Austin Amber Ale | Independence Brewing Co.

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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
Ranking:
#44,687
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
227
pDev:
13.43%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 227 |  Reviews: 54
Photo of cloco
3.62/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheGent
3.08/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Can_has_beer
4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Raftague
3.11/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BKotch
3.54/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of RochefortChris
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.17/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I had Austin Amber Ale a while ago but I writing from notes I made.

Look: semi-clear reddish/amber hue with an inch off-white head

Aroma: modest bready aroma, some sweetness

Taste: the taste is grainy malts / bready, a bit sweet, a tad too light in flavor.

Feel: light body perhaps a little bit watery.

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Photo of SMH_NWI
3.78/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SaltofOH
3.66/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle, forgot to record date, but it was in date. Plastic cup at work event.

A: poured a reddish hue with one finger off white head that faded quickly. Some lazy carbonation. A little retention and no lacing to speak of.

S: sweet, bready, malty, caramel. A clearly malt driven nose with lots of sweet caramel. A solid example of the style, not much in the way of hops or esters to set it apart.

T: sweet and malty arrival, a little floral or medicinal expression of hops in the middle and lingering for a second after the swallow, but overall a pretty caramel and malt-driven affair.

M: lighter end of midweight, moderate carbonation, pretty clean for an amber. Pairs well
With hot weather.

O: this is a great late 80s style craft beer: rich and sweet taste, moderate and mainly floral hopping, ample (though not excessive) carbonation. It is a well crafted and not too complex beer with an emphasis on drinkability and food pairing. Thicker and more expressive than Abita Amber, less so than Bell's Amber.

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Photo of TheEvilcupcake
3.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of russpowell
2.89/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours an effervescent amber/copper with 2+ fingers of cream colored head. Good head retention & lacing

S: Faint breadyness & grainyness

T: Breadyness, a little toastyness, plus grassyness & grainyness up front. More grainyness, grassyness & dryness. Finishes grainy & slightly sweet

MF: Thin body, light carbonation

12 ounces of meh, glad I only purchased a single

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Photo of BlackBeerDown
3.56/5  rDev +6.3%
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%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.09/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.94/5  rDev +17.6%
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 -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.65/5  rDev +9%
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%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bryan12345
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of The_Epopt
3.94/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cliff1066
3.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bandman52
4.5/5  rDev +34.3%
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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Austin Amber Ale from Independence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 227 ratings