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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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2.5
theisti (4126) - Kansas, USA - JUL 7, 2010
12 oz bottle purchased as part of an Abita sampler at World Market. Pour is slight hazed orange copper with a large, frothy 4 inch off white head. Aroma is mildly malty, along with a vegetal green pepper aroma. Dull, trending towards off nose. Taste is the nose, though much more focused on the straight forward cereal grain malt. The green pepper vegetal is present towards the back, and dominates the longish finish. Palate is thin to medium bodied, yet still manages to be a touch watery. The carbonation is a bit under what I would expect, and the aforementioned aftertaste detracts.

2.6
GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 5, 2010
Pours clear reddish amber, thick creamy off-white head, and foamy lacing. Notes of pine and malt. Taste is hoppier than necessary for this style; this brew would benefit if it were more balanced.

3.2
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 24, 2010
Pours copper with a big slightly tan head. Aroma is bready and lightly toasted malts with a little bit of earthiness and copper. Flavor is light bready malts, with a hint of caramel and a nice earthy bitter finish. Not bad.

3.2
phaleslu (10277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Draft poured in a plastic cup at a bar on Bourbon Street with a surprising amount of taps. Pours a mostly clear reddish copper color with a big off-white head. Aroma of apples, pale malts, spicy hops, citrus, and some tart funky yeast. Flavor follows suit pretty well. Medium-bodied, with soft carbonation and a tart, malty mouthfeel. Really unusual beer, but worth a try.

3.3
NewBelgium5 (80) - , Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2010
Pours a nice orangy red color. Very nice malt nose with a nice hop aroma. Beer is very smooth and well balanced sweetness and hop flavor.

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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.

2.4
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2009
Gusher alert when I took the cap off this one. Malty caramel aroma rather mild. Golden body with big off white head. My hops were gone from this bottle just some sweet malt.

2.8
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 11, 2009
bottle from tops with no bb date consumed 8/2/2009. crystal clear brilliant copper colored pour capped by a two inch pale khaki hued head which displays incredible retention somehow. it smells of light caramel, malt and earthy spicy hops... cinnamon pops out. the flavor is the same... meh along with some bubblegum, citrus and a slightly tart finish. it is light to medium bodied with a sharp texture from prickly carbonation. 5/3/5/3/12/2.8

2.6
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2009
Bottle: Poured an amber color with a white head. The aroma was sweet malts. The flavor was sweet, mild hops, and malts. Overall, an easy drinker.

3.5
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Reviewed 7/25/2009 (bottle dated ??): Pours a very clear, red rusty color body, with a big rocky whitish color head, somewhat lasting. Malty, hoppy aroma, sweet and citrusy. Subtle, and enticing. Watery taste, some nutty aftertaste. Some nuttiness in the taste. Sweet tasting.


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