Abita Amber Lager

Abita Amber Lager

Rated 3.153 by BeerPals

Brewed by Abita Brewing Company

Covington, LA, United States

Style:  Vienna / Amber Lager

5% Alcohol by Volume

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Abita Amber is a Munich style lager brewed with crystal malt and Perle hops. It has a smooth, malty, slightly caramel flavor and a rich amber color. Abita Amber was the first beer offered by the brewery and continues to be our leading seller. It has been voted "best beer" in numerous New Orleans reader polls and is used frequently in recipes of great Louisiana chefs.

ID: 215 Last updated 3 years ago Added to database 23 years ago

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Overall Rank26085
Overall Percentile51.2
Style Rank143 of 594
Style Percentile75.9
Lowest Score1.8
Highest Score5.0
Average Score3.160
Weighted Score3.153
Standard Deviation0.613

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LYNXMAN 118 reviews
rated 3.4 16 years ago

Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

A rather non-descript amber lager, with average color, head, body, and taste. I'd choose it over Budweiser but only if I had a choice. Also since it ran about 8 bucks a 6 pack i felt there were better bargins out their for the hard earned dollar.

  • TREBORIUS 308 reviews
    rated 2.8 4 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    The beer pours a slightly hazed amber color topped with a light cream colored head that lasts a while. Toasted malt, caramel, bread, light earthy hops, and citrus comprise the aromatic notes of this beer. Mouthfeel is average and sticky. Flavor tends towards the sweet side of the amber spectrum with lots of caramel.

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 2.7 7 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 5

    Taps clear dark amber with a thick and rather persistent creamy eggshell head that leaves generous lacing. Aroma presents fruity and malty notes, not strong but serviceable. Flavor features malty and pomme tones, typical but enjoyable. Mouthfeel delivers OK, if slightly slimy, body and good fizz. Not terrific, but worth a try - have one with dinner or during a game.

  • STANG 237 reviews
    rated 2.8 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    12 oz bottle. Hazy light amber, thin but tight head, no retention, minimal lace. Aroma is crystal malt, caramel, bread, light grassy hops. Flavor is light crystal malt, caramel, barely noticeable hop bite.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Amber, from bottle so little more to tell about the looks of this beer. Caramel aroma and taste. Smooth drinking, short lasting aftertaste. (Houston 201501)

  • THOMASSOVA4 1037 reviews
    rated 2.8 11 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    I had this beer at the Quarter in Roanoke, VA. This wasn't bad and went well with the aligator tail and seafood assortment. Otherwise, it is not anything I would write home about. A very standard amber.

  • TONE77 221 reviews
    rated 3.2 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Pours a dark golden color. Smell is mild, some grains. Taste is also mild, rather bland, a bit of malt but not much going on. Overall nothing offensive, just a very boring beer.

  • MATTFUNGUS 234 reviews
    rated 3.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    more of a lafer than an amber, It has good lager yeast, creamy aroma, and a good tang, but the layers of hop flavor like in something like Louies demise are missing. Could I have got this one just to get Louisiana on my list... could be....

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.2 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Aromas of toasted, dried nuts and thats about it, mouthfeel is ok. The body is a mid orange with a thin soapy cap. Flavor reminds me of roasted sunflower seeds, minus the salt. Overall its easy to drink, an average beer.

  • HONKEYMOFO 1000 reviews
    rated 3.2 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    It pours a light amber with a thick white head and copious lacing. An aroma of caramel malts, hops, light funk, citrus, bitterness, and mildly spicy. The mouthfeel is smooth and fairly rich. Flavors of caramel malts, hops, lemon and citrus notes, bitterness, and spiciness. Good!

  • SHREWS824 218 reviews
    rated 3.4 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Hazy burnt orange/copper color with yellow highlights around the edges. Mostly white head that was not real full or very prominent. A bit of lacing, but not much. Several bubbles rising to the top, however they did not help with the head retention. Hints of caramel along with a prominent bready aroma. Nothing too complicated, which can be good. Solid in the nose. The bread and biscuit malt is nice and out front in the flavor. Detecting a touch of grain, which seems to stand out more than a typical Amber. The sweetness of the caramel malt is blended in nicely. Medium to light mouthfeel that is dry, crisp and smooth. Not a ton left on teh palate, but enough for a good showing. This is a solid brew. Nothing too cojmplicated or exotic. This is a working mans beer in my opinion. Would be an excellent Fall session beer. Could easily set a few of these back without even thinking about it. Goes down easy and without fuss.

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