Amber | Abita Brewing Co.

1,674 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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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Appearance: Well it's a clear amber with about an inch worth of head on top.

Aroma: Biscuity notes, caramel malt, a little bit of citrus in the middle. At the end is a twinge of dryness and maltiness.

Taste: A solidly smooth mouthfeel with a buttery texture and a minor hop bite. Biscuity and caramel malts and touches of piney and citrus.

Notes: Nicely balanced and drinkable it's nice to find another Vienna Lager. Cheers.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pale amber colored. Nice and clear. One-finger head melts to a ring.

Nice malty aroma. Kind of porter-like in the nose. The roasty grain smell is nice.

Smooth, caramel flavor up front. Very slight hop bitterness. Clean finish.

The mouthfeel is OK. Medium bodied, relatively smooth. The carbonation is a little harsh on the tongue.

A nice standard amber lager. A solid beer that some non craft beer drinkers may appreciate.

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Amber from Abita Brewing Co.
3.4 out of 5 based on 1,674 ratings.
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