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RATINGS: 377   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 12, 2004
Pours a hazy brown with a large creamy white head. Great lacing. Aroma of citrus hops, oranges and grapefruit. Nice spiciness there as well, I’m thinking cinnamon. Flavors are very similar. The orange is bit more prevelant. Malts come out a touch more along with the hops. Very nice indeed. The palate is smooth and spicy. I like it. Finish of alcohol laced bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - APR 25, 2004
This was a decent brew that I tried at a bar. I wasn't overly impressed, almost tasted like a heffeweizen. But a good micro when you need one

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 19, 2004
Nice yeasty, full bodied, amber that fills the tummy and has plenty of hop and malt flavor-superb balance. Drink many of these if you can, but they are quite filling. Nice brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2004
Draft. Cloudy amber-chestnut color with a small white head that left nice lacing. Mild aroma of fine tea, light malts and citrus with a spicy sweetness. Sweet flavor with a full-mouth bitter bite, cinnamon and allspice with a lingering astringent finish on the back of the tongue. Full body, mild carbonation. Nice treat!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2004
tiny bobbles, soft, dense uniform creamy top. Cloudy amber body. Mildly floral, light grainy notes mingle with a citrus hop bite, then builds to a sweet floral and light caramel flavor. finishes clean and crisp. a bit more pronounced malt profile would be awesome to me. Creamier and sweeter as it warmed, showing more of that malt aspect.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikebeertaster (114) - washougal, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2004
What a wonderful beer/ Great amber color. Great taste. Have always felt it to be a little sweet or fruity tasting. Has a great bitter kick to it. Ranks in the top 10 for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2004
On tap at the Liquid Lounge in EMP. Cloudy/murky amber almost brown like color. Faint malt aromas. Light to medium bodied, somewhat smooth on the palate, with nutty, malt flavors. The finish is a mild hop intensity. An enjoyable beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DarthJames (10) - Redmond, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2004
Unique. Cloudy amber, slightly bitter yet fruity taste. This is one of my favorite beers

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2004
Faintly watery hop aroma. Deep dark crystal malt flavor. Thinnish, watery and quite boring. Blah.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - MAR 3, 2004
Excellent amber, and along with Full Sail's one of the best... thick and malty with nice hops at the end.


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