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Alaskan Amber - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,605 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 1,605
Reviews: 587
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 59
Gots: 233 | 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: 1,605 | Reviews: 587
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. 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.

Photo of Rihup
4.93/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Good stuff. A classic and one of my favorites

Photo of OlyBob
3.09/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Much better on tap than bottled, for whatever reason. This review based on the bottled version.

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

Well balanced amber ale that tastes a lot like a standard brown ale.

Photo of Donkster46
2.89/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I used to enjoy this way back a few years ago. I think it just doesn't stack up against others of the same style. I based this rating on a beer I had on draft at a sports pub.

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

I can not say enough good things about Alaskan Amber. It is creamy without being thick, sweet without being saccharine, hoppy without being bitter. Just toasty, caramelly (I realize this is not a word), and generally perfect. I have tried hundreds of beers and this remains a mainstay in my household.

Photo of ranger7
3.41/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not bad. Very drinkable, but more like an "alt-lite" than a typical altbier.

Photo of CraigP83
4.38/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Deep red. Smooth. Slight Bubblegum or fruit. Good stuff

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

Solid Beer smooth and tasty

Photo of Taybeh
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%

From a bottle (love the tug on the label) into a stange
A: rich dark copper, with nice light on the edges, and a good 2 finger khaki head that sticks around a bit.
S: Smells like an altbier to me: toasted grainy bread and rich fruity esters
T: Malty sweet and some graininess balanced by some earthiness and nuttiness, and some floral hops giving it just a little edge toward the end...then the malt lingers a bit.
M: smooth, creamy, tasty, with just a little bitterness and astringency to give it a slight edge
Overall: Very nice, solidly built, and tasty.

Photo of barczar
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%

Floral hops, toasted caramel malt, and specialty malt fruitiness form the aroma. Flavor is based in specialty malt fruitiness, with a caramel malt backbone, floral notes, and a touch of a bitter finish. Very drinkable brew.

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Alaskan Amber from Alaskan Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,605 ratings.