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African Amber - Mac and Jack's Brewery

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African Amber
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87
very good

264 Ratings
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Ratings: 264
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 10
Gots: 14 | 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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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9%

12-14-2012 22:04:17 | More by udouche
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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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Nzinger

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-19-2012 06:48:13 | More by Nzinger
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warpedrevolution

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

11-16-2012 20:58:33 | More by warpedrevolution
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harrymel

Washington

3.2/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I've had this beer countless times, but not in recent recollection.

Turbid oragey amber with a etched surface of light foam. Smells of, well the cleaner of the restaurant here (can't dock 'em). Flavor is malty with some hints of oxidation and a good bit of bitterness and some sweet honey in here as well; not a bad flavor. Medium on full bodied here with plenty hi carb (too high) and a wet finish. The aftertaste is a bit sweet and has that slightly milky character. It's an alright beer.

Serving type: on-tap

11-01-2012 01:28:46 | More by harrymel
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

10-28-2012 02:05:15 | More by Hopmodium
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Montana

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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Washington

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

10-19-2012 06:36:44 | More by foxyaardvark27
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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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adkieffer

Washington

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mfavoino

Washington

3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap 10/2/12.

Appearance: Hazy orange/amber color with a thin white head.

Smell: Caramel malts and some floral hops. Smells nice and malty.

Taste: Caramel malts, following the nose with a bit of bready dryness. Light citrus hops as it finishes.

Mouthfeel: Moderate, but almost on the full-bodied side for the style. Finishes nice and clean.

Overall: Nice representation of the style that is more malt forward. Flavorful and definitely a go to.

Serving type: on-tap

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California

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pirkle668

Washington

4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very quality Amber Ale. Only available in Washington State, and only on-premise.

A bit heavier than typical ambers / alts. Smell is hard to detect, but the taste is really quite good. A very smooth offering. If I lived in the Seattle area, I would seek out an occasional growler for the fridge.

Serving type: on-tap

09-18-2012 19:38:28 | More by pirkle668
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BucannonXC5

California

3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pitcher draft into a pint glass at Earl’s Restaurant & Bar on Aug. 31, 2012 (for $12.50 a pitcher). 2-3 fingers of head (from memory). Poured an amber iced tea with gray lacing. Good retention all the way down.

Smelled earth, grains, toast, and some light combination of caramel/toffee.

Tasted similar to the nose, but seemed to come out a bit better. Got earth, grains, toast, roasty nuts and a bit of citrus hops.

Medium-to-full body (seemed heavy for an amber). Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Grainy, rough finish, but tasted OK.

An OK beer overall. I might have rated it a bit differently (higher or lower) had I tried it at home and not out at a bar with four others guys. Maybe will try it again.

Serving type: on-tap

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Washington

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African Amber from Mac and Jack's Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 264 ratings.