African Amber | Mac and Jack's Brewery

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86
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414 Ratings
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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-04-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
414
Reviews:
132
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
13.77%
 
 
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18
Gots:
79
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Photo of JWess
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bosby
4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gandres
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
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 +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Darhawk
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cherche
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerski55
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of goopy
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of malprep
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mjmiller99
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
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 +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vylo
4.87/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jwc215
3.85/5  rDev 0%
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 -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SamuelMiller
3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jtown16798
5/5  rDev +29.9%
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 -14.5%
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 -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rarigney
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of casapy
3.08/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Duncan4169
4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of plbogen
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Mac and Jack's African Amber is gorgeous. It's unfiltered cloudy orange looks just like amber. It feels nice and solid in the mouth and lets you know you are drinking a real beer. While I've had better tasting beer, it still is a pretty solid beer that is great for a meal.

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Photo of Stardusthotel83
4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

FYI: you can only get it on tap in WA and a little in ID/OR. They dont bottle it but you can get growlers.

L: Awesome red-orange-yellow, looks like a hazy sunset.

S: Smell is actually pretty standard, sweet but has some bite to it.

T: Good tastes, pretty hoppy for an ale in my opinion. Lots of citrus.

F: Medium mouth feel and carbonation.

O: A really good unfiltered ale, defiantly worth a try if you're ever in WA.

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Photo of brewskifan55
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Country Cousin, Centralia, Washington. Our first beer in the PNW.

A: Opaque orange/amber with fluffy white one finger head that lingered. Decent lacing.

S: Caramel, biscuit-y malts, honey and a bit of brown sugar.

T: A great overall maltiness with caramel, toffee and citrus hops. A really nice kick on the finish; a spiciness that lingers and makes you want more.

M: Medium with medium, creamy carbonation.

O: A ubiquitous beer in the PNW, tasty and raring to go. I could enjoy this African Amber back home.

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African Amber from Mac and Jack's Brewery
3.85 out of 5 based on 414 ratings.
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