Amber
Abita Brewing Co.

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From:
Abita Brewing Co.
 
Louisiana, United States
Style:
Lager - American Amber / Red
Ranked #42
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
79
Ranked #28,086
Avg:
3.46 | pDev: 16.18%
Ratings:
1,831
Status:
Active
Rated:
Today at 05:07 AM
Added:
Jul 08, 2001
Wants:
  64
Gots:
  386
SCORE
79
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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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3.92 by Beecham from California on Today at 05:07 AM
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3.52 by dd53grif from Michigan on Apr 23, 2022
 
2.85 by BeerWasp from Germany on Mar 12, 2022
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3.95/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by BroBobby70 from Texas

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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4.17/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by lagrluvr

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
 
3.52 by edthehead from New York on Dec 03, 2021
 
3.42 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Nov 18, 2021
 
3.34 by icemanexit from Indiana on Oct 25, 2021
 
4.12 by Babydave from New York on Oct 14, 2021
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3.66/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

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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3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by nick_perry from North Carolina

Bit of a hoppy bite, some fruit notes, malty finish. Surprisingly flavorful for an amber.

Sep 11, 2021
 
3.61 by TonyStarks2231 from New York on Sep 11, 2021
 
4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Aug 24, 2021
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3.71/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by miwestcoaster from Michigan

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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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Chocolatefreak from Tennessee

Smooth & malty lager. Smells good & tastes good. Balanced & easy to drink.

Jul 30, 2021
 
3.77 by bump8628 from Oklahoma on Jul 17, 2021
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by OompaMentor from Georgia

September 2015

Jun 25, 2021
 
3.92 by Josievan from Iowa on May 29, 2021
Photo of eithne
2.9/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
by eithne from Minnesota

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May 25, 2021
 
2.85 by Ox8840bo from Illinois on May 12, 2021
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3.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Bierwolf from Missouri

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
 
3.6 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Apr 26, 2021
 
3.73 by sentrytec from Pennsylvania on Apr 14, 2021
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3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

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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3.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by ilikebeer03 from Texas

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
 
3.81 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Mar 29, 2021
 
3.84 by Chipwells from Georgia on Jan 31, 2021
 
4.04 by soarinsteven from Illinois on Oct 23, 2020
 
3.5 by cryptichead from Illinois on Sep 25, 2020
 
4.67 by JuanPn from Louisiana on Sep 14, 2020
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3.27/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by OK_Denise from Oklahoma

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
 
3.06 by RyanPollie from California on Jun 27, 2020
 
3.58 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on Jun 19, 2020
 
3.5 by Beer-A-Lot from Virginia on Jun 15, 2020
 
3.74 by smi69 from New York on May 25, 2020
 
2.89 by dlakerz from Tennessee on May 22, 2020
 
2.84 by BierRichter from Texas on May 02, 2020
Amber from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 1831 ratings