1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

African Amber - Mac and Jack's Brewery

Not Rated.
African Amber
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
87
very good

287 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 287
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 14.14%
Wants: 11
Gots: 27 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 287 | Reviews: 111 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of fatbatcat
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

fatbatcat, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of sjanowiak
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

sjanowiak, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of ryutheblade
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

ryutheblade, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of HKUSPC40
3.5/5  rDev -10%

HKUSPC40, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of Eighty
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Eighty, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of jera1350
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

jera1350, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of praxis16
4/5  rDev +2.8%

praxis16, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of Geno206
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Geno206, May 31, 2013
Photo of yancot
3.5/5  rDev -10%

yancot, May 29, 2013
Photo of William85
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

William85, May 22, 2013
Photo of bondjedi
4.53/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This luxurious and chocolatey brew meters out as a "5" on the mouthfeel, one of the few top marks this reviewer has ever handed out. Lots of lacing, all the way to the bottom of the glass. The only thing that keeps this pop away from the Chimay-level is its appearance, which is reminiscent of the Cuyahoga River circa 1978. Bravo to you Mac, bravo to you Jack.

bondjedi, May 18, 2013
Photo of Sati
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Sati, May 16, 2013
Photo of Laklimell
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Laklimell, May 03, 2013
Photo of zackb
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

zackb, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of VinoGuy
2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

VinoGuy, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of RichH55
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

RichH55, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of Braz
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Braz, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of Fuzzycuffs
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Fuzzycuffs, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of johnnyboy76
4/5  rDev +2.8%

johnnyboy76, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of weerezboy
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

weerezboy, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of BoFoSho
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

One can find this brew on tap in many establishments in the Northwest. This African Amber is copper in color with a minimal head. The smell is that of mild hops. By far and away one of the most balanced beers I've enjoyed. Barley and citrus flavors can be picked out, while the hoppy taste diminishes quickly. Mac & Jack's African Ale is not as ferocious as the lion on the tap may seem, but it is certainly one of my favorites.

BoFoSho, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of currysmegs
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

currysmegs, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of blackduckny
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

blackduckny, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of RobbyG
4/5  rDev +2.8%

RobbyG, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of Lazaro
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Lazaro, Jan 30, 2013
African Amber from Mac and Jack's Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 287 ratings.