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Alaskan Gold Creek (Rough Draft Series) - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan Gold Creek (Rough Draft Series)
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7 Ratings
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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 4.42%
Wants: 0
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Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: flagmantho on 06-17-2014)
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Reviews by Braz:
Photo of Braz
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Braz, Jun 21, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of jwc215
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden with thin head. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is mild, but pleasant. A touch of citrus, some grain.

The taste is a balance between citric/lemon-y hops and sweet bready/cracker-like malt. Crisp, refreshing finish.

It has a creamy, light body. Exceptionally smooth. Fits the character of the beer very well.

A nice, refreshing, enjoyable, balanced, "session" brew. A blonde ale that approaches a pale ale. Better than many others of the style that I had.

jwc215, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of Beardo
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Beardo, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of flagmantho
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this beer on-tap in the Alaskan Lounge at Sea-Tac Airport.

Appearance: metallic golden hue with no haze and a rather light effervescence. Head is a thin finger of creamy white foam with a nice lace left on the glass, but not great retention. Color is quite nice, though.

Smell: lightly fruity malt aroma. Not a whole lot going on here, but it's nice.

Taste: malty with a pretty forward fruity character. There's a berry like quality along with a little bit of banana. Pretty full-flavored for an American blonde ale, which I happen to really like.

Mouthfeel: light body but with a huge, well-integrated carbonation. As creamy as I like 'em!

Overall: a bit sweet and fruity, but it's a blond ale with a lot of character. I can dig it.

flagmantho, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of Bitterbill
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Howler purchased at Liquor Shed, $5.

It pours a crystal clear 18K gold with a +1 finger head of foam. I see zero bubbles cascading to the top. A bit strange.

The smell is of grapefruit, pine, perhaps a bit of fruitiness is there but I'm not sure because it does have a strong hoppy aroma.

The taste differs in that the strong hoppy aromas are more at ease and a good light bready and grainy character comes through. I'd still say that this is more hoppy than malty but it's close.

Light bodied, light carbonation, it gets a tad watery in the finish but I expected that considering the low abv.

Well then, this Howler isn't lasting long...that speaks volumes to where the drinkability lies. Very well worth the $2.50 per pint.

Bitterbill, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of SitkaSteve
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Bar pour's kind of head in a sample glass at the brewery.
It had a light golden yellow color with some light lacing here and there.
The smell had some sweet grainy sort of light citrus.
The taste was slightly bready sweet and then a light citrus on the back end.
The mouthfeel was slightly crisp and light, slightly creamy and comes across fairly smooth.
Overall, good American Blonde Ale that I would have again.

SitkaSteve, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of MDDMD
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

MDDMD, Jul 27, 2014
Alaskan Gold Creek (Rough Draft Series) from Alaskan Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.