The Boot
Abita Brewing Co.

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German Kölsch
Ranked #355
Ranked #42,722
3.52 | pDev: 12.78%
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States
The BootThe Boot
Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 57 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Boiler_Aggie
2.8/5  rDev -20.5%
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

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Photo of kojevergas
2.88/5  rDev -18.2%
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.


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Photo of BigGold
3.64/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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Photo of zander4dawin
3.73/5  rDev +6%
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.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
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...

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Photo of dacrza1
2.06/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

DATE: May 28, 2017... OCCASION: Quiz Bowling in New Orleans, and the bar is offering a local release of The Boot...Cannot resist, especially on this hot day’s night... GLASSWARE: nondescript pint... bubblegum, lemon grass, and medicinal band-aid (not like a scotch, but still somewhat weird)...pours a golden clear body with little effervescence; off-white head that fizzles quickly, ringing to a small froth... thin, crushable with a tickle that tricks the throat... watery to a fault, but not a problem I would ascribe a Kölsch usually... not much happening here--fighting hard to find something other than soft grass, hay, and cereal oats--but it is nice to be in New Orleans...not a beer that requires much thought, and that is the best compliment I can give...

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Photo of Chickenhawk9932
3.93/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale gold with a white, tight, bubbly head.

Smells of cereal grains, wheat, oat, and barely, with malt biscuit and citrus bitter herb hop.

Taste is light and refreshing with a nice full grain toasted oat and malt biscuit up front and a slight hit of citrus and herb hop in the dry finish. Doesn't drink like other Klosch beers I have had, but it is light, refreshing, and drinkable. For being subtle it is still tasty.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
2.97/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear straw colored pour with a minimal white head. Grainy aroma. Taste follows the nose with lots of grain flavor upfront back by a slight yeasty flavor. Light bodied and drinks easy. Finishes clean and crisp.

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Photo of donspublic
3.79/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into hotel glass from bottle, nice 1 finger cream colored head, nice retention. Bright golden in the glass, semi clear to the eye. Smells of grain, lemon and earthy grass. Taste of biscuit malt, slight lemon and herbaceous hops going down. This is a pounder, non palate wrecking

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.35/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Abita's The Boot has a thick, off-white, creamy head, with lots of heavy lacing left on the glass. The appearance is of a hazy, yellow-gold. Aroma is of sweet grains, subtle yeast, tap water, and lemon. Mouthfeel is medium, and The Boot finishes fairly crisp and refreshing.


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Photo of NolaHopHead
3.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours clean medium golden, thin white head fades, no lacing. Light grain aroma, mild yeast esters. Taste is between a pilsner and a Hefe, but neither. Grain, mild banana, grass. Light crisp feel. Not bad, but not great.

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The Boot from Abita Brewing Co.
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