The Abita Brewing Company is located in Abita Springs, Louisiana 30 miles north of New Orleans. Formed by Jim Patton and Rush Cumming in 1986, their original location is now the Abita Brew Pub. Celebrating 30 years for excellence in brewing, Abita added a new beer to their seasonal line up. In honor of crawfish season they have created Louisiana Spiced Ale, a delicious concoction brewed with cayenne, celery, paprika, lemon peel and bay leaves.
The beer pours a hazy golden yellow color. The fluffy white one finger head shows decent retention and dissipates to a light and spotty lacing a top the beer.
Delectable aromas of spices hit right off the bat. Notes of celery seed, paprika and cayenne are all discernible. In addition to the vegetable and spice notes you’ll find bright notes of lemon peel and coriander. The smell really makes you want to eat it!
The palate delivers what the bouquet had promised. Spice elements of celery seed, paprika, bay leaves and cayenne (which lingers on the finish) are all notable. Citrus and coriander notes balance the spice with a lovely brightness. The ale base itself has a sweetness to it that provides the perfect backdrop for the citrus and spice notes.
Abita hit this one of the park. Louisiana Spice Ale is truly a taste of Louisiana. Abita has captured the essence of a regional delight! A great beer for welcoming the warmer weeks ahead. Try pairing it with Monterey Jack, Crabcakes or lemon sorbet.
Beer Buyer Overall Rating: 4.0 Out Of 5 Pints