Aurelius (5475) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2003
Almost no aroma, but some caramel and grain. Spicy, dry going a little tinny. Medium hopping. Spicy , dry finish. Very light brown with fizzy head. This did very well with the great pork loin sandwich and brown mustard at the Abita Brewpub. Some alcohol edge and unknown hop (Cascade, Centennial?) evident in the finish. bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2003
Red color. Bitter hoppy taste tries to complement a yeasty foundation. Not all that well accomplished. Finishes bitter and dry. Jayb0 (1212) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2003
Attractive red with dense head. Better to look at, not much going on and too fizzy. Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2003
On tap in New Orleans: Amber-red in color with a frothy, tight-bubbled white head. Creamy at first, but crispness of the excessively lively carbonation hogs the ball. Malts are very light, and maybe even a bit nutty, but not very sweet at all. Rather bitter finishing beer, dryish too. Some tartness creeps in. Hardly any hop or malt aromatics, just a lingering, flower-petal-like bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. Unbalanced in that respect. dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2003
A norhing special red. Had worse had better. Nothing wrong with it. Just didn't do anything for me.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2002
Not great, but nothing to try and avoid. Very hoppy finish as mentioned before, which is very nice, but not much in the body to really excite me. 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. 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 I've had, but well worth purchasing. prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2001
very nice flavor, was smooth and not too heavy. this is fine beer to drink to enjoy a nice beer, but not fill up too fast. Heat99 (56) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2001
Not bad, but it didn't appease me as much as I had hoped. Very clear amber/red color in the mug leaving generous lace. The body carried a medium sweet/malt flavor with a heavy hop finish. I'm not much of a hophead so it was a bit too much for my palate.