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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

288 Ratings
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Ratings: 288
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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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Beer-n-bikes, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of Dsimenson
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Draft poured into a pilsner. Nice one-finger head, unfiltered red-honey amber color, not much lacing. Aroma is subdued initially, when it is cold. When it warms up a bit, the aroma is still mild, but very pleasant--gentle malt and floral hops. Flavor is malt, mild hops, a bit of pine, not citrus-like, a bit of sweetness. Mouth feel is on the thin side of medium, not thick or chewy. Overall this is a very good red ale, not quite outstanding. It was great fun to sample, and I would drink it again.

Dsimenson, Jul 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

nhirsch04, May 31, 2014
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3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My first beer on tap!

Off the pour it looks smooth with a white top finish. Nice warm golden brown look.

Tastes amazing. It is unlike most other beers with a strong wholesome wheaty taste, followed by a satisfying after taste.

There are so many other beers on tap to try I feel like I cannot score it a high 5. However, it is also not served as a beer. I wish it was, I would buy so many of them. It is only served on tap in Washington. If you come to the NW, ask for Mac and Jacks and take what they give you!

FannyBack, May 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

gnaztee, May 28, 2014
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4.46/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Tawny brown and wonderfully cloudy due to being unfiltered. This is the sort of beer which makes you understand the whole 'liquid bread' thing.

S - Sweet malt pairs nicely with the minor spiking of hops.

T - Unlike so many amber and brown ales this beer does not short change you on flavour. This beer has a wonderful rich, malty flavour and then a little hops pops up to keep things interesting on the back end.

M - Fabulously thick and full-bodied for the style and abv. Boosts the beer's character, taking it further and further away from the mass of humdrum and watery red and brown ales.

O - A real Pacific Northwest classic. I drank this at Ixtapa. Coming from Britain I would not have expected to have such a good beer at a place like Ixtapa. God bless the Pacific Northwest and Ixtapa.

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3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A- Hazy copper color. Thick head and heavy lacing.

S- Subtle, citrus hop, bready yeast.

T- Amber style malt, very light hopping. Some fruit, not much.

M- Relatively heavy body, light carbonation.

O- Good beer, not great, ubiquitous in the area, worth drinking.

Brisket, Apr 08, 2014
African Amber from Mac and Jack's Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 288 ratings.