Amber | Abita Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
78
okay
1,685 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
Ratings:
1,685
Reviews:
545
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
16.76%
 
 
Wants:
56
Gots:
343
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,685 |  Reviews: 545
Photo of misternebbie
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Psg5062
3.57/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KevinDixonBeer
3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GrumpyGas
3.23/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle w/best by 07/20/16.
Pint glass pour has a nice amber color floating a thin disappearing tan head.
Little aroma, caramel at best, and the flavor matches. Medium carbonation and medium feel.

You know it's not 'big beer' and there's not much to it, but it just feels good to know there is another choice.

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Photo of bryanlindsey12345
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheRock7755
3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JaredMarvel
5/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of plumberman63
2.31/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Good copper color, Not much smell, not much taste,watery, like a cheap off brand big brewery beer, feels about the same, I am surprised by the rating on here.
wouldn't get again.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
2/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Mojo
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Grindelvasdrum
3.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured into glass stein.
A-Pretty amber color, one finger head, no lacing.
S-Grape juice, very faint caramel & toasted bread.
T-Similar to smell, grape juice, caramel, & toasted bread,
with a touch of bitter & mineral water.

M-Well carbonated, very light body.
O-Very easy drinking.

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Photo of DADDY5000
3.06/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Cwhitcher1791
4.25/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThreeBeersWalkedIn
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ohearns
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EOC
4.03/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beertraveler08
2.73/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured into an abita pint glass from a 12 oz bottle.

Look-The was an amazing copper color with a beautiful amber hue.Very clear and crisp looking.

Smell-The smell was a little weak and malty with a slight hoppy note.

Taste-The taste was a little on the dull side.I tasted mostly malts and a slight hop,with a metallic undernote at the finish.I also found it to be a little on the watery side for being an abita beer.

Feel- The feel of this beer is weak and watery in my opinion.

Overall- Overall not a horrible beer but far from anything else i have tried from abita.I like their line up and have much respect for their techniques in their craft.

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Photo of Kerplunk905
2.3/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Eh

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Photo of smithj4
3.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of a77cj7
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tanzorbarbarian
4.84/5  rDev +42.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured smooth with a single finger head that dissipated within a minute or so.
Look was of a deep golden brown, like a dark apple juice.
Smell is ever so faintly fruity with a delicious whiff of bread and malt.
Taste is like a mouthful of fresh bread and malt with a fruit aftertaste. Little to no alcohol or hops whatsoever. I personally didn't taste the caramel that everyone else seemed to find but that might just be me learning to label the flavors.
Feel was smooth yet watery. Minimal carbonation. Very reminiscent of a glass of apple juice just like every other aspect of this brew.

Overall a very fine beer. Would go great with spicy or hot food. The only real downside I'd label would be the way it fell flat after about ten minutes. What little carbonation there was disappeared very quickly.

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Photo of philbe311
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sedotakj
2.5/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Meh.

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Photo of Dmbphoenix
3.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jamstone714
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Amber from Abita Brewing Co.
3.4 out of 5 based on 1,685 ratings.
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