Amber | Abita Brewing Co.

1,679 Ratings

Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States

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

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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

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4.49/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

it's a bit on the watery side which is the reason i didn't rate the taste higher but this is still a good tasting beer and it's really smooth as well.

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4.48/5  rDev +31.8%

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4.47/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the best lagers I've ever had. The only Abita beer I'd had before this was Purple Haze, which wasn't that great, so this was a brilliant surprise.

A: Looks average, very little lacing and not much head.

S: A little bit of biscuit, lots of toast, a little bit of yeast.

T: Wish I could do this justice but as Vienna lagers/American ambers go this is among the best you'll ever find. A brilliant tasty malt up front and just the slightest hint of bitter fruit to go with it.

M: Great level of carbonation, just right, although it's a little bit thin (thinner than Sam Adams, for example.)

I can't get over how brilliant this tasted. I had it on tap at a bar because it was cheap and ended up hooked after my first glass. I really hope I can find it back home away from Louisiana.

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4.44/5  rDev +30.6%

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4.44/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amber color, clear. Good amount of carbonation rising. Small frothy head.

Very mild, malty, some toasted and caramel.

Very rich, sweet, biscuity, toasted, caramel, buttery. Hop bitterness is very mild, earthy-spice. Finish is crisp, yet pretty dry. Body is light towards medium, crisp, clean, slight dryness, nice carbonation.

Outstanding beer.

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4.44/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Nice taste, refreshing, do it

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice crystal copper color with a smallish tan head that runs away quickly and leaves no lace. Husky, toasty malt is big in the aroma of this one and dominates over all else. The huge toastiness of this brew carries over into the taste as the brew gets so much towards the toasty end of the malt spectrum that it almost turns smoky. The toasty aspects of the malt balancenicely because of the lack of a real sweet malt quality and a bit of hops that can be detected in the background that do just enough. The great toasty malt qualites of this brew leave it surprisingly crisp for this style and help to make it awesomely drinkable. This would certainly make on hell of a session beer if I could only get it in six packs in my area.

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4.35/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was introduced to the Abita product on my first trip to NOLA. I was impressed. This is a very good product that accompanies the NOLA cuisine quite well. The pour, aroma, taste and after glow are excellent.

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Amber from Abita Brewing Co.
3.4 out of 5 based on 1,679 ratings.
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