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Bootlegger Brown Ale - Independence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
80
good

158 Ratings
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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 15.14%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Independence Brewing Co. visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Xadoor on 10-13-2004)
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ExaltedNecrosis

Texas

4/5  rDev +14.3%

12-17-2012 05:52:18 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -0.6%

Served on tap at Opal Divine's Marina in Austin, TX

A: Pours a clear dark reddish brown in color with some garnet red highlights when held up to the light and some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall light fluffy light beige head that reduces to a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of nutty malts, caramel, spices (cinnamon and nutmeg), and light fruit (apples).

T: Sweet with lots of malt flavors including caramel, nutty, and light fruit (apple) malts with moderate amounts of spices - cinnamon and nutmeg stand out.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: Not the greatest offering, this beer feels a bit like homebrew and less like something I would expect from a production brewery. A little too sweet and too heavy handed with the spices to be an easy drinker or a sessionable beer.

11-14-2012 14:59:38 | More by dbrauneis
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BigRedEye

Texas

2/5  rDev -42.9%

11-14-2012 05:40:45 | More by BigRedEye
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vcoggins

Texas

3.5/5  rDev 0%

11-13-2012 03:01:28 | More by vcoggins
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cracgor

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

I was a little hesitant with this beer because I don't tend to like cartoon looking bottles. It is relatively local though and I thought I would give it a try. It was a very pleasant surprise. It has a nice appearance and a great nutty aroma and flavor. A very drinkable beer. If I was going to improve anything, it would be to bring out more toffee like flavors in the taste, but I might get another bottle in the near future.

10-14-2012 02:59:43 | More by cracgor
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SquidVicious

Texas

4/5  rDev +14.3%

09-11-2012 05:10:34 | More by SquidVicious
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Jmick28

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-29-2012 03:22:13 | More by Jmick28
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Tech_Savy


3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

08-29-2012 03:21:48 | More by Tech_Savy
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Renegrenade

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

08-21-2012 14:34:59 | More by Renegrenade
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -8.6%

12oz bottle into a pint. Pours brown with some lighter brown/ruby through the edges. More than a finger of tan froth sits above leaving patchy lace sticking to the glass.

The aroma is toffee grain with some dark raisony quality and citrus hops. There is a bit of yeast element present that blends into grass in the aftertaste.

The taste is dark and fruity with a raisony alcohol ester overtop of toasty to bready grain flavors. There is some dirty yeast character present with must and grass lasting after each sip.

This is a medium body brew with modest carbonation. It is light and easy drinking with some rough edges that need worked out.

08-01-2012 19:38:31 | More by stakem
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dustyonbass


4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

07-27-2012 06:21:14 | More by dustyonbass
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NeverSettle

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

07-19-2012 03:57:09 | More by NeverSettle
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zbooks

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

07-19-2012 02:53:50 | More by zbooks
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Djenx

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

07-18-2012 19:29:49 | More by Djenx
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RicoFalcon


4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

07-01-2012 23:31:52 | More by RicoFalcon
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TonyT013

Texas

3.5/5  rDev 0%

06-15-2012 03:11:11 | More by TonyT013
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -42.9%

Independence brewing bootlegger brown ale - starts by gushing, reddish brown with thin brown ring. Bad start. Rubber band and acetone, tons of plastic, notes of a brown ale very hidden. The taste is less plasticy but that still dominates. Seems to be infected or just plain bad. Notes of chocolate malt, light brown malt, and coffee. Burning carbonation and thin body. Not enjoyable.

05-10-2012 15:48:36 | More by cpetrone84
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Danielbt

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

05-08-2012 21:16:55 | More by Danielbt
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Leschber

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

05-02-2012 18:49:18 | More by Leschber
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conradh


3.5/5  rDev 0%

04-11-2012 01:59:03 | More by conradh
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ChanceK

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

03-31-2012 21:26:06 | More by ChanceK
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MaddDogg84

Texas

4/5  rDev +14.3%

03-21-2012 01:10:02 | More by MaddDogg84
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Robo


2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

03-20-2012 20:48:06 | More by Robo
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ret3

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

03-19-2012 22:40:55 | More by ret3
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justinwright


3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

03-08-2012 05:31:11 | More by justinwright
Bootlegger Brown Ale from Independence Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.