Austin Amber

Texas
United States
Independence Brewing Austin Amber beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Austin Amber is a true original with its blend of toasted malt flavor balanced by American hops. It's smooth and laid-back. No need to pack your bags to visit Austin, just sip back a cold Austin Amber and enjoy. Austin Amber was inspired by Austin's theaters, those community spaces that celebrate the creativity of music, film, art and independent-minded people.

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ABV: 
4.9%
Hops: 
Nugget, Cascade
Malts: 
Pale, Caramel, Chocolate
Judges Review 
Mike Castagno's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

English-style ales are a dying breed here in the U.S. The ones that make it over from the U.K. are often riddled with oxidation due to a long boat ride across the Atlantic, and are many times a weak representation of the style to begin with. The few made here in the U.S. tend to migrate towards the American mantra of “bigger is better,” which typically leaves little room for balance or subtlety. This beer is a true gem and a pleasure to drink from start to finish... I want more... a whole case more! Classic, biscuit-type malt flavor reverberates throughout this beer with moderate caramel and even a touch of nuttiness. These flavors meld  together with a well-rounded tea-like hop character and a bit of a floral note hiding underneath it all. There is a fairly dry finish and moderate bitterness to this beer, which helps move it off the tongue and readies you for another sip. The elegant finish is a little more refined than a typical beer of this style, but it's not unwelcome in any sense.