garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - APR 4, 2007
Saw this at a local store and I’ve never seen it before, so I’ll give it a try. Nice red color with a froathy white head. Smell of malt and spices. Mouthfeel was a bit too watery, but could taste the spices, malt and caramel. Abita just hasn’t ever done it for me over the years, but I do support local brewers, so I’ll buy every now and then. Not a bad beer though, just not great. Fonix7 (50) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2006
A very nice hops and yeast aroma. More sparkling gold than red with little head. A nice hoppy bite and malty but abrupt finish, almost creamy. I guess I like Liberty Hops in a red. I would buy more of this. DrnkMcDermott (3099) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2006 Taster from bottle, at the <a href=/events-detail.asp?eventID=3891>Balmoral Brewhaha. Nice amber taste with a good fresh hop head that usually isn’t fouind in a bottled beer -- not close to the new mown grass of a 3Floyd’s, but still fresh, a bit piney and balanced with the caramel malts. Had a tiny black taster cup, that’s about all I can say. dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2006
In a party pack with 5 other Abita Beers. Amber red with a think lasting head. Hops are about the only significnat aroma. Medium body, dry and a sharp hop finish. LAboozehound (47) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - MAY 28, 2006
Roast flavor with a caramel hint, agree that it’s like Killian’s but better. Certainly a bit watered down, but the flavor is excellent.
illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 9, 2006
Bottle. Pours amber red with an off white head. Not much nose here, but very faint caramel and pale malt aroma. Reminds me of Killians, but much better. Like all other Abita beers, the flavor is there, but it is watered down. dwyerpg (6180) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Should have the alias Red Ale put into the site. Smells bad. Tastes like an APA, which makes it an okay amber. Just have to wonder what makes all their beers smell so funny. A drinkable beer that trails off into too much maltiness at the end. Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 15, 2006
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Now simply known as "Abita Red Ale". Pours a beautiful, clear amber with a creamy, off-white head. Malty, caramelish aroma. Medium body with lots of caramel and some fresh, nutty accents. The good quality aroma hops leave some fruit but only a discreet bitterness. Lovely. 310306 ghawener (1607) - Santa Tecla, EL SALVADOR - MAR 12, 2006
Thanks to richbrew. Bottle: Rubi red colour, small head, aroma is potent, sweet with notes of fruits and wood. Taste is hoppy, earthy, woody, sweet. As with other Abitas it is quite high on carbonation. PorterPounder (7968) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2006
Whole Foods, Baton Rouge, La. - 12 oz bottle. Been here in Red Stick for almost a year now and this one has eluded me until now. Bright, medium copper pour, off-white, slightly thin, but clingy head with a bit of sticky lacing. Aroma leaves a lot to be desired. Hints of beauty parlor chemicals, rounded out by some fresh lake water accents to redeem it somewhat. Flavor has some good subtle bitterness to it - reminding me of some solid English bitters. Some roasted, nutty hints, sublte grapefruity citrusy bitterness in the back end. Somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Overall, not bad.