Amber | Abita Brewing Co.

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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
 
 
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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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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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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.

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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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Amber from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 1,690 ratings
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