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Austin Amber Ale - Independence Brewing Co.

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77
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154 Ratings
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Ratings: 154
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 14.16%
Wants: 2
Gots: 19 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerSox on 01-12-2007)
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Photo of obrike
3.45/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought this in at the Rundberg HEB in Austin on Sunday for a pool party. Wanted something a bit light for a hot day.

Pours a reddish-brown in my pint glass...super clear, head does not last long at all..very spotty lacing.

Malty brown sugar, some spice as well, albeit buried a bit. Certainly not too bad...wish it were more pronounced.

Taste followed scent. Malt heavy, dry, sweet crackers, a bitter aftertaste. Very easy to drink, but pretty one dimensional. Not a bad choice for a locally brewed beer to drink on a hot summer day. Much better than any bmc product, yet still lacking the flavor to be a regular staple.

Photo of charlzm
2.75/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Consumed May 13th, 2012 at Stubbs in Austin, Texas.

Beer is a clear, reddish caramel hue with no head.

No aroma from the pint glass.

Flavor can charitably be described as subtle. Caramel malts, somewhat sweet and with very low bitterness. Designed to be inoffensive, maybe a Fat Tire substitute?

Slightly watery mouthfeel and undercarbonated: very still in the mouth.

Unremarkable and not worth having again.

Photo of ChrisKuhns
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Danielbt
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of ChanceK
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Robo
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of bkrbdan
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of JedSeed
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of ThirstyInAustin
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of bmwats
3.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle, into a standard pint.

A: Light brown. Medium effervescence which burns out pretty quickly, and a slight bubbly head, which also dissipates quickly and completely. No lacing.

S: Hints of milk chocolate, butterscotch, lightly roasted coffee, maple, and tea leaves accent a subdued malt tone.

T: Light malt with just a little cocoa and butterscotch. Woody with a little hop.

M: Light and refreshing, but enough robustness to give it full bodied character. Lightly bitter finish. Does feel a little washed-out though.

D: Goes down easy.

Atmosphere is okay. No real head or lacing to speak of. Nose has a a lot of subtle hints complimenting a light malty body. Flavor is pretty solid. Light malty body balanced with a lot of little notes, and a refreshing body and subdued bittersweet finish. Overall, this is pretty decent quaff.

Photo of elNopalero
3.2/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This pours well, with a malty reddish hue to it. Light aroma. Tastes sweet but not syrupy, however the malt is evident along with a light roast. It’s not bad for an amber, however as it warms the malt profile becomes too much for me to want another to sip on.

Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of kew
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Sarunas7
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of schoun
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of bbadger
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of drummermattie02
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of duff247
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of mikesgroove
3.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

hazy amber with a decent head. Smell was a muted hops, with definate hints of grain and even a slight caramel. Taste was a bit thin, but had a definate sugary touch to it. Hoppy dry finish with a tiny pine bite. Very drinkable. Overall this was a decent beer, I could see this being served in large numbers as it is very smooth and very drinkable

Photo of roblowther
2.8/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz longneck. The color is reddish copper, extremely effervescent with a thick rocky head. Looks great, really. The smell is hard to come by. Very subtle. Malty? Leathery? The taste is malt dominant, with a slight hazlenut & a slight metallic aftertaste. Hmmm... Mouthfeel is soft and only mildly carbonated. Overall, it promises more than it delivers, really.

Photo of dcevans
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of dehjosh
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of ATXRyan
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of bentwookie
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Austin Amber Ale from Independence Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.