Amber | Abita Brewing Co.

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1,684 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:
1,684
Reviews:
545
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
16.76%
 
 
Wants:
56
Gots:
342
For Trade:
2
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Photo of Duhast500
3.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Blue Hills Brewery pint glass.

The color is a clear orange/gold with a finger foamy white head and some slight lacing left on the glass.

The smell has a light fruity aroma that is a little apple and some pear. There is a slight hint of a boozy aroma in the nose as well.

The taste has more of a pear flavor with some juicy apple core flavor as well. There is a slightly bland flavor like the skin of the apple here as well with a sweetness that is pleasant.

This beer has a nice drinkable feel and goes down easy. There is a nice juicy feel that goes down easy.

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Photo of BrewAskew
3.89/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A good easy drinking beer for all occasions. Not perfect but enjoyable. This beer must be great on draft. Out of the bottle it pours to a very thin white head and orange/amber color. Aroma is predominantly pale malt and a bit of carapils and/or Munich malt witha bit of crystal (caramel) malt thrown in. The taste confirms the aroma's suggestion: pale maltiness fortified with a little Munich and or some other darker carmelized malts. Mouthfeel is smooth and bubbly. Very quaffable stuff. I'll have another.

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Photo of BigGold
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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

Photo of abcdefghijkyle
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of MammothTarantula
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Ajlvt
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of DenverHopHead
2.38/5  rDev -30%

Photo of dansmcd
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of deebo
3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at carousel bar in hotel Monteleone
A-clear, light amber served without a head, light carbonation
S-caramel malt, not grainy. Clean
T-like the aroma a fairly simple but smooth and easy drinking brew
M-mod carbonation to carry the malt, med bodied, finishes easy and quick.
O-a perfect beer for LA. Easy to drink with a nice malty sweetness. A very approachable beer. A must when I visit new Orleans!

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Photo of Raime
3.05/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Abita Amber.

Never had a brew outta these guys and since I got a mix a six out of Kroger for $7 tonight with limited options I figured why not.

Look - Pours a deep, though clear amber with a three finger head that sticks around for a longggg time. Carbonation appears to be on about medium. Lacing is noticeable though small 3.75.

Smell - Weird copper notes and the expected caramel malts with a very slight amount of toasted malts. Nothing else. 3.

Taste - Easy drinking with a slight rust flavor. Bit of burnt malts and caramel but over all a pretty one dimensional flavor that doesn't offer much in the way of frills. 3.

Feel - Light and watery bodied with extremely heavy carbonation and lacking creamyness despite the well retained creamy looking head 3.

Overall - This beer is about as average as you can possibly get. On the same level as a miller fortune. I guess I'd have it again given limited options, but otherwise it's nothing special. 3.

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Photo of justinm4bama
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of edhizdeid
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kjyost
2.93/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Although there is a "Best If Consumed Before" on the back label, there were no markings nor notchings on the back label. Many thanks to JeffSJ for this one!

A: Clear amber, little head, no retention nor lacing.
S: Very weak. Light caramel malt sweetness. Mild hop aroma.
T: Not much here. Thin, with the same flavours as on the nose.
M: Crisp, good carbonation. Finishes clean.
D: Yeah, it is drinkable, but it doesn't make me want to find it again.

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Photo of ChaseTheAce
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of sansho
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of jaidenjb
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Josholson666
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

A: Translucent browned out orange with a tiny off white head

S: Faint malt aroma, not overly fragrent

T: Roasted malts... hints of caramel and toffee... slightly sweet finish which lacks the slight hop bitterness present in the beginning of the flavor profile

M: Smooth, medium bodied, medium carbonation

D: A decent session beer

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Photo of NickyDee21
3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JayS2629
3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a beautiful amber color with a great clarity and a fizzy white head that fades fast and leaves minimal lacing.

The aroma is nutty, toasted malts, and light earthy hops.

One dimensional, but toast and caramel, light fruity notes, and earthy tones. Simple, light and crisp.

Easy to drink, crisp, light, refreshing.

Nice balance, but nothing stands out.

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Photo of sinstaineddemon
1.87/5  rDev -45%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

A - light brown, typical of an amber, a thin white head that fades quickly

S - a grassy aroma accompanied by an apple-y aroma

T - hmmm... really watery, moreso than i thought possible, tastes like dirty water, like dishwater

M - very thin, not very impressive

D - higher only due to its wateriness, easily chuggable, not a good thing

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Photo of Eric908
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Basoos1
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of ajdemma
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber from Abita Brewing Co.
3.4 out of 5 based on 1,684 ratings.
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