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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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
monk191 (1047) - California, USA - JUL 23, 2013
A great amber. Pours a beautiful cloudy orange with a thick white head. Smells like smokey apple pie. Taste starts and finishes slightly hoppy, with a sweet, vanilla middle. Thick taste, very unfiltered. Had on tap at Sirens in Port Townsend. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mattyhennessy (341) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2013
Dark brown and light bodied. Poor head retention. Low hops and high sweetness. Surprisingly strong citrus flavours, despite the low hop presence. Strong malt flavours like a biscuit.

4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chuckstout (263) - Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Malty, earthy aromas, looks like a cup of rust, moderate lacing, delicous maltyness, grapefruit, toffee, caramel, earth, great mounthfeel, really enjoyable beer

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (2970) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Had on draft at bimbos in Seattle. Cloudy amber with white head. Malty and earthy. Good beer

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dodgrblu (625) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
On tap at R Bar, Port Angeles, great for an Amber, some hoppiness there but huge malt backbone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikem409 (1555) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Tap. Pours murky rust. Malty honey and bread aroma. Taste is chewy biscuit with a hop kiss

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (9539) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
Tap at the Africa Lounge, SEATAC airport, 27/05/13. Hazed orange amber with a thin off white head. Nose is malt, grass, sugar, caramel, light fruits. Taste is malt forward, orange, toffee, biscuit, sugars, hoppy backnotes. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, light bitterness in the finish. Middle of the road.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bonesy2 (2) - Ocoee, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2013 does not count
I don’t know much about how these ratings work (like ’Palate’ and stuff). I’m not a beer snob, I just know what I like...and I REALLY like this beer!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Cloudy red amber color. Sticky white lacing. Mild citrus and caramel aroma. Easy drinking with a smooth body a slight crisp finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Frozer (130) - Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Surprised first by the cloudy appearance then found it is unfiltered. And Damn is it good like that! Floral aroma with some spice shining through the clouds of beer. A one of a kind amber.


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