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Austin Amber Ale - Independence Brewing Co.

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Austin Amber AleAustin Amber Ale

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139 Ratings
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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 14.37%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | 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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Renegrenade

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.2%

08-21-2012 14:34:32 | More by Renegrenade
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Jmick28

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-17-2012 21:42:46 | More by Jmick28
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a pint. It appears an amber brown with an orange hue of clarity around the edges. A finger of tan froth sits atop and as it fades, stringy lace sticks to the glass.

The smells fruity and floral with toasty caramel and toffee grain supporting as the base. All in all a nice aroma until a bit of sulfur comes out in the back that clashes a bit with herbal hops.

The tastes of herbal hops is forward with fruit and rind elements. A bit of bitterness couples with toasty grain and a yeasty quality somewhat musty and earthy towards the finish.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. It is easy drinking and a fairly nice take on the style. I could have done without the earthy musty character but who knows how old this offering was.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 19:32:50 | More by stakem
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CommonRider

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-30-2012 02:20:23 | More by CommonRider
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dustyonbass


4/5  rDev +19.8%

07-27-2012 06:21:08 | More by dustyonbass
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Djenx

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

07-18-2012 19:29:01 | More by Djenx
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dogfish7

Texas

1.75/5  rDev -47.6%

07-18-2012 03:24:10 | More by dogfish7
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KZE80

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

07-08-2012 22:58:22 | More by KZE80
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RicoFalcon


4/5  rDev +19.8%

07-01-2012 23:31:19 | More by RicoFalcon
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ms11781

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

07-01-2012 03:30:37 | More by ms11781
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obrike

Texas

3.45/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2012 02:29:58 | More by obrike
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charlzm

California

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-19-2012 18:39:53 | More by charlzm
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ChrisKuhns

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

05-17-2012 04:50:20 | More by ChrisKuhns
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Danielbt

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

05-08-2012 21:17:05 | More by Danielbt
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ChanceK

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

04-15-2012 05:32:08 | More by ChanceK
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Robo


3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

03-20-2012 20:48:19 | More by Robo
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bkrbdan

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

03-13-2012 22:17:46 | More by bkrbdan
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JedSeed

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

03-12-2012 07:37:10 | More by JedSeed
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ThirstyInAustin

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.2%

02-18-2012 08:10:45 | More by ThirstyInAustin
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.43/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 01:16:08 | More by bmwats
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elNopalero

Texas

3.2/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-09-2012 20:13:09 | More by elNopalero
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

01-29-2012 22:53:20 | More by kjkinsey
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kew

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.2%

01-20-2012 02:22:06 | More by kew
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Sarunas7

Kansas

3/5  rDev -10.2%

01-16-2012 06:36:22 | More by Sarunas7
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schoun

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.2%

01-08-2012 23:50:52 | More by schoun
Austin Amber Ale from Independence Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.