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RATINGS: 365   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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The Northwest’s original, unfiltered and dry hopped amber ale. African Amber’s 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.


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lebeter (11) - West Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2004
Great beer, randomly chose it on a brewhouse's list and was pleasantly surprised. It had a mild tart taste, wonderful aroma, definitely going back for this one!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2004 On tap at PDX-I don't think this beer could have lived up to the hype I've heard on it, but it really didn't blow me away. Who knows how much they sell at the Portland Airport though-might be an old keg. Hoppy and malty, but the whole thing seemed like someone's fairly decent homebrew.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
monterey (8) - Redmond, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2004 does not count
I order this on-tap at Chili's. They have a winner here. Nice aroma and malty flavor. Great Cloudly color. Who needs clarity?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mreeves (276) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2003
Amber-colored, cloudy and unfiltered. Very fruity nose. Nice-looking head and good carbonation. Fruity flavor dominates, with good hop flavor as well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WISEGUY572 (1374) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2003
This was a really nice local brew, though not as nice as the IPA I had just before it. Good malt base, good hoppy bitterness, and I guess the fruitiness and the cloudiness are related some way, the way they are in an unfiltered sake maybe.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (4112) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2003
Tried at the Cheesecake Factory, Seattle. This was one of my last beers whilst on holiday this year. Very tasty, and flavoursome ale. Nice dark colour - like a slightly dryer oktoberfest beer. At the time I didn't realise it was so well regarded, but I can see why people enjoy it so much.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
archstanton (105) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2003
this is hands DOWN the best beer i have ever had i have been drinking this straight for 3 1/2 years when i go to a good bar.and one pointer if you go to pioneer square in seattle it is sold in 12oz plastic bottles..try it

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2008 A darker amber ale with a bit too many fruity flavors coming through. This finish was lingering yet dissatisfying

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
weusebio (69) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2003
This beer is worth driving to Seattle for, I don't care where you call home, but you must try this beer. Thick and smooth, but crisp. I could actually distinguish both kinds of hops present. Amazing beer. A+

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6214) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2003
Had on tap at Safeco Field watching the Mariners play. Has a delectable murky brown appearance with a thick creamy head. Has a faint malty aroma. Flavor - tangy, hard to place - very original. Has a bit of a smoked feel to it. Good thick mouthfeel - stays strong to the finish at the bottom of the large plastic stadium cup.


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