Amber | Abita Brewing Co.

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78
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1,669 Ratings
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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:
1,669
Reviews:
540
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
16.76%
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
333
For Trade:
2
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear light brown with a foamy tan head that fades to nothing. No lacing on this one. Smell is pretty mild with some malt/grain and slight caramel aromas. Taste is of toasted malt, caramel, and some mild herbal hops on the finish. There is a slight bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer flavor wise but the smell is lacking in my opinion.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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5/5  rDev +47.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +25%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of deebo
3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at carousel bar in hotel Monteleone
A-clear, light amber served without a head, light carbonation
S-caramel malt, not grainy. Clean
T-like the aroma a fairly simple but smooth and easy drinking brew
M-mod carbonation to carry the malt, med bodied, finishes easy and quick.
O-a perfect beer for LA. Easy to drink with a nice malty sweetness. A very approachable beer. A must when I visit new Orleans!

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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of jtierney89
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

only 3 weeks away from out of code date but still smells of fresh skunky hops. beautiful tarnished brass hue with a sticky 2 finger head. toasted raisin bread with caramel, roasted malts, and a touch pf caramel.

very smooth with low carbonation. semi-sweet dark fruits, butterscotch and caramel, with a clean English hop finish. lingering semi sweetness. highly drinkable and delectable. A bit too much dark fruit though (and by a bit i dont mean alot, simply overpowers some of the flavors only a tiny bit but that could be from the age of it) overall very good though.

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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1.25/5  rDev -63.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a deeper golden color with a big white head. The head a moderate to low level of retention, but gives some nice lacing on the glass.

Smell – The aroma is of some roasted malt with a good deal of sweetness. The malt is of a roasted biscuit and bready smell while the sweet is largely of a toffee like smell in nature.

Taste – The beer begins with taste of roasted malt and some caramel. The roasted flavors are lighter at first and get stronger toward the middle of the taste. Toward the middle a toffee takes the place of the caramel as the sweetness becomes more buttery. With this transition the result is a slightly sweeter brew. At the end a pleasant sweeter roasted biscuit flavor is left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body is on the lower side in terms of thickness and creaminess and was a little watery. The body could have used a bit more thickness to accentuate the roasty flavors. The carbonation level of the brew however was quite average and fitting for the style.

Overall- It is very light and easy to drink with a nice not too sweet, but sweet roasted flavor. A brew that makes for a decent session beer.

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +25%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

Amber from Abita Brewing Co.
3.4 out of 5 based on 1,669 ratings.
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