Amber | Abita Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Amber is a Munich style lager brewed with crystal malt and Perle hops. It has a smooth, malty, slightly caramel flavor and a rich amber color. Abita Amber was the first beer offered by the brewery and continues to be our leading seller.

17 IBU

Added by kbub6f on 07-08-2001

BEER STATS
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#42,843
Reviews:
548
Ratings:
1,706
pDev:
16.47%
Bros Score:
3.98
 
 
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Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
3.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of raylpendleton
3.76/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superwho24
4.18/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
3.61/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I tried this at Fat Kats on Bourbon Street. It poured a clear amber with thin white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had some malt presence. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall is a decent session amber.

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Photo of VILJ
3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brew-Ed
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcb7472
2.9/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ScottyB515
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cordyceps
4.19/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chitoryu12
3.24/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look: Deep amber with a tiny white head that quickly disappears.

Smell: Almost entirely toasted malt.

Taste: The same toasty malt with a faint hop bitterness on the back end.

Mouthfeel: Carbonated and a little thicker than lager.

Overall: A very drinkable and simple amber.

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Photo of Lelampp
3.66/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jhv
4.5/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SmokySignals
4.5/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Josedejsvega
2.51/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of MJSFS
3.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ALLMUCH
3.47/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gvickery
2.09/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

It looks ok but has an underwhelming smell. Average carbonation, a dry biscuit flavor, with an unpleasant hop profile. There’s just not enough malts to make this enjoyable. The strange hop lingers in an annoying way. I had it on draft at a local Cajun place.

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Photo of Rufus1
3.24/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark amber into a fifteen ounce glass the same temperature as the beer. One finger creamy off white head that lasts. Moderate lacing.

Caramel malts overpowers any other aromas.

Tastes is tons of caramel malts with little hop balance. Syrupy sweet. More like an amber ale.

Full bodied with adequate carbonation. Sweet from start to finish.

Too sweet for my taste. More of an ale flavor versus a true lager.

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Photo of Jack_H_91
4.45/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jewellrunner
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dface
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Slowjamcdub
2.55/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

All this company beer taste the same and like crap terrible beer taste like a Bud Light that somebody drop some blueberries in.

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle.

A: Moderately malty and fairly sweet with a light citrus/pine hop aroma

A: Copper color, totally clear, with a solid uniform white head that has adequate retention.

T: Moderately crisp with a sweet caramel malt flavor, followed by very light citrus/pine hops, coupled with a light hop bitterness and semi-dry finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and moderately smooth.

O: Solid; the beer has a moderately rich caramel character with moderately light hop character. The beer is easy to drink and refreshing.

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Photo of bwood06
4.06/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear, lightly carbonated, glowing amber hue that has a thin, white head that dissipates quickly to a thin lacing. 4/5 The aroma is caramelly sweet with a slight musty note, although it is much more sweet than musty. A good bit of grain comes through before being complemented by a light hoppiness. An ever so slight buttery note comes through as well, adding to the perception of a fairly heavy smelling amber. 4.25/5 The flavor profile reminds me of a sweet, caramelly Marzen that has a heavier syrup sweetness than normal. The malt really shines here with just a hint of hops to slightly bring the balance back towards center. As with the aroma, the flavor feels quite heavy. 4/5 This is a full bodied amber that is syrupy and coating while disappearing entirely after swallowing (surprising considering the heaviness). Carbonation is light which adds to the heavy nature of the beer. 4/5 This is a very good Vienna although for me it is a bit off style, leaning much more towards the Marzen side of things. This was actually a beer ordered by a good friend of mine, and I happened to get a few sips to review. I wish I would have ordered this one myself. 4/5

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Amber from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 1,706 ratings