DrnkMcDermott (3096) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2003LaserDave (10) - - JUN 18, 2017
UPDATED: APR 27, 2003 Draft. Not too bad. Just another megabrewed dark beer, kinda like my first Schlitz Dark. Short head actually hangs around a little while. Slightly caramelly taste with hint of corn. I got this in New Orleans in a "to go" cup to wash out the taste of a $1.50 Skyy Blue (I swear they must be making these with NutraSweet!), so it filled a need. The sad thing is, in the touristy French Quarter, this is the closest you're going to come to finding a microbrew on tap. All else is just Bud, Bud Light...
Abita Amber is a Munich style lager brewed with crystal malt and Perle hops. It has a smooth, malty, slightly caramel flavor and a rich amber color. ABV at some point from 5% to 4.5%.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Dacrza (960) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2017
DATE: May 30, 2017... OCCASION: finishing the last night in NOLA, to the tune of The Doors and a thunderstorm... GLASSWARE: Abita pint, just purchased today...poured way before it’s best-by date of 9/28... a nice, orange-amber body frames reasonable carbonation...a frothy head settles to a thin, maybe quarter-finger of swampy bubbles... caramel, soft resin, light flowers and some funk that suggests a flatter profile... palate isn’t far from a Yuengling, with just a bit more carbonation... sifts through the mouth swiftly and lingers only briefly in the throat... caramel and medicinal bitterness bite back... a beefy biscuit is left to be chewed... sweet sugars make up the bulk of this lager, and though it is inextricably linked with New Orleans, I find it easy to like but nearly as lively or diverse as New Orleans has been the past three days... drinkable, unassuming at 4.5%, and a fun label to take in... still looking for that first Abita that takes me by surprise... bubblehouse (1488) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Drinkable especially at this crawfish boil. Pretty average at best though. Okay. westknife (104) - USA - APR 25, 2017
It’s drinkable. I know this because I drank it. That’s my scientific analysis. crazycajun (1) - Gonzales, Louisiana, USA - APR 5, 2017 does not count
I have always been a fan of the Abita brands of beer but the Abita amber has always been my favorite. It has a rich smooth taste which brings out the flavor of many of Louisiana’s spicy dishes.
Bricktop86 (839) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 19, 2017
On tap clear amber with a white head. Aroma of bread, grains and mellow hops. Taste is lightly bitter medium sweet. dwm1034 (784) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2017
Lived on this stuff in NOLA....Feb 2017.....malt and hops blend well in the nose; sweet taste; love it. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 30, 2016
Bottle. Clear amber with ivory foam. Grassy, toasted, spicy caramel, white bread, yeasty aromas. Smooth medium body. Mild toasted caramel, bready, earthy flavors---easy finish___not bad. StevieT (1997) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2016
On tap at Huck Finns. The mild sweet biscuit flavour and hop citrus are well balanced. Niko100 (2889) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2016
Hazy amber/orange color; Light to medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, & caramel; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel, hops, and some citrus; A tad light - but not too bad.