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

Added by kbub6f on 07-08-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,679
Reviews:
543
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
16.76%
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
338
For Trade:
2
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Photo of puck1225
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This stuff grows on you. It is ubiquitous in New Orleans and often the only decent beer available. They serve it at the New Orleans Cooking School and it goes well with Cajun/Creole cuisine. Flavorful with a bit of cinnamon and nice finishing bitterness. As I say, it grows on you!

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Photo of kpardeezy
3.77/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueShepard19
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Brian_L-2056
3.82/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a caramel amber color into a pint with very little head but adequate carbonation. The smell is malty with that typical amber ale smell. The initial taste is full bodied but pleasant, with a slight caramel flavor and a sweet dry aftertaste. I really enjoyed this brew and hopefully that will expand into WV very soon.

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Photo of DaveCash
3.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LAcraftbrewer
3.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sayb
4.27/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scootercrabb
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of twmeek
4.06/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dacrza1
2.52/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

DATE: May 30, 2017... OCCASION: finishing the last night in NOLA, to the tune of The Doors and a thunderstorm... GLASSWARE: Abita pint, just purchased today...poured way before it’s best-by date of 9/28... a nice, orange-amber body frames reasonable carbonation...a frothy head settles to a thin, maybe quarter-finger of swampy bubbles... caramel, soft resin, light flowers and some funk that suggests a flatter profile... palate isn’t far from a Yuengling, with just a bit more carbonation... sifts through the mouth swiftly and lingers only briefly in the throat... caramel and medicinal bitterness bite back... a beefy biscuit is left to be chewed... sweet sugars make up the bulk of this lager, and though it is inextricably linked with New Orleans, I find it easy to like but nearly as lively or diverse as New Orleans has been the past three days... drinkable, unassuming at 4.5%, and a fun label to take in... still looking for that first Abita that takes me by surprise...

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Photo of informaticsDoc
3.36/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of teromous
3.66/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

From the neck of the bottle: "BEST BY 08/28/17"

Appearance: It has a nice looking dark amber body with great clarity. The head is thick and fluffy with a smooth textured surface and it is a slightly off-white color. It has great retention and some lacing.

Aroma: There is a light malt aroma and just a touch of a slightly spicy and herbal hop aroma.

Taste: I get a light bit of toasted caramel throughout and just a touch of bitterness at the end. A light nutty flavor at the end as well.

Mouthfeel: It has perfect carbonation and it feels great on the palate. It is light and highly drinkable. Overall just a great drinking experience.

Overall: While the beer didn't resonate with fantastic aroma and flavor it was still a very enjoyable beer and the drinking experience was great. I would drink it again and I would recommend it.

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Photo of jbehlar
3.64/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Acforster2
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chickenhawk9932
3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice Amber with a cream colored head.

Smells of roasted malt herbal hop and caramel.

Taste is a nice hit of roasted malt with notes of whole grain bread and caramel, balanced a bitter herb dry finish.

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Photo of Branlott42
3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajdemma
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deekmon
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerwithoutallthehops
3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Another good offering from Abita. They state on their bottles that they use the "best" ingredients.

Great to know. This beer has a great flavor for a USA craftie, without the 19 lbs of hops per bottle.

A good beer to enjoy anytime. Thanks Abita!!!

6/2017 - tried it again and found it to be quite good. yes, more hops than I care for, but in a good mix with the malts. I taste the hops, but I am not tied down and getting them shoved up my nose as is done by most USA craftie hop-fest beers.

Thanks Abita, I appreciate that you use good ingredients (not rice, like bud spits into its bottles) and make good beer for many to enjoy, not just a couple people who live in the same house with you. Good beer - THANKS!!!

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Photo of VABA
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jibrahim414
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
3.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Funky Buddha snifter.Best by 06/17/17.

Soapy off white / light khaki head that stands one finger tall with low retention and sticky lacing.Hazy amber colored body with moderate clarity.Low on carbonation.

On the nose I get sweet caramel and breaded malts,with some nutty notes.Very slight hint of citrus hops,but pretty subdued.

The palate follows the nose with caramel malts up front,nutty flavors in the middle,and some small flavors of pine on the back end,balanced by sweet and bready malt.

The mouth feel is medium / thin,silky texture,smooth finish,and minimum oxidation on the tongue.

This is a pretty decent amber ale.I'm not a huge fan of the style but out of the ones I've tried,this is one of the best.I wouldn't look for it,but would drink it if offered to me.

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Photo of Suds
3.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a straightforward and simple amber ale. It's the kind that used to be the hallmark of the local brewpub or craft brewery. It's malty, has a solid early and slightly floral hop aroma...toasted biscuit and nut flavors, and a clean finish. Medium-full in body and very easy to drink.

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