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The Northwestís original, unfiltered and dry hopped amber ale. African Amberís pioneering and innovative style is proof that drink-abilty does not have to be achieved by sacrificing flavor. This beer erupts with a floral, hoppy taste, followed by a well rounded malty middle, finishing with a nicely organic hop flavor. Locally sourced two row grain and a blend of specialty malts give our amber its rich taste. Further complexity is achieved by leaving the beer unfiltered, providing exceptional flavor, as well as giving our amber its unique "cloudy" look. Lastly, we actually place a bag of fresh, locally grown, Yakima valley hops in each keg creating what has become the original, cult classic, northwest amber ale.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (1400) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Pours one finger of head on a hazy copper colored body. The aroma is burnt fruit (apricot, plum and banana). Unique but good. The taste is malty with mild lemon bitter, fruity but not that sweet. The texture is smooth with moderate carbonation. A great beer that remains unique among a growing category.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Iíve 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 (canít dock íem). 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. Itís an alright beer. Serving type: on-tap 11-01-2012

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davhgbrew (945) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Dark amber/copper color, lasting off white head. Very impressive looking brew. First sip is creamy, middle is hoppy and it finishes out with malt and some chocolate. Is missing a little body in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Seatown78 (2) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013 does not count
Love this beer. Perfect with a kick arse burger and fries. Definitely one if my faves. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
catface5326 (154) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Cloudy amber poured from a tap. Fruity amber smell and light amber taste. Kind of weak in my opinion

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2337) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Cloudy amber with small silky head. Aroma of malt, spice and citrus. Taste is malty, followed by coriander and some orange on the backplane. Complex but enjoyable,,god with food.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imaena (1887) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Draught in Tacoma. This is a really nice classic amber which goes perfect with pizza.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Caytinator (966) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Pint on tap. Cloudy, amber, and unfiltered, small head, no lacing. Nice light aroma, nothing off in it, pleasant. Good tasting beer, lots of taste, no sacrifices, nice all-around classic american flavor. Nice bitter-hoppy finish, light carbonation, aftertaste for days, very well done. I sure do love his beer.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Terminizzle (9) - Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2013 does not count
Itís not just for you to get it uses material that it was wondering why is that they can

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deaconmike (399) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2013
On tap. Pours cloudy amber with a white head. Aroma is hoppy, earthy with biscuity malts. Taste is mostly sweet with some light hops. Body is smooth; soft carbonation - goes down smoothly. This is a "go to" beer when I visit the Pacific Northwest.


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