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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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Poured into a Florida Beer Co. tapered glass. Variety Pack box says Best By 12/10/14.

A- Pours a clean dark amber color with a 1/4 inch off-white head that doesn't retain long before becoming a paper thin ring around the edge of the glass and almost no surface foam. Minimal lacing.

S- Bready, slightly toasted malt aroma with a touch of sweetness.

T- Also somewhat toasty with a mild sweetness and very smooth. Minimal hop bitterness.

M- Quite thin with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- Though I normally don't enjoy this style, there's enough flavor to keep me interested and certainly doesn't turn me off. In a way, it's the perfect flagship beer for a Louisiana brewery since the craft movement still hasn't fully matured there in the way many other states have. It has a moderately body, a pleasant smell and a solid but unobtrusive taste resulting in high drinkability. Really not much to argue with here.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Any craft beer drinker in the New Orleans area knows that if you go to any run of the mill bar, Abita Amber is going to be the one craft beer on tap. It was hard rating this beer because I partly think the taps down on Bourbon street are disgustingly dirty so maybe that is why it doesn't taste that good, but then again I've had this beer from bottles and it still doesn't taste that good to me. I always get it because it is either this or drinking the watered down mainstreams. Each time, however, the story is the same. I take the first sip and I'm like "wow, this beer is pretty good". Tastes like any other generic craft beer lager, but as it gets warmer in your hand that's when it starts tasting like dirty feet.

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A slightly hazy amber color with a thin line of bubbles on top.

Sweet toasted and toffee malt with a touch of floral hop.

Toasted honey malt and grain flavor with a nicely balanced dose of grassy hop. Finishes clean with a lingering toasted malt flavor.

Light bodied with a smooth, creamy feel to it.

Simple lager here, but the flavors are clean and balanced nicely.

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Amber from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 1,693 ratings
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