African Amber | Mac and Jack's Brewery

BA SCORE
69.5%
Liked This Beer
3.89 w/ 419 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mac and Jack's Brewery
Washington, United States
macandjacks.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-04-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,609
Reviews:
132
Ratings:
419
Liked:
291
Avg:
3.89/5
pDev:
13.62%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
81
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 419 |  Reviews: 132
Photo of JohnBradSC
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EHak
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Probably the best amber I've had, very smooth and drinkable on tap.

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Photo of corywalston
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brownausa
4.4/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bundy462
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JWess
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bosby
4.38/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gandres
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Growler from Total wine to wine glass
Sight: light amber, hazy, big off white foam
Smell: Fragrant aroma, malty
Taste: Medium bitterness, some sweetness
Mouthfeel: Creamy, very good long finish, bittersweet aftertaste Overall: Very good beer, good value for the price
drank: Sunday, March 19, 2017 7:30 PM

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Photo of Alexrdvz
4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Darhawk
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cherche
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerski55
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of goopy
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of malprep
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mjmiller99
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Surprisingly cloudy for an ale, making it unique in appearance. The highlight is its taste- refreshing, slightly sweet and medium bodied.

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Photo of brlelievre
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vylo
4.87/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jwc215
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at The Boat Shed, Bremerton, WA:

Pours clouded orange amber with a head that lasts and leaves lacing down the glass.

Smells and tastes like sweetened iced tea with a touch of lemon zest and a hint of caramel.

Smooth and refreshing, this is an easy-drinking, sweet-leaning brew.

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Photo of Superheatnsubcool
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SamuelMiller
3.28/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jtown16798
5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Can't believe this isn't rated higher. A must every time I go to Seattle. Can't get it in California. Quite unique.

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Photo of hacksoncode
3.29/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Seatac airport. Poured its usual gorgeous hazy deep amber into a 22oz glass. Nice ivory head with strong lacing. Smell seemed a bit off, maybe a bit metallic. Same with the taste, which was otherwise nice and malty, and a bit sweet. Mouth feel and drinkability was very good. Overall, not as good as i remembered. Don't know if I got a bad batch or if it's just gone downhill. It used to be one of my favorites.

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Photo of Barleycorn
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rarigney
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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African Amber from Mac and Jack's Brewery
Beer rating: 69.5% out of 100 with 419 ratings
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