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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Abita Red Ale is a traditional red ale. It is brewed with British pale and crystal malts, Liberty hops and an ale yeast imported from Ireland. This ale has a rich ruby color, lacy collar, pronounced caramel flavor and is a tad "hoppier" than our other brews. Available March thru June.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2003
Red color. Bitter hoppy taste tries to complement a yeasty foundation. Not all that well accomplished. Finishes bitter and dry.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jayb0 (1164) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2003
Attractive red with dense head. Better to look at, not much going on and too fizzy.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2003
On tap in New Orleans: Amber-red in color with a frothy, tight-bubbled white head. Creamy at first, but crispness of the excessively lively carbonation hogs the ball. Malts are very light, and maybe even a bit nutty, but not very sweet at all. Rather bitter finishing beer, dryish too. Some tartness creeps in. Hardly any hop or malt aromatics, just a lingering, flower-petal-like bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. Unbalanced in that respect.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2003
A norhing special red. Had worse had better. Nothing wrong with it. Just didn’t do anything for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2002
Not great, but nothing to try and avoid. Very hoppy finish as mentioned before, which is very nice, but not much in the body to really excite me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnDo2000 (99) - Metairie, Louisiana, USA - MAY 24, 2002
Not my favorite of the Abita line, but has an extremely distinct taste (even amongst red ales). I appreciate the aftertaste the most, but the falvor of the beer itself becomes tired after a while. It is a seasonal beer (the spring, after abita bock), and is definatley worth buying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ahunter599 (6) - Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2002 does not count
I was expecting a little more, but overall I enjoyed this beer. Nice hoppy finish. Great reddish color. Not the best ale I’ve had, but well worth purchasing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2001
very nice flavor, was smooth and not too heavy. this is fine beer to drink to enjoy a nice beer, but not fill up too fast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Heat99 (56) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2001
Not bad, but it didn’t appease me as much as I had hoped. Very clear amber/red color in the mug leaving generous lace. The body carried a medium sweet/malt flavor with a heavy hop finish. I’m not much of a hophead so it was a bit too much for my palate.

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