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African Amber - Mac and Jack's Brewery

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African Amber
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333 Ratings
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Ratings: 333
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 14.14%
Wants: 14
Gots: 43 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mac and Jack's Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-04-2002

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Ratings: 333 | Reviews: 123
Photo of Slsalta
4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Stopped at Seatac prior to a red eye to NYC. Was pleasantly surprised by the balance and flavor of the African Amber. A big fan of malty IPAs this was a good alternative

Photo of Doonzman
4.69/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My favorite beer of all time. Nothing like a great local beer.

Photo of efsulliv
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ela
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kale99
4.91/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

one of my favorites very smooth

Photo of Travitten
3.44/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kmahe
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Moose90
3.15/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of psruss
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I happen to be a fan of amber ales. I was travelling to Washington State. On my way back from Selah to Sumner, I stopped for a burger at The Tav in Ellensburg. I ordered a pint with lunch and there was some pleasant difference between Mac and Jacks African Amber and standard ambers. I have to say the look and taste were the standouts and would probably be a good session beer. Alas, I was just there for lunch and glad to have had it with the burger.

Photo of Anaxagoris
2.65/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Very weak and bland taste. Body leaves something to desire and overall a bad beer

Photo of Erik-P
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JMS1512
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kamikazeokami
2.73/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Had this for the first time in a few years. Tasted like how gasoline smells. Left a chemically feeling in my mouth, not a fan.

Photo of 510a
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MidloRapid
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of millelacsmark
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LouZ
3.34/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

One of the most common beers around these parts. It's a very sweet brew - pretty much liquid honey. No hops whatsoever. If you're a serious beer drinker, you'll probably want to avoid. But if you're like me and you wind up somewhere with no real options and commercial beer en masse, this is an easy-drinking alternative.

Photo of sourdog
3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ncherf
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of schad
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of wils1705
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of jacksdad
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

An old stand by at the college inn in Seattle. Great beer that I used to love drinking, resulting in the strangest hangovers, sadly I had to stop.

Photo of 2GUNSLINGER
4.52/5  rDev +16.2%

Photo of strongaf
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of wingedeel
3.48/5  rDev -10.5%

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African Amber from Mac and Jack's Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.