In this beer blog, we are going to sample out another brew, which is Amber Lager, from Abita Brewery. If you read my earlier beer blog post on their Christmas Ale, you know the history of this southern craft brewery. If you have not read that post, please, read it to get to know Abita Brewery. Let us get into the beer.
It has a slight amber color with a constant white head on this Lager. The aroma has a nice sweet caramel notes. The taste of this light to medium body has a nice carbonated earthly to caramel notes with a nice crisp finish for the aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a descriation from the beer bottle:
Abita Amber is a Munich style lager brewed with pale and caramel malts and German Perle hops. It has a smooth, malty, caramel flavor and a rich amber color. One of our first and most popular brews. Amber pairs well with many foods.
Here is a description from their website (www.abita.com):
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. Abita Amber was the first beer offered by the brewery and continues to be our leading seller. Amber is Abita’s most versatile beer for pairing with food. It has been voted “best beer” in numerous New Orleans reader polls and is used frequently in recipes of great Louisiana chefs.
Because of its smooth, malty flavor, try it with smoked sausages, Louisiana boudin, or even with caviar. It’s great with crawfish and Cajun food. You might also enjoy it paired with a spicy gumbo or tomato-based pasta sauce. It also goes well also with fried catfish dipped in a tart, lemony tartar sauce. Parmesan, Pecorino and Romano cheeses are good pairings with Abita Amber.
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In the end, I just find myself not drinking their beers as much as New Belgium and Sierra Nevada beers from their samplers. I brought those packs after I brought Abita Party Pack, which is their sampler. I am not saying I did not like their beers. I did but not as much as those other breweries beers. As many of you know, I am on the search for a good and great craft lager. This Amber Lager was on the list to retry it. I have to say it is pretty average. It is not any special. It has more flavor than the mass produced American Lagers. If you never had this beer, I would try it and draw your own thoughts on this Amber Lager. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser