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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.


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 1, 2001
One of the Big Three from Seattle, the other two being Bhagwan’s Best IPA and Hale’s Pale Ale. Hands down the best amber ale on the planet. Amazingly creamy (no doubt because it is unpasteuzized) and sweet, with a masterful hop balance. It will be a great day when this beer is bottled for store sales. As it is, if you are Washington State, priority number one should be finding this beer on tap. The best kept secret in brewing, and one of the ten best in the world.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
brandman99 (3) - USA - DEC 13, 2001 does not count
Surprisingly fruity (orange and lemon overtones) and creamy texture. Stands on its own merits. Tasted twice. Shame that it isn’t available outside of the Pacific Northwest.

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rjjense99 (3) - Helena, Montana, USA - DEC 14, 2001 does not count
I wish that I could have rated it higher than a 20. Mac & Jacks African Amber Ale is by far above and beyond any ale that I’ve pleasured in the past. It’s creamy consistency and amazing mix of sweet flavours coupled with just the right amount of hops makes this beer the #1 ale to have peirced my lips. Would somebody please tell these folks to bottle this hidden gem. I want to thank the city of Seattle for granting me the opportunity to become acquainted with this delight.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
elcapo99 (4) - Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2002 does not count
This ale is above and beyond comparision, as well as being my favorite beer in the world. Due to the unpasturized nature of the beer it cannot be bottled and has a small range of distribution. The brewery is located in Redmond, WA and is a great little place. Just today we called to arrange a tour of the brewery. When they answered the phone they responded, ’Hello, this is Mac and Jacks, Mac Speaking.’ That should tell you something about the size of this company. If you haven’t been lucky enough to try it, you should fly to Seattle and check it out. Heck you can even take a quick tour thru Seattle if you get bored.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Zoltanm (6) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2002 does not count
a very unique ale with a bit of a spicey flavor

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fgfats (10) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2003
Ambers are not usually my first choice in beer, but this one is. If it is on tap it is in my glass. Very nice head and is very smooth with an amazing taste.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
archstanton (105) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2003
this is hands DOWN the best beer i have ever had i have been drinking this straight for 3 1/2 years when i go to a good bar.and one pointer if you go to pioneer square in seattle it is sold in 12oz plastic bottles..try it

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lebeter (11) - West Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2004
Great beer, randomly chose it on a brewhouse's list and was pleasantly surprised. It had a mild tart taste, wonderful aroma, definitely going back for this one!

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DarthJames (10) - Redmond, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2004
Unique. Cloudy amber, slightly bitter yet fruity taste. This is one of my favorite beers

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
n2h2o (1) - USA - JUL 19, 2005 does not count
Simply one of the finest beers available!!! It is really a shame that it is only available on tap. I have not been able to find a bottled beer that is as good.


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