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Austin Amber Ale - Independence Brewing Co.

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Austin Amber AleAustin Amber Ale

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44 Reviews
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Reviews: 44
Hads: 178
Avg: 3.34
pDev: 27.84%
Wants: 2
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Independence Brewing Co. visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerSox on 01-12-2007

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Reviews: 44 | Hads: 178
Reviews by Morris729:
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brown amber color with a short foamy head that soon settles into a thin lace. Nose is sweet caramel malt along with some drier notes of grain husk. Taste begins with a toasted malt sweetness followed by a light biscuity note. Mildly bittering hops finish up the taste. A fairly easy-drinking, if somewhat unremarkable, brew. Thanks to beerdiablo for the sample!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of dcevans
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an Oklahoma Suks bottle, but this is the same beer.

The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is bread and some other malt notes, with a little bit of grain and some grass. The flavor is grass and bread. Fairly straight forward, but not bad. A nice, refreshing beer that is easy to drink. Thin to medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. I am not a huge fan of amber ales, but this one is not bad.

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Photo of Mantooth
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed at a bottle share @ South Fork Deli, Cramerton NC.

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Photo of JB3323
3.65/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JIMTRK16
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of Djenx
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of javlin624
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.85/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Austin Amber pours a clear amber body beneath a short head of off-white that holds fairly well and leaves some minor lacing about the glass. The nose is malty with a touch of dark caramel, a hint of yeasty fruitiness, and some non-descript hops in the background.

The flavor is as might be expected, with a basic maltiness that's perked up a bit by some toasty and caramelish notes, and a thread of fruitiness. It's not big on hops, but it's not supposed to be; and it's appropriately balanced by a firm bitterness. It finishes quick and clean with just a touch of lingering maltiness.

It's a basic, refreshing and satisfying 'Austin-brau' that fits right in with a party at the neighbor's house, a pool party or BBQ, or night on the town. Worth trying.

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Photo of tempest
2.99/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a single at Whole Foods. Poured a clear amber brown with a tan head. The diacetyl is immediately evident in the aroma and flavor, really wrecking the beer. There's a pleasant nutty, bread crust undertone from the malts, but they have trouble standing out. There's a dry toffee finish, that if this were a cleaner beer, would be obvious and pleasing.

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Photo of dbumgarner
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of nate911
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Kegatron
3.05/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours ac clear amber with 2 fingers of poofy off-white head. Good creamy retention that sticks around and leaves a decent smattering of lace behind. The aroma is actually fairly thick smelling with notes of buttery bread and caramel sweetness with a touch of floral hops in the back.

The taste is similar but waaaay more muted. Light bread and caramel form the front with some even lighter hop bitterness pulling up the back. The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied but definitely on the lighter side of that, with lower carbonation and a little too much of a watery feel.

This one started out promising enough but unfortunately was undone by both the taste and body lacking any kind of depth. This went down OK but it definitely wasn't the highlight of my night or anything.

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Photo of Leftofthedial
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Jacobus79
3.52/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of DerekSmigelski
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of bkeller04
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Chels
4.42/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gmann
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of KTCamm
4.1/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

3/30...on tap at Salt Lick...Pours dark brown with copper tints. Layer of foam. Bready caramel nose. Amber ale taste - toffee breads malts. Toasty. Good bite. Very nice. 4 4 425 4 4

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Photo of imasloth
3.98/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Dark amber, almost a brown, bright yellowish, creamy head. Head is persistent with steady carb. and thick persistent lacing.

S- Strong caramel malt scent, a bit sweet. A light molasses in background.

T- Sweet, then into a near-perfect blend of malt and bittering hops. fantastic aftertaste mix of all of these.

M- Light to medium,perhaps a bit thin.

O- Very nice. I've always appreciated this one a bunch.

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Photo of JamLand
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of gsumers
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Ek0nomik
3.85/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured In: Snifter
Attained through a trade (Thanks Neil!)

Appearance: The pour is a clear amber color with four fingers of head. The beer is quite effervescent (as is evident from the head). Plenty of thick streaks of lace on the side of the glass.

Smell: Toasted and caramel malt comes through the most. Some hop notes shine through as well, attributing a little bit of spice and some floral notes to the beer.

Taste: The tasting starts out with more light caramel malt. The bitterness level is perfect in my opinion, and I'm really enjoying the slight spice that the hops are adding to this beer. It's a nice change from some of the over hopped ambers that I've had.

Mouthfeel: Thin to medium bodied, highly carbonated.

Drinkability: This would be a fine session beer for a warm Summer in Texas. Alas, in Wisconsin, I'll settle for the one bottle I got in the trade.

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Austin Amber Ale from Independence Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.