Alaskan Amber - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan AmberAlaskan Amber

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,631 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 1,631
Reviews: 597
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 58
Gots: 257 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-20-2001

Richly malty and long on the palate, with just enough hop backing to make this beautiful amber colored "alt" style beer notably well balanced.
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Ratings: 1,631 | Reviews: 597
Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.72/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a dark amber with a thin white head. The head fades quickly leaving very little lacing.

S - The aroma is faint caramel and bread.

T - The taste follows the aroma caramel, brown sugar, biscuity malts, light citrus, and some light hoppiness.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very crisp mouthfeel.

O - A decent Amber that's enjoyable and easy drinking.

Photo of ryanjgamache
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an overall good beer.

Photo of Cannibalgasm
2.78/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12oz. bottle.

A: Pours a light amber with thin white head. OK retention with little lacing.

S: White bread, caramel, orange, brown sugar, and a slight floral hop aroma.

T: White bread, lemon, caramel, orange, with a tiny amount of hops detectable on the back end.

M: Light bodied, low carbonation, crisp finish.

O: A solid amber but not anything special. An enjoyable and easy drinking brew.

Photo of Libeertarian
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This one's a clear flecky, copper colored beer with delicate dissipating light tan head. It smells of bread, grain, toast, caramel, and faint esters. Lightly tart and sweet, almost lemony, and again, bread on the palate. A sweet or even dessert bread, in fact. Not much for hops, still very light bitter presence with linger and aftertaste. Medium, fine carbonation that doesn't diminish but goes down smooth, with crisp, refreshing finish. Overall, definitely reminiscent of an English brown, but a bit lighter in body.

Photo of THoff94
2.9/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Somewhat refreshing but spunky beer. Mediocre.

Photo of kantormill
3.39/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Great deep honey/amber color. Smells a little on the sweeter side, like a peppered toffee. Slightly bitter at the start and finishes with clove and honey. Leave a nice taste in your mouth.

Photo of ckornmannn
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep amber color, a bit more carbonated than a brown ale, but the perfect amount for this beer I think. This one is malt forward with just a bit of tang and sweetness. Bready. There is some hop presence. The best thing about this beer, and the reason it is a go-to and one of my all time favorites, is that it is exceptionally well balanced and there is nothing else on the typical beer aisle that tastes like it. You have to visit a specialty bottle shop to find a beer like this.

Photo of Dana_Campbell
3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I would definitely get again.....if you are into ambers and browns you will like this beer. I really enjoyed it!

Photo of ducktoadecoy
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer far exceeded my expectations. It is smooth but the taste is still potent and enjoyable. I feel like I could drink this on any occasion. The smell and look were perfect as well. If it were a bit stronger, I'd add it to my list of favorites.

Photo of SteveMcQueen36
3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tasty and sweet. This beer is delicious but a bit weak.

Photo of newalbanypimp
4.2/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great Amber. This beer can go toe to toe with any Amber. Very enjoyable.

Photo of Pattymac
4.43/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smooth, sweet, balanced amber with just the right drink ability. Good beer to drink with just about anything and for just about any occasion

Photo of Briancaldel
4.07/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

(Our little red rooster). Strong copper color. Like a shiny Lincoln penny. Sweet floral smell with hints of malt. Very smooth taste for an amber.

Photo of DuffDaddy
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pint at Uncle Buck's in Grapevine, Texas with #dodgechargercrew!

Photo of Chrispy_Creams
2.73/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

For an Amber, it is not the best.

Photo of Doonzman
4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of my favorite beers. A Pacific Northwest feel and taste. Very good

Photo of obrike
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A decent Amber. Nothing out of the ordinary. A good intro to the style.

Photo of mchegash
4.12/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - 3.5/5
Extremely clear dark red-orange, about 1 finger of head, which dissipates down to a thin layer. An average amount of carbonation can be seen rising up the beer.

Smell - 4/5
Very amber-ale-esque, sweet moderately dark malts, light fruit flavors, perhaps a bit of orange.

Taste - 4.25/5
Malts, darker sugar slightly fruity. Tastes like I would expect an amber to. Perhaps a bit of metallic taste, but it doesn't bring down the overall flavor.

Mouthfeel - 4/5
Medium bodied, very crisp, light amount of medium-high intensity carbonation. Goes down smooth.

Overall - 4.25/5
Overall this was a really great Amber and a great beer overall.

Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
2.46/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

really my palate issue...

do not like Amber's....do not like Alaska's

too sweet, off-taste, not hoppy enough, not strong enough...not good enough

Photo of WckdVbz
2.87/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

It just didn't do it for me.

Photo of vinci528
4.5/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Worth the trip to Juneau. Had it at the brewery and was amazing

Photo of IvarTheBoneless
3.05/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Not a very good brew, just okay. One of those ales that just misses the mark, and I had this one right in Juneau Alaska where it's brewed.

Photo of SWPA_Brew
4.53/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Nice, smooth drinking Amber. Could throw back a few of these.

Photo of Gcompton30
5/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best alt I've ever had

Photo of SmashPants
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Format: a 355mL brown bottle with a decent craft label.

Appearance: a dark copper amber colour with some ruby highlights. Very little carbonation visible. A thin white head lasts the distance.

Aroma: toasted malts, some fruits and a touch of spice. Okay, if not mind-blowing.

Taste: more stone fruits and a touch of earth here, with those toasted malts coming through more strongly. A nice beer.

Aftertaste: some sour cherries linger on the finish along with those earth flavours and some bitterness.

Mouth feel: lighter in feel with a moderate carbonation. It might have been a bit better with a fuller feel and more carbonation.

Overall: a nice selection of flavours and a pleasant combination of sweet, sour and bitter. A good mid-range altbier.

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Alaskan Amber from Alaskan Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,631 ratings.