edgallow (1155) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
3 oz draft sampler pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, nutty and a hint of pine. Taste is the malt.
AmEricanbrew (4890) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper color/ tan head. Nutty, caramel, malty aromas. medium bodied. Decent flavors of roasted nuts, sweet spicy caramel. nicely bitter finish. @ Abita pub.
FishManLA (337) - Abita Springs, Louisiana, USA - DEC 13, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
The latest Abita "Select" as of this writing. On tap at the Abita Brew Pub in Abita Springs. A deep amber color with a fairly large off-white head with good persistence and moderately thick lacing. Nose is rich with bready malt aroma. Taste is rich, sweet, and distinctly malty. The commercial description mentions "hop balance". Well, if by balance they mean a malt monster with little hint of hop, then itís accurate. Rich and flavorful, but I detected very little, if any, hop. Mouthfeel is creamy and rich. Finish is sweet and is combined with lingering creamy sensations on the tongue.