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African Amber - Mac and Jack's Brewery

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African Amber
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265 Ratings
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Ratings: 265
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 10
Gots: 15 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-04-2002)
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seanc49

New York

5/5  rDev +28.2%

06-16-2014 02:32:55 | More by seanc49
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Dduquette

Maryland

5/5  rDev +28.2%

10-21-2013 23:05:39 | More by Dduquette
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starclassic21

Washington

5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Being from Seattle, I was told that I absolutely HAD to try Mac & Jack's African Amber if I even remotely like beer. So I decided to get it on tap at a local sport's bar and was blown away.

Since then, I've had plenty of different ambers but none seem to compare to Mac & Jack's African Amber. I just wish they bottled it!

The appearance is a typical amber, more "orange-ish" than most.

The smell is very rich... a nutty, bready smell.

The taste is where this beer shines... a clean, mild, bready immediate taste, with a hazelnut-caramel finish/aftertaste. The aftertaste of this beer is what makes it for me.

The mouthfeel... very carbonated! More carbonated than most ambers. Has a light feel, despite its rich flavor.

The drinkability is very clean. Not too heavy, not too light, not too rich, not too dull. It's a very middle-of-the-road beer with an exceptional taste!

TRY IT.

Serving type: on-tap

01-04-2011 08:48:09 | More by starclassic21
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Beer-me


5/5  rDev +28.2%

06-27-2014 20:24:09 | More by Beer-me
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M477

Washington

5/5  rDev +28.2%

04-29-2014 08:34:13 | More by M477
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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Chelshel7


5/5  rDev +28.2%

07-01-2014 01:28:47 | More by Chelshel7
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ILikePike


5/5  rDev +28.2%

12-14-2012 23:41:09 | More by ILikePike
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Mckcar

Washington

5/5  rDev +28.2%

01-11-2012 17:58:25 | More by Mckcar
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jamesl425


5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love alot of beers but After having this beer i wont drink anything else. I really love mac and jacks alaskan amber. I drive from south renton to redmond just to get a growler. I wish they had it for sale in bottles so i could buy more often! Over all best beer ive had!

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2012 19:36:08 | More by jamesl425
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BenGreedie


5/5  rDev +28.2%

04-01-2012 22:01:32 | More by BenGreedie
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TAREUA

Washington

4.97/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer rates just above above Mount Ranier as far as natural wonders of Washington State. It is almost physically painfull to stop drinking this at one pint. It gets worse at two. To me it has one of the most pleasant, distinctive, and honest aromas of any beer. The flavor has the strong presence of bitterness with the balance of sweetness and richness that can make you stop in the middle of a bar story to just suck on the last mouthfull.

I wouldn't wouldn't even want to live in a state with good sports teams if it meant giving up this beer being easily found when I go out.

Serving type: on-tap

10-08-2009 18:20:39 | More by TAREUA
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

4.85/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Reviewed on 9/28/08. Growler courtesy of scrizz. Pours a dark orange/brown with a thick off-white head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, sweet malt, brown sugar, molasses, sweet fruit, and maybe a hint of citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and malty with sweet tropical fruits and bitter floral hops in the finish. Uber drinkable and quite a tasty amber ale. Awesome maltiness with just a hint of hops and fruits. Yum! I keep upping my rating of this because I was just amazed by this beer and it's probably one of my favorites ever.
9/4/10/5/19 (4.7/5)

Serving type: growler

12-26-2008 19:24:10 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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BeerManDanNYC

New York

4.83/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer is worth the trip to the pacific northwest...because it's not found anywhere else! A rich, easy-drinking amber beer that never disappointing. A rich brown color and a perfect balance of flavors, this is easily one of my favorite domestic beers!

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2011 23:55:59 | More by BeerManDanNYC
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drinknrun

Pennsylvania

4.83/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I had this beer a few months ago when I was out near Fort Lewis Washington. I can't remember the taste enough to give it a great review but out of all the beers I've ever had I recommend this one the most from a keg. It was amazing. It tastes like nothing else and I'm so sad I can't get this in Pennsylvania. All i can say is try a frosty glass and you'll know what I'm talking about.

Serving type: on-tap

10-22-2009 17:52:50 | More by drinknrun
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DKRowden

Washington

4.76/5  rDev +22.1%
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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blackduckny

New York

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

02-12-2013 19:55:56 | More by blackduckny
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jsonL

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

08-23-2012 05:56:46 | More by jsonL
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The_D

Montana

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

10-25-2012 20:59:36 | More by The_D
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SteveKuhl


4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

07-13-2014 03:16:09 | More by SteveKuhl
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irishgreensoda

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

11-20-2012 21:31:27 | More by irishgreensoda
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zackb

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

04-14-2013 02:40:12 | More by zackb
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currysmegs

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

02-23-2013 06:08:28 | More by currysmegs
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evoljetta

Illinois

4.7/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

First tried this beer on a trip to Seattle by chance. Looks cloudy like a good wheat beer. Good mouthfeel with a wonderful taste..Every time I go to Seattle, a trip to the Mac and Jack brewery is now a staple...The only bad thing about this beer that I can say is they don't sell it in Chicago :(

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2005 01:18:32 | More by evoljetta
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yupitsmeadam

Washington

4.68/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

i drink lots of beers and always come back to this one....had this beer at dinner tonight at the cheesecake factory in bellevue, wa.

beer is a lot darker than most beers in the style. like the beautiful skin of a south american woman. there is not much head to speak of.

smell is deceiving. you don't expect the flavor rush that you are about to be hit with by smelling it. smell is a little muted.

the taste is pure candy to the mouth. sweet nectar of the gods. heavy malt flavors with honey and hops. taste a little fruit here as well. apples, peaches?

almost creamy and wheat-like while being well rounded.

can i have another?

when in seattle, you can't miss this!

Serving type: on-tap

01-09-2010 08:53:15 | More by yupitsmeadam
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African Amber from Mac and Jack's Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.