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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,621
Reviews:
561
Ratings:
1,764
pDev:
16.18%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
374
Trade:
2
 
User Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 561 | Ratings: 1,764
Reviews by Loki:
Photo of Loki
4.5/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I recently purchased a six-pack of this and the golden at the Zachary, LA Winn-Dixie when I couldn't find any other micros. Sadly my family asked if it was an import and the brewery is literally 45 minutes from their house. But that has nothing to do with the beer.

The Abita pours a deep amber to a rich, dark copper color that is slightly cloudy with a fair to mid-sized head that faded with medium lacing.

The nose has aromas of sweet malt with hints of caramel.

This amber is very crisp and clean that is glides smoothly across the palette and down the throat with a very respectable medium body. It tastes of sweet toasty malt and hints of caramel and toasted rolls with just enough hops to give a bitter balance. The taste holds up well against a spicy cajun crawfish boil and helps put out the fires while still giving flavor.

I don't know if the use of the natural spring water or the quality ingredients, but this was a great beer.

This is a nearly text book example of an amber lager in my opinion with freshness dates on the package and a great ?conversion? beer at around $4.75-$5 a six pack.

I rated this amber so high based on the adherence to the style and the taste relative to what an amber should be. There are much better tasting beers IMHO per my tastes, but as for an amber I haven't found much better.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
3.66/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance – This one is a brownish-orange in color with a wonderful head that frothed up nicely. It showed good retention and left some nice lacing on the inside of my Great Lakes Brewing glass.

Smell – The toasted malts and ample caramel were evenly balanced. There was a light biscuit in there along with a touch of citrus hops.

Taste – It tastes a lot like it smells. The toasty malts and caramel make this one. The hops that I thought I smelled are basically gone, which is all right considering the style. I enjoyed the very light biscuit flavor that I got out of this one.

Mouthfeel – This Märzen is light to medium-bodied with a nice balance.

Drinkability – This was good on an unseasonably cold winter night in Seattle so I could only imagine what it’s like on a hot Louisiana day.

Comments – Thanks to BigLove for sending me this above-par offering of a nice German Märzen.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Abita Amber has a beige, slight head, a reddish-brown and very clear appearance, and low to moderate carbonation. Aroma is faint and almost undetectable. The taste is good but not extraordinary. It could even be described as bland. Mouth feel is light and watery. Overall, this is a fairly good beer, but I usually prefer something with more bite.

RJT

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Photo of boblog
3.55/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Amber orange thin white head leaving a moderate amount of lace.

Smell- Fairly faint. What I could smell some nice caramel malt

Taste- Is nice and smooth. I wouldsay its medium bodied with nice toasted malt flavor and bitter aftertaste.

Good beer. I also liked how it had a best before date on it. I wish all brewers would do that.

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Photo of Anthony1
3.35/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type- bottle poured into pint glass

appearance- Dark amber with off white head. not much lacing or head retention

smell- malt with toasted caramel.

taste/mouthfeel- smiliar smells, not much to it. Toasted malts, medium body, not to refreshing

drinkability- not bad, but i won't be buying more. Didn't really taste like an amber, good to see its classified as an octoberfest, makes more sense now.

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Photo of agreenman19
3.23/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of BlesstheHarvest
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Samohtyrb
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Benh777
3.44/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of dhilltop2000
2.12/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Pours a hazy golden-copper hue. Head quickly settles into a thin semi-dense cap which stays the duration of the rest of the beer. Fairly nice lacing along the glass. Taste is very weak, watery and thin. Notes of honey, bread and watery grain. Not at all balenced. Very weak finish (if at all.)

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Copper, transparent with half a finger of white head.
Smells like honey and lemon zest.
A bit of bitterness, though just enough to notice. A touch of sweetness.
Crisp and bubbly at first, a little creamy in the latter half, with a lighter body.
A well balanced beer that is appealing and easy to drink.

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Photo of Jerone
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear caramel colored with an off white pillowy head, some lacing and touch of bubbles coming up.

S - Sweet and pale malts, with a touch of hops in there.

T - Sweet caramel flavor with some pale malt flavor too, touch of hops to balance things out. No breadiness or toasted qualities that I love in ambers.

M - Light body with medium carbonation, leaves nice flavor on the mouth.

O - Not impressive, but not bad either, a nice easy drinker with a burger or some barbeque.

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Photo of JoshuaC
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Xandrose
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of djjumper
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of tbone53
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

the fourth beer from the abita party pack. a good quarter inch head that quickly disapates.no lacing down the side of the glass.kind of a reddish color.not bad mouthfeel and doesnt taste to bad but for the price id stick with a good american macro brew.

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Photo of teleman
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of vtownAL
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of pjhalifax
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Joedrinkstoomuch
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of southpass1756
3.23/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of leokbelo
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of Bryfind
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Twig2848
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of EdelweissDad
4/5  rDev +15.6%

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Amber from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 1,764 ratings