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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.


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 don’t bottle so they stay small and non-commercial. They basically brew out of a big, old garage. It isn’t pretty but the brewers are so cool and the beer is amazing. It’s the best damn thing about Seattle!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2774) - 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 (362) - Louisiana, 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 (25) - 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 (386) - 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 hasn’t 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. It’s got nice hop flavor that doesn’t 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 it’s own. Doesn’t imitate anything out there. Loved it, full of flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewGoblin (282) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
The lion of the label is bad ass. Kind of a hazy amber hue with an inch of white fluff. Smells and taste lightly bready, yeasty with chill hops to keep it balanced. A really nicely balanced amber, good session machine.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mintzmeet (201) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2014
classic northwest amber ale. distinctive cloudy look due to unfiltered process. very well balanced malt profile.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
Draught at Kokopelli, Port Angeles
Muddy amber color with creamy head. Light malt aroma and flavor, correct bitterns, mild fruity esters, and soft hop resins in the final.
Easy beer.


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