seehaferb23 (281) - - JUL 2, 2017 Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2002
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I admit that I don't like the ambers--I think they're beers that just don't have the guts to pick a style. Mac's is poster child for this middle ground--nothing to offend. It's got a nice malt character, but not too much, a nice Cascade palate, but a light one, a nice clean palate, but not much body. It seems to be brewed for the Budweiser crossover drinker and, surprise, surprise, it doesn't have much character.
Our 2nd to last beer we tasted. Tasted by Cannery Row Beer Club. Cheers from us!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Capa (3329) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2016
Clear amber with a white head. Medium sweet malt with light toast. The malt is well balanced by medium citrus hops. Very easy drinking. Flavorful and enjoyable. mcberko (18389) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2016
On tap at Portland Brewing, pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out dry bready malt and very light restrained hopping. Flavour is identical, very clean and easy-drinking, but uninspiring. Bready malt, a touch of caramel and light hop resins. Decently made. chinchill (5154) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2016
22 oz bottle in Oregon.
Deep amber colored body with an excellent head.
More hops than malts in both the aroma and the flavor. Mildly bitter.
Fruity hops with a faint bready background.
Medium-light body. Popoff91 (124) - Oregon, USA - APR 1, 2016
22-ounce bottle poured into a pilsner glass. This particular bottle was listed as Portland Brewing MacTarnahan’s Amber Ale, with the Portland Brewing standing out much more than the rest of it.
donandres (590) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - FEB 24, 2016
From tap to glass at the brewery in Seattle
Appearance: amber dark orange, minimal head, some lacing
Taste: Bitter, Sweet, nice initial taste, but can improve on the follow through
Mouth feel: A bit carbonated
Overall: Good beer for light drinking
Drank: February 22, 2016 altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle from Portland supermarket. Nice golden body with slight head. Nose is malty, toasty, Flavour also malts, aand caramel and sweet. Nice bitter finish. deyholla (11900) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2016
On tap. Pours a clear amber with a creamy tab head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces. Aroma has notes of straw and hay with a bit of sweet grain underlying. Flavor has lots of straw with a bit of hay and a hint of grains backing. CVBis007 (55) - Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Poured out of a 22oz bottle a slightly hazy copper with a light head. The aroma is light, sweet and fruity. The low bitterness adds some weight on your tongue, and I swear I taste apricots. Too mellow for my tastes, but a better than average amber. Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 3, 2015
A: Cloudy amber color with an off-white head. Lacing.
N: Biscuit, earth, pine, peppercorn, cracker, damp leaves. Hint of grapefruit.
T: Heartily bitter. Some sweetness. Surprisingly hearty.
M: Creamy, medium body. Light carbonation. No alcohol burn.
O: Surprisingly bitter amber ale. Not too shabby if not totally complex.