Beer Type: American Amber/Red Ale
Serving Temp: 40 degrees
Independence Brewing is an Austin staple, so it makes perfect sense that they'd name their amber ale after their hometown. The label draws influence from the famous "Greetings from Austin" mural and what's inside is no less pure Austin. Lightly hopped with caramel flavors and a quality that begs to be enjoyed again and again, Austin Amber is great for any time.
It will pair well with most foods and most moods and although its great to be enjoyed in the 512, we won't dog you for enjoying it anywhere in the state.
Appearance: Pours a rich, red amber with a pufgy white head that sticks around pleasantly long.
Aroma: Caramel malt comes through early with a toasty, sweet quality. Citrusy hops sneak in but are not dominant.
Taste: Caramel malt dominates upon first sip with some malty complexity that pairs with a perfect amount of bitterness from the hops. Really tastes like an amber ale should.
Mouthfeel: Fairly full bodied but still finishes clean. Hops manifest some on the tongue, but this one begs to be enjoyed over and over.
Drinkability: The reasonably full body hurts its drinkability some, but not enough to care. This one is great for any time and will hit the spot.