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Amber | Abita Brewing Co.

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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
Ranking:
#41,620
Reviews:
546
Ratings:
1,690
pDev:
16.52%
Bros Score:
3.98
 
 
Wants:
56
Gots:
345
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,690 |  Reviews: 546
Photo of Dinglehacker
3.7/5  rDev +7.2%
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
3.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ealanjones
2.9/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of haines710
2.41/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of T_Hass
3.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tiernan
2.99/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of OKbrew89
3.62/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of reaganrvltn
3.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Waveoff
3.62/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tigerbrau
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joshualthomas
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Edie
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JacobusFavier23
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L- Bubbly, amberish, red color, clear enough to see through. The head dissipates very quickly.
S- Very minimal nose. Slight caramel sweetness, booziness, and malt. Roasted hops also... Maybe some coffee flavor?
T- A watered down version of the smell. Bitter backing to the flavor. Not much flavor.
MF- In between thin and medium body, dry finish.
O- I see where they were going with this beer. It's smooth and minimal and nice and easy to sip on. This would be good with some crawfish boilin'.

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Photo of singletary
4.06/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A nice amber color with not much of a head and a faint lacing. The smell is a hearty malt and taste is the same. Mouthful is a little watery. Overall a really nice drink. This is just the way I like a beer to be. Would have to say this is. my favorite offering from Abita.

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Photo of kkazemi
3.27/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of schoolboy
3.69/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had a cat named Amber. I think she was more aptly named than this beer. But whatever this beer is, it works.

It's amber colored with a mild head. The aroma is of funky water. The taste is the malty beer taste that hits with loads of thickness. A very refreshing beer. Recommended.

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Photo of Parmesan
3.18/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

L: Copper Amber color with a small white head and no lacing.

S: Not much of an aroma, some toasted grain and sweet caramel.

T: Toasted cereal grain and sweet caramel. No hop character.

F: Light and crisp.

O: A very average beer.

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Photo of Brew_ski
3.43/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SamuelD3
3.31/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jjamadorphd
2.56/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not quite what I was expecting from an amber lager, and not in a good way.

The brew actually had a very nice dark amber color with a thick head and lacing - very impressive. But that's where it all started and ended. The mouthfeel was watery, the smell was mostly lager also-ran, and it smelled and tasted tinny - none of it was appealing to say the least. Though it was certainly not drain-pour material, it's certainly not something I'll be on the look out for in the future.

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Photo of rspauldi
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of arevalo
3.32/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.85/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBorsato
3.97/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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