Abita Brewing Company, Abita Springs, LA
In Louisiana, we like spice in our food, our lives and our beer, too. With hints of celery, paprika, lemonpeel, bay leaves and a pinch of cayenne, this ale has the savory quality of a crawfish boil. We hopped it with Cascades for a citrus flavor. Refreshing, crisp and slightly sweet with enough kick to keep the party going.
The Louisiana Spiced Ale is a clear amber color. It smells spicy. Father Jack thinks it smells like a lager. Our guest reviewer, Doc Sportello, thinks it smells like skanky crawfish water.
Large Marge doesn’t think it tastes as bad as it smells. The taste is very light. Just a couple of degrees above water, really. We get more carbonation on the tongue than water. It also has a funky aftertaste – like crawfish water. Doc Sportello tastes Tony Chachere’s, like a crawfish spread. Large Marge just doesn’t like the funky aftertaste.
Would we have this again? No, but Doc Sportello would – he thinks it’s an effective novelty beer and wonders if it would have an audience outside of South Louisiana.
6 pk? Doc Sportello would!