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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 (1764) - 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 Abitaís better offerings, and I recommend it. RJT

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dado50 (1) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - JUN 22, 2008 does not count
Abita makes good beer. The aroma was pleasant; the red color, clear pleasing to the eye, the flavor smooth, excites the palate from the first taste to the last swallow, best from a glass not the bottle to enjoy every drop. To bad this is a seasonal brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbreer1 (17) - New Orleans, USA - MAR 26, 2010
I enjoy this seasonal the best, but it seems to be out the shortest than any of the others. It has some hop to it. The Red Ale is what the Amber wants to be.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LAboozehound (47) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - MAY 28, 2006
Roast flavor with a caramel hint, agree that itís like Killianís but better. Certainly a bit watered down, but the flavor is excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
FishManLA (337) - Abita Springs, Louisiana, USA - APR 2, 2008
A little better on tap than from a bottle. Served from tap in shakers at the Abita Brew Pub and Columbia Street Tap room. Served in bowl-shaped stem glasses at Acme Oyster House. Color is a deep clear amber/red. Pours with a modest quickly disappearing head that leaves light lacing. Nose is prominently hoppy and malty. Flavor is hoppy, malty with a noticeable note of caramel and more subtle notes of coffee, fruit and spice. This ale bears a similarity to Abitaís newer Jocamo IPA. I like Red Ale a lot, and I like the new Jocamo even more. I almost consider Jocamo IPA as Abitaís next evolutionary step, after Red Ale, in their quest to produce the American Ale Holy Grail.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fonix7 (50) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2006
A very nice hops and yeast aroma. More sparkling gold than red with little head. A nice hoppy bite and malty but abrupt finish, almost creamy. I guess I like Liberty Hops in a red. I would buy more of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 6, 2012
On tap at brewery. Light red with a fizzy white head. Malty citrus and candy sugar aroma and taste with a chewy palate.

   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 Iíve had, but well worth purchasing.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2006 The hoppiest of the Abitas, this is one sweet drink. Rich red coloring with solid carbonation and a respectable if short lived head, it has a good, tart aroma. Thereís a pleasantly bitter mouthfeel with a full malty flavor. Clean aftertaste. Too bad itís a seasonal brew.

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