Msavage235 (90) - - AUG 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Exceptional amber ale, one of the best I’ve ever had. The addition of the hops, which are perfectly mixed in, give this beer an awesome dimension unmatched by other beers of the same style. A murky caramel body with a thin cream head and great lacing gives off a light, bready aroma. A fruity sweet taste hits you first that immediately gives way to the malty body with the hops starting to make an appearance. This all culminates in a chocolate caramel finish that sticks around for awhile and settles in softly and beautifully. Fantastic beer, this its one to be sought after.
solidfunk (6479) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Easy drinking and very subtle and well defined. Hazy amber pour with great head and lacing. Some rusty malt and light citrus. Good balance. Light tangy finish. Tap at Africa Lounge.
RedSox2004 (1551) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2015 Cloudy orange amber with a creamy off-white head and moderate lace. Light aromas of cereal and grass. Taste is similar, mostly grassy hop with bitterness coming late. Medium body and carbonation, blah mouthfeel and a slightly grainy finish.
Sarlacc83 (1591) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: Cloudy amber with a foamy white head.
N: Peppercorn, cracker, earth, damp leaves, some toffee.
T: Big maltiness with a muddy leafy bitterness.
M: Medium - light body, touch of alcohol in the afterwash, crisp carbonation.
O: I can see why this is a big seller. Drinkable with a good melding of flavor. I would like it a bit less leafy and more hoppy but that seems like personal preference.
tlind2 (1431) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught@Four Points by Sheraton, Seattle. Opaque amber color, off-white head. Full, very nutty flavor with some metallic hops. Medium-light body, medium carbonation. Not bad.
HippieFee (259) - - SEP 27, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft - Dirt brown color, even cloudy like dirty water would be. Has a weird sweet smoke smell to it. In the palate very sweet and certainly has a distinct taste to it that is hard to describe.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at SEATAC. Pours with a hazed orange-copper hued body and a large lasting off-white head. Aromas are malt forward, toasty, nutty, mild esters, and a light hop fruitiness. Flavors are malt forward (toasted and light kilned rather than dextrinous). Nutty, cereal, some melanoidins. Medium bitterness drives the mid palate balance. Hop flavor is minimal and slightly citric and floral. Fermentation is pretty clean with mild esters. Medium bodied, medium high carbonation for the style. Solid; very glad this is not laden with crystal.
Hillbillyjed (2) - NORWAY - AUG 10, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is truly one of the best beers in the United States. It is a full-flavored beer, with excellent maltiness. The dry-hop aroma is outstanding! When I am in a Washington pub, I will check out all the beers on tap, but invariably I go back to Mac & Jacks African Amber. It is the benchmark beer.
chriszfat (56) - Lake stevens, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at razzles. Nice malty aroma, burnt orange color, cloudy. Nicely balance finishes hoppy and malty. Good solid amber. Would like a litter more bitterness.
bhensonb (13204) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Henry’s PDX venue. Pours very hazy Amber with a beige head. Fruity hop aroma. Med + body. Flavor is lots of floral and citrus hop, and almost enough malt to balance, It is very fresh and delicious.
iggynelix (114) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rich amber with a beautiful tan head nose of fresh bread and not to storing on the hops. Great malt flavour.