Bootlegger Brown Ale | Independence Brewing Co.

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Bootlegger Brown AleBootlegger Brown Ale

Brewed by:
Independence Brewing Co.
Texas, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Xadoor on 10-13-2004

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Ratings: 194 |  Reviews: 75
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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of cpetrone84
2/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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1/5  rDev -71.7%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours out a dark amber-brown body with a huge, airy, monstrously expansive head.

Smell: Nutty malts, lackluster hints of chocolate and dark caramel. Sprinkling of top soil with soured fruit and a peculiar spice accent.

Taste: A sweet taste of dark caramel over coarsely chopped nuts with a bit of cocoa powder. Spoiled dark fruits. Zilch hop character or bitterness. Flash of acrid character. A pinch of smoked paprika. Dry, nutty, effervescent finish. Unclean aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. High level of carbonation.

Overall: It's at best an odd duck and at worst flat-out strange. Tastes like an early attempt from a new homebrewer, so maybe the bootlegger name is fairly apt.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of mikesgroove
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

dark reddish tinted amber with a sparkling clarity to it. Lots of carbonation was visible rising up to the surface throughout the session. There was a good three inches of white pillow like foam

Nice notes of cinnamon, spiced apple and pear, and a touch of nutmeg. There was a good amount of sweetness mixed in with caramel and a roasted nice like smell coming off it as it warmed. Deep underling grain and malt base was apparent as well.
Very sweet and entirely malt driven, this was not terrible, just underwhelming. Good bit of spice added in and a nice bitter hop driven finish.

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Bootlegger Brown Ale from Independence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 194 ratings
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