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RATINGS: 341   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2012
From tap at Taphouse Grill. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is roasted caramelish malty. Bitter, light caramelish sweetness and toasted malty. Light bitter and dry toasted malty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (18954) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2010
Draught at Elk Public House, Spokane, WA. Hazy amber, small head. Mildly roasty with perfume amd grain. Mid dry with chewy mouthfeel and medium body. Nicely grainy with mild hop accent and enough malt depth to lift it way above the mainstream of microbrewed beers. Low to medium bitterness. A lovely amber ale!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15535) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2008
Draught @ WABF 2008. Pours a slightly hazy orange amber color with a small off-white head. Malty caramel aroma with some hoppy hints. Fruity malty caramel flavor with nice hoppy grapefruit hints. Sweetish malty hoppy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2012
Tap @ Taphouse Grill, Seattle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich caramel, nuts, malt, pine and hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (11905) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2011
Draught@McKeown’s, Seaside, OR
Hazy amber color, good dreamy off-white head, lace. Sweet berryish (wildberries, strawberries) aroma with hints of wood. Medium-bodied. Caramelly, berryish, sweetish. Low bitterness, short finish. Very good for being an amber ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (11786) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 2, 2001
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2007 Finally, the long-awaited re-rate of African Amber! Cloudy, amber, nice thick head. Complex malt nose - toasty, woody, caramelly, like a really nice multigrain bread. The palate is similar, with toasty up front, lots of earthiness and a pleasurable amount of hop bitterness. Well-made amber.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2004
(RBSG04) Opaque amber body with beige head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, herb, melon. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, fruity (melon). Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9077) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2010
Growler shared by jbye4334. Pours hazy amber with a medium, frothy, off-white head, fair to good retention. Aroma is moderate sweet malt with caramel notes, light fruity esters, light chocolate and toasty notes. Medium-light floral hops. Flavor is moderate sweet malt with chocolate, toast and caramel notes, medium hop bitterness, slightly grassy with light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium-full bodied, moderate carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (8539) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2009
Growler shared at Diego’s tasting. Pours a nice amber color. This is a helluva amber. Aromas of caramel, hops, and some sweet citrus notes. Flavor is unreal. Best amber I have ever had. Tons of caramel and seemed like a hint of chocolate. Rich and full, just delicious. I wish I could drink this all the time. BOTTLE IT!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Growler… Cloudy caramel-colored ale with a small, fat-bubbled, white head. Funky, leathery, earthy aroma – a bit acidic. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and gentle carbonation. The flavor is tangy and sweet; odd, but tasty. Finishes lightly sweet and a touch funky. Kudos to mcbackus for providing the growler!


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