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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A special blend of malted barley - lightly to darkly roasted - creates layers of toasty sweetness, balanced by the citrusy notes of Cascade hops. Burnt orange with a laid back finish, this is the beer of Austin.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Bottle:   Oklahoma Suks bottle, deeper amber, a little dirty, large rocky off-white head, nice lacing.   Soft malty notes on the nose, even a smigen of fruitiness.   Low hops.   Straight foward maltiness up front, decent body, clean finish.   Nothing fancy, nothing out of the ordinary, but I actually liked this one because it was fairly smooth, clean, minor sweetness, malty without being grainy, and it has a low hop profile.   Enjoyed this more than I thought I would.   Thanks Bill for the bottle!


2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
thirdeye11 (6043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2011
(12oz bottle dated 4-21-11 thanks to mar) clear amber with a ring of fine off-white bubbles. Nose of stale grain, bit like trash, old fruit. Taste of raw grain, toasty, a bit spicy and watery in body.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Too sweet and little hop presence. Taste is of nutty malt and mild chocolate. Not much going on here.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blutt59 (6502) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2011
bottled, thanks to mar, amber color pour with thin foam , aroma is plastic and dusty, flavor of sweat and nutshells, bready finish

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ronaldtheriot (1763) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - AUG 25, 2011
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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nogov (121) - Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2011
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5239) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2011
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2011
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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 22, 2011
12 oz bottle - I’ve 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...it’s actually growing on me as I drink a few more sips.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rougeau13 (2544) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2011
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 Independence’s beers are great, but how Convict Hill and this come from the same place baffles me.


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