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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1797) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 15, 2009
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. RJT

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cavie (4311) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2009
Orange color pour. Hops are on the nose. Taste is of hops but faint. A nice red but indistinguishable from the masses.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2009
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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hapjydeuce (999) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAY 26, 2009
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 24, 2009
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Butters (4047) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2009
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crajun (1182) - , Texas, USA - APR 18, 2009
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..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tdcritch (153) - Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Bottle. Interesting Red Ale. Crimson pour. Light body, and some hop flavor and aroma. Light Malt body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - MAR 1, 2009
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
webbcreative (111) - , Oklahoma, USA - JAN 22, 2009
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.

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