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RATINGS: 848   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.67   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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%.


2.9
   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.

2.8
   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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WabashMan (1013) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2003
Really a pretty nice looking beer...but, unfortunately, this is its sole standout quality. The nose is a little malty, but overall unremarkable. Flavor, likewise. A good lesson in not judging a book by its cover!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PorterPounder (5592) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2003
Pleasant light copper colored pour with a thin light white head that dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing. A bit of a malty aroma uponing opening but fades quickly. Hard to pin down the flavor - a little bit of caramel sweetness - but slightly artificial. Bit of an off mouthfeel - overall - not the best Vienna.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (4948) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 4, 2003
This brew poured a large head of fie to large sized off white bubbles that soon disappeared. It had a nice transparent amber color with no carbonation evident. It had a very mild malt aroma. Now the real interesting part of this review is the brew's flavor. It is smooth with a complex flavor of many interesting notes. There's nut, malt, spice, caramel, and butter in the flavor.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hotstuff (4139) - Indiana, USA - JUN 4, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2003 This brew poured a quick dissolving white head with carbonation. The body is amber color. There was no lacing. It has a bit of a sour taste to it.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jayb0 (1040) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2003
A nice alternative to the standard lagers in NO/LA. Caramel color leads into the same in the nose and mouth. Slight sourness keeps it refreshing.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
boto (1879) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 5, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2003 Bottled: An amber color, if a touch light. The aroma is fairly weak. There are hints of malt to the nose, but not much else. A bit of malt sweetness to the taste, but not much else. Actually a hint of sourness in the aftertaste. Low carbonation and a medium-light body make this drinkable, but I'll stay with Yuengling as my choice for this type of beer. Also I have now had it on tap. No real difference. Fizzy head that goes away quickly.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2003
I may be more charitable with this one than perhaps it deserves--my rating is from a clean tap line of fresh beer in NOLA (even the bottles I had in town weren't quite so good). A decent looking beer--amber with a small white head. Nose is lightly bready and malty. Flavor is slightly sweet, with a bready malts and a good, semi-bitter hop finish (Fuggles). Has just a minor note of butter lingering on the palate.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (2810) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2003
UPDATED: APR 27, 2003 Draft. Not too bad. Just another megabrewed dark beer, kinda like my first Schlitz Dark. Short head actually hangs around a little while. Slightly caramelly taste with hint of corn. I got this in New Orleans in a "to go" cup to wash out the taste of a $1.50 Skyy Blue (I swear they must be making these with NutraSweet!), so it filled a need. The sad thing is, in the touristy French Quarter, this is the closest you're going to come to finding a microbrew on tap. All else is just Bud, Bud Light...


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