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RATINGS: 373   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.


3.7
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2004
Was a cloudy amber, unique yeast character for an "english" style beer. Nicely hopped, but left lingering bitterness on the tongue.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - MAR 1, 2004
Tried this at 3 different places in Seattle. Excellent stuff! Looks like a darker hefeweizen, with a very similar mouthfeel. Cidery notes at the top of the swallow. So so tasty.

5
   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.


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