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
Ranking:
#43,859
Reviews:
553
Ratings:
1,725
pDev:
16.18%
Bros Score:
3.98
 
 
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56
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Photo of bdiiorio
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EricCFrantz
4.1/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KLHBB
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Cloudy red orange, smells and tastes of toast. Light, easy drinking feel. Very good, I’d like to try it again.

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Photo of DigitGrowler
4.17/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VeganUndead
3.17/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CTHomer
3.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A: crystal clear; amber in color; 1 finger light tan head that receded to a splotchy cap; OK lacing;

S: sweet, caramel, earthy, wood;

T: caramel from start to finish; a metallic taste comes in at the middle and lasts through the finish; mild bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: the flavor doesn't work for me;

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Photo of Turbo
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.32/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Goosehunter75
3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gobzilla
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of undomiel
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of npachl
3.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dave_ackbar
3.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of needMIbeer
3.24/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DaftCaskBC
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VoxRationis
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into conical pint glass; no production information available.
A: Pours a very slightly hazy, light copper color with a half inch head, modest retention, and extensive, if soapy, lacing.
S: Caramel malts predominate with a hint of honeysuckle and papaya.
T: Flavor pallet follows the nose closely, although doughier and breadier as it warms. Very light bitterness leads to a very clean and reasonably refreshing finish.
M: Light bodied and lightly effervescent.
O: Almost reminds me of a light bodied bitter. Drinkable and reasonably refreshing, but not particularly a standout. Could find any one of a number of better versions of the style.

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3.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Remarkably unremarkable beer. Refreshing and sessionable. Nothing special in look, smell, taste, or feel, but none of these qualities is particularly disappointing. In fact, they all work together well to create a pleasant experience with a drinkable, subtly tasty beer. Would pair well with a variety of foods.

Poured from bottle with about an inch of head, which dispersed in a few minutes to a thin off-white rim. Mild to moderate lacing. Color is on the pale side. Nose is unsubstantial at first but opens up to some mild, grainy sweetness. Taste is even-keeled, sweet malt without much of a hop presence. Slight caramel and nut flavors. Mouthfeel is easy and moderately effervescent.

While this beer does not stand out in any respect, that almost makes it a stand-out. Overall enjoyable experience.

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Photo of Vandelay1863
3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tilley4
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There's something to be said about a good solid beer and this one fits the bill. Easy drinking and smooth. Toasted malts with the merest hint of hops on the finish... I'm not sure how I missed out on reviewing this one but it's pretty much a standby for me in the refrigerator. I can always count on it with any meal and most of my friends like it as well. Just a good solid Dependable beer

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Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
3.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of raylpendleton
3.76/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superwho24
4.18/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
3.61/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I tried this at Fat Kats on Bourbon Street. It poured a clear amber with thin white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had some malt presence. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall is a decent session amber.

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3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brew-Ed
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Amber from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 1,725 ratings