Amber | Abita Brewing Co.

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78
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1,674 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
Ratings:
1,674
Reviews:
541
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
16.76%
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
336
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,674 |  Reviews: 541
Photo of andrewh995
3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Good amber beer although there wasn't much special about it. It did go great with the catfish I had. Had it on tap at Brisbi's in New Orleans, would recommend (both beer and restaurant).

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Photo of Fusebuddy
3.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gajo74
3.01/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a relatively clear copper amber color with a modest head that shows o.k retention in the form of a thin ring collar.
The aroma was a bit of a surprise in that it had an artificially sweetened ice tea quality to it. I feel like this detracted from the aromatic experience. Although some toasted malt aromas made themselves known later, the ice tea smell lingered.
The taste consisted of toasted malt with a modest hops spice that provided a balance. Not complex at all, even clean at times. However, I feel like the mouthfeel had a roughness to it that detracted from its drinkability.
I don't see myself buying this again.

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Photo of hfKenealy
3.64/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hard to know if I am rating this beer correctly , since I was pouring down my throat during a drunken week in New Orleans during Madi Gras . It went done really well in the heat

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Photo of GFD400
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Qnola1111
2.99/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dms1767
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Satsuma
3.77/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Seamus55
4.66/5  rDev +37.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Docksidebars
3.87/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MinerBob
3.49/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It has a deep Amber color with a good head and very little as to smell. It has a deep flavor with caramel notes. Good carbonation with a smooth swallow. Not a bad Amber but not as good as Alaskan Amber.

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Photo of beerguy04
3.37/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a reddish amber color with a finger width white head. Smelled sweet. Taste was sweet malty hops. Mouthfeel was on the medium body side. Overall, a decent beer for all seasons.

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Photo of jnorris404
3.71/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dinglehacker
3.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into dimpled seidel. Nice little head that slowly wears down, leaving a frost of lace. Standard amber color.

Light malty nose, faint citrus and hops.

Similar taste. More prominent hops, but the caramel malt balances it. Watery.

Nice smooth mouth.

Like a less dynamic version of Boston Lager. Refreshing, and probably good with food, but nothing fancy.

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Photo of monk2021
3.24/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ealanjones
2.9/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of haines710
2.41/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of T_Hass
3.28/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.42/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tiernan
2.99/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of OKbrew89
3.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of reaganrvltn
3.59/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Waveoff
3.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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