Amber | Abita Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
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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3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A sixer at Specs for 6.99 in Round Rock over the weekend.

I just got back from New Orleans and wanted to relive the trip a bit.

Poured a rich amber in my pint glass. A decent head the disappears very quickly...not much lace to speak of but a small off white ring remains.

Just a hint of spice...some sweet malt...maybe a bit of grassy hops.

Taste follows...a very non-offensive, easy drinking, light abv brew with much more taste than your typical bmc. The slightly caramel flavor, mild spices, and medium carbonation make it quite easy to put several of these back in a hurry on a hot day in New Orleans...or where ever you may reside.

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3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours an orange amber with a white finger width head, poor retention, resulting in a sparse lace.

Smell - Slightly grainy with notes of sweet, caramelized sugar and toffee.

Taste - Faint notes of caramel and toffee. A touch of spice and a mellow hint of fruit near the end; almost like peach. Very light flavor throughout.

Mouthfeel - Light; almost watery. Carbonation feels a little flat.

Overall - A decent lager. Disappointing body. What's there is good, but it's not very flavorful. In the very least, it's easy to drink.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.53/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was my first Abita product, and is one of my favorite beers. It was paired with a muffaletta sandwich at the world-famous Central Grocery in New Orleans. It has a good balance of malty flavor with just a hint of hoppy bitterness. The rich amber color looks great in a glass, and it pours an ideal (in my view) head. It is a full bodied beer that feels velvety-smooth in the mouth and has a clean finish.

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2.88/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ba Review #180
Served On: 06/28/2012
Glassware: Sam Adams Perfect Pint
Labeled ABV: 4.5%
Date/ Code: -

This was in the 2012 spring mixed 12 pack.

Look: Color was a washed out copper color - not too far off from a Sam Adams Boston Lager. Head was a short-lived 1/2 finger of white bubbles. Carbonation was rather agitated from the laser ring on the bottom of the Perfect Pint. Head lacing was affirmative.

Smell: Grainy malts and a sweet spicy note. Maybe a slight sourness. Very light aroma.

Taste: Smooth and lighter mouth feel. The grainy malts hit first with a gentle spice that slowly set in. The middle was a dark fruit note and then back to the grains. The finish was typical of most Vienna lagers: that brief sour note that always seems offset by a sweet graininess.

This was an ok beer. I’m afraid that Boston Lager may hold a slightly higher rating than this one in my opinion. Regardless, very high quality and true to the style.

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