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Austin Amber Ale - Independence Brewing Co.

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Austin Amber AleAustin Amber Ale

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151 Ratings
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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 14.5%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Danielbt, May 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

ChanceK, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of Robo
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Robo, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of bkrbdan
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

bkrbdan, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of JedSeed
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

JedSeed, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of ThirstyInAustin
3/5  rDev -9.4%

ThirstyInAustin, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of bmwats
3.43/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

bmwats, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of elNopalero
3.2/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

elNopalero, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

kjkinsey, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of kew
3/5  rDev -9.4%

kew, Jan 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

Sarunas7, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of schoun
3/5  rDev -9.4%

schoun, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of bbadger
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

bbadger, Jan 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

drummermattie02, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of duff247
4/5  rDev +20.8%

duff247, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of mikesgroove
3.1/5  rDev -6.3%
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

mikesgroove, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of roblowther
2.8/5  rDev -15.4%
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.

roblowther, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of dcevans
4/5  rDev +20.8%

dcevans, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of dehjosh
4/5  rDev +20.8%

dehjosh, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of ATXRyan
4/5  rDev +20.8%

ATXRyan, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Texasfan549, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of bentwookie
4/5  rDev +20.8%

bentwookie, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.05/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Austin Amber has a thin, beige head and a clear, brown or copper appearance, with some streaming bubbles and a little bit of thin lacing down the glass. The aroma is faint, but a tad bit of roasted barley is detected. Taste is of barley malt, mild coffee, and water. Almost no hop bitterness presents itself. The mouthfeel is light and watery, and Austin Amber finishes dry and dull. To me, this is more characteristic of a lager than an ale. Overall, I found it to be borderline and bland.


RonaldTheriot, Aug 26, 2011
Photo of JMad
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I drank this from a pint glass...

It's a dark copper/ amber color with a thin white head. The smell consists of toasty caramel malt with some earthy undertones. It tastes pretty much the same as the smell it's kind of metallic and has a slightly bitter finish. The beer is light bodied with soft carbonation. This a sessionable/ average amber, not bad.

JMad, Jul 05, 2011
Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

Mora2000, Jun 23, 2011
Austin Amber Ale from Independence Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.