Style: Amber Lager
ABV: 4.5 IBU: 17
Abita Brewing Company Amber
What the brewers say
“Amber is a Munich style lager brewed with pale and caramel malts and German Perle hops. It has a smooth, malty, slightly caramel flavor and a rich amber color. Try it with smoked sausages, Louisiana boudin, caviar, crawfish, a spicy gumbo, or fried catfish dipped in a tart, lemony tartar sauce.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Sweet toasty malt, brown sugar notes, and some buttery toffee. Hops are light, woody, and spicy. Balanced nose, but leans slightly toward malt. A hint of metallic twang. Clean lager aroma.”
Flavor: “Smooth, clean malt with light toast notes. Sweet, bready, and crackery. Soft hop bitterness falls away in the finish to leave a fading malt sweetness. No-frills hop flavor. Crisp finish without much aftertaste.”
Overall: “Slight notes of diacetyl and a light hand with the bittering hops make this a smooth, enjoyable beer. Would pair well with spicy dishes. A very approachable craft lager. Good, but not overly simple. Cleanly brewed and won’t scare off new craft beer drinkers.”
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