Abita Brewing Co.

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Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States
American Amber / Red Lager
Ranked #49
Ranked #28,720
3.46 | pDev: 16.18%
Sep 11, 2022
Jul 08, 2001
Notes: 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
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Reviewed by TheOccasionalBeer from Wisconsin

3.47/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A little skunkiness escaped with the removal of the cap, and then there was no scent really until I poured it. A deep cream-colored head of two fingers rapidly decreased to one, then none. I initially thought the beer was a nice transparent amber, but holding it up to the light says more copper than amber (not that there's anything wrong with that). No skunkiness in the glass, just that a slightly sour scent and nothing much else. Very round, bordering on viscous, no roughness due to astringency or carbonation, very lightly hopped. It's almost as if this beer was designed not to offend... and it's working for me. This reminds me of a well-done version of a macrobrew like MGD or some such... nothing particularly memorable, but it gets the job done.
Sep 11, 2022
Rated: 2.91 by thehermgod

Aug 29, 2022
Rated: 3.26 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

May 27, 2022
Rated: 3.77 by PaleAleWalt from New York

May 23, 2022
Rated: 3.92 by Beecham from California

May 16, 2022
Rated: 3.52 by dd53grif from Michigan

Apr 23, 2022
Rated: 2.85 by BeerWasp from Germany

Mar 12, 2022
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Reviewed by BroBobby70 from Texas

3.95/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle poured into stemless wine glass, $2.09 from HEB
Look: Medium amber color, heavy carbonation, 2-finger head, decent lacing
Smell: Malty, notes of caramel, toast
Taste: Medium bitterness, a little watery, toasty, a little sweet on the finish
Feel: Some chewiness bit soft, texture of water, carbonation does not seem to be active
Overall: Despite feeling a bit weak, it hits all the right notes for look, smell and taste. I would buy again.
Pair with tomato-based dishes, especially pasta, hard to semi-hard cheeses that would compliment the sweetness.
Mar 10, 2022
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Reviewed by lagrluvr

4.17/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
So much better than a Yuengling , but this site has it rated embarrassingly low. Regional bias.
Great amber colored lager with aromas of caramel malt, and weak head dies off...
Slammin lager taste with light caramel notes, watery finish in a way, and very crushable...
Feb 06, 2022
Rated: 3.52 by edthehead from New York

Dec 03, 2021
Rated: 3.42 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 18, 2021
Rated: 3.34 by icemanexit from Indiana

Oct 25, 2021
Rated: 4.12 by Babydave from New York

Oct 14, 2021
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Reviewed by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

3.66/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 ounce bottle poured into a snulip glass.

L---Clear, reddish Amber color. Fluffy white head faded down into a cap and left very nice lacing.

S---Very faint. Light graininess & caramel.

T---Fortunately a lot stronger than the smell. Malty with distinct caramel.

F---Medium body with good carbonation.

O---A solid, tasty offering.
Sep 20, 2021
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Rated by nick_perry from North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Bit of a hoppy bite, some fruit notes, malty finish. Surprisingly flavorful for an amber.
Sep 11, 2021
Rated: 3.61 by TonyStarks2231 from New York

Sep 11, 2021
Rated: 4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Aug 24, 2021
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Reviewed by miwestcoaster from Michigan

3.71/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
L-Shiny dark gold color with half inch white top. Inviting.
S-to style. No off aroma.
T-again to style. Agreeable and making me want to open another.
F-carbonation is lively, bubbles rising from bottom of glass the entire experience.
O-label says this Amber is Abita's top seller, and I can see why. Above average amber and recommended.
Jul 31, 2021
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Rated by Chocolatefreak from Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Smooth & malty lager. Smells good & tastes good. Balanced & easy to drink.
Jul 30, 2021
Rated: 3.77 by bump8628 from Oklahoma

Jul 17, 2021
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Rated by OompaMentor from Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
September 2015
Jun 25, 2021
Rated: 3.92 by Josievan from Iowa

May 29, 2021
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Rated by eithne from Minnesota

2.9/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Fritzel's Jazz Club - 16oz
May 25, 2021
Rated: 2.85 by Ox8840bo from Illinois

May 12, 2021
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Reviewed by Bierwolf from Missouri

3.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Pours copper colored with about 1 – 1 ½ fingers of creamy off white foam. Very nice carbonation. Foam goes to a frothy film is about 5 minutes.
Smell: Mostly yeasty, some light fruitiness, a lttle leafy.
Taste: Really all I was getting was some maltiness. Low hop bitterness.
Feel: Light, wet and refreshing. Not a bad drink for a warm day.
Overall: My preferences are IPA’s and Stouts so this was a little on the low side of flavor for me. However, as I had said, this is a good drink for a warm day.
May 08, 2021
Rated: 3.6 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Apr 26, 2021
Rated: 3.73 by sentrytec from Pennsylvania

Apr 14, 2021
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle into a half pint glass. Best by 12/22/20, so 3+ months past optimum.

Looks decent in the glass. Clear dark amber body. Good slightly off white head persists in nice form throughout, though leaves little in the way of lacing.

Sweet malty aroma.

On tasting, its clean, somewhat sweet, and malty.

Mouth is medium. Initially the finish is sweet, but quickly turns metallic, spoiling the drink.

Overall, a decent clean brew let down in the finish. Not bad, but not something I would seek out. Perhaps draft would be better.
Apr 04, 2021
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Reviewed by ilikebeer03 from Texas

3.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pour is a clear amber/copper with a finger of off white head that fades to a ring around the glass. no lacing.
nose is lightly toasty, caramel
taste follows. upfront caramel, fades to a toasted bread, malt with a subtle hop grassy character. slightly sweet, fruity notes on the finish.
smooth and easy to drink
Apr 01, 2021
Rated: 3.81 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Mar 29, 2021
Rated: 3.84 by Chipwells from Georgia

Jan 31, 2021
Rated: 4.04 by soarinsteven from Illinois

Oct 23, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by cryptichead from Illinois

Sep 25, 2020
Rated: 4.67 by JuanPn from Louisiana

Sep 14, 2020
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Reviewed by OK_Denise from Oklahoma

3.27/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
This is an okay amber lager. The pour is okay and the initial taste is pretty good. The finish is a bit harsh (imo) but overall it is not a bad Amber Red.
Aug 09, 2020
Rated: 3.06 by RyanPollie from California

Jun 27, 2020
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