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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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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This beer pours a clear, orange color with 1/2 inch head and no lace. It's aroma is of bread crust, honey, and grass. The flavor has notes of honey, dough, nuts, and sweet malt. The mouthfeel is light. Abita Amber is a good beer, smooth, refreshing, and very drinkable. A great session beer. Recommended.

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

A: Pours a clear amber with a thin, fizzy off-white mousse.

S: Aromas of caramel, cream, roasted nuts, and dark bread are present on the nose.

T: Notes of brown butter, heavy cream, caramel, roasted nuts, minerals, dark bread, and earthy, grassy hops gently wash across the palate. The finish is quick with pronounced caramel, brown butter, and grassy hop notes.

M: Light to medium in body and dry with crisp carbonation. Very drinkable.

O: This is a decent Vienna lager, but is not all that impressive. Compared to some other takes on this style, Abita Amber offers nothing new or exciting.

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2/5  rDev -42%

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a draft into a plastic cup on a riverboat on the Mississippi River in New Orleans. Color was murky light brown. There was roughly an inch of head, maybe slightly more. Lots of lacing on the top that lasted throughout each pour. Some film on the sides, but not that much. The plastic probably contributed to that.

First smell that came to mind was roasty malts. Bready and grainy as well.

Tasted fairly similar to the nose. Roasty, nutty malts. Definitely an amber. Pleasantly bitter.

Full body. Thin texture (from memory). Lively (moderate) carbonation. Abrupt finish (from memory).

Not a bad beer overall. It was either this or Miller Lite on the riverboat and of course I stuck with the Abita Amber. It also felt right drinking this on the Mississippi.

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