Abita Brewing Co.

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Lager - American Amber / Red
Ranked #86
Ranked #47,282
3.48 | pDev: 16.09%
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States
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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huddyball from New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Apr 05, 2013
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RoyalT from Ohio

3.66/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

Jan 12, 2005
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RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

3.46/5  rDev -0.6%
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.


Jan 14, 2010
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boblog from Oklahoma

3.55/5  rDev +2%
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.

Oct 22, 2006
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Anthony1 from Colorado

3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

May 27, 2009
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

3.23/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Jul 04, 2015
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BlesstheHarvest from Texas

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Jul 08, 2013
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Samohtyrb from Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Jul 18, 2013
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3.44/5  rDev -1.1%

Aug 28, 2014
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dhilltop2000 from Arizona

2.12/5  rDev -39.1%
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.)

Oct 15, 2006
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Fatehunter from Oregon

3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

Oct 09, 2011
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Jerone from Florida

3.38/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

May 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Jun 26, 2012
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Xandrose from Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Oct 12, 2013
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djjumper from Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Nov 09, 2014
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1009 from Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

As I poured this amber beer, the color really delighted me. A solid golden color. However, this is where the greatness ends like Tom Brady’s Patriot career. The taste is very average and really is not smooth. And honestly it smelled like stale bread. Not our favorite here at 1009.

Mar 18, 2020
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tbone53 from Texas

3/5  rDev -13.8%
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 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.

Dec 10, 2006
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teleman from New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Mar 26, 2012
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vtownAL from Georgia

4/5  rDev +14.9%

Dec 14, 2011
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pjhalifax from South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Jul 02, 2013
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Joedrinkstoomuch from New York

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Jul 13, 2013
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3.23/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Oct 06, 2015
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leokbelo from Florida

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Mar 14, 2012
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Bryfind from Louisiana

4/5  rDev +14.9%

Jul 11, 2012
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Twig2848 from Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Feb 11, 2014
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