DrnkMcDermott (2738) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2006 Taster from bottle, at the <a href=/events-detail.asp?eventID=3891>Balmoral Brewhaha. Nice amber taste with a good fresh hop head that usually isn’t fouind in a bottled beer -- not close to the new mown grass of a 3Floyd’s, but still fresh, a bit piney and balanced with the caramel malts. Had a tiny black taster cup, that’s about all I can say.
dkoonce (906) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2006
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In a party pack with 5 other Abita Beers. Amber red with a think lasting head. Hops are about the only significnat aroma. Medium body, dry and a sharp hop finish.
LAboozehound (47) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - MAY 28, 2006
3.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Roast flavor with a caramel hint, agree that it’s like Killian’s but better. Certainly a bit watered down, but the flavor is excellent.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 9, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours amber red with an off white head. Not much nose here, but very faint caramel and pale malt aroma. Reminds me of Killians, but much better. Like all other Abita beers, the flavor is there, but it is watered down.
dwyerpg (4306) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 3, 2006
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Should have the alias Red Ale put into the site. Smells bad. Tastes like an APA, which makes it an okay amber. Just have to wonder what makes all their beers smell so funny. A drinkable beer that trails off into too much maltiness at the end.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Now simply known as "Abita Red Ale". Pours a beautiful, clear amber with a creamy, off-white head. Malty, caramelish aroma. Medium body with lots of caramel and some fresh, nutty accents. The good quality aroma hops leave some fruit but only a discreet bitterness. Lovely. 310306
ghawener (1432) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAR 12, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to richbrew. Bottle: Rubi red colour, small head, aroma is potent, sweet with notes of fruits and wood. Taste is hoppy, earthy, woody, sweet. As with other Abitas it is quite high on carbonation.
PorterPounder (5110) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Whole Foods, Baton Rouge, La. - 12 oz bottle. Been here in Red Stick for almost a year now and this one has eluded me until now. Bright, medium copper pour, off-white, slightly thin, but clingy head with a bit of sticky lacing. Aroma leaves a lot to be desired. Hints of beauty parlor chemicals, rounded out by some fresh lake water accents to redeem it somewhat. Flavor has some good subtle bitterness to it - reminding me of some solid English bitters. Some roasted, nutty hints, sublte grapefruity citrusy bitterness in the back end. Somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Overall, not bad.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours dark amber with a fluffy offwhite head that stays pretty well and laces some on the edges of the shaker. Aroma is slightly malty. Caramel malts mosty. A bit of roastiness to it as well. Flavor is malty as well. Caramel malts start out the flavor but there is a fairly bitter finish that lingers afterwards. Palate is crisp, clean and this is a very drinkable beer. Not bad.
MattShizzle (532) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from sampler. I like it. A good amber ale. Good flavor balance.