Amber | Abita Brewing Co.

AmberAmber
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3.45/5
1,690 Ratings
AmberAmber
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:
#41,490
Reviews:
546
Ratings:
1,690
pDev:
16.52%
Bros Score:
3.98
 
 
Wants:
56
Gots:
344
Trade:
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Photo of ALLMUCH
3.47/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gvickery
2.09/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

It looks ok but has an underwhelming smell. Average carbonation, a dry biscuit flavor, with an unpleasant hop profile. There’s just not enough malts to make this enjoyable. The strange hop lingers in an annoying way. I had it on draft at a local Cajun place.

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Photo of Rufus1
3.24/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark amber into a fifteen ounce glass the same temperature as the beer. One finger creamy off white head that lasts. Moderate lacing.

Caramel malts overpowers any other aromas.

Tastes is tons of caramel malts with little hop balance. Syrupy sweet. More like an amber ale.

Full bodied with adequate carbonation. Sweet from start to finish.

Too sweet for my taste. More of an ale flavor versus a true lager.

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Photo of Jack_H_91
4.45/5  rDev +29%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jewellrunner
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dface
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Slowjamcdub
2.55/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

All this company beer taste the same and like crap terrible beer taste like a Bud Light that somebody drop some blueberries in.

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
3.65/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle.

A: Moderately malty and fairly sweet with a light citrus/pine hop aroma

A: Copper color, totally clear, with a solid uniform white head that has adequate retention.

T: Moderately crisp with a sweet caramel malt flavor, followed by very light citrus/pine hops, coupled with a light hop bitterness and semi-dry finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and moderately smooth.

O: Solid; the beer has a moderately rich caramel character with moderately light hop character. The beer is easy to drink and refreshing.

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Photo of bwood06
4.06/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear, lightly carbonated, glowing amber hue that has a thin, white head that dissipates quickly to a thin lacing. 4/5 The aroma is caramelly sweet with a slight musty note, although it is much more sweet than musty. A good bit of grain comes through before being complemented by a light hoppiness. An ever so slight buttery note comes through as well, adding to the perception of a fairly heavy smelling amber. 4.25/5 The flavor profile reminds me of a sweet, caramelly Marzen that has a heavier syrup sweetness than normal. The malt really shines here with just a hint of hops to slightly bring the balance back towards center. As with the aroma, the flavor feels quite heavy. 4/5 This is a full bodied amber that is syrupy and coating while disappearing entirely after swallowing (surprising considering the heaviness). Carbonation is light which adds to the heavy nature of the beer. 4/5 This is a very good Vienna although for me it is a bit off style, leaning much more towards the Marzen side of things. This was actually a beer ordered by a good friend of mine, and I happened to get a few sips to review. I wish I would have ordered this one myself. 4/5

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Photo of Beersplosion
3.49/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lupercmda
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Goofster
3.15/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of puck1225
3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
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 +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueShepard19
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Brian_L-2056
3.82/5  rDev +10.7%
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 -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LAcraftbrewer
3.61/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sayb
4.27/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scootercrabb
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of twmeek
4.06/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dacrza1
2.52/5  rDev -27%
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 -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of teromous
3.66/5  rDev +6.1%
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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Amber from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 1,690 ratings
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