Austin Amber Ale | Independence Brewing Co.

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Austin Amber AleAustin Amber Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Independence Brewing Co.
Texas, United States
independencebrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerSox on 01-12-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
214
Reviews:
51
Avg:
3.33
pDev:
13.51%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
59
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 214 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of BlackBeerDown
3.56/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I decided to edit my original review after drinking this for a night. I really enjoyed the smell and the taste during my first and second beers but by the fourth beer I started to question the taste. By the time I drank the last one, I was convinced this tasted no better than Hamm's. I didn't necessarily hate it, but I don't think I'd buy it again.

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Photo of Luckydog91
3.45/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.09/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.94/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Over a plate of habanero chili Mac at Texas Chili Tavern, this provided a legendary amount of shade. Much respect. One tasty beer given the rough terrain. Thumbs up.

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Photo of csfcmitchell
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.65/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tasted more like a brown ale to me. Sweet and malty, not very hoppy. However, I found it tasty and enjoyable, despite the divergence from expectations.

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Photo of sd123
3.65/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bryanlindsey12345
3/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of The_Epopt
3.94/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cliff1066
3.6/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bandman52
4.5/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

I like this beer! A little too much carbonation for me but overall a good brew.

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Photo of beagleyx2
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jodio
3.19/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of _drummer_
2.78/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

My first time with this brewery. I've heard good things about it, but until now have never tried it myself. The Austin Amber Ale poured into a glass with a golden color and slight carbonation - small head. Light hops and some malty flavors. Not at all bitter - it had a decent flavor, but not overly strong in any particular direction. I would definitely drink this one again, but I won't go out of my way to get it.

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Photo of newbeeraday
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DbbC
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ruzzal
3.64/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good summer session beer

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Photo of Skillet
3.96/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chubenzino
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MaddoJay
4.14/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mortarforker
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigchiquilin
3.24/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of UPMD_Bill
3.14/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drank straight from 12oz bottle.

Initial taste was promising. Some nice roast malts on first sip. Became more bland as I worked through the rest of the bottle and had a hard time finishing it - some soapy off-flavors towards the end.

Overall: Meh. Not the worst beer I've had but not worth having again.

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Austin Amber Ale from Independence Brewing Co.
3.33 out of 5 based on 214 ratings.
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