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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: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the best lagers I've ever had. The only Abita beer I'd had before this was Purple Haze, which wasn't that great, so this was a brilliant surprise.

A: Looks average, very little lacing and not much head.

S: A little bit of biscuit, lots of toast, a little bit of yeast.

T: Wish I could do this justice but as Vienna lagers/American ambers go this is among the best you'll ever find. A brilliant tasty malt up front and just the slightest hint of bitter fruit to go with it.

M: Great level of carbonation, just right, although it's a little bit thin (thinner than Sam Adams, for example.)

I can't get over how brilliant this tasted. I had it on tap at a bar because it was cheap and ended up hooked after my first glass. I really hope I can find it back home away from Louisiana.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass

A - Clear copper in color. 2 inch head which doesn't hang around long. Some lacing

S - Slight amount of hops, more malty. almost metallic smelling. Not a whole lot here.

T - watered down and malty. again, slightly metallic.

M - Watery, very light

Overall - Pretty mediocre. you get some maltiness but not a lot. It's a cheap beer for a reason and not worth drinking unless it's a very hot day.

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