RateBeer
overall
97
100
style

bottled
available

on tap
common

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 366   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


grant's rating

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Hazy pumpkin color, frothy head.Surprisingly wan aroma - my first impression was that Iíd be extremely disappointed with this beer. But the flavor is very rich and malty....not just a wall of caramel malt but nuanced and rich. Very drinkable and unique, unfiltered, this is quite nice.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
chriszfat (16) - Lake stevens, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2015
On tap at razzles. Nice malty aroma, burnt orange color, cloudy. Nicely balance finishes hoppy and malty. Good solid amber. Would like a litter more bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12469) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Tap at Henryís PDX venue. Pours very hazy Amber with a beige head. Fruity hop aroma. Med + body. Flavor is lots of floral and citrus hop, and almost enough malt to balance, It is very fresh and delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
iggynelix (93) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Rich amber with a beautiful tan head nose of fresh bread and not to storing on the hops. Great malt flavour.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
makcarp (2) - - JUL 6, 2015 does not count
Hands down the best beer I have ever had! Itís smooth, itís rich, and it tastes good with anything

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (8132) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2015
On tap at The Loft. Pours a deep amber orange with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has bread and grain with a nice growing citrus note. Flavor has notes of bread and grain with a growing sweet citrus and a hint of straw.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2483) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Extremely drinkable maybe the best ever amber beer. Great appearance and body. Style defineD.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
stantheman (786) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2015
On tap at Joeís Bar and Grill in downtown Seattle. A dark and murky orange amber ale, with moderate beige head, and a sweetly malted slightly hoppy nose.

Frankly the taste is highly unusual, and that in a good way. Not a highly hopped ale. Itís more malt forward, but some hop insinuates itself early on to good effect. 3.7.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosskyle (178) - - MAY 16, 2015
On tap at O'Donnell's in Seattle. Dark red Amber color with a medium white head. Sweet candy aroma. Medium body. Light sweet candy flavor with a malty finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
WABeerFiend (324) - - JAN 16, 2015
Poured from a growler filled fresh from the tap into a tumbler on 06.14.14. A: 3 finger fluffy head. Nearly opaque brown body. Itís unfiltered, so itís cloudy. S: Sweet, bready malt. Flower too. T: Bready sweetness dominates. Itís like drinking a cinnamon roll. Flower, sweet yeast, and spices are subtle. M: Creamy smooth. Chewy, but still easy to drink. O: The bready sweetness hits first, then the flower takes over. It all blends very nicely. This is nothing like other amber ales that are out there.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
furthur (426) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Tap, beautiful deep Amber body, nice white head, heaviest lacing Iíve seen. Aroma pineapple, spruce, ginger, lychee. Flavor sweet light fruit, spruce and resin, light citrus rind bitterness at the finish. Palate is smooth and rich, carbonation is bright, but not sharp. Really nice.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 37


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50