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African Amber - Mac and Jack's Brewery

African Amber
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87
very good

241 Ratings
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Ratings: 241
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 14.47%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-04-2002)
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ryutheblade

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-16-2013 23:24:53 | More by ryutheblade
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abeeronthebeach

Washington

4.46/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Tawny brown and wonderfully cloudy due to being unfiltered. This is the sort of beer which makes you understand the whole 'liquid bread' thing.

S - Sweet malt pairs nicely with the minor spiking of hops.

T - Unlike so many amber and brown ales this beer does not short change you on flavour. This beer has a wonderful rich, malty flavour and then a little hops pops up to keep things interesting on the back end.

M - Fabulously thick and full-bodied for the style and abv. Boosts the beer's character, taking it further and further away from the mass of humdrum and watery red and brown ales.

O - A real Pacific Northwest classic. I drank this at Ixtapa. Coming from Britain I would not have expected to have such a good beer at a place like Ixtapa. God bless the Pacific Northwest and Ixtapa.

Serving type: on-tap

04-13-2014 20:19:29 | More by abeeronthebeach
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JMFortner


4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-10-2014 02:22:40 | More by JMFortner
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Brisket

Idaho

3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A- Hazy copper color. Thick head and heavy lacing.

S- Subtle, citrus hop, bready yeast.

T- Amber style malt, very light hopping. Some fruit, not much.

M- Relatively heavy body, light carbonation.

O- Good beer, not great, ubiquitous in the area, worth drinking.

Serving type: on-tap

04-08-2014 00:45:45 | More by Brisket
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dhannes

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

04-06-2014 16:04:15 | More by dhannes
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DKRowden

Washington

4.76/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

On tap poured into a 22oz mug. Has a nice thick fluffy tan head about 2 cm tall with good lacing. Has a sweet citrus nose. Incredible taste. A combination of citrus, rich maltly flavors, and a spice note. Mouth feels is thick and smooth with a medium dry finish. Overall very enjoyable as I have came to expect from mac and jacks offerings.

Serving type: on-tap

04-06-2014 08:35:49 | More by DKRowden
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

04-02-2014 05:16:15 | More by MrMcGibblets
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HoppySeb

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-28-2014 19:45:16 | More by HoppySeb
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hbensinger

Nevada

3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Coppery. Doesn't look like a red ale. Looks like a hazy IPA as it is unfiltered. Pours with a thick head and leaves heavy lacing.
S: Subtle aroma but is very nice. Has some citrus and spices in the nose.
T: much like the smell but the citrus and spice character shines through.
M: Nice rich mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

03-25-2014 07:12:44 | More by hbensinger
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TaborTime

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

03-07-2014 07:05:32 | More by TaborTime
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Knoximoose

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-26-2014 21:26:13 | More by Knoximoose
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Vecchiolla

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

02-25-2014 01:21:50 | More by Vecchiolla
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DOCRW

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

02-22-2014 00:10:31 | More by DOCRW
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tylerstravis

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-17-2014 05:28:12 | More by tylerstravis
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JaredGolia

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

02-04-2014 21:29:21 | More by JaredGolia
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zbkai189

Washington

3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at SeaTac airport's Africa Lounge. Served far too cold, so had to let it sit for awhile. Glad I did, because this one was pretty good. Appearance is very hazy copper. Looks more like an IPA. Smell is malty and sweet which contrasts nicely with the spicy mouthfeel. Overall pretty decent American amber.

Serving type: on-tap

01-25-2014 18:57:52 | More by zbkai189
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bareju

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

01-05-2014 17:30:54 | More by bareju
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours one finger of head on a hazy copper colored body.
The aroma is burnt fruit (apricot, plum and banana). Unique but good.
The taste is malty with mild lemon bitter, fruity but not that sweet.
The texture is smooth with moderate carbonation.
A great beer that remains unique among a growing category.

Serving type: on-tap

12-27-2013 00:25:19 | More by Fatehunter
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rab53

Washington

3/5  rDev -22.5%

12-26-2013 07:55:16 | More by rab53
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Irrationalist

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

12-24-2013 00:20:25 | More by Irrationalist
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Kurmaraja

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

12-19-2013 22:23:12 | More by Kurmaraja
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trytoketchup

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

12-07-2013 06:26:36 | More by trytoketchup
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TrojanRB

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-05-2013 21:22:11 | More by TrojanRB
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-28-2013 03:17:47 | More by BillRoth
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HungarianCount

California

3/5  rDev -22.5%

11-09-2013 07:15:43 | More by HungarianCount
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African Amber from Mac and Jack's Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.