A bit of nuttiness.

Flavor brings heavy handed straw-grass hops and quite a lot of honey bread behind it. It is too heavy handed on the bitterness to be within spec for a Lager or a Kolsch. The straw and grass move out of the way immediately for the bread, but it's always there on every initial sip. Seems like you could chew it like a doughball even though it's not that thick.

Crisp, effervescent, medium bodied, slight starches, slight resins. No heat.

Overall it's decent and probably won't hit the drain, but it's not something I'd purchase again.

If you drink it out of a boot, I'll send you a hallmark card.

Price paid : $1.49 / bottle
Apr 06, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by Chipwells from Georgia

Jan 31, 2021
Rated: 3 by jeschaefer from Texas

Jun 23, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by paulish from New York

Mar 15, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Feb 11, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Jan 02, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by ssimpson89 from Illinois

Oct 27, 2019
Rated: 3.64 by SmellsofMahagony from Texas

Oct 24, 2019
Rated: 3.29 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Oct 17, 2019
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Reviewed by Boiler_Aggie from Texas

2.8/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
This is a typical golden good old wheat beer. It’s not boozy at all, taste is clean and crisp but nothing out of the ordinary. The froth dies out quiet quickly, the smell is not very detectable, slight malty aromas if you try real hard. Overall pretty average beer
Oct 15, 2019
Rated: 3.67 by Pens1967 from Louisiana

Sep 24, 2019
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Australia

2.88/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Brewed with Kolsch yeast and fermented with Hallertauer Blanc. Ostensibly sold only in Louisiana. A 12 fl oz bottle ran me $1.99 USD at a Rouses Market in New Orleans, LA. Brewed with white wheat, oats, and barley.

4.8% ABV.

Drinks crisp and clean with some Kolsch yeast fruity esters really coming through nicely. Hallertauer Blanc (a daughter of Cascade) ought to throw out a lot of floral and fruity notes, but only getting some mild vague tropical character (hardly any fresh floral flavours). I don't taste the wheat at all.

It's balanced and approachable but wants for better depth of flavour as well as more complexity. Not a Kolsch, not a wheat ale, not a pale ale...just an enjoyable hybrid of all three that is less than the sum of its parts. A pleasant ale from Abita, but not standout work.

Aug 08, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by Antifogmatic from Washington

Jun 03, 2019
Rated: 3.37 by LXIXME from New Mexico

May 22, 2019
Rated: 3.67 by BalancingBrooms from California

Mar 13, 2019
Rated: 3.07 by mothmanscott from Georgia

Jan 08, 2019
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Reviewed by BigGold from Mississippi

3.64/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Had at Mulate’s, New Orleans, on draft into tumbler, and also poured from 12-oz. bottle, no date, into tumbler.

Appearance and aroma are very promising, and, although this Kölsch doesn’t quite deliver on those promises, The Boot is still a nicely drinkable beer.
Dec 23, 2018
Rated: 3.71 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Nov 11, 2018
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Rated by Hjc550 from Louisiana

3.42/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Good overall. Very light and citrusy. Could drink a 6 pack easily.
Oct 13, 2018
Rated: 2 by MacAuthur from North Carolina

Aug 19, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by jkermitj from Mississippi

Aug 11, 2018
Rated: 3.7 by randyf3 from Massachusetts

Jun 04, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by bdiiorio from Connecticut

May 19, 2018
Rated: 4.08 by EricCFrantz from Louisiana

May 15, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky

Apr 24, 2018
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Reviewed by zander4dawin from Texas

3.73/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Light and crisp, with a biscuity bready flavor. Pretty big malt profile for a kolsh beer, sweet hint of caramel. Solid easy drinking beer from Abita.
Apr 22, 2018
Rated: 3.39 by porters4life from Illinois

Mar 14, 2018
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.3/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I tried this at Beer Fest on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. It poured a clear golden with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had some bitter hop. The taste was white wine like and weird. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's interesting the description was called a hybrid beer...the bar tender said it was in between an ESb and a pale ale.
Feb 07, 2018
Rated: 3.48 by rorjets from Connecticut

Nov 25, 2017
Rated: 3.87 by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

Nov 16, 2017
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
this wasnt my favorite of my recent run through a bunch of abita beers. its a pretty basic kolsch, a little maltier and fuller bodied than i am used to from the best of the imports, and there is a general blandness about it, sort of a boring beer, even for the style, although it does have pretty high capacity for refreshment still, it just didnt really turn me on too much. golden in color with a fluffy white head, aroma of dry bready grain, crackery like pils malt but also more baked and hearty, a pale barley of some kind, and a european mineral profile unique to this style, it definitely smells and tastes german to me in nature. this is a little heavy for the style, not quite as drinkable as i like them to be, but it does finish on the drier side, has a grassy hop complexion that tastes fresh enough to me, and overall is a pretty well made beer, despite not being all that exciting. for me, a kolsch has to be amazing to be worthwhile, and this is somewhat short of that mark, although i have been impressed with abita overall lately...
Nov 10, 2017
Rated: 3.44 by metter98 from New York

Oct 13, 2017
Rated: 3.46 by monk2021 from Texas

Oct 10, 2017
Rated: 3.48 by fisherbray from Florida

Aug 27, 2017
Rated: 3.84 by dansushi from New York

Aug 01, 2017
The Boot from Abita Brewing Co.
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