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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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Poobah (441) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Floral hoppy nose. Light honey color with a "George Costanza" pinkish hue and thin lasting head. Somewhat malty intro with a medium body that seems a little watery. Sweet on the tongue followed by a bitter finish. Went down easy after mowing the lawn.

3.2
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 23, 2008
Clear copper color with a white head. Mild smell of caramel malts with a whiff of floral hops. Smooth medium body. Mild flavors of caramel and honey with a decently bitter finish. Very easy drinking mild flavored beer here. 3.21.2008

3
llcooldave (1217) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2008
Spicy almost fruity nose. Red like mud almost adobe in color. Flavor is a bitter medicinal hops. Nice and clean on the palate. Overall it’s not too bad, not sure if i’d purchase but I’d drink it if it was available.

3.9
FishManLA (337) - Abita Springs, Louisiana, USA - APR 2, 2008
A little better on tap than from a bottle. Served from tap in shakers at the Abita Brew Pub and Columbia Street Tap room. Served in bowl-shaped stem glasses at Acme Oyster House. Color is a deep clear amber/red. Pours with a modest quickly disappearing head that leaves light lacing. Nose is prominently hoppy and malty. Flavor is hoppy, malty with a noticeable note of caramel and more subtle notes of coffee, fruit and spice. This ale bears a similarity to Abita’s newer Jocamo IPA. I like Red Ale a lot, and I like the new Jocamo even more. I almost consider Jocamo IPA as Abita’s next evolutionary step, after Red Ale, in their quest to produce the American Ale Holy Grail.

3.3
Cajun (534) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Tap - amber color, white head. I think this one has a bit more citrus nose than their other brews. Floral, grain, and hops round out the aroma. The flavor is a bit basic, but still a good brew: malted grains, citrus (lemon, grapefruit), bitter hops finish. Much better than I had hoped for.

3.1
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2008
On tap. Enjoyed this offering while sitting next to Jared of Subway sandwich fame at dinner on Bourbon Street. Not a bad red ale at all. Deep amber red color with nice malt & hop balance. One of the better Irish red ales Ive had this spring

2.9
djd07 (14479) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a medium white head that diminishes quickly. Sticky lacing on the glass. The aroma is a good balance of malt and hops with slight caramel. The taste is a light hop with a bitter finish. A decent amber from Abita.

3
Haslinger (929) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2008
I liked this Abita a lot more than a lot of the ones I had while in New Orleans. Good flavor and a nice red taste. Great on tap, I bought while in LA but wouldn’t buy again

3.1
biggmike (480) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Had this one on-tap at the Abita Brew Pub in Abita Springs, LA. Poured a reddish/amber color that had a decent head that dissipated pretty quickly. Aroma was malty with just a bit of the hops coming through. Flavor was of caramel malts with a little hop bitterness. Mouthfeel was pleasant and drinkability was decent too.

3.5
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Pours a clouded amber with little head. Nose is tangy citrus with a bit of hops in there for good measure. Flavor is a softer firm bitter with a slight sweetness that is leafy. Kind of a slight metallic tone to it. Feel is nicely bodied on the liquid and has a good carbonation. Overall pretty drinkable. Smooth and fairly even. Nothing earth shattering, but still pretty good.


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