beerloving90 (10) - - AUG 1, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2012 This is one of the best on draft beers Iíve ever tasted. You truly havenít experienced WA until youíve tasted Mac and jacks African Amber. "This beer erupts with a floral, hoppy taste, followed by a well rounded malty middle, finishing with a nicely organic hop flavor." I also recommend attending the Brewery tour in Redmond, youíll get a free cup of beer. Also, I have noticed that the taste can vary from bar to bar. Itís on draft and lots can happen to the beer the longer the distance it is traveled and the longer itís kept. Overall Iíve been satisfied, but Iíll admit, Iíve had some 2.5 rated mac and jackís beer at crappy bars, that let beer spoil, Idk it could have been the Keg. Enjoy!
saxo (11503) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Taphouse Grill, Seattle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich caramel, nuts, malt, pine and hops.
trujahwarrior (284) - Monroe, Washington, USA - JUL 22, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells of biscuits and caramel. Pours a hazy amber brown with a thick white head with good lacing. Taste of nuts and caramel and biscuits. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy with great carbonation. Overall this is one of my favorites too bad its only on tap but Iím one of the lucky ones to be able to drink it at almost every bar in Washington.
Smurf2055 (610) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at some bar in the U district. Pours hazy amber with a finger of off white head. Smell is soft malty with a bit of caramel. Taste is almost lager-like, bready, medium body, bit of fruit. Very drinkable, good amber.
jredmond (4117) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Celtic Swell with Linh and nťe. Pours a deep, deep hazy amber with Tina of clouds and thick white creamy lacing. Aroma is malty, spicy, and fresh hops. Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated and also creamy with notes of spiced malts, light vanilla and a light fresh floral hop in the finish.
neepsntatties (907) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Colour...dark amber with a thick off white head. Nose...hous and over baked biscuits. Palate...a slightly astringent start followed by a blast of malt and then tempered by a dose of hops. Thereís a distinct caramel hit at the back of the palate along with some toasty malt. This is certainly one if the nicer ambers Iíve ever had!
Dixonian (1486) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orangish amber body with some creamy off-white head. Nose is lots of bready, caramel, and toasted malts with some pine and grassy hops. Flavor is lots of bready malt and more grassy hops - bit of citrus as well.
Zeswaft (1280) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Not the ideal location to make my perfect rating but ive put it off too long. Seatac airport before a flight to New Orleans. This beer hits every criteria i need in a beer. Cloudy copper and frothy, pillowy off-white head. Perfect blend of citrus hops and hopped just to the right level. Not quite an IPA so its sessionable and doesnt leave the mouth wrecking bitterness. Medium malt level that is almost cherry candy sweet. Perfect amount og bitterness. Couldnt get a more well crafted and balanced beer. Hands down my go-to whenever, wherever.
Kellerstein (6) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Todo Mexico. Quite often Mac & Jackís flagship ale is the quality tap next to the mass market beers in restaurants and bars in these parts. I have had many of these since 1995 and have enjoyed most. Because it is not pasteurized a few times I have been given a glass from a keg past its prime. Usually where few drink anything but the top three beers. Todayís seamed good and fresh and was served with a lemon wedge. I think it is better without the fruit, but still a great beer that went great with the spicy food. [551,2]
yespr (26476) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at Taphouse Grill. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is roasted caramelish malty. Bitter, light caramelish sweetness and toasted malty. Light bitter and dry toasted malty finish.