Amber | Abita Brewing Co.

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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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3.3/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A thin white soapy head that dissipates quickly and a slightly hazy amber body. The smell is of moderate sweet malt and herbal hops, but has an unpleasant skunk character to it. Luckily, the skunk is not present in the taste, but there is a nice roastiness as well as plenty of sweetness to the malt. The hops are very low profile, not jumping out much, but they are noticeably herbal in character. A slight apple taste is evident as well, seeming to come from a blend of malt and hop character. The crisp carbonation combines with this to give a somewhat cider-like essence to the beer. As the beer warms more off flavors become evident, including a sourness, that while moderate, is unpleasant nevertheless.

Overall this is a easy drinking vienna style lager, not hoppy but full of malt flavor and more complex than you would expect. With so many better options that are just as easy to get and in my opinion much better, I doubt that I would ever return to this one.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a copper color with a good head that fades to nice lacing.

S: Mild aroma of roasted malt with some caramel and fruit. Bit of spice and grain.

T: Flavor of caramel sweetness, bit of fruit and spice. Mild bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Fairly medium body, smooth and somewhat creamy.

O: Decent beer, goes down pretty easy. Good for a couple.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Big white to off white head dies, leaving a pretty nice lacing above a clear copper colored amber.

A light caramel malt with some sourness, almost a light soapiness to the aroma.

Light roasted caramel malt seems to grow with each drink. A little bit of the grains come through the caramel malts.

A very light dry finish and aftertaste with some of the toasted malts hanging around on this mediumish bodied beer.

I had been led to believe that Abita beers were better than this.

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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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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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Amber from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 1,710 ratings