ronaldtheriot (1574) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - AUG 25, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Austin Amber has a thin, beige head and a clear, brown or copper appearance, with some streaming bubbles and a little bit of thin lacing down the glass. The aroma is faint, but a tad bit of roasted barley is detected. Taste is of barley malt, mild coffee, and water. Almost no hop bitterness presents itself. The mouthfeel is light and watery, and Austin Amber finishes dry and dull. To me, this is more characteristic of a lager than an ale. Overall, I found it to be borderline and bland. RJT
nogov (121) - Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with an old worn penny color. Slightly hazy, but good luminescence. Nose is malt and caramel. Carbonation is light, which is a positive for this style. Rounded taste of brown sugar is nicely offset by hops in mid-palate. Bready undertones add some depth. As ales go, this has winner winner chicken dinner written all over it.
mar (5043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber with a cream head. Nose is caramel, light roast, dough, and more malts. Smooth palate, flavor is doughy, caramel, and bready. Ightly bitter finish.
Mora2000 (6055) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from an Oklahoma Suks bottle, but this is the same beer.
The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is bread and some other malt notes, with a little bit of grain and some grass. The flavor is grass and bread. Fairly straight forward, but not bad. A nice, refreshing beer that is easy to drink. Thin to medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. I am not a huge fan of amber ales, but this one is not bad.
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 22, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle - Iíve been in Texas for two days, and I finally found something other than Shiner. Should have had a Shiner. Sticky on the tongue. A little nutty flavor. Almost tastes like a nut brown. OK...itís actually growing on me as I drink a few more sips.
rougeau13 (2237) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours dark, clear amber with a small whitish head. Weak aroma of bread, nuts and caramel. Taste is bready malt, a little sweet with a very minimal hop presence, water and a little nutty. This beer is thin, watery, and softly carbonated and climaxes in a finish of....you guessed it, water. This is worthless. Not that all of Independenceís beers are great, but how Convict Hill and this come from the same place baffles me.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Black Sheep Lodge. Light amber pour with a small white head. Aroma is malty, sweet, a little caramel, and nutty. Taste is caramel, roasted nuts, and a little hop bitterness.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, amber-copper colored body with a finger-width, very frothy, khaki head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is sweeter caramel with some toasty grains. A bit nutty with a hint of florals. Flavor is better. A solid caramel sweetness up front with a nice, toasty, grainy, nuttiness. Lots of balancing earth and dry toast before this dries with a light-moderate, grassy and earthy bitterness that leaves a pretty lengthy aftertaste. Medium-light body and moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent amber. Fairly well hopped with a solid caramel balance. Not bad.
baraciisch (2395) - California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Brown amber in color... Light malt aroma... Flavor is bready malts but very unrefined, bad off finish... Pretty bad
degbert (1443) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2010
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from bottle. Color is a non-deScript orange-brown-amber; there is a slight head, but no lace. Nose is faint traces of fruit (especially, oddly enough, apple pie) and toast. It has a faint savory edge on the open, but the middle is meager and hollow and thereís an odd aftertaste of -- chlorine? Pool water? The palate is utterly lacking in carbonation -- mouthfeel is more like an ESB than an Amber, and it leaves a muddy feel on the finish. Itís not bad, exactly, but it ainít good either.