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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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - MAY 5, 2006
Enjoyed many a pint of this one at a number of places in Seattle, and particularly enjoy this one on draught at the African Lounge, which is an outlet for Mac and Jack beers at SETAC. This beer is a fantastic example of amber ale, with lots of great hop aromas, flavor, and bitterness, paired with really great sweet and caramel malt flavor. This beer pour to a hazy, deep amber color, with a creamy white head, and a good bit of carbonation. The nose is outstanding, with lots of big, fragrant, lemon/grapefruit hop aromas. The palate is firm, with some really good pale, sweet, and caramel malt flavors, paired with a nice fruity back drop of tangy, citrus hop flavor. This beer finishes with more really good sweet and caramel malt up front, then ends with a very pleasing, lemon/grapefruit hop bitterness that lingers. An excellent pint of beer, one that must be tried when ever you visit the Seattle, WA area.


4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DipHead14 (22) - 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 (13) - 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 (2) - - 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 (311) - 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 (242) - 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 (183) - 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 (14298) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopwine (254) - Bend, Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Super cloudy, unfiltered cider looking pour with nice off white head and lace. Nose is red apple, honey, and sweet bread. Flavor is more apple, pear, honey, floral hops, and a toasted honey whole wheat bread finish. Really really awesome session able and unique amber. Love the balance and strong malt presence/complexity in a lower abv beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Howlader (700) - - APR 23, 2014
14oz pint glass served at Von’s 1000 Spirits in Seattle. Surprisingly hoppy amber - pretty good.


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