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African Amber - Mac and Jack's Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

307 Ratings
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Ratings: 307
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 14.07%
Wants: 11
Gots: 32 | 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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3.06/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

On tap at the Oxford Suites motel at Jantzen Beach. Color is dark amber and appearance is cloudy in the pint glass. A modest head to start with. Plenty spritzy in the mouth with a distinct club soda taste.

Quite malty mouthfeel. Some browned flavors and a little sharp. The hops are herbaceous and on the dank side. Collard greens and the old oaken bucket. Murky and something tasting like "rust" overall. More bitter as you sip. I find it really quite unpleasant, but maybe people like this particular taste.

mactrail, Sep 02, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mac and Jack's is a draft-only brewery with a very limited distribution. I had my first pint at a McCormick's Seafood restaurant in Downtown Seattle, then again at the Seattle Airport Marriott bar.

This amber ale is uniformly excellent and quickly became my favorite "it doesn't come in a bottle" brew.

DoctorQ9, Jul 06, 2013
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African Amber from Mac and Jack's Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 307 ratings.