African Amber | Mac and Jack's Brewery

BA SCORE
86
very good
417 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
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
Ratings:
417
Reviews:
132
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
13.77%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
80
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 417 |  Reviews: 132
Photo of Laurabee
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Wamba
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Keepnitrl
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Howlader
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Phi_Psi_OR_Beta
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Spreetaper
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of SteveKuhl
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of SJbigtuna
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Beer-n-bikes
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Dsimenson
3.89/5  rDev +1%
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.

 500 characters

Photo of Chelshel7
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of BrewtalHonesty
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Beer-me
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of kfurman
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of aeiverson
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of seanc49
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of Jcarter1221
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of nhirsch04
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of FannyBack
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
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!

 515 characters

Photo of gnaztee
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of attometer00
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of mrjmann
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of snakeayes11
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of M477
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

African Amber from Mac and Jack's Brewery
3.85 out of 5 based on 417 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.