webbcreative (111) - , Oklahoma, USA - JAN 22, 2009
cloudy orangy color. not too much head. smells of hops, taste of malts but not very sweet, hoppy but not bitter, there is a peculiar flavor that i can’t quite pick out, still on the fence about it. seems like it would be a good spring time/summer brew. might have to try it again an re-review it during that time. Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 9, 2008
Poured a standard ruby brown color with a short fizzy off-white head that offered little if any lacing. The aroma was malty, lightly spicy and barely hoppy. The flavor was malty with some dryness that could have been from hops? Light spice as well. Thin mouthfeel, easy drinking. Decent. ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2008
(12oz bottle on July 15, 2008 from 6pk trade with William) First of all, before I even pour this, the guy that gave this 6 pack to me said he bought a case of these for only $10. Should I be scared? Red label, "Abita Ale Red Ale". Pours a semi-cloudy orange amber into pint glass with small head, steady carbonation, quickly falling lacing. Yeasty grainish aroma. Flavor is... not that great. I think I made a face with this one. Very light and watery body. Spicy aftertaste. Now... that flavor... bitter yeast. That’s about all I get from it. It’s a bit weird... definitely funky, metallic. I’m still making a funny face. I’d better get used to it. I have 5 left. SudsMcDuff (8388) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2008
came to my store after mardi gras but what can you say ... has some good foam attributes ... delicious stuff, caramel and other retro red flavours .. very rock lobster ... sure to be an absolute people pleaser... niggles? pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2008
dado50 (1) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - JUN 22, 2008 does not count
Clear amber red orange with a very thick nice frothy head. Smell is very light and has a touch of dough and ever growing rye. Flavor is a hint funky dough in there. Also there is a touch of rye in the flavor as well. Very carbonated with a bitter metallic aftertaste.
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. lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2008
Pours reddish clear amber with big fizzy beige head. Smell is sweet ambery malt with a cereal like component to it. Taste is lightly hoppy and bitter and has a bit of a rye flavor and a dustiness about it too. Not sure if the lightly funky dustiness is intended...Bubbly carbonation. Not great, but somewhat drinkable. gringo332 (639) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2008
Good Ole AAbita! THis is one of their better ones. Poors an amber red color. . Mild smell of caramel malts with a whiff of floral hops. Smooth medium body. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2008
Bottle.MrBunn (2807) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2008
Pours a weak amber with a nose of watery malt. Flavor is weakened malt with a touch of nut. Watery mouthfeel. Waste of time.
Bottle releases a coppery body with about a one finger head of beige foam. Aroms are grainy, grassy and pleasant. Flavor starts of well enough and then gets a little funky as it heads for the finish line. Initial bread and malt presence is ephimeral and yields to slighty metallic hops and a bit of a watery finish. Things come back together a bit for the aftertaste, however and I think it got better as it sat for a bit. Drinkable, to say the least.