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Monday, January 4, 2010

Abita - Amber Beer

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Abita Amber Beer
Abita Brewing Company, LLC

Abita Springs, LA USA
Est. 1986

Brain Damage Quotient = 4.5 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Rich amber color.
Soft caramel malted barley, easy floral notes of hops.
Two and a half finger head, caramel in color.

A good amount of small ring lacing clings to the glass.
Medium bodied, silky smooth.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Abita states this amber is a Munich style lager. Ah-ha! That squarley places it in the Märzen-Oktoberfest classification.  Pale and Crystal malts, soft understated yet surprising hops.  Clean and refreshingly easy to drink. It's a sleeper of a beer.

Abita produces this beer in small, cold filtered batches.  Cold filtered that is, with the Abita Springs artesian water.  Care and quality are among the important details that go into this beer and it surely shows.  No additives, nothing un-natural.

Truly worth picking up a sixer, maybe more. So, what are you waiting for?


  1. As a resident of Abita Springs, I'm pleased you enjoy our beer as much as we do. If you're ever in the area, make sure you stop by the brewery for a tour.

  2. Merci ! Merci beaucoup, mon ami ! I don't believe I mentioned the kind hospitality of the folks from the NOLA area, in my review.

    I love to tour new breweries and look forward to Abita's when I find myself there someday.