Amber | Abita Brewing Co.

1,669 Ratings

Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States

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

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5/5  rDev +47.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +25%

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3.36/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A great looking beer that when poured from the bottle gave me a 2 finger head and looked just overall appealing. The smell I got from this beer was malt, spices and a small amount of hops.

After I waited a few minutes for the head to subside( only going down to 1 finger head) I had the first drink. The usual blast of malt i expected from an Amber was not there but had a enough to earn its name. I noticed that as I drank the lacing would ring at the level of the meniscus. WHAT A BEER SHOULD DO!
The lacing was the best I had viewed in some time. I would like to do this beer again as I did have a small cold going, but was still very enjoyable.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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

Poured from tap into pint glass. Pours no head or lacing. Nice slightly fruity malt aroma. Taste is similar with a slightly fruity malt flavor and ever so slight hop. Easy drinker, tastey and refreshing. Seems to be a nola staple and I can see why. Its nice after a hot humid day. Good brew but not amazing.

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2/5  rDev -41.2%

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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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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of elgiacomo
3.28/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, served around 40F.

Pours clear amber/copper with a nice two finger white head that leaves nice walls of lacing behind.

Aroma is bready with caramel and fruits such as apple & pear. A touch of herbal/grassy hops as well. Good strength.

Flavor is sweet bread and caramel malts, grains, a bit of fruit, grassy hops. Overall fairly sweet.

Mouthfeel is light/medium bodied, oily, decent carbonation.

Not a bad Vienna, a bit sweeter than I would like but a solid example of the style

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

On tap and in cans at French Quarter Fest. Abita was THE beer at FQF with 4 styles to choose from. Draft is smoother than can, but it was nice to see both being offered. Fresh is best.

A: amber with a tan one finger head that hangs out for the music. Good lacing.

S: malts come in with a flourish. Wood rounds it out with a slight hoppy presense.

T: Smooth and malty. Toffee, caramel, sweet. Medium bodied. I see why this is the preferred beer of many New Orleanians.

M: medium; creamy. Goes down easy.

O: very sessionable. Doesn't have the astringent aftertaste of many Abita styles. One could drink this all day...and they did at the festival; oh man, did they!

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.03/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Translucent orange/amber not much carbonation, two finger head

S-Malt, some skunkiness even. I think there might be some citrus and dirt as well.

T-Bland, tastes like a higher end AAL (yuengling-esque). No bitterness to speak of. Some grass and pine notes but they do not taste that good.

M-Light, a little thin, not much carbonation either

O-A boring and slightly off-putting beer. I was hoping for more and this was a let down.

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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

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3.81/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly orangish/reddish amber color with a thin off-white head and good lacing.

S - Caramel and other amber/brown malts. Faint hops. Not super strong.

T - Caramel and biscuity flavors. Nice, rich malty flavor. Standard flavors for this type of beer, but well done.

M - Extremely smooth and drinkable, nice aftertaste and finish. Leaves just a bit of biscuity flavor on the tongue.

O - Abita Amber is a very solid and enjoyable Vienna-style lager. An enjoyable offering!

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Medium amber in color. Head is tan with 7 out of 10 retention. Lacing is 2 out of 10.

S - Metallic with a hint or grains and faint hop bitterness. Average.

T - A little better. Hops seem to shine through more with less metal and a drier grainy finish.

M - No complaints on the mouth feel other than that its a little rough around the edges. Not all that bad. Medium bodied with standard carbonation.

O - Just a little better than your mass produced Viennas. Not really worth another purchase at 9.99 a six pack.

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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