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African Amber - Mac and Jack's Brewery

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African Amber
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BA SCORE
87
very good

297 Ratings
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Ratings: 297
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 11
Gots: 29 | 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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4.26/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Cold pint on tap (this beer isn't bottled/canned)

Appearance - Glowing dark golden/amber and totally hazed over, 1 finger head dissipates to leave a wispy cap, a little lacing. Unique look for an amber.

Smell - Not getting much off this, very subtle: toasty malt bready sweetness, kind of a super clean floral hoppy note. I had this in a stinky bar atmosphere... Not the best for smelling beer: score will have to default to 3, though I'm sure it deserves better.

Taste - Excellent, wasn't expecting it to pop so much since the nose is so faint. Lots of toasty, bready maltiness underscored by a nice floral hop kick, a touch sweetness and bready yeast ties it all together. Very clean tasting... Unique. Finishes pretty dry with mild hoppy bitterness.

Feel - Creamy and very smooth, drinkable medium body, carbonation is gently scrubbing. Nice.

Overall - Really a surprisingly excellent amber. It's clean, malty flavor really pops and jives perfectly with a pretty unique floral hop profile. It's a tragedy they don't bottle this! Outstanding brew.

Redneckwine, Oct 20, 2014
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Poured from a growler filled fresh from the tap into a tumbler on 06.14.14.

A: 3 finger fluffy head. Nearly opaque brown body. It's unfiltered, so it's cloudy.

S: Sweet, bready malt. Flower too.

T: Bready sweetness dominates. It's like drinking a cinnamon roll. Flower, sweet yeast, and spices are subtle.

M: Creamy smooth. Chewy, but still easy to drink.

O: The bready sweetness hits first, then the flower takes over. It all blends very nicely. This is nothing like other amber ales that are out there.

Rating: A+, 100/100.

WAbeerfiend, Oct 07, 2014
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Trustworthy smooth and full-bodied amber in our own backyard. Never goes wrong

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African Amber from Mac and Jack's Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 297 ratings.