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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kumite56 (471) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2003
Clear with a deep amber color. Malt / grainy light aroma. Flavor is lightly sweet and some noticable bitterness in the finish. Watery texture and all in all weaker than I would have liked. Drinkable but unremarkable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2003
Features a malty aroma and thick head. The flavor has a nice hop/malt balance but the color wasn't very amber.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MaBeer1972 (1389) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 16, 2003
Very thin for a Vienna. They seem to emphasize the "Spring Water" thing a lot on the packaging. Perhaps they should try putting more of the "other" ingredients too! I suppose this lighter version of the European classic is more refreshing for those Southern palates, but I am not impressed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2003
Bottled. Not a bad beer. Little weak for a vienna but very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - SEP 7, 2003
Nice roasted aroma, minimal head. Clean, sharp aftertaste, smooth and drinkable, but not overly great. A good amber.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Kinz (3395) - 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 (697) - 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!)

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