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Abita 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. ABV at some point from 5% to 4.5%.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Kinz (3365) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2003
Just boring. Amber appearance, very nice head. Smelled a bit roasty, but not much overall nose. The flavor was uneventful. Not too malty, not to hoppy, just sort of there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2003
It has a clear, amber colored body with a thin, white head. Faint aroma of malts with no hop presence. Medium to light body with moderate carbonation. The flavor is malty with some caramel notes and a faint burnt flavor. The finish is malty and toffeeish. Not bad, just an average amber ale that doesn't really impress.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
pkbites (695) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2003
I had this on tap in New Orleans at the Bubba Gump Shrimp company. It has a nice aroma and color, and the flavor starts off smacking of caramel. But then..........GLUP! A really bad taste in the finish assaults the palate. I don't know what it is. Bad water? Rotten hops? There is a flavor in the background of this beer that I can't describe. But it's not good. In fact, it total ruins an otherwise good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2003
Amber color and lively carbonation. Distinct caramel malt aroma and flavor with some hops detected in the finish. However, the body feels a bit thin. Better than Dixie is the standard line for this beer in New Orleans. True, but that's not saying much.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 5, 2003
Smell very faintly of some malty beer(hardly).Pours out w/ a quick head/some lace.The taste is very watery w/some caramel/very little hops/lots of carbonation.Glad I only bought three of these for .69$ a peice.Look at the head in the picture(yeah right!)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 24, 2003
Amber-gold with fruity, toasty malt aromas and a quick dissolving creamy head. Medium body with little hop flavoring. Tangy and a bit medicinal. Clean, short finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
EKGoldings (556) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2003
Had it on tap in NOLA. Yeasty hop aroma, nice light malt flavors with slight acidity. A beer that would be excellent brewed at higher gravity, it just seemed a bit diluted. As it is, a much better beer than megaswill but not at the top of micro beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6155) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 17, 2003
Nice copper hue with large head and good lacing. Malty aroma with hints of grain, nuts, lemongrass, grape, and honey. While taste was a bit thin, it was well balanced and smooth, clean finish with just a bit a bitterness and tartness. Thin to medium-bodied. Dry and lively mouthfeel, slighty metallic feel. Not too bad, quaffable, the best of Abita standard brews.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2003
It's an ok beer, but watered down. Smells kinda skunky with nothing special. I like Sam Adams' vienna much more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2003
Looks pretty good but this is a mild beer. The best I have tried from Abita. Under the water flaver there is a nice malty flavor.

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