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MacTarnahan's Amber Ale - Portland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

213 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 213
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.29%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Portland Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
32 IBU

Malts: 2 Row Pale, Caramel
Hops: Cascade

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-11-2001)
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine May 2007.

New packaging, new marketing push, same beer. They are not trying to reinvent anything, but rather trying to push a brand that has been around for quite awhile. Most brands in any business are due for this, and now it is Mac's turn. So let's revisit what's inside the packaging.

Exceptional froth forms a sticky, web-like lace on the glass over a stunningly clear amber-colored brew. Lots of citric and floral notes in the nose; mild malt and caramel in the back. A very clean aroma. Perfect smoothness within a moderate body and medium carbonation. Very clean palate with a fluffy character throughout, if perhaps a bit thin. An imploding flavor profile of bread, caramel, malt sweetness, citric-hop flavor and bitterness with a bite shows balance and complexity within an easy-drinking session beer. Finishes dry with a fading flavor of grain and hop.

Beer snobs need to recognize that without beers like this we would still be in the dark ages of beer--retro Lagers would have never become retro and everything would still be yellow and fizzy. A healthy plate of sweet and spicy slow-cooked beef brisket with twice-fried potatoes and collard greens ended up being a stellar pairing--and the bottle of Mac's in the beef made it that much better.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2010 18:26:22 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Decent brew, a struggle to keep balance yet still has a good hop malt mix. Mild astringent flavours don’t deter the palate from drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2002 21:25:18 | More by Jason
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MacTarnahan's Amber Ale from Portland Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 213 ratings.