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RATINGS: 875   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68   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%.


mccracke's rating

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mccracke (6) - USA - JUN 12, 2007
Light amber color, very clear. Pleasant taste, very smooth, light malt and mildly sweet.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (3756) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2015
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Appearance - amber with a nice lacy head. Nose - toffee, light fudge even, but with a fresh fruitiness too. Taste - light toffee with a citrus tang on the finish. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - does the job.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (6025) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2015
355ml bottle from Appellation Wines, Dalry. Pours clear amber with a short-lived white head. Aromas of toffee and nuts. Taste is more of the same. Clean finish. Not that exciting but well executed.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bacterial (2161) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2015
Caramel amber pour with a slight white head. Airport bar, so it was a fucking frozen glass, which might be a good thing. Malty nose. A bit of cracker, malty, a tiny bit of earthy hops hidden in there. Tastes like it may have been cold filtered.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Larry_Duffman (62) - - MAY 23, 2015
I had it from the bottle. It was sweet with a caramel and malt taste. I like an amber to be a little more balanced with hops. This wasn’t bad. It was very ordinary. It makes for an okay session beer and probably pairs well with pub food.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Aggiebob (228) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 15, 2015
Bottle: amber color with about two fingers of a frothy white head. Aroma was slightly malty. Flavor was sweet, sort of caramel like.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
miyauchi38 (699) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2015
アンバー ちょっと飲み& 全く好みでは&

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drjohnrock (545) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2015
Twelve ounce bottle from Abita variety 12 pack purchased at Jeff’s Marathon, tasted on April 3, 2015. Amber color with fine clarity, nice malty nose with some sugar notes, sweet malty flavor with some unpleasant chemical character in the backround, taste mellowed as my glass warmed. This beer seemed better on draft when I had it at Abita’s brewpub and in New Orleans back in the 90’s, and The Big Easy and vicinity is probably still the best place to drink it. Come to think of it, most things taste better down there...

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
capecod (18) - - APR 2, 2015
Orange amber pour from a 12 oz bottle. Kind of a damp hay aroma with a malty taste that has a touch of sweetness. Faint herbaceous bitterness that fades fast. Medium body, fairly creamy feel with robust carbonation. Good example of the style. Good with gumbo...I can personally attest.

2.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer_rookie (109) - Arkansas, USA - APR 2, 2015
UPDATED: APR 9, 2015 Pour is nice amber color (obviously) with a pretty thick off white foamy head. It has an interesting runny lacing that’s cute.

Aroma, first whiff was of dog poo. It mellowed out since that first whiff, but I’m stuck with it. I’ll always remember that first whiff.

Taste however, is pretty good. It’s a caramel sweetness countered by a bittersweet hoppiness. It’s pretty impressive actually. I taste some breadniess, and other complexities.

Moutfheel is somewhat watery. It has an oily feel, finishes bitter yet clean. It’s dry, but not too dry

Overall, it’s decent, and would be a lot better if they could get that aroma thing sorted out. But I probably won’t be trying it again.I’m editing this a bit because I’m not satisfied with my overall score. I’ve lowered it from 16 to 13 overall, again, because of the nose. While everything else about it is good or great, ugh, that first impression counts for a lot!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
malvrich (93) - durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2015
12 oz. bottle into a pint glass A: Pours a clear dark amber orange with a very nice 1" beige head. Decent retention and lacing also. S: Hops come in on a weak nose overall. a slight white bread crust note. T: Much different from the smell with a not quite caramelly malt flavor and a nice tart bitterness overall. Simple but pretty nice. M: Fairly thin as expected at this ABV. Low visible carbonation but a nice tingle on the tongue. Pretty clean and refreshing. O: Simple, inoffensive session lager wont bowl anyone over but a nice quencher with spicy food. Good to try but I probably wont buy again.


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