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The Northwestís original, unfiltered and dry hopped amber ale. African Amberís 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.


Indy99's rating

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Indy99 (7) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2001
This beer alone makes moving to the Northwest completely worth it. It has a great balanced flavor, not too hoppy to overwhelm you. They donít bottle so they stay small and non-commercial. They basically brew out of a big, old garage. It isnít pretty but the brewers are so cool and the beer is amazing. Itís the best damn thing about Seattle!


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
eldridgejoe (3) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2014 does not count
Drinks best when the Keg is fresh, It is a one hit wonder as none of the other beers at the brewery are even palatable at all. This beet is awesome and it perfectly balanced.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
"i gotta say...iím a bit surprised by all the 4+ ratings for this one. I had it last night with the in-laws and none of use were too impressed. cloudy amber beer, nutty biscuity malt, little sweetness, and hops that provided bitterness and little else. I canít say it wasnít flavorful, but the flavor and the aroma were a miss for all 3 of us. nothing special IMHO."

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoisirius (1728) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Been there. Done that. This was the classic go to at the clubs in Seattle back in the early 2000ís if you didnít want to drink piss. Thank the gods this exists!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2852) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2014
The aroma is citrus, flowers, nutty, spicy, caramel. The appearance is a clear dark amberan white head. The flavor is caramel, nutty,n spicy, flowers. Reverse of the aroma. The finish is flowers, citerus. Very interesting and cool amber ale.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreatDane1632 (511) - North Dakota, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Drank at the Final Point while I was at Survival Training. July - August 2013 -- This is a solid hoppy red that I would drink over and over again. Very delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DipHead14 (26) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Really smooth and refreshing. Full of flavor, but not even a little bitter, leaving a pleasant, highly drinkable beer! I love it!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
reus958 (21) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Nutty, earthy, sweet. A perfectly balanced malt with strong hop features. This beer is amazing.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dhammond42 (8) - - JUN 20, 2014 does not count
Beer was ok. I had it at red robin. Not the best. Had to try it because I was thirsty. Not a great selection at red robin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewje41 (594) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Draft pour. This was probably the first beer I ever had on draft, and now almost 4 years later, it still hasnít gotten old. One of the few crafts in the Seattle area that you can find just about anywhere. Overall this beer is unique in many ways. Very different nutty flavor and aroma. Well balanced beer. Itís got nice hop flavor that doesnít overpower. In a way I owe this beer to introducing me to the craft beer world. For that, I give my thanks. Love this beer. Oldie but a goodie for me.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
chandler904 (3) - St. Augustine, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2014 does not count
Flavor all itís own. Doesnít imitate anything out there. Loved it, full of flavor.


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