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:
210
Reviews:
49
Avg:
3.32
pDev:
13.86%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
57
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 210 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of Ceragan363
4.75/5  rDev +43.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +35.5%

Photo of Bandman52
4.5/5  rDev +35.5%
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 Chels
4.42/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Xadoor
4.3/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pretty cool label and sixpack carrier, the logo was apparently inspired by the popular Greetings From Austin mural. Poured a clear burnt amber in the glass. A small head that dissipated quickly to a thin layer of bubbles. Moderate carbonation with limited lacing in the glass. A sweet caramel and toasty malt aroma with a bit of a citrus and flowery hop character. Flavour is a good balance of sweet caramel malt, a lovely fruitiness and a very slight bitterness. It has a light sweetness to start which gives way to a slightly dry finish with a lingering hoppy bitterness. Obviously, this beer (and most ambers) are not going to satisfy the hop-heads out there, but with only 4.9% abv, this is very delicious and drinkable. A good session beer when relaxing outdoors.

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Photo of MaddoJay
4.14/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KTCamm
4.1/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

3/30...on tap at Salt Lick...Pours dark brown with copper tints. Layer of foam. Bready caramel nose. Amber ale taste - toffee breads malts. Toasty. Good bite. Very nice. 4 4 425 4 4

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Photo of Drbarriga
4.05/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Its pretty good, go for it

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Photo of vijayshan
4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of imasloth
3.98/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Dark amber, almost a brown, bright yellowish, creamy head. Head is persistent with steady carb. and thick persistent lacing.

S- Strong caramel malt scent, a bit sweet. A light molasses in background.

T- Sweet, then into a near-perfect blend of malt and bittering hops. fantastic aftertaste mix of all of these.

M- Light to medium,perhaps a bit thin.

O- Very nice. I've always appreciated this one a bunch.

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Photo of Durge
3.97/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed during a visit to my friend Rich's house in Austin, Texas, this amber is a very dark, cloudy brown copper color with a fair off-white head and minimal lacing. The aroma brings sweet caramel peach and brown sugar. I even pick up some mild citrus hop. The flavor brings more caramel and hops with a slightly grassy edge. Again, like the aroma, I get brown sugar or brown bread, maybe a hint of butterscotch. Pretty tasty as ambers go. It’s medium bodied with reasonable carbonation. The feel is smooth, slightly creamy even, with a slightly chalky surface. Very drinkable.

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Photo of Skillet
3.96/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerSox
3.94/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into pint glass.

Clear and dark honey amber hue. A thin off-white head quickly becomes almost non-existent. Spotty lacing here and there.

Grainy malts with a little bit of dark sugary candy and caramel. Very clean.

Toasty grains giving a cracker like flavor. Hops are on the low end, but give just enough to offset the sweetness from the malts. Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation. The finish is quick with some smooth grain lingering.

I found this ale rather enjoyable and refreshing, with the toastiness of the malts not being too overwhelming. Recommended.

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Austin Amber Ale from Independence Brewing Co.
3.32 out of 5 based on 210 ratings.
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