ronaldtheriot (1199) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 15, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2011 Abita Red Ale has a thick, off-white, creamy, quickly dissipating head and a mainly clear, bubbly, copper appearance. Some lacing is present. The aroma is overwhelmingly barley malt and bread, with some clean, fresh water. Oddly, the taste is predominately hoppy, showing a shade of pine. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, and Abita Red Ale finishes semi-dry and refreshing. Drinkability is very high. Overall, this is one of Abita’s better offerings, and I recommend it.
Cavie (3754) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange color pour. Hops are on the nose. Taste is of hops but faint. A nice red but indistinguishable from the masses.
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a one finger creamy beige head that leaves spotty lacing. The nose is malt and earth. The taste is caramel, earthy hops and rye bread. Medium mouthfeel. Not that bad
hapjydeuce (926) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 26, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Acme Oyster restaurant in Covington, Louisiana. Backlogged rating. Had a glass or two of this with Katie and my stepbro Justin while visiting New Orleans for Jazz Festival in April 2009. A simple session brew. One-dimensional caramel malt flavor profile with a bit of toffee and cinnamon spice. A touch of stale hops that finishes quite dry.
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 24, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an off-white head with legs and a pale amber body. Smells of caramel and hairspray. Flavor is caramel and some spicy hops. Finish has a little bitterness.
Butters (3736) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a nice clear copper with good creamy offwhite head. Nose is sweet, grainy, and cardboard. Flavor is mildly sweet and apply with an old cardboard citrus hop to it. Lingering hop bitterness on the tongue. Not aweful, but there are much better reds out there.
crajun (938) - , Texas, USA - APR 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Born and raised and La. and now transplanted this was my first Abita.
I had as the Abita Red Ale in a different bottle than pictured here.
I will definitely need to drink another to figure this out - It went down smooth, a little malty flavor - the finish has let me puzzled - not necessarily bad, but a light bit sour (others are saying metallic).
Will try again, but could be a good summer beer..
tdcritch (153) - Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Interesting Red Ale. Crimson pour. Light body, and some hop flavor and aroma. Light Malt body.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - MAR 1, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nothing to special about this one. Your basic red ale. Pours a ruby color with no head. Very light body, easy to drink. Not that memorable.
webbcreative (111) - , Oklahoma, USA - JAN 22, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
cloudy orangy color. not too much head. smells of hops, taste of malts but not very sweet, hoppy but not bitter, there is a peculiar flavor that i can’t quite pick out, still on the fence about it. seems like it would be a good spring time/summer brew. might have to try it again an re-review it during that time.