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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

287 Ratings
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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)
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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!

jamesl425, Jun 30, 2012
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A-red amber color with a decent white head and some lacing

S-malt and bread, some sweet caramel notes

T-malt, toasted bread, caramel and some bitter hop flavors

F-light to medium body with light carbonation

O-a nice drinking amber ale with good flavor

MDDMD, May 14, 2012
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

*Reviewed from notes*
Enjoyed on tap at Sazerac restaurant in Seattle.

A - Brought to me topped off with no head room so I can't really judge the head. What is there is retaining pretty well. Cloudy red-amber in color. Lacing is moderate.

S - Dark malt apparent on the nose. Has a smoky smell up front. There is another light grain smell and light hops to complement it.

T - Like the nose, it is interestingly smoky. The smoky flavors lead into a light malt sweetness with a moderately bitter finish. Sweet wine like esters are noted from time to time.

M - Medium bodied and a little overcarbonated.

O - A decent amber ale, but I believe some of the flavors aren't very well done. There is that wine like flavor, which from home brewing experiences leads me to think this beer is not fully matured with residual sugars remaining.

Dave128, Apr 12, 2012
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African Amber from Mac and Jack's Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 287 ratings.